Homemade Christmas Gifts, etc.


Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well! I know I sort of took a long break. Things have been very busy and hectic for me. I went to the doctor a couple of times and I’m moving. Me and my family celebrated my son’s 12th birthday today. I don’t know where exactly the time goes! I still remember when I took him home from the hospital like it was a few days ago.

Today I was featured as a guest columnist in What’s Up Weekly. This was a first for me so I was very excited about it. My editor asked me to write about homemade Christmas gift ideas. In case you’re still looking for a gift for a special someone, you can check out my column here. One of my favorite gift ideas was making coquito or Puerto Rican eggnog. I have yet to try it but I really want to. A friend of mine gave me her recipe so I wanted to share it with you.

Coquito (Puerto Rican eggnog)

(Serves six)

• 1 12 oz can of evaporated milk

• 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed


• 2 cups cream of coconut

• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

• 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• 1 1/2 cup white rum

• Cinnamon sticks for garnish

• Blender, glass pitcher or bottle


Mix ingredients in blender until well mixed. Pour into a small glass or jar and garnish with cinnamon and a cinnamon stick. It can be served on the rocks if desired. More rum can be added, but the eggnog also tastes good without the alcohol for those under 21. Keep the drink covered in the fridge. Refrigerate for one hour and shake before serving.

Do you have any homemade gift ideas to share? Please feel free to leave them in the comments. Have a great day, everyone! I have a couple of upcoming guest posts, etc. in the next few days. 

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  1. Aww 😦 that’s terrible. We saw a lot of homeless people there. It’s just so so expensive there. It’s probably one of the most expensive cities to live in the U.S.

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  2. Back in the 60s, in Scotland, we did not give gifts on Christmas day as it was a somber religious day. On New Year’s eve we had a small gift to celebrate the old Pagan festival. Your son will remember being with you this Christmas, making cookies and having fun in the snow. ❤️ Do you ever remember all the unnecessary gifts we get?


  3. Ha ha ha. I’m trying to get into the spirit too. I helped my son make a gingerbread house and I’ve been going to church. I usually get really depressed during this time but it isn’t as bad this year.

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  4. It does! I need to make it or get it from my friend. I’m determined to finally try it this year. Lol. Yea, I get it all in one month with my son’s birthday and Christmas. I used to have birthday parties for him. It usually had to be before or after Christmas, never the week of because people wouldn’t come. Are you ready for Christmas, Kerry?

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  5. We had a holiday last Friday and so it all went well organized and relaxed. I prepared a lot prior to that and skipped other things. I hope you are settled soon and can enjoy Christmas. Belated Happy Birthday to your son, Lisa!

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  6. Really?? They sell it over here for Christmas at the grocery store/supermarket every year. This one has different ingredients. I haven’t tried this one yet.


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