Everyone loves great homemade christmas gifts.
I hope you will also love the ones I am going to share with you.
Every year since my eldest daughter started kinder, (she is nearly 15) we have given her teachers a christmas decoration, (these are not homemade, food is my thing, crafts not so much). We then attach a little tag with her name and the year, in the hope that every year they will put the decoration on their tree and remember that child.
Along with the decoration I like to add some of my homemade treats. Usually I like to put a jam of some sort, cookies and a chocolate treat. This is not always the case, sometimes things are crazy and I only have time to make one of these items.
You see my kids finish in the first week of December, so this means I need to be organised. This year however I needed to be super organised, not just because the kids finish so early, but we also had my husbands family Christmas on the first weekend in December and then my family Christmas on the second weekend.
I’m not complaining at all, it was really good to have christmas done and out of the way.
Our plan is to be in the middle of the Victorian bush on Christmas Day this year, something we have always talked about and can now do. It also means we have to be a little bit more organised with the kids Christmas presents, as it is a little difficult to take all their presents with us. And because of this we are having Christmas Day on Christmas Eve, but Santa will still find us, somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
This year for my children’s teachers I made Lemon Curd, Christmas Pudding Cake Pops and Gingerbread Stars. All of the recipes are on the Blog and I will give you links to them.
My husband who has his own electrical and plumbing business is also giving these yummy treats as gifts to his clients.
I think you’ll like the ideas I’ve given you. All the recipes are easy, some a little time consuming but well worth the effort. And people will be impressed when you or your children present them with these lovely gifts.
These are also gifts the kids can be involved in helping with. My eldest help decorate the cake pops, and the other three all helped with icing the gingerbread stars. And they are all great at licking bowls.
One of my friends is hoping to make the cake pops and use them as place setters for her table on Christmas Day. Another great idea for them.
I hope you do enjoy the ideas I have given you and that you do make some of them. I’d also love to hear from you if you do.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and please keep reading.