Give the gift of homemade pasta! Dress up cellophane bags with mini clothespins, rick-rack bows, and adhesive labels.
Just-for-You TeaThese too-cute tea packages make unique DIY gifts for holidays, luncheons, and showers.
Hot-Chocolate SpoonsPlace each spoon in a flat cellophane bag (we also used a cardboard insert for stability) and tie with kitchen twine or ribbon. To serve, stir chocolate spoon into 8 ounces hot milk.
Swedish Almond Cardamom StarsLet your teachers know that you think they are superstars with a tin of star-shaped iced almond cookies.
Gingerbread Gift BoxesDelight neighbors and coworkers with edible gingerbread boxes this year. Fill boxes with candy (gumdrops, miniature candy canes and hard candies work well) and place lids on top. Wrap in cellophane and tie with a ribbon.
Cheddar CookiesOffer a savory treat to your sweet teacher with a bag oaf butttery cheese cookies topped with pecans.
Peppermint Coffee MixIf your child's teacher loves coffee, this holiday coffee mix might be her favorite gift of the season.
Praline PecansThese addictively sweet candied pecans are a great gift for the holidays, and teachers love them because they are a quick pick-up snack. This recipe yields 8 cups so there's plenty to share with others as well as enjoy for yourself.
White Chocolate-Peppermint JumblesUsing a slow cooker is an easy and hassle-free way to prepare food gifts. This recipe coats salty pretzels, sweet animal crackers, and crushed peppermint in melted white chocolate for a treat that is sure to make your teacher smile.
Chai Tea MixA trendy hot tea mix is a perfect holiday gift for your favorite teacher.
Cookie Biscotti SticksBiscotti have a sturdy texture that make them ideal for packing in your child's backpack. Arrange these cookie-flavored treats in a pretty tin and send them to school with your children.
Mocha Almond FudgeBeat the holiday rush with this decadent chocolate fudge. It can be made and frozen for up to two months so it is ideal for gift giving. Give it to your favorite teacher with a bag of flavored coffee for a caffeine-studded treat.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal CookiesCookies are always a welcome gift, but how do you know which flavor is the teacher's favorite? Do you go with chocolate chip, oatmeal, or peanut butter? This winning recipe wraps all those favorites into one amazingly delicious cookie.
Mini Pumpkin Spice LoavesTeachers will enjoy these pumpkin loaves as a breakfast treat during the holiday break. These mini loaves have just the right balance of holiday spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
Ultimate Fudge SauceRich and creamy, this sauce is delicious over ice cream, cheesecake, or warm brownies. Try stirring some of the sauce into coffee or use it as a fondue-type dip with fresh fruit and cubed pound cake.
Homemade Gifts for Teachers