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Hello friends! Is it starting to feel like winter where you are? It has finally cooled off here in Phoenix and we are so excited for the holiday season! We are so excited that we will be moving into our new house in a short few weeks and be in and settled for Christmas! My husband has started to turn on the Christmas music channel in the car, even earlier than usual this year. There is definitely a holiday buzz in our house, and with that comes a little holiday flavor! As you may know, I am a coffee lover addict. Every morning I go straight to my coffee maker barely saying a word (I usually muster out a quiet “good morning” to Danny and the kids) until I get my first sip. I definitely like my coffee sweet, and always use  COFFEE-MATE flavored creamer (my everyday fave is the Italian Sweet Creme). Each year, I look forward to finding the seasonal creamer flavors to try. They make my morning coffee so much more yummy. We are excited to be partnering with COFFEE-MATE to share our favorite seasonal flavors and a fun holiday gift basket idea that you can create to share the coffee love!

Here is what you need to easily create an amazing coffee gift basket to give to a neighbor, friend or hostess! 

  • large basket
  • cozy blanket
  • coffee beans
  • pretty mugs
  • to-go coffee cups
  • stir sticks
  • wooden spoons
  • baked goods
  • small plastic bags and twine for packaging
  • a variety of seasonal COFFEE-MATE flavored creamers


Simply add each item to the basket, moving items around until desired arrangement is achieved. Don’t forget to include your favorite COFFEE-MATE flavors. These varieties are delicious and the festive holiday packaging is perfect for the gift basket: Butter Toffee, Peppermint Mocha + Spiced Rum Cake. Yum. 


It is a great idea to add baked goods to add to your gift basket! We came up with this recipe for Butter Toffee baked donuts, using COFFEE-MATE Butter Toffee flavored creamer. They are simple to make + a sweet treat to add to your basket!


Butter Toffee Baked Donuts

donut ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter milk
  • 1/4 cup COFFEE-MATE Butter Toffee flavored creamer
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Heath Bar Toffee Bits for topping

donut instructions

Preheat your oven to 350°. Spray the donut pan with non cooking spray.

Sift together the dry ingredients for the donut. In a separate bowl whisk together the wet ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry and mix until just combined. Fill the wells of the donut baking pan 3/4 of the way with batter.

Bake for 17 minutes until golden brown and a tooth pick or cake tester comes out clean. Let rest in pan for another 5 minutes and loosen from the pan. Makes 1 dozen.

icing ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup COFFEE-MATE Butter Toffee flavored creamer

icing instructions

In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to whip butter until fluffy.

Add powdered sugar and creamer, beat until well mixed.

Add more creamer until desired consistency and taste.



There you have it! An easy-to-make holiday gift, perfect for neighbors, friends, teachers…anyone who loves coffee!

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coffee mate contest

Styling + Recipe  |  The TomKat Studio
Coffee To-Go Cups, Stir Sticks, Wood Spoons |  The TomKat Studio Shop
Photography  |  Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio


  1. Tina Dahl

    November 29th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I have been enjoying the Pumpkin Spice Coffee Mate as it makes it easy to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at home! I also made your Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with the Snickerdoodle Coffee Mate for my daughter’s Nutcracker cast party…so easy and so yummy! I love this coffee basket idea Kim….who wouldn’t love to receive it??

  2. Erica

    December 14th, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Darling idea! Where did you purchase the plaid “cozy” blanket?

  3. Ariana Cooper

    December 15th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you Erica! We found our cozy plaid blanket at Target.

  4. Katherine Sirchia

    July 20th, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Loved the gift basket idea

  5. Katelyn Gray

    December 8th, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    the coffee mate needs to be kept in the fridge does it not ?

  6. Kim

    December 10th, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Yes! We recommend putting the gift basket together right before you deliver it, so the creamer can go in the fridge!

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