Easy homemade teacher Christmas gift ideas

Teachers have one of the hardest jobs in the world and deserve a treat at this time of year. However Christmas time can be very expensive for the family, with presents to buy, places to visit and food to be bought. If you have the time handmade gifts can not only save you money but also be loved by the recipient. Making your own gifts for teachers is also a great way to get the little ones involved.

To get inspiration on gifts for your teachers there are some lovely ideas on Pinterest. Some of the nicest and easiest homemade teacher Christmas gift ideas are listed below. Tweaking and personalising the gifts yourself will ensure that the gift you give is unique.

Best homemade teacher Christmas gift ideas

Food Christmas gift ideas


This is a great alternative to buying a big box of chocolates, if you little one has lots of teachers. You can get your child to decorate them at home for that added bit of personalisation.

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Place one or two in clear plastic bags and tie with ribbons when handing over to your teachers.

Mini box of chocolate truffles

Truffles are so easy to make and a hit with any chocolate lover. Kids can help with the shaping of the truffles and adding any sprinkles.

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For gifting them, place a handful in small boxes. These can be bought from craft shops or even supermarkets in the Christmas isles.

Make your own cookie jar

Fill a clean jam jar with the ingredients for your teacher to make cookies at home. Then decorate with festive ribbons and tags to make them look extra Christmassy.

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Decoration Christmas gift ideas

Tree decoration

A personalised decoration for your teacher will be loved for years to come. You could use these decorate your own baubles from Aldi and make six personalised ones at home.

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Jam jar candle holder

Take a clean empty jam jar and paint with glue and add lots and lots of glitter.

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Keep images simple such as a tree canopy to ensure the pattern stays with the glitter. Present to your teacher with the candle inside.

These ideas have all been choosen as they are easy to make, children can get involved and they are actually useful or pretty items. Whatever you choose to make to say thankyou, teachers will appreciate the sentiment you put in by creating something personal for them.


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  1. November 30, 2017 / 10:25 am

    I am definitely going to make some gingerbread men and ladies with my grandchildren when they next visit #coolmumclub @_karendennis

    • admin
      November 30, 2017 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks for reading. We love Gingerbread men so thats what Ill be making as well!

  2. November 30, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I nearly always try to make homemade gifts for the teachers – a painted and glazed flowerpot is always a hit. Well, I think so anyway (lucky them!).

    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

    • admin
      November 30, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      That is a good one, might try that next year when my daughter is a little older. Thanks for reading.