Home Baked Holidays: Easiest Gift Ever


by Dec 1st, 2010 // Giveaway, Holiday, Kid-tastic

Home Baked Holidays: Easiest Gift Ever

This year I saw old fashioned popcorn through new eyes when I watched my kid squeal as we made Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn. Sometimes the simplest things in life are what delight the most.

This recipe is no exception. Not to mention the fact that it taste 1000% better than microwave popcorn.

Plus, you can buy a GIANT bag of kernels at just about any bulk store. It makes for a cheap-yet-lovely gift idea. We got this glass jar at the container store, but you could even use an old pasta jar. Once you put the ribbon on the top and affix the labels it dresses right up. You can download the Happy Holiday labels here and the Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Recipe Labels here. This really is the easiest Christmas gift ever. Now for the recipe…

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Recipe

1/2 cup organic popcorn kernels
vegetable oil
2 tablespoons granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cover the bottom of a large pot with oil and place over medium heat.  Add kernels, cover loosely and wait for popping. When popping starts, lower the heat and shake the pot. Once popping slows remove from heat . While still warm shake cinnamon sugar mixture onto popcorn and stir together. Transfer to bowl and serve imme

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128 Comments on “Home Baked Holidays: Easiest Gift Ever”

  1. 1.) Jeannine Q
    December 1st, 2010

    That is a really cute idea.

  2. 2.) Tiffany
    December 1st, 2010

    Cinnamon sugar popcorn sounds way addictive!

  3. 3.) Fuzz
    December 1st, 2010

    I have a feeling what I know my Christmas gift is going to be this year!

  4. 4.) Amy
    December 1st, 2010

    Genius! I love that idea. You could also offer microwave directions (all you need is a paper bag) as an alternative method!

  5. 5.) Kristin
    December 1st, 2010

    YUM!!!!! Definitely going to try this one.

  6. 6.) Dana
    December 1st, 2010

    SO adorable!

  7. 7.) Danielle
    December 1st, 2010

    I love this. Thanks for sharing the labels, too!

  8. 8.) Anna B.
    December 1st, 2010

    Do you include the cinnamon-sugar as part of the gift?

  9. 9.) bohemianbailie
    December 1st, 2010

    I just convinced my fiance that we should put butter on our popcorn so sugar might be a ways off but it still sounds great!

  10. 10.) Jackie
    December 1st, 2010

    Loving these holiday gift ideas! I'm going to let the girls choose which one to make for their teachers.

  11. 11.) Cara
    December 1st, 2010

    What an awesome idea! I am loving them!

  12. 12.) amy
    December 1st, 2010

    great ideas rebecca!

  13. 13.) Stephanie
    December 1st, 2010

    cute idea and we love popcorn at our house!

  14. 14.) Katie
    December 1st, 2010

    This is a great idea! I"ll definitely be making some of this for family.

  15. 15.) @Me00w
    December 1st, 2010

    This sounds so easy (and cheap) but really yummy!

  16. 16.) Samantha
    December 1st, 2010

    I absolutely LOVE this idea!! And you make such creative labels – where do you get your ideas??!! Thanks!

  17. 17.) Pam
    December 1st, 2010

    I love this idea for a multitude of reasons but especially because it reuses the jars that are collecting in the laundry room.

  18. 18.) Cecilia
    December 1st, 2010

    That popcorn sounds easy and delicious. And it would make a great gift too!

  19. 19.) Nancy
    December 1st, 2010

    This is my kind of gift! Easy and yummy.

  20. 20.) Melissa@HomeBaked
    December 1st, 2010

    We always make popcorn on the stove, but I tried it with a little sugar for the first time just last week! I'll have to try it again (for practice, right?), because I had the heat up a little too high and nearly burned the sugar. Everyone ate it anyway, though!

  21. 21.) Samantha
    December 1st, 2010

    Could you post the link to the jars at The Container Store? Thanks!

