DIY Easter Egg Wreaths

DIY Easter Egg Wreaths

DIY Easter Egg Wreaths

My mother played a little trick on me last weekend. She asked me to come over to the Farm a couple hours before I usually would for our weekly Sunday family dinner. I knew she had a craft in mind but I didn’t know it would be DIY Easter Egg Wreaths!

I’ve seen these all over the likes of Pinterest and Google image, so I was curious to see if it was something I could pull off. I’ve been crafty my whole life but it had been a while since I’d picked up a glue gun and went to town. As it turned out, this was a great thing to spend an hour doing- especially since it would soon become an annual treat to take out every Spring!

What You Need

This isn’t a very expensive craft to take on but it will cost you a few bucks depending on what you have around the house, and where you shop. Many of these items can be acquired at Michaels, Jo-Anns, or any craft store. Even Wal-Mart should have most of these materials.

-Straw Wreath

-Glue Gun (and plenty of glue for it)

-Plastic Easter Grass (more than one bag/color to make it festive!)

-A couple bags of multi-colored plastic Easter Eggs (more if you’re doing multiple wreaths!)

-Ribbon (pre-tied bows or roll of ribbon to tie your own)

-Wire (for the bow/hanger) & pliers to manipulate

What to do

Make sure the surface you plan to work is covered with a layer or two of newspaper. You don’t want any of the hot glue to make its way onto your table!

Have the glue gun heating as you prepare your workspace. Remove the wreath from its plastic. It can be a bit frustrating so don’t be afraid to use some scissors to help get it off.

Decide which colored grass you want to use. For mine, I used a mixture of green and pink- it’s a favorite combo. Keep in mind you will only see some of the grass in the finished product, so don’t get too obsessive over the colors.

Once the glue gun is ready, take a couple handfuls of your selected easter grass combination and try to scrunch it into a tight ball (as best as possible). Put zigzags of glue in one area of the wreath at a time, and carefully place the grass onto those areas. I used the handles of my scissors to help pat down the grass so I didn’t burn myself. I would suggest you use something like that as well- but be ready to get some glue on them. Continue to do this until you have grass covering the entire front of your wreath- to your liking. It can be thick or thin, whichever you prefer.


With the entire wreath covered with grass, it is now time to start placing your easter eggs. Make sure the plastic eggs are securely tightened/closed. Put a large glob of glue down on one side, and place it on the wreath, over the grass. There are a variety of ways to go about decorating the wreath with eggs.

You can opt to do three rows in random colors or specific color patterns (Purple ribbon) or you can place random colors in random places (Pink ribbon). The three rows will ensure patches of visible grass, whereas the random placement may encourage a tighter design, thus leaving the grass harder to see.

Leave a spot at the top free of eggs so you can easily apply the bow. To make it easiest, put a bit of hot glue right around where the bow will eventually sit, let dry. Wrap the wire around the sides of the wreath and secure tightly. With the remaining wire, shape it into a small hoop fit for a door hanger. Be sure to secure the wire by applying another large round of hot glue to the back. Let dry- carefully place it at an angle up against something until it has.

If you’re tying your own bow, be sure to search for a tutorial on how to make your preferred design! Google is your best friend, and Youtube will have plenty of videos to help!

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Fun St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

Who doesn’t love a little festive trivia? This St. Patrick’s Day, share a few fun facts with your friends and family over that pint! Who knew there were so many little factoids out there about why we wear green, or how many President’s have claimed Irish heritage?! Check out our St. Patrick’s Day trivia and enjoy!

The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was in Boston in 1737, not Ireland!

Since 1762, New York City has thrown the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade drawing and audience of more than 1 million every year.

Erin Go Bragh actually means “Ireland Forever”

President Truman was the first US President to attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1948.

110 million people will wear green this year, with just 33.7 million Americans claiming Irish Heritage.

Over 15 million greeting cards are purchased and exchanged for St. Patrick’s day

19 US Presidents claimed Irish Heritage, even #1 George Washington!

Over 100 US Cities hold annual St. Patrick’s Day parades.

St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish, he was British!

Irish is the second most reported ancestry in the United States.

