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    Default Need inspiration - gifts for kids carers... (limited budget)

    I have about 15 women to remember with small gifts this christmas and I'm going in circles trying to decide what to do. I was thinking of handmaking something, it has to be fairly quick and fairly cheap...

    Any inspiring ideas or failsafe recipes?

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    I am going to get some small glasses from op shop and get the kids to help me make candles.

    Otherwise the christmas idea thread has some good ideas.

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    I have done this with my class as their gift to their parents/family. Easy to do, pretty cheap and looks beautiful.

    It's basically layered cookie ingredients in a jar (from the Reject shop) with the instructions for baking attached.

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/2254...okies+in+a+jar

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    Default Need inspiration - gifts for kids carers... (limited budget)

    I made sugar scrub as part of christmas presents this year :-)
    Jars were $3 for 4 at Kmart
    2cups sugar
    1/3 cup of baby oil
    1/8 cup coconut oil
    Mix together, add a little colour if u want
    Add scent if u want, we used vanilla, strawberry, lemon (grates lemon rind), mint (essence and chopped fresh mint) and rose water
    That mixture makes 2 of the little jars :-)
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    Well there goes my 2 ideas.

    What they said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    I am going to get some small glasses from op shop and get the kids to help me make candles.

    Otherwise the christmas idea thread has some good ideas.
    Ah! I didn't see that thread, will go have a read.
    Thanks for the ideas

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    I ordered ornaments from Artscow last year and they currently have a special for $4.99 for 2 and I'm about to order more Christmas ones. On one side it's just a pretty Christmas design, but on the other side I typed in 'Merry Christmas Mrs X. Thanks for being my teacher this year. From xx, Class 1A' and I put a little photo of him under the text. They were SO cute. I reckon you could do handmade versions of these quite easily just with photos, coloured card, stickers and then laminate or cover in clear contact.

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    Default Need inspiration - gifts for kids carers... (limited budget)

    Maybe jars of handmade lemon curd. Very easy and delicious. Looks lovely in a jar with a handmade tag

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    Default Re: Need inspiration - gifts for kids carers... (limited budget)

    What about home made fudge ? Make a large batch and cut up and wrap in cellophane ?

    I have a super easy microwave recipe if you would like it.

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    You could make jam or relish or as a pp suggested, lemon curd. Rocky road, fudge, brownies (I have a rocky road and a brownie recipe)

    You could buy a pack of Christmas baubles and have the kids decorate them with glitter pens.


 

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