Teacher gifts, I have noticed, seem to get more competitive year after year. Last year, a teacher friend of mine received a very expensive bottle of champagne. Lovely for her, but she admitted she felt somewhat uncomfortable accepting it and felt it was slighty over the top. I have also heard stories of designer handbags, expensive perfume and the like.
For me, having worked in childcare and schools for many years, a gift or card that was handmade by the child means so much more. It’s more personal and thoughtful in my opinion.
I know many don’t do teacher gifts at all, but I like to send a little something, especially as DinoBoy has been lucky to have had fantastic teachers since starting school.
So this year we are making snowman soups!
Snowman soup is a very simple combination of hot chocolate powder, mini marshmallows or chocolates and a peppermint candy cane presented in a cellophane cone like this…
And then attach this rhyme, or you can find other versions online;
I have, in the past, used Christmas themed mugs instead of cellophane cones, but DinoBoy has a few friends he’d like to give them to this year so we’re sticking to the cones.
Linking up to Festive Friday over at http://thinlyspread.co.uk/