Blue was the first color associated with St. Patrick, but became green over time.

The shamrock was St. Patrick’s symbol for the Holy Trinity.

St. Patrick was kidnapped as a teenager by the Irish, and became a slave to Ireland.

March 17th is the day history assumes St. Patrick died.

An estimated 7.6 million tourists visited Ireland in 2013.

The first year Chicago dyed their river green was 1962.

St. Patrick’s actual name was Maewyn Succat.

According to legend, St. Patrick drew the snakes out of Ireland.

Leprechauns are small Irish fairies that were not to be trusted, known for their mischief.

Leap Year in Ireland is known for the Irish tradition of women proposing to men, started by St. Bridget. Supposedly she proposed to St. Patrick and he said no!

For most of the 20th Century, St. Patrick’s Day was a dry, strictly religious holiday in Ireland. However, in 1970 it was converted to a national holiday and drinking resumed!

St. Patrick's Day Trivia

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St. Patrick’s Day Explained

St. Patrick’s Day Explained

In the US, over 33.1 million people claim Irish Heritage, but nearly 127 million Americans become Irish overnight on St. Patrick’s Day.  What is it about March 17th that makes everyone want to celebrate St. Patrick? Who was he? Why do they turn the Charles River green in his name? We answer your questions below.

St. Patrick: The Backstory

Believe it or not, St. Patrick (real name: Maewyn Succat) was not actually Irish. He was born a nobleman in AD 387, in Scotland- and was eventually captured by Irish pirates around age 16. During this time, he became accustomed to many Irish customs and rituals.

It is said that Patrick had a couple dreams that would shape his influence in the years to come. In one, God told him his “ship was ready” (he returned home by ship shortly thereafter). In another, he was told he was the “voice of the Irish” – and then heard the voices of those he left in Ireland begging for him to return.

After these events, history tells us that St. Patrick did return to Ireland with a mission to spread Christianity. Despite the dangers, he persisted and was able to build a solid foundation- coming across many people who over receptive to his teachings. After 3o years of work, it is said he converted over 135,000 people, established 300 churches, and consecrated 350 bishops. March 17th, AD 461 was believed to be his day of death and has been celebrated by the Irish ever since.

Why Green?

82% of people who participate in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations do so by wearing the color green, but why? Apparently, once upon a time the color for St. Patrick was blue- but as Ireland became known as the “Emerald Isle”, things changed.
The reality is green has become the color for a multitude of reasons. Irish folklore features Leprechauns,  little tricksters who would wear green outfits as to blend in with their surroundings. While the stories of leprechauns have evolved over time, the general idea is they were jerks going around pinching people who did not sport their color.
One of the more simple explanations for the emphasis on green is tied to Shamrocks. St. Patrick actually used them  in his teachings as a symbol for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Obviously they are green, and they represent Spring. It just works!
Also, if you look at the Irish flag, you will notice the green and orange stripes are separated by a white one. This is actually very symbolic for the religious peace the country experienced. Irish Catholics celebrate St. Patrick by wearing green, Protestants with Orange.


Popular St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

Every year, the Chicago River is dyed green by the Rowan and Butler family. They’ve been doing it for years!

29% of people who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day do so by going to a bar or restaurant to partake in festive drinking. The most popular beverages for the occasion are Guinness Beer and Irish Whiskey. People will drink 3 million pints of Guinness beer for the celebration, vs. 600,000 any given day of the year.

New York City hosted the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1762. Ever since, parades have become an opportunity for the Irish to flaunt their colors, numbers and overall strength. You will find parades in nearly every state in America.

It’s a little funny, but people tend to enjoy a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef, boiled potatoes and carrots. Oddly enough, the actual meal the Irish would have had wouldn’t have included corned beef, but Irish bacon. Regardless, the dinner is a symbol of  solidarity with all St. Patrick did for his people.

St. Patrick's Day explained

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What Men Want for Valentine’s Day

What Men Want for Valentine’s Day

Somewhere along the line, it seems like gifts for men on Valentine’s Day fell under the radar. If you were to google “gifts for Valentine’s Day” most articles will come back with advice geared toward men. Whatever your philosophy may be, we think it’s nice to have the occasion go both ways when it comes to giving gifts. Although us women don’t object to a day of spoils, it’s important to express love and gratitude for the men in your life too. Let us help you figure out what men want for Valentine’s day.

