Contributed by Daniele from Domestic Serenity:
And just like that….the holidays are upon us!
I’m busy planning celebrations and our Advent season, and soon all of the Christmas concerts, get-togethers and family meals will be here. This season is a favorite time of year for me.
One aspect of gift-giving our family enjoys is thinking through what to share with the many teachers, and other adults in their lives.
I want to bless these individuals, but the goal is to also simplify as much as possible. So, I’ve gathered up a few ideas we’ve used in the past or plan to do.
Hopefully, you’ll find an idea here you can use!
1. Brown Sugar Hand Scrub – a easy-peasy favorite of ours, and there’s probably only one ingredient which you have to order.
2. Citrus Salt Body Scrub – also really simple, with easy-to-find ingredients.
3. White Chocolate Party Mix – if you’re short on time, and would like a quick, pleasing ‘dessert’ to giveaway, this recipe just might fit the bill. There’s also a FREE printable tag included.
4. Homemade Greek Seasoning – a nice addition to chicken, fish or even potatoes! All your kids need to do is measure, mix and pour.
5. BBQ Dry Rub – along the same lines, and simple to bring together.
6. Nut and Seed Granola – we’ve made this granola several times, and it’s simply delicious! Make a big batch and give away in mason jars. Great on yogurt or even alone.
7. Oatmeal Cinnamon Bread Kit - this idea is new to us, but one I’d like to try. Gift to someone who likes to bake!
8. Infused Sugar – while you’ll need at least a week for these to sit before giving them away, the idea of vanilla or lavender flavored sugar is sure to please anyone’s palette. Can be used in baking or simply adding to a warm drink.
9. Cinnamon Honey Butter – going to try this soon, sounds delicious.
10. Hot Cocoa Mix and Mug Cozy – so cute! Great way to recycle an old sweater, or choose to just make the mix alone.
Whatever you decide, enjoy time in the kitchen!
Daniele Evans of Domestic Serenity is simply a woman on a journey towards intentional living. She’s wife to her best friend, a bi-vocational pastor and educator, and homeschooling Mom of five incredible kiddos. She hopes to encourage the hearts of Christian women to care for their souls while they care for their homes and family.In light of this vision, she authored the ebook Honoring the Rhythm of Rest, gently challenging busy women to adopt an alternative to rat-race living.