Christmas gifts for teachers

@Humbug25 (12551)
December 17, 2008 4:03pm CST
Last year I made pomandas with my kids to give to their teachers to wish them a Merry Christmas. This year I took a tip from a fellow myLotter and made some tree decorations. I bought some air drying clay, rolled it out like I would pastry and then got some Christmas cookie cutters and cut the shapes of candy canes, Christmas trees, bells and stars. I then put a hole in the top of each one and left them about 3 days to properly dry out. We painted them at the weekend and when they were dry used glitter glue to brighten them up. When they were completely dry I threaded a bit of shiny parcel tape through the holes and tied them. I have also made some cookies in the same shapes, covered them in chocolate and put those teeth breaking silver sweet balls on them, not too many because they do become annoying after a while! Do you and your children make or buy gifts for teachers for Christmas?
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@amanda333 (739)
• France
18 Dec 08
My children always take in a present for the teachers...I only give them chocolates though, so you are very good making all special things for them. My children are the only children in the class to take something in for the teachers, has the other children don't, think the French don't do it. Merry Christmas to you Humbug and your family xxx
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi ya amanda333 Well I hope that makes you feel good for giving the teacher's something as no one else does, are they pleasantly surprised by you kind gesture or do they think you are weird? LOL Thanks for your response amanda and Merry Christmas to you and yours too!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Dec 08
that was really sweet.my kids do make cards for their teachers and along with some sweets,they make excellent gifts. merry christmas to you.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi there riyasam Well the teachers usually give the kids a little something for Christmas so it is only right that my kids do something for them! Thanks for your response
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Dec 08
here in a class,there are about 60 students.its not possible to give a gift to each and every children.
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
That's an awesome idea! I have some kids over from time to time and I do lots of crafts with them, but I never thought about this one. I'll certailny use it!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi there ladynetz Well I got the idea of the tree ornament from a fellow mylotter though I am sorry to say I have forgotten which one. I should PM them to say thanks! Thank you for your response
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
18 Dec 08
We bought the gifts for my son's teacher and Learning Support Assistant. My wife chose to buy gloves for them. She bought a mirror for a remedial teacher and choclates for the Music/ICT teacher.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi ya ronaldinu I was wondering if you got anything from your students this year ronaldinu? Thanks for your response
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@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
18 Dec 08
It is really a good idea giving presents done by children, the teacher will love it for sure. It is the first year for my child in going school and she still isn't happy in going everyday to school, however I was thinking of giving something to the teacher and you gave me good ideas. I will help her to make the teacher a handmade christmas card and then we will make a box, with christmas decoration on it, and Then I will bake some christmas cokkies to put in the box. I think she will be happy with it :) HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTAMS
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi there GAUCI123 Well I hope your daughter settles down soon and she enjoys helping you make a gift for her teacher! Thanks for your response
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@nchap36 (556)
• United States
17 Dec 08
When my daughter was younger we bought presents for her teacher every year. She is older now, and she thinks thats uncool.
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi ya nchap36 It is gonna be a lot cheper for me as soon as my kids reach that stage!! LOL Thanks for your response
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
i make a lot of crafts, so usually every year the teachers get a christmas present that i have made. this year, i made bubble magnets and suncatchers and its only one teacher that i need to buy/make for.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi there cher913 Sorry but could you please tell me what bubble magnets are? I might be able to do them for next year! Thanks for your response
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
17 Dec 08
And here's one I've made earlier, Valerie Singleton eat your heart out, you've got competition ha ha ha! Me thinks you've been watching too much Blue Peter too! Seriously though I admire your creativity talents! I think there is nothing nicer than receiving a home made gift compared to something shop bought, because there is more thoughtfulness behind homemade gifts, anyone can buy a box of chocs from the supermarket, doesn't take much thinking or imagination does it, but to actually sit and patiently make things wow, now that is impressive! I don't think I ever gave my teachers anything to be honest, not that I was stingy, but probably because I didn't like any of them that much! Or they didn't like me, either or both probably ha ha ha!
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi ya wolfie34 It's got to be cheaper to make gifts too hasn't it? There wasn't that many kids that gave gifts that I saw but I am glad that we did! Thanks wolfie
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I make felt hand sewn pins and ornaments for a hobby. So we usually pick out one of those to give to the teacher. The kids usually make a hand-made card.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi there rocketj1 Hand sewn pins? Sorry what exactly are those? What sort of ornaments do you make? I am looking for ideas for next year already! LOL Thanks rocketj1
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I guess maybe you would call them broaches or brooches? I design various things out of felt (some are Christmas related), hand-stitch them, sometimes stuff them with fiberfill, and put a pin clasp on the back.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Oh, sometimes I will put a magnet on the back too.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I was planning on making some homemade goodies for my son to give to his teacher, principal, and bus driver this year, but school has been canceled for the past 2 days. I am not even sure they are going to have school tomorrow and it is the last day before Christmas break. I might make them anyway and if school is canceled oh well.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi ya lilybug So did school get cancelled? All the goodies for you and your family then!! Hahahah LOL Thanks for your response
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Dec 08
Nope! He had school today. He ended up bringing gifts of homemade toffee popcorn to his teacher, principal and bus driver.
• United States
19 Dec 08
We've got by a few years with mugs bought on the cheap and filled with chocolate kisses and peppermint candies. This year, I hadn't decided yet, but the kids have had no school since last Thursday and won't be returning until after the New Year, thanks to the ice storm last week.
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi there chameleonsdream I made some peppermingt candy before and dipped them in dark chocolate. I couldn't taste them at the time because I was pregnant and they contained raw egg whites! I have forgotten how they were made now but they were easy to make maybe I will look it up on the internet for next year! Thanks for your response
@rajeshank (253)
• India
18 Dec 08
This topic remembers me my high school days...during my schooling i gave my class teacher a chirstmas gift seeing that she shocked and got angry and made me to stand out in there class for around a month then only she forgive me..i gave her a monkey doll written in it...kiss me dear...ah ahah a..:)
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Dec 08
Hi ya rajeshank Well I am glad this discussion has brought back some good memories for you! Thanks for your response