What Men Want for Valentine's Day


Everybody knows the way into a man’s heart is through food! Find an opportunity to feed him his favorites on Valentine’s Day. Why don’t you surprise him with his preferred breakfast or lunch? If February 14th falls on a weekday, make him a special lunch to take to work! It’ll make his day brighter and he’ll definitely be thinking of you (and thanking you) as he pushes through.
If you don’t have dinner plans, ask if he’d like you to cook one of his favorite meals instead of going out.
Does he have a favorite cookie, cake or pastry you could make? 9 times out of 10 the look on a man’s face when he realizes he has his favorite dessert to look forward to is 100% worth it (and priceless!).

A Simple Night In

Most men just want the opportunity to have some quality time with you. They want to shut out the world for a moment. If it’s been a while since you’ve just sat around at home and watched a movie, make that an option this year. He may enjoy the change of pace, avoiding the Valentine’s day chaos and crowds, and it’ll save a few bucks!
Alternatively- maybe you two never get out enough! Get his opinion on the matter and consider a night out at the movies, or an evening stroll in a local park. Find out what would make him happy and be open minded 🙂 You may be on the same page!

Small Comforts: Boxers, Sweatshirts, Shaving kit

I always love to use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to stock my husband up on the items he uses every day. You know, the kind of stuff he never would want to go out and get himself but needs the most. Incorporating small comforts like fresh boxer shorts, a warm sweatshirt or even a new shaving kit could be a cute addition to any gift and the best way to show how well you care about his well being. A little attention to his daily rituals could take you a long way come gift time!


This may also qualify as a small comfort 😉 If your boyfriend or husband (fathers & grandfathers can get gifts too!) enjoys a nice cold beer or drink at the end of a long day, maybe head to the package store and pick up his favorites. He’ll appreciate not having to make the stop himself that week! It may be easier to decipher what men want for Valentine’s Day than initially thought, right?



Gift Cards: Video Games, Restaurant,

If you’re married with children, chances are you and your husband work hard everyday to make sure there is enough money in the bank to make ends meet. That means the amount he spends on himself is probably close to $0. If you have set a budget for each other, give him a gift card for something that he loves but has learned to live without. Whether it’s a restaurant he loves, or a video game, the acknowledgement of his personal taste means a lot.


Simple Holiday Desserts You’ll Love!

Simple Holiday Desserts You’ll Love

Believe it or not, you don’t have to compromise when it comes to the sweet and tasty side of Christmas even if you’re short on time. Being a big supporter of splurging over the holidays, we realize reality doesn’t always give you the time or the budget required to put creative and festive desserts on the table. Luckily we’ve put together a small list of some simple holiday desserts we consider to be our go-to favorites!

Egg Nog Cake

Simple Holiday Desserts

Every time I mention my Holiday Egg Nog cake people go nuts! It’s amazing how many folks have never even thought of turning their favorite winter beverage into a dessert. There are so many great recipes out there to try- I will be sure to put ours in the recipe section by the end of the month. This particular dessert will need to be made from scratch so if you have a little more time than usual to put together the batter and the frosting you won’t be disappointed!

Frosted Brownies

Simple Holiday Desserts You'll love!

If you don’t have a lot of time to bake something festive from scratch, there are always boxed brownies! Say what you will about baked goods coming from a box, but I find at least when it comes to brownies you can do no better than Betty Crocker!
Choose to make your own frosting or simply buy a canned vanilla and add your own food coloring to give you the pop of colors that add the holiday cheer!

Classic Cupcakes

Simple Holiday Desserts You'll Love

Who doesn’t love a cupcake? Whether you’ve been itching to use your favorite cake from scratch recipe, or you want to throw something together with a boxed mix- cupcakes are one of many simple holiday desserts you can include this year! Grab the family and have them help you decorate to give them that extra Christmas flair.