  22. 22.) kat
    December 1st, 2010

    Such a cute idea!!!

  23. 23.) J.J. Killins
    December 1st, 2010

    We make a lot of Kettle Corn here but this sounds like a lovely new treat!

  24. 24.) Ginny
    December 1st, 2010

    woo-hoo! Teacher gift!

  25. 25.) Lucy
    December 1st, 2010

    What a cute idea!

  26. 26.) Dorothy
    December 1st, 2010

    This is another great idea! And I get just as excited about stovetop popcorn!

  27. 27.) julie
    December 1st, 2010

    This is so exciting that you posted this recipe. Me and my family have just rediscovered "old fashioned" popcorn thanks to our piano teacher and now the kids ask for it about 3 x a week. So this will be a fun addition. maybe even be fun to give this recipe as a gift to the piano teacher.
    thanks for all the great family friendly recipes.

  28. 28.) Rose
    December 1st, 2010

    Really love this idea! I love popcorn, so people will know I'm sharing something I love!

  29. 29.) Min
    December 1st, 2010

    Fabulous idea, very cute containers! Thanks.

  30. 30.) tryityoumightlikeit
    December 2nd, 2010

    I'm so glad you included the labels. This is a fantastic idea!

  31. 31.) Dana
    December 2nd, 2010

    Popcorn is my favorite night time treat! When I am craving sweet, I dump half a pack of truvia and a ton of cinnamon on top! Yum!

  32. 32.) christine
    December 2nd, 2010

    So easy!

  33. 33.) Andrea
    December 2nd, 2010

    This one will definitely have to be on my list as a present for someone!

  34. 34.) Miranda
    December 2nd, 2010

    Love this for a snack

  35. 35.) katierk
    December 2nd, 2010

    mmm popcorn would be a great gift for nights when its too snowy to go anywhere!

  36. 36.) Shannon
    December 2nd, 2010

    So simple! I love this idea as much as I love popcorn!

  37. 37.) Kelley
    December 2nd, 2010

    I would never have though of this! It's simple but thoughtful.

  38. 38.) Misty sedehi
    December 2nd, 2010

    Thanks for the labels!!! You are making my gift giving easier and easier!!!

  39. 39.) TZel
    December 2nd, 2010

    Sounds delicious!

  40. 40.) michelle
    December 2nd, 2010

    I'm personally not a huge fan of sweet popcorn, but there are so many possibilities with this idea done in a savory way. great gift idea! You can also cook them in the microwave in a brown paper bag – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pl

  41. 41.) Lara
    December 2nd, 2010

    This is such a great gift idea! I love the simplicity. I think I'll do other variations too – caramel corn!

  42. 42.) Jennifer
    December 2nd, 2010

    You are saving my Christmas! This is fantastic.

  43. 43.) Emily
    December 2nd, 2010

    Sounds great!

  44. 44.) Sara
    December 2nd, 2010

    Wow this looks delicious and so fun. I am definitely going to "steal" this idea!

  45. 45.) Anna
    December 2nd, 2010

    Looks delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. 46.) kristel wyman
    December 2nd, 2010

    that really is the easiest gift ever! um, but forget the gift… i might make some of this tonight!

  47. 47.) Mariela
    December 2nd, 2010

    Could not be easier,thanks!

  48. 48.) Amy
    December 2nd, 2010

    What a great idea!

  49. 49.) Sue
    December 2nd, 2010

    I love this idea! If I had to live off of just 1 food it would be popcorn! lol

  50. 50.) Elau
    December 2nd, 2010

    What a great idea! The labels are lovely!

  51. 51.) Jennie @ Oh, Sweet Day!
    December 2nd, 2010

    LOVE this idea!!! ive been making a bunch of homemade gifts and it never dawned on me to do popcorn!

  52. 52.) Britney Rudolph
    December 2nd, 2010

    This is a wonderful idea, and the labels are cute too!

