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Wookiee Cookies

Star Wars has had a strong Christmas connection since the release of the Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978. When a new Star Wars film is released, it normally happens in December which is an awesome gift to millions of fans out there.

We got into the Star Wars Christmas mood this week, in honour of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, when we made gingerbread Wookiee Cookies!

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Festive Mug Recipes

After a long day of Christmas shopping and gift wrapping, sometimes the best thing is a freshly baked treat like cookies, cake, or a little something savoury. But it’s already 9 o’clock, and the kitchen is a mess, so there is no chance of traditional baking.

Good news! Why not throw some simple ingredients into a mug, zap them in the microwave and enjoy? We have complied some awesome and easy mug recipes to match our most festive mugs this season.

Gingerbread Mug Cake

festive mug recipesThe good people at JustPutzing.com have a wonderful recipe for Gingerbread Mug Cake that takes no time at all, and will taste great in our ceramic “Bite Me – Gingerbread Man” coffee mug.

 

Mixed Berry Crisp

mug recipesHave a very Beary, or uh, Berry Christmas with this recipe for a Mixed Berry Crisp from the Food Network, in our Beary X-Mas mug. With just seven ingredients, and two minutes in the microwave, it’s like a bear hug for your taste buds.

 

 

Maple Syrup Pancakes in a Mug

elf mug recipesIf you are like Buddy the Elf and carry maple syrup with you wherever you go, then this recipe is for you. You can make this recipe in our “I’m a Human but I was raised by Elves” mug for a quick breakfast, or a sweet snack.

 

 

Pizza in a Mug

If your older brother Buzz ate all of the cheese pizza, you can quickly make your own in your Home Alone mug. Watch the video from Simple Cooking Channel to find out how!

 

1-Minute Dark Chocolate Mug Cake For 2

Star Wars mug recipesIf you like your chocolate a little on the dark side, then this Star Wars Imperial mug will be perfect for Frugal Edmonton Mama’s One-Minute Dark Chocolate Mug Cake recipe.

Never underestimate the power of dark chocolate!

 

Garlic Biscuits in a Mug

mug recipesThe Grinch has garlic in his soul, but Garlic Biscuits are good soul food. These biscuits are gluten free, low on carbs and take less than ten minutes to make. Fair warning: there will only be crumbs left in the house, crumbs even too small for a mouse!

 

Microwave Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie

We were inspired to put this Peanut Butter recipe in this Rudolph mug by one of our favourite moments in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:
Yukon Cornelius: This fog’s as thick as peanut butter!
Hermey: You mean pea soup.
Yukon Cornelius: You eat what you like, and I’ll eat what I like!

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But don’t worry you can warm up some pea soup in the Rudolph mug too, we don’t judge!

You can find these, and other Christmas mugs here: www.retrofestive.ca/mugs-glassware

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Secret Santa Quirky Gift Guide

The Christmas party season is getting closer by the minute, which means Secret Santa at the office. But what should you get that special someone picked from the hat? And by special we mean that weird someone, that odd someone, that tough-to-buy-for someone. Your boss already has two of everything, or you pulled the name of the Sci-Fi geek you barely speak to. What’s a person to do? Don’t worry, Retro Festive has you covered.

Here is our list of 12 awesome, unique and quirky gift ideas that will make their strange hearts grow at least three sizes bigger! – Written by Maddie Bisson

The HR Cat Lady
Kitty Christmas Carol Clock – Musical!

Quirky Gift

 

We all know someone who loves cats. A lot. So much that a musical cat clock would be totally acceptable in her cat filled office.

 

 

 

The Social Media Addict—I mean Specialist
Selfie Elfie
Or…
Hashtag Christmas Tree Ornament

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#OMG #SelfieWithAnElfie #SoCute #TheresAnElfOnMyShoulder #IHeartChristmas Or… Blow up their phone with a ##ornament.

 

 

The IT Jedi
Stormtrooper Nutcracker

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If you didn’t camp outside with them before the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you better redeem yourself.

 

 

 

The Die Hard Leafs Fan
NHL Ugly Christmas Sweater

quirky gift

There’s one in every company! Through thick and thin (mostly thick) they stand by their team. It’s a perfect “something blue” to wear on game day (instead of that dirty old jersey!).

 

 

The (why aren’t you retired yet?) Secretary
Ugly Sweater Cookie Cutter Decorating Kit

 quirky gift

Ugly Sweaters have been all the rage for the past few years, and while the gaudy irony might be lost on her, she will enjoy making Ugly Sweater cookies for the office!

 

 

The Coffee Addicted Accountant
Tim Hortons China Mug Ornament

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Your accountant’s favourite formula: Work + Caffeine + Canadiana = TIM HORTONS!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

The Meme Loving Colleagues
Grumpy Cat 8-Pack Holiday Note Cards

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Now you can finally wish your closest co-workers an awful holiday and a crappy New Year with Grumpy Cat’s signature frown.

 

 

The Hanukkah Harry
Happy Hanukkah- Ugly Holiday Sweater

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Christmas isn’t the only reason to rock an Ugly Sweater! Harry will be as happy as those dancing dreidels when he receives this from his Secret Santa!

 

 

The Overly Enthusiastic Intern
Smiling is My Favorite – Coffee Mug

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While drinking the World’s best/crappiest cup of coffee, your intern won’t be able to stop singing, “I love you, I love you, I LOVE YOUUU!”

 

 

 

The Potty Mouth Boss
Toilet Santa- Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Nothing will bring your boss more joy this holiday season than literally wearing a poop joke.

 

 

 

 

The Hostess with the Mostest CEO
Christmas Vacation Advent House Calendar

quirky gift

This will knock the Santa hats off her Holiday Party guests (and put you on the Nice List) with this show-stopping Griswold Advent House Calendar.

 

 

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The Rival
Bag O’ Coal

 quirky gift

Make the most feared present in the world a reality for your nemesis. Revenge is a dish best served COAL.

 

 

 

 

Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store – Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a bit more!” Not in this case, Grinch!

These quirky gifts can be ordered at RetroFestive.ca, or picked up right before the Secret Santa gift exchange at Toronto’s Union Station Holiday.

 

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Christmas + Halloween = Christween!

We sure love Christmas here at RetroFestive, but darnit we love Halloween too!  Halloween is practically pre-Christmas. It’s the holiday that gets you ready for the big one. In fact, Christmas and Halloween have a lot more in common than you might think.

Fun Fact: Enthusiasts who love both Halloween and Christmas have invented a mashup holiday called Christween!

He knows when you are sleeping...
He knows when you are sleeping…

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