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Teacher Christmas Gift Idea – DIY Treat Kits

I promised I’d be back today with ideas for teacher Christmas gifts.  For me, a handmade food-centric gift is the way to go.  And this year I’m loving the idea of a “make-it-yourself kit” instead of a typical fruitcake.  These cookie kits featured over at Lil Magoolie are a perfect example of what I’m talking about.  Who wouldn’t love a gift like this?



Another idea I’m loving is whipping up some of these homemade marshmallows with the kids, putting them in a pretty bag, and…



…coupling them with a jar of fancy DIY hot cocoa mix: orange cocoa & lavendar cocoa, mocha cocoa or peppermint stick cocoa.



If you know your favorite teach is a coffee lover (who amongst us isn’t?), then these DIY coffee syrups are another sweet option.  They’d be a great gift on their own and even more special with some tasty espresso and a pretty mug.



Once you’ve decided what to make, use this roundup of gift wrapping fun you can do with the kids to score extra presentation points.


And for the finishing touch, check out my new pinterest page of free printables, which includes a few of my favorite printable Christmas gift tags. (As well as an amazing print-and-fold nativity scene, my favorite holiday print and more.)

P.S. If you’re really looking to have the holidays in the bag this year, we’ve got two ways to help. First get the holiday shopping out of the way with all 10 of our 2013 Gift Guides here

Over 250 of the most engaging educational toys out there - the only gift guide you'll need this year! (love the detailed descriptions and age recommendations)

Second, check out our new eBook, Hands-On Holidays, packed with low-prep and low-stress ideas for make memories crafting, cooking, reading and adventuring with the kids!

Hands On Holidays eBook - can't wait to use this with the kids this year!




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