  53. 53.) loretta
    December 2nd, 2010

    Great gift idea. Never thought of putting cinnamon on popcorn..If you like kettle corn then this might be for you.

  54. 54.) chelseycoon
    December 2nd, 2010

    This is cute! Can't wait to try it.

  55. 55.) Jessica
    December 2nd, 2010

    so cool! This might just be my next go to Christmas gift!

  56. 56.) BPansy
    December 2nd, 2010

    what a great way to include the wrapping as a gift! …adding the touch of an interesting jar can really make this super special! thanks for the ideas!!!

  57. 57.) Sara
    December 2nd, 2010

    I learned how to make popcorn the old-fashioned way as a kid – it's the only way I'll eat it now. This version sounds like it would make my sweet tooth very happy!

  58. 58.) Melissa
    December 2nd, 2010

    Sounds yummy!

  59. 59.) Judy U.
    December 2nd, 2010

    I especially like the ribbon you used to decorate the lid–what a festive touch!

  60. 60.) Jeannette
    December 2nd, 2010

    Love this gift idea!! I've got a mother-in-law obsessed with popcorn, so I think this might just add something special to her Xmas gift this year! Thanks for an easy crafty idea!

  61. 61.) Anna
    December 2nd, 2010

    Definitely need ideas like this for coworker gifts!

  62. 62.) Laurel
    December 2nd, 2010

    What a great idea! I love stove top- pop corn but never thought to package as gifts.

  63. 63.) ds8607a
    December 2nd, 2010

    So easy! I know a friend who this would be perfect for ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. 64.) Rachel
    December 2nd, 2010

    This is a fantastic idea!

  65. 65.) Mrs. Mordecai
    December 2nd, 2010

    That is so cute! Great idea.

  66. 66.) Erica
    December 2nd, 2010

    so cute. great idea

  67. 67.) Kristie
    December 2nd, 2010

    I am thinking we are going to make this our neighbor gift this year. LOVE it.

  68. 68.) Chana
    December 2nd, 2010

    I'm going to try this!

  69. 69.) Brett
    December 2nd, 2010

    How unique! As a lowly college student, I'm always looking for homemade gift ideas. This is so cute!

  70. 70.) Erin
    December 3rd, 2010

    Love it!

  71. 71.) sweetgleans
    December 3rd, 2010

    Wow! That sounds wonderful to give and receive. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  72. 72.) Jordan
    December 3rd, 2010

    What a cute idea! Love stovetop popcorn.

  73. 73.) Sarah
    December 3rd, 2010

    What a cute idea!

  74. 74.) Sara
    December 3rd, 2010

    That looks fantastic! That would go great with the spiced pecans from the other day.

  75. 75.) Miss
    December 3rd, 2010

    I love this idea! How clever!

  76. 76.) Monica S.
    December 4th, 2010

    What a unique idea – this would be such a great teacher gift! Love it!

  77. 77.) paulajakobs
    December 4th, 2010

    Wow, that is easy!

  78. 78.) poomy
    December 4th, 2010

    Really good idea, totally cute label!

  79. 79.) Kelly G.
    December 4th, 2010

    Great idea!

  80. 80.) Amanda
    December 4th, 2010

    great idea, i know a popcorn love who will love this!

  81. 81.) Justine
    December 5th, 2010

    Love it! You're brilliant. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds almost like kettle korn!

  82. 82.) susitravl
    December 5th, 2010

    This sounds delicious! And we are looking for easy, inexpensive gift ideas this year since my husband just got his hours cut.

  83. 83.) Angela L.
    December 5th, 2010

    I love homemade popcorn. What a fantastic gift idea!

  84. 84.) souzalito
    December 6th, 2010

    Great idea that looks fantastic too!

  85. 85.) Charlene
    December 6th, 2010

    How Easy is this??? Wow!

  86. 86.) schmidty
    December 6th, 2010

    Great idea! Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

  87. 87.) Danita
    December 6th, 2010

    I love this idea!! great gift idea, Thanks!!

