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DIY year-end gifts for teachers
Great ways to say thank you to the teachers who have made a mark on your children's lives.

Our kids' teachers are a very important part of their lives. They help our children to grow and learn and they're the parental figure that stands in for you while they're at school, especially with the younger ones.

When the year ends, kids have formed a bond with their teacher and are often getting a new one in their new grade so it's a nice touch to get Teacher a little something to say thank you.

You can get things like spa vouchers or buy her something really nice, but I think it means so much more to them when their students have made them something from the heart.

Here are a few gift ideas for the special teacher in your child's life.

DIY Apple Jar tutorial

Desiree from The 36th Avenue shows you how to make these super cute apple mason jars. Fill them with sweets or anything else that Teacher fancies. It's really easy to make so you can have your kids do most of it.

Click on the image to find the instructions.

(Image credit: The 36th Avenue)

"You've helped me grow" pot plant

There are a few different ways to go with this one. You can buy some lovely flowers from a garden center and re-pot into a terracotta pot that your child has decorated. Succulents are a good way to go because they don't require much care and sometimes they flower too.

Angela from Our Family Journey shows you a very cool way to do this.

Click on the image to find the instructions.

(Image credit: Our Family Journey)

What teachers really want

Year-end gifts seem to be a Big Thing in America so it's no surprise that Elle from What's Up Moms had her daughter's teacher over to ask what teachers really want. I think South African teachers would be pleasantly surprised with just a nice slab of Lindt chocolate but here are some great ideas of what to give or not to give! 

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