Easy Handmade Gifts for a Group: DIY Personalized Popcorn Tins

Need a budget-friendly gift idea for a group? These personalized DIY snack tins filled with delicious homemade salted caramel popcorn are both thoughtful and easy to make. No chance they'll re-gift!
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You know the drill — the holidays are looming and you have a group of coworkers, your kids’ teachers, or some other group of people you need to come up with gifts for. You want to do something personal, but you don’t want to spend a lot. 

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Check out these great gift ideas for a group of co-workers or teachers.

Well, that is my spin on those ubiquitous tins of stale popcorn we all seem to get around the holidays, but instead of trite and expected, you’ll be giving a homemade snack packaged in a personalized tin. 

Are you dying for the Salted Caramel Corn recipe I mention in the video? Well, it’s your lucky day:

Salted Caramel Popcorn


2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 Tbsp sea salt


Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a lidded pot. Add the popcorn and cook, shaking the pan frequently until the popcorn stops popping. Transfer the popcorn to a very large oiled bowl. If you can, remove the unpopped kernels.

Place the sugar in a large saucepan and dampen with about 2 Tbsp water (enough so the mixture looks like damp sand). Add the butter and salt and heat over high, stirring constantly, until the sugar is melted and the caramel is amber — do not let it get too dark, this happens very quickly! Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the baking soda.

Pour the hot caramel over the popcorn and carefully stir with a wooden spoon until the caramel is evenly distributed and beginning to cool. Spread on an aluminum foil-covered cookie sheet, cool to room temperature, then break into pieces and serve or store in a covered container. 

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