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Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers

  • December 7, 2017

Having a child at school this time of year is expensive. There’s the money for nativity play costumes, donations for the Christmas fete, enough Christmas cards to cover the whole class and then, of course, Christmas gifts for teachers.

There’s not just one teacher either, we have the main class teacher, teaching assistants, the lovely ladies that run breakfast club every morning and god knows who else.

I don’t really go in for buying extravagant presents for teachers, I think it’s mainly just a competition between the mums, but it has to be done so this year we’re going for homemade gifts. I’m not particularly good at this, I can’t sew or bake which rules out most ideas. We decided to make some Christmassy chocolates, a similar idea to the Easter Bark we made a while back.

How to make Christmas Chocolates

  1. Break up some chocolate and melt – we used 4x 150g bars of white cooking chocolate
  2. Pour into a baking tray that has been lined with greaseproof paper
  3. Drop red and green food colouring into the chocolate and swirl around using a chopstick
  4. Scatter red & green sweets into the melted chocolate – we used M&Ms and Christmas sprinkles.
  5. Put in the fridge to set overnight.

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6. When set, either break up into pieces or use a cutter – we used a Christmas tree shaped cutter.

Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers | Digital Motherhood



Once we had our Christmas chocolates we needed a way to present them nicely. We already had some clear Christmas wrapping paper so decided to make small gift bags out of those.

How to make Christmas gift bags

  1. I followed this tutorial on YouTube to make the bags, they’re actually quite easy.
  2. To help the bags stay upright I used card inside, folded at the bottom.
  3. To make them look even more Christmassy I bought some Christmas ribbon and gift tags and tied these around the top.

Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers | Digital Motherhood

What do you think? I’m pretty pleased with them, I hope Little H’s teachers are too!

Not only are they easy but it’s also inexpensive. The chocolate, sweets, ribbon and tags came to around £11. I already had the wrapping paper but you can get similar for around £2 a roll. So in total it came to about £13 and we made 5 bags altogether.

A few other easy homemade Christmas gift ideas for teachers include:

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Hot Chocolate Santas

Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers | Digital Motherhood

Christmas Hampers

Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers | Digital Motherhood

Are you making your own gifts or have you bought something? Do you have any other easy homemade Christmas gift ideas for teachers?

Sarah

 

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11 Comments

  • Helen

    I love the little Christmas tree chocolates. We did tree decorations this year but will remember these for next year x
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  • Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    These are really cute and I’m very tempted by the fact they look so easy! I was planning on doing gingerbread for Max’s nursery teachers, but I think we might switch to this instead! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • The Mummy Bubble

    I think these are so beautiful! I love handmade gifts, they’re so much nicer. #blogstravaganza

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  • thetaleofmummyhood

    We are definitely going to making Christmas chocolates, such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza! Xx

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  • The Mummy Bubble

    Popping back from #fotheloveofBLOG. Love these ideas so much!

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  • Emma T

    We don’t do cheistmas gifts for teachers (this year I didn’t even do teacher gifts for the end of the year). Thrse a re a lovely idea. #sharingthebloglove

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  • Laura (@dearbearandbean)

    This is a lovely idea. I hate the pressure of what to buy for the teachers and this would be ideal. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • mackenzieglanville

    I am so in love with these ideas, I love the chocolate Christmas trees and the little bags, this post will be one I save for sure! Thank you for joining us for #ablogginggoodtime

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  • passion fruit, paws and peonies

    Those Christmas trees are brilliant. Such a perfect gift for a teacher! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas xx #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • Lucy At Home

    These look delicious! When I saw the photo, I assumed you’d poured the chocolate into a Christmas tree mould – I never thought about using a cutter before it’s fully set – great idea. I’m now thinking of all the novelty-shaped chocolates I can make (and eat!) #sharingthebloglove

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  • tobygoesbananas

    The Christmas tree chocolates look fab – my youngest is in reception and I don’t really agree with Christmas presents for teachers (and I am one!) but something homemade (and inexpensive) is a really good idea ? #SharingTheBlogLove

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