Creme De Menthe Brownies

Simple Holiday Desserts youll love

I’ve recently added this delicious recipe to our pantry section because my family enjoys these every single year. If you have chocolate lovers in your clan they will dive into these  as soon as you put them out. Make use of a boxed brownie mix, pick up some Creme de Menthe, powdered sugar and some chocolate chips and get baking!

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Okay so I may have lied a little when it comes to making simple holiday desserts in this entry. I had to include one holiday staple that involved several more steps than the others because it is THAT good. Each year I make a delicious Chocolate Mousse cake mostly from scratch. As I mentioned, I’m partial to the chocolate cake flavor I can only seem to accomplish from boxed mixes — that being said if you have a recipe out there that is comparable please share and I’ll give it a shot!
Anyways, for this chocolate mousse cake- I make my own mousse and my own chocolate ganache. It requires a good amount of heavy cream, melted chocolate and technical skill– but the result is an incredibly decadent and rich treat you and your family will look forward to all year!


Winter Water Conservation Tips

Winter Water Conservation Tips

Winter Water Conservation Tips

Over the coming weeks we will have many tips and tricks to conserving water. We wanted to start the series by mentioning some important ways to save water specifically during the cold winter months. Below are a few assorted winter water conservation tips- in no order of importance!

  • If your home tends to run cold no matter how much you try to keep it warm, or you have outdoor buildings- you may want to drip your faucets where pipes may freeze. Doing so can help prevent a pipe from bursting. To get the most of your efforts stick a bucket underneath the pipe as to collect the water to use for house plants.
  • Do you notice your shower takes longer to heat up in the winter than other times of the year? That’s because the pipes are cold. Instead of running the water much longer than normal waiting for warm water- call a plumber to price out the cost of getting your pipes insulated. You can be saving gallons of water!
    Alternatively you could consider a new, more efficient water heater if yours has been around a long time.
  • A more general note toward shower water conservation, low-flow showerheads are ‘old school’, yes- but they’re the hero of this story. Save those 3,000 gallons by making the switch!
  • Keep up with the temperatures. As you likely already know, the changes in temperate from day to night can wreak havoc on your plumbing. The pipes will expand and contract depending on what temperatures they are exposed to. Leaks are far more likely to develop during the winter.
    Be sure to have a plumber inspect the lines as soon as you suspect a problem, or when the cold is coming to a close.
    You can purchase water leak detection systems if that’s your thing.
  • The winter season usually means a massive increase in dinner parties, get togethers and baking. Try to avoid the massive pile of dishes in the sink by utilizing dishwasher safe dishes, mixing bowls and cutlery.
  • Know where your water shut off is. In the event of any severe, catastrophic leaks you’ll want to be able to stop water flow immediately. Don’t be in a position where you waste tons of time (and water) while searching for it.


The Holiday Family Traditions You’ve Been Looking For

Holiday Family Traditions

It’s never too late to implement Holiday family traditions, especially during the winter season! You don’t even need to celebrate Christmas to enjoy quality family time that will leave pleasant, long lasting memories for years to come (though there are plenty of Christmas themes to take advantage of too!).

Watch Corny Movies

This particular idea isn’t exclusive to the holidays but you’re definitely more likely to find extremely corny movies! Few things feel as comfy as snuggling up with your loved ones under blankets while watching a laugh-inducing film. Besides, not every Christmas flick is pure trash- you may find yourself pleasantly surprised by the charming characters and warm storylines. Point is- if your couch is a  predictable destination for you and your family this year- may as well share the screen with everyone else. My suggestion? Put all your devices in a nearby basket and set rules to prevent each other from being sucked into their feeds and timelines.

Exchange Christmas Pajamas

Every year my family looks forward to this. My mom is really great at sewing and years ago instilled the tradition of making each of us our own flannel pajamas. We always look forward to seeing what material design she chose for us- from flowers to cats- it’s always special. The best part is getting to open them on Christmas Eve so we can show off our new digs on Christmas morning as we enjoy the day.
While you don’t need to sew your own, you can certainly adapt this tradition for your own family. Maybe assign each member a person to buy PJ’s for- or put one person in charge and rotate every year. No matter which way you do it- everyone is sure to enjoy the extra festive touch to the holiday. Consider involving designs and styles that are not limited to Christmas so they can get year-round use of them (but always connecting them to the memories of your family and the traditions you all keep).

