i did this one year, take a holiday mug fill with a package of hot chocolate mix, 3 hersey kisses, about 15 mini marshmallows(in a small baggie) and a candy cane. viola snowman soup!!
hope this helps and one other thing i did was make a big loaf of banana nut bread to share with everyone when i gave them there mugs.
very nice and cheap, but still a nice way to say merry christmas
mugs 2/1.00 at most dollar stores
kisses 1.50 - 2.50
candy cans 1.00 for a box of 12
enjoy and hope you find the right gift to give!