Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas gifts for teachers (and a bonus for my kids)

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If you're like me and have kids in school, you feel stressed out about teacher Christmas gifts.  I need to find gifts that are quick, thoughtful, and affordable!  Between our three kids, we have 5 amazing teachers who deserve the very best at Christmas.  I stopped by Wal-Mart to take a gander at their Hallmark Northpole gifts.

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I found the Hallmark Northpole section with the other Christmas gifts and decor.  It was at the front of the store, in the seasonal section.  I was instantly impressed with the color scheme.  I love a traditional red and green color scheme, but I do love some turquoise and red as well!

They have a $10 and under section, and I chose to make a little hot chocolate ensemble with mugs.  I purchased mugs, some hot chocolate packets, chocolate Christmas candy, and peppermint sticks to put in the mugs.  And I didn't break the bank. #feelingaccomplished

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I made this gift so quick and in four short steps!

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I decided to use chocolate candy as the filler.  Why use paper filler when you can fill it with something edible?

I tucked in the hot chocolate packets and a few peppermint sticks.  You could definitely get some of the pre-wrapped candy canes, but I love the way these old-fashioned peppermint sticks look.  I put them in a small candy bag before placing them in the mug.

Lastly, I used the bow from the mug's packaging and tied it around the handle.  It was the perfect length and already matches!

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And there you have it!  A cute mug with a cheerful message, perfect for the teacher (or teachers) in your life.

I think I'll gift this gift an A+!

So, side note. When I was taking a gander at the gifts, I noticed the Northpole book.  Every year, we get one Christmas book.  We love reading Christmas stories together in the evening.  This book is called Once Upon a Northpole.  It's such a cute story!  It's already a hit in our house.  :)

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I think this book deserves an A+, too!

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