DIY Teachers Gifts – Here’s what I came up with.

This year is the first year I have been in the know that we must give our teachers gifts for an end of year display of gratitude. We have loved Meikas teachers this year. She has four main educators and kindy assistants to spoil. I have been wracking my brain to come up with some ideas that are going to be something a little bit wholesome and special. See my list below…..

Homemade chocolates

You can add your own special touch to my healthy chocolate recipe by choosing a cool mold and adding either:

  • Roasted nuts
  • Raspberries
  • Toasted coconut
  • Peppermint or orange food grade essential oils 

Or you may even have a flavor combo in mind yourself. You can check out the recipe here. You’ll need cacao butter, cacao powder, sweetener of choice and your flavor combo! You can skip the coconut oil this time of year – too hot in Oz. 

Pop them in a cute eco friendly packaging and wallah!!! 

Spice rubs

A cute little jar, some beautiful spices, a cute bow or natural string and you’re done!

This basic dry spice rub is great for chicken.

Simply add equal parts of the following spices until your jar is full:

  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Smoked Paprika 
  • Garlic Powder

It adds so much flavour to your beautiful chicken (or anything you add it to). Let them know: to really get a nice ‘coat’ or ‘crust’ around the chicken, add 2 tablespoons of the dry rub to a bowl along with 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or oil of choice), stir to make a paste and then rub it onto your chicken. So yum! Your teacher will definitely be feeling that wholesome love.

Check out our Fermenting For Families Program

Homemade sauerkraut

You can pack a lot of love into some homemade sauerkraut for amazing DIY teachers gifts. It’s also super affordable. 

Get a recycled jar, some cabbage, salt and some fun herbs or veggies to add some extra pizzazz. 

Some combos ideas:

  • Beetroot and ginger
  • Carrot, apple and fennel
  • Dill 
  • Carrot, chilli and radish

Or just a beautiful plain red cabbage kraut is great. Check out this recipe from Honestly Natural or if you wanna really get in to your fermenting then jump on the wait list for our Fermenting for Families program opening again really soon!

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Potted herbs in a cup

Why not buy a pretty tea cup, find some string or twine and pop in some fresh herb seedlings and write a daggy note like the ones above from Cul-de-sac Cool.

If herbs aren’t your thing than a succulent would be great! They can keep the mug once the plant out grows to big for its environment.

Check it out here

Natural skin creams and balms

Okay, so maybe this one isn’t DIY (but you can certainly DIY some – just do a search on Pinterest) but it’s bloody amazing and DIY’d from an amazing Earth Mumma from my local co-operative! I just couldn’t not share this (she doesn’t know I am yet either haha).

Gift set from LovedSkin – my fave brand atm for low-tox beauty.

Gift set of the most amazing body butter, lip balms and mozzie balm to get your beautiful teacher though summer without the chemicals.

Or you can get a tripack of beautiful nourishing lip balms or the body butter (OMG this is devine).

I hope those few quick and easy ideas can make this manic time of year a little easier for you xx

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Merry Christmas dear ones xx