Hunt for Presents

You’re family probably enjoys a good Easter Egg hunt every year right? Why not bring some of that energy and spark to this holiday? If you have younger children, they will love the idea of hunting for their presents! Pick some clever hiding spots, incorporate ‘notes from Santa’ that have hints on them- and maybe save the biggest presents for the hardest locations. Instead of sitting by the tree all day- encourage some traditional game style activity.
Everyone will have a little bit more appreciation for their presents when they had to earn them!

Cookie Swap and/or Yankee Swap

If you have older children, perhaps in lieu of some of the more ‘childish’ traditions out there you could start something new! A family favorite on the farm is our annual Yankee Swap- where we invite our closest family and friends over for a night of fun. Everyone not only brings a present under $15 but also partakes in a pot luck dinner.  After we eat we all pick a number (1 – however many are there) and start opening presents in numeric order. It’s always fun to see what people get, and how hardcore people are when they see something they want.
Want something a little less potentially barbaric? Go with the cookie swap! Everybody bakes (or buys) their favorite holiday cookies and brings enough so everyone can go home with some of each kind. Even younger families can enjoy this one- plenty of sweets to go around leading up to Christmas!

Pick out and Decorate the Christmas Tree

Holiday Family Traditions

When you have older children it can be hard to keep up with some of the traditions you may have had when they were younger. One way to keep some of the magic alive is by making a point of getting together every year to pick out the family Christmas tree and spend a few hours decorating it together. It’s a great way to go through all the old ornaments made as children and collected through life. Nothing is more symbolic than gathering around as a family with a mission to celebrate life, nature and beauty.

Pick a Favorite Dessert or Meal and Serve it Every Year

Some families scramble every year to decide what to have for their family dinner on Christmas. This year, sit down with everyone and talk about the meals they’ve most enjoyed over the years. From appetizers, main courses to desserts- have everyone contribute and then set the plan in motion!
Our family always has the same meals every holiday- but we often switch it up by assigning different people to make different things. That way there is always some variety in presentation and recipe. By instilling this tradition, mouths will start watering for next year even just a few hours after eating dinner! This is also a guaranteed way to ensure everyone gets something they will enjoy. Don’t let any one member of the family struggle with the meal planning anymore  and everyone will benefit! Eating is one of the biggest holiday family traditions, might as well get the most out of it 🙂

Eco-friendly Holiday Practices: Be More Green

Easy Eco-friendly Holiday Practices

A motto around this farm? Waste not, want not. There are so many easy eco-friendly holiday practices you can adopt this holiday season.  Taking care of our environment isn’t hard to do but every bit of effort can help make a difference on a massive scale!

Here are some of the ways we aspire to keep our Christmas as green as the tree in our living room!

Shop Locally-owned Businesses

There are almost too many reasons to shop local mom & pop stores to count. From one of a kind items to directly contributing to your community’s economy – nothing feels better than putting your money where your home is. Not only are you more likely to score unique, high quality gifts but you are also cutting out the need for expensive and wasteful shipping methods.
Eco-friendly Holiday Practices

Recycled wrapping paper

We’ve already outlined the many gift wrap alternatives to consider this year- but it’s worth re-enforcing. Whether you make use of old newspapers, calendars, maps or even fabric- avoiding traditional wrapping paper will bring more joy to the holidays (and the planet). There are many companies that now offer recycled gift paper but we’re partial to the concept of making use of materials you already have lying around. Take advantage of these easy eco-friendly holiday practices – especially when wrapping presents which is arguably the worst part!

Less will be more

How many years do you look at your living room after opening presents and realize you not only spent too much money, but you bought too much junk? Less really can be more- especially when every gift has a little more thought put into it. Consider cutting back on useless spending this year. A helpful tip? Ask yourself if the recipient of your gift will in fact, still be using or loving it in a year’s time before sealing the deal. Sometimes tiny useless trinkets help fill the space under the tree, but don’t last long before meeting the trash can.

