Perfect teacher gift idea: a pretty glass jar filled with home made granola. Add a child-made gift tag and you have the perfect ‘thank you’ gift!
// The perfect teacher gift idea
The end of the school year is in sight! It’s just incredible how quickly the years are passing. A cliché, I know, but so true! I really appreciate the teachers and I would like to give them a lovely home made gift. They won’t hold on to nick-nacks, and sweets disappear quickly, so I thought I would give them something simple and useful: a beautiful glass storage jar filled with home made granola. They can use the jar after the granola is finished, so that makes a nice ‘green gift’. This particular jar would even double as a vase, pencil holder or storage jar = perfect teacher gift!
You may also consider giving this to a good friend, dinner host or grandparents!
// Step-by-step description
This is what you need:
- a pretty glass jar
- washi tape (and stickers)
- home made granola (find recipe here)
- gift tag and ribbon
- Start by decorating the glass jar. Use washi tape and stickers to make a pretty design. Or, even better: get the kids involved! They love to decorate their teacher gift! Use washi tape, stickers, ribbons, lace, etc!
- Fill the jar with home made granola. Oops, home made granola? That sounds like a lot of work! It’s not. It does about an hour though, so you do need to plan ahead (or cheat and use store bought muesli). Use your favourite recipe or follow mine – I can wholeheartedly vouch it! It contains simple and honest ingredients (no exotic hard to find ingredients), it’s very straightforward and the result is absolutely yummy. And well, making home made granola will add a little love to the present ; ).
- Add a personalised gift tag. Again, the kids can help out: they can write the gift tag and decorate it (colour, stamps, stickers), or they could make a little drawing. The teacher will surely notice the effort and appreciate the personal attention. Make sure you sign the card, because it will not be the only gift the teacher takes home....
- Attach the Thank You card to the glass jar by using a paper ribbon. Fini!.
// Recipe for home made granola
Recipe for making home made granola: find it here! It’s nutty, super-tasty, healthy and easy to make.
Do you like home made gifts as well, preferably ones that last? And when the kids can help, to show their appreciation? (or to show off their crafts skills ; ) If you have a nice idea (for example, other food or items to fill the glass jar), please let me know in the comments below!