7th December 2016
There are some teachers who you just never forget, whether they taught you way back in the day, or they’ve really sparked your own child’s interest and imagination. Now’s the time to show your appreciation; we’ve chosen our favourite Christmas gifts suitable for that special teacher, and if you’re feeling crafty we’ve added some ideas for gathering around the kitchen table and getting busy with too.
Make your teacher’s morning cup of tea all the more enjoyable with a character mug. Choose from cheeky canine characters, fun graphics and iconic Joules florals. If you’re feeling extra generous, then the Socks and Mug gift set is the perfect choice.
Bedecked with a classic Joules floral print, a notebook, especially one as eye-catching as this one, will always be a welcome gift.
Who wouldn’t thank you for a pair of ultra-fluffy socks? Particularly a pair that have Rudolph with a red pom-pom nose!
Including an exfoliator and a softening hand cream this set is perfect for stashing in a handbag. It’s good to know your little one is in good hands (sorry…)
It’s easy to make your own bath bombs and you can have lots of fun messing around with different fragrances and add-in ingredients too. We’ve chosen lavender and rose petals.
2 cups bicarbonate of soda
1 cup of cream of tartar
Essential oils – we used lavender and essence of rose
2 tablespoons oil – olive, vegetable or sunflower are fine
Dried lavender and rose petals
Silicon ice cube trays
Cellophane presentation bags, or clean jars
Ribbon and tags
If you want to make two different kinds of bath bombs use two separate bowls and divide the essential oils and dried flowers, along with half the remaining ingredients into each bow.
Mix the bicarbonate, cream of tartar, oil and essential oils together. Give a couple of sprays of water and keep mixing so that the mixture becomes heavier – the bicarbonate will start to fizz a little now.
Keep spraying a little more water and mixing until you can press into a spoon and it hold its shape.
Stir in the flower petals
Press hard into the ice cube tray. We recommend using silicon as the bombs come out much easier
Leave to dry for a couple of days until very hard
Place in cellophane bags or jars and finish with ribbon and a tag
Have some fun baking and decorating biscuits. This recipe yields between 30-40 biscuits, depending on your cookie cutter size, so it’s a great solution if you want to treat lots of teachers and staff at the end of term.
175g dark muscovado sugar
85g golden syrup
350g plain flour
3 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 egg beaten
Cellophane presentation bags
Ribbon and tags
In a small saucepan heat the golden syrup, sugar and butter until melted
Mix the flour and spices in a large bowl
Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in a teaspoon of water
Make a well in the dried ingredients, pour in the melted butter and sugar followed by the bicarbonate of soda. Mix well
Cover the mixture with cling film, leave to cool then place in the fridge for an hour
Preheat the oven to 170C Fan, 190C, Gas 5
Divide the dough in two and roll out on a floured surface and cut into shapes
Place on a baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes, until they turn golden
Transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely
Decorate to your heart’s content
Package in cellophane bags and decorate with ribbon
What will you be gifting?