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
- Break up some chocolate and melt – we used 4x 150g bars of white cooking chocolate
- Pour into a baking tray that has been lined with greaseproof paper
- Drop red and green food colouring into the chocolate and swirl around using a chopstick
- Scatter red & green sweets into the melted chocolate – we used M&Ms and Christmas sprinkles.
- Put in the fridge to set overnight.
6. When set, either break up into pieces or use a cutter – we used a Christmas tree shaped cutter.
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
- I followed this tutorial on YouTube to make the bags, they’re actually quite easy.
- To help the bags stay upright I used card inside, folded at the bottom.
- To make them look even more Christmassy I bought some Christmas ribbon and gift tags and tied these around the top.
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:
Are you making your own gifts or have you bought something? Do you have any other easy homemade Christmas gift ideas for teachers?