Here is your friendly reminder to not forget those small gifts for teachers and such! In my part of the world, the school year actually finishes in December so to me it's so important to give my kids' teachers a gift not only to wish them a Merry Christmas but also to thank them for all the hard work they have done for my kids during the year! I have a few ideas to share with you today, not only for the gifts themselves but also for simple and fun ways to package them up using the Holly Jolly Christmas collection! So let's take a look!
I had three gifts to prepare this year and I did something a little different for each. The first one I want to share is a 'gift in a jar'. This is one of my favorite ways to give a teacher gift - something small that fits into a jar for gorgeous presentation!
I found a nice hand cream and manicure set that fit into my jar nicely. Other ideas include chocolates, candy or cookies, stationery, coffee/tea pack or bath products.
A jar such as this is so easy to embellish to give it that extra impact! I tied some tulle around mine and added a decorative tag. I layered two tags from the Gift Tags set along with some patterned paper strips and stickers from the Fundamentals sheet.
For my next teacher gift, I purchased a movie gift card! Gift cards are another easy gift that I'm sure the recipient will love! I popped the gift card into a spotted kraft bag (from my stash) and used Washi Stickers to close it up. Again, I layered two Gift Tags and tied them around the top with twine and ribbon and to finish off, I added a few die cuts from the Paper Pieces to the bottom corner of the bag! So cute!
And for my final gift, I went to my boutique stationery stationery store (Kikki-K) and picked out a gorgeous to-do list pad and pen. The stationery section or store is a great place to pick up teacher gifts! From to-do lists, notebooks, diaries and pens, I'm sure any teacher would appreciate these gifts!
To dress up this gift, I simply cut a strip of patterned paper to be a "band" around the gift. I then wrapped some twine around it and added my layered gift tags to the centre with some ribbon. For a fun extra touch, I used some small bits of the Washi Stickers to create a banner on the twine! I love how this turned out!
I hope I have given you some ideas to help you out for teacher gifts this year! And with some simple and fun touches you can turn any small or inexpensive gift into a thing of beauty that anyone would love to receive! It brings me so much joy to give gifts chosen and packaged with care and thought!
Holly Jolly Christmas: Sweater Weather; Fundamentals; 6x8" Paper Pads; Gift Tags; Washi Stickers; Paper Pieces