With just one week to go until the end of the school year, I have been preparing the last of the gifts for my daughters to give to their teachers.
Like last year, we went with some homemade gifts and they really didn’t take much time at all. Although it’s the first year that one of my daughters has had a male teacher, so I had to think a little harder this time round.
If you’re looking for a few last minute gift ideas, here are a few based on what we have created.
Christmas candle oil burner melts
This is a great idea that I originally came across over at My Lovely Little Nest.
I purchased some wax melts in several fragrances and colours (mine came from Dusk as well as Scented Lane Soy Candles) then used a silicone Christmas shape mold (I found mine at Big W) to create these cute little festive melts.
I simply melted the wax in my electric oil burner (you could also do this in a saucepan by warming water to a medium heat, then adding the melts into a small bowl to melt them).
I then poured the melted wax into the mould and allowed it to set before popping them into a clear cellophane bag and tying with Christmas ribbon.
Easy homemade Christmas fudge
It’s so easy to make – just four ingredients – and takes only 15 minutes to prepare, plus setting time.
I then wrapped up small portions of the fudge and presented it in a cute cardboard Christmas treat box I found at Big W.
Personalised hand painted mug
I decided upon a mug for Miss 10’s male teacher, but to give it a point of difference I found this great DIY mug from Identity Direct and set my daughter to work.
She loves art and came up with a great design, featuring her teacher’s name as well as small hand painted pictures of the things she knows her teacher likes – playing guitar, bike riding, Sydney Swans. I think she did a great job and you can’t get a more personalised mug than this!
Once painted you simply let it dry then cook it in the oven for a short while to set the paint (follow instructions included with the mug).
Choc Ripple and Malteser balls
I plan to make a batch of these yummy Choc Ripple and Malteser balls from Bake Play Smile this week which I will use to fill up the mug before wrapping in cellophane and tying off with a Christmas ribbon. Another option would be my easy recipe for easy coconut chocolate truffle balls.
Hmmm, I’ve just realised that Maltesers seem to be a feature in this year’s gifts!
I hope these have given you some inspiration for creating some of your own gifts for your children’s teachers or caregivers.
I’m always looking for new ideas for future years – what gifts are you giving to your children’s teachers?