Last year was my older son’s first year of preschool. I really struggled at Christmas with what to get each of his teachers. He was in 2 different classes, so he had 4 teachers, including the aides. I got together with one parent to purchase a gift certificate for one set of teachers, and I purchased cute mugs at Kohl’s and put together some Snowman’s soup. I purchased several packets of high quality cocoa, sewed some small satchels with Christmas material for marshmallows, and added some small candy canes. I thought that it was a really cute idea…until someone at school mentioned that teacher’s have a gazillion mugs from their students.
This year, I’m on a quest to give my son’s teachers a frugal gift that has practical use for all and doesn’t clutter up their house when Christmas is done. I know that I could purchase gift cards for them again, but those are really quite expensive times the 3 teachers that he has this year. I have decided that I’m going to create Jar Mixes with a fancy Christmas material covering and bow over the top of the lid. Over the years, I have saved jars when I have received mixes as gifts, so I don’t even have to buy the jars.
I haven’t quite decided what recipe I’m going to use, but here are some recipes for several different things.
There are many more recipes out there that can be found by doing a web search, if you’re looking for something specific.
What kinds of homemade gifts have you made for others? Do you have any jar mix recipes that you’ve used before that are great?