  88. 88.) Stephanie
    December 6th, 2010

    My family goes crazy for stovetop popcorn! This gives me an idea for this year…

  89. 89.) BeckyS
    December 7th, 2010

    Cinnamon sugar sounds delish right now and we're all out of popcorn ๐Ÿ™

  90. 90.) CherishedHearts
    December 7th, 2010

    How wonderful. This would look great in the half gallon blue Mason jars I have!

  91. 91.) Damaris
    December 8th, 2010

    I love stovetop popcorn the best. And yes lets post DIY on each other's blogs. Wanna post this on my blog and you can post one of mine in yours? e-mail me and we can plan it out.

  92. 92.) ashley
    December 9th, 2010

    I am loving all the home baked holidays ideas!

  93. 93.) sharon (umommy)
    December 14th, 2010

    Love this idea. And the labels are adorable. Might have to add this to our Christmas list!

  94. 94.) jjd
    December 17th, 2010

    what size avery labels do I use?

  95. 95.) Kim - Liv Life
    December 20th, 2010

    Absolutely perfect! Nicely done, and beautiful pictures!

  96. 96.) Allison
    November 2nd, 2011

    I LOVE this idea! Totally could see this becoming a traditional gift I give to our friends each year! Add a DVD or Redbox gift cert. for the kids and the whole family has a gift! Quick question: do you mix the cinnamon and sugar with the popcorn or just the kernels with the recipe?

  97. 97.) Homemade christmas gifts
    November 20th, 2011

    Generally I don’t read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice post.

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  99. 99.) Nancy
    December 4th, 2011

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  101. 101.) Hรคnni
    February 14th, 2012

    This is such a great idea! The labels are no longer available on Scribd, however. Can you repost?

  102. 102.) Michele
    November 18th, 2012

    Adorable! The label is not longer available. ๐Ÿ™

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  108. 108.) PLEASE repost labels! I Love this idea and got all of the stuff to use it and the labels say they have been deleted :( PLEASE repost!!!!
    November 26th, 2013

    PLEASE repost labels! I Love this idea and got all of the stuff to use it and the labels say they have been deleted ๐Ÿ™ PLEASE repost!!!! Would super appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  110. 110.) Tara
    December 18th, 2013

    The labels have been deleted! Love this idea but I’m stuck without labels!

  111. 111.) Carrie @ Rhubarb Sky
    December 21st, 2013

    I found pictures of the labels at this site. . . not as nice as a download, but you might be able to make it work.

  112. 112.) Kelly Slider
    August 1st, 2014

    Love this idea; cannot get the labels; am I doing something wrong? Are they for sale? The link says they have been deleted.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  114. 114.) elke
    November 15th, 2014

    Are these labels still availeble somewhere? Best popcorn labels i’ve come across ever. Would make an awesome christmas present


  115. 115.) Laura
    November 19th, 2014

    Great idea!!! I would probably include the Cinnamon and Sugar too in a separate jar.

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  125. 125.) Mae
    December 15th, 2015

    Cute! Do you have an updated link to the labels? When I click on the link it says they have been deleted. Thanks!

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  127. 127.) Center Gifts
    December 24th, 2015

    Wonderful idea and very much easy to make. I am trying to make this for my customers as a new gift idea and hopefully everybody will love this for sure:)

  128. 128.) Jennifer
    January 26th, 2016

    Wow this is aweful! And I thought you couldn’t get a gift more lame than a popcorn tin. A jar if un popped kernels? Really? Everyone that “loves” this idea… would you really want to receive this?? It’s pretty thoughtless. A cute label doesn’t make a great gift. This isn’t frugal it’s cheap.. A gourmet popcorn like a rainbow blend *might* make this giftable. Or if you actually took the time to make the cinnamon popcorn yourself and gifted it. Recipe sounds delicious. I will definitely be making some. Won’t be gifting it though.

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