Holiday Gift Ideas for That Special Teacher
Do you and your tween want to say "thank you" to a special teacher this holiday season but feel unsure what to get or how much to spend?
A handmade gift can be the perfect answer. It doesn't have to be an artistic masterpiece, take up all your free time or cost a lot of money. One creative, yet simple, craft idea is making a candleholder that looks like a stained-glass window. Here's how:
Glass jar (canning jars work well)
Tissue paper (use a variety of colors)
Approximately 30 minutes
- Tear tissue paper into small pieces
- Use your paint brush to spread glue over the jar
- Stick pieces of tissue paper to the jar (overlap the different colors)
- Place the candle inside the jar
When the candle is lit, the light will amplify the rainbow of colors you've used.
Another fun idea is to take a glass jar and wrap it in fabric. Fill the jar with the teacher's favorite candy or include baking ingredients for cookies or brownies. Seal the jar with a lid, and tie it with a ribbon that has a personal note attached. Gifts such as these are thoughtful gestures that don't tax your energy or wallet during this busy time of year. Also, teachers appreciate consumable gifts since they receive so many and it is difficult to display many knickknacks.
You can find more ideas by thumbing the pages of craft magazines or visiting websites-they're filled with gift-giving ideas this month.