Starbucks and The Bakery Delicious Pairings

Looking for a delicious treat to surprise a neighbor, teacher, or friend this holiday season?  Try a delicious pairing of Starbucks Holiday Blend and Walmart’s ‘The Bakery’ baked goods.  Don’t forget to buy some for yourself too, the coffee and bakery item really do make a delicious pair, and a perfect brunch.

Holiday gift ideas
In a small tray, basket, or box add a package of Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee, with a re-usable travel mug, a gift box containing a yummy treat such as The Bakery Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls, and a napkin.

Wrap your cinnamon roll in a sheet of wax paper, place inside a gift box and tie with baker’s twine.  Add a hand-knit coffee cozy to the travel mug for a more personal touch.

Hand knit coffee cozy and coffee gift pack

Tutorial: Knit Travel Mug Cozy


  • Yarn in 2 colors.  I used Impeccable Loops & Thread yarn in True Gray and Aqua
  • Size 4 needles
  • Large darning needle and regular sewing needle
  • Embroidery thread
  • 2 buttons

To make:

  1. Cast on 50 stitches using color 1.
  2. Begin by using stockinette stitch (knit first row, purl second row, repeat) for the first 4 rows.
  3. Change to color 2.
  4. Continue in stockinette stitch until color 2 measures approximately 2 inches, end with a purl row.
  5. Switch back to color 1.
  6. Repeat as for the beginning of the coffee cozy using stockinette stitch for 4 rows.
  7. Cast off.
  8. Turn the coffee cozy to the reverse side.  Place your needle through one of the stitches just below color 1, and about 2 stitches in.  Cast on 20 stitches.  Cast off.  Using the large darning needle, attach the end to the coffee cozy to make a loop. 
  9. Repeat above underneath the first loop.
  10. Sew two buttons onto the other side of the coffee cozy (on the right side)
  11. Tie up all of the loose ends.

How to knit a coffee cozy
Next time  you are at Walmart look for the Delicious Pairings signage which offers recommendations for pairing Starbucks coffee with The Bakery items, unfortunately the signage wasn’t available in my store, but you will know it when you see it.

Delicious pairings

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Carolyn West December 21, 2012 - 1:39 pm

I love the entire package, but that knit cozy is just adorable. I think I need to learn how to knit.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting December 21, 2012 - 6:36 pm

Goodness, me. That is such a gorgeous GORGEOUS gift. I need to break out my knitting needles and try that. So fantastic, Tonya!

Tonya Staab December 22, 2012 - 10:45 am

Thank you Lisa 🙂

Tonya Staab December 22, 2012 - 10:46 am

If we lived closer I could teach you.

Tonya Staab January 5, 2013 - 8:11 pm

Thank you Randi.

Randi-Dukes and Duchesses January 5, 2013 - 7:26 pm

Adorable! I love knitting coffee cuffs but I have to pin this one … the buttons are so cute!

Monica February 8, 2013 - 10:28 am

Such a PRETTY gift!! I love coffee, do you know if the holiday blend is available at Starbucks or was this a Walmart campaign?

Tonya Staab February 12, 2013 - 9:04 am

I am not sure if they still have the product available in Starbuck's stores, being that the holiday season has ended, but I do know that you can purchase it at Starbucks on-line.

Phoebe Thornton February 19, 2013 - 8:24 am

That is a perfect gift for coffee lovers. Can you stitch something that can be given to babies?

Allison Smith May 31, 2013 - 9:25 am

This is cute! I just hope I know knitting so I can make sweaters for my babies. But I guess they will just grow up but still I haven’t done even a yard of knitted strings.


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