Holiday Ideas that pay: Homemade teacher gifts

Jacqueline Mroz

It's that time of the year again. Time to cough up the presents for your kids' teachers.

So what's a parent to do? Those gifts can add up, especially if you have a few teachers to buy for. Why not try making something instead? It's a great way to save some cash this holiday season, while showing someone that they are special enough to get a handmade gift. Even better, have your kids help out so they can feel like they've had a hand in making something unique for their teacher. Here are a few ideas:

  • A mason jar filled with homemade granola (very easy to make), with a beautiful ribbon wrapped around it.

  • A decorative box filled with homemade peppermint bark (also very easy to make, and doesn't require any baking).

  • A tray of decorated holiday cookies made by you and your kids, covered in cellophane and tied with a ribbon.