Give money to charity or a good cause

A good rule of thumb for every Christmas is to set a budget. What if this year, you took a fraction of that amount and decided to donate it to a charity or organization that could really benefit from your support? Take a moment to consider what you value in life and see who is out there working for it. Whether it’s environmental conservation or sick & terminally ill children– people are out there every day trying to make a difference. Imagine how good you’ll feel when you’ve helped them continue their mission!

All-natural decorations

This one should be obvious but based on what I see everytime I go to the store I’m not sure most people think about this! There are so many ways to decorate your home for the holidays without buying that plastic crap! Wood, burlap, natural pine, poinsettas are just a few of the many natural options available to you.


Use Timers for your holiday lights  & decor

Light timers have to be one of my most favorite inventions of the last 10 years or so. Quite frankly I use these year-round, but they’re especially helpful during the winter seasons! This is such a smart way to ensure you still have your lights and decorations lit during the optimal times. No more will you forget to turn them off before bed- wasting all that energy! Set the timer to come on during the most popular hours of the evening so everyone can enjoy your displays and to shut off after a few hours. This will not only help the planet but it will keep your energy bill down 🙂 This is one of my favorite eco-friendly holiday practices because it only requires your attention for 5 minutes and then you’re set for a good month (or however long you’re set up for the season!)

Make the most of your shopping trips

I’m the first to admit I am not always the smartest when it comes to time management. A few years ago I finally made the most of every single time I got in my car to go somewhere. Christmas shopping is no longer an exception. If you are headed out in search of a single gift- perhaps you could take a moment to consider the other stops you could include on your way so you reduce the number of times you’re buzzing around town? It may add a few moments to the intial outing, but it will save you gas, energy and time down the line!

Recycle all your wrapping paper & filling

If you decide to go with traditional gift wrap, be it paper or plastic- please please please recycle it. Ideally you are actively recycling all of your trash one way or another. Even if you use the wrapping paper to help build fires in your fireplace- at least you’re getting more than one use out of it!

Unique Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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Year after year it can be hard to keep the originality up when it comes to unique stocking stuffer ideas. Certain items like festive candy are staples. However it isn’t always easy to find the knick knacks that will have the desired wow factor.

Check out our take on some unique stocking stuffer ideas below!

Mason Jar Tumbler

Now this is something I know I would love to see in my stocking! Designed to look like an authentic canning jar, these Mason Jar Tumblers are not only cheap but also so charming! What better way is there than to show off your love for all things country with this? Available on Amazon, ~$10 & free shipping!
Unique Stocking Stuffer Ideas via

Touchscreen Friendly Winter Gloves

As a rule here on the farm we don’t necessarily like to encourage device use- but even personal experience shows these gloves would be handy. Nobody likes to need to take their gloves off in the cold weather just to text someone back or make a call. We’ve linked to one option but there are many different kinds to choose from out there!


Cable Keychains

Along the lines of device use and convenience, another handy trinket to consider are these cute cable keychains! Nobody likes being stuck somewhere without the proper cables to charge your phone or tablet! Even better, never again will your friends confuse their chargers for yours! Spice up the style of your keychain with this practical option.

Stress Doll

Widely known as the Dammit Doll- these are all the range among adults these days! These handmade, high quality & clearly very durable dolls are there for you when nobody else is. If yoga or daily exercise isn’t doing the trick, maybe these will. Comes with a complimentary, hilarious poem: “Whenever things don’t go so well, And you want to hit the wall and yell, Here’s a little Dammit doll, That you can’t do without. Just grasp it firmly by the legs And find a place to slam it. And as you whack the stuffing out Yell “Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!”

Bacon Flavored Candy Canes

Whether or not I can explain the phenomena, I think we all know bacon is all the rage. In fact, it never seems to go out of style. You could opt for the bacon cooker alarm clock, but we feel these candy canes get the point across while still endorsing the ultimate love for bacon. I haven’t tried them myself, but they’ve been well-reviewed! Treat a fellow bacon lover to something sweet and unique. The reaction is bound to be entertaining at the very least.

Headphone Ear Warmers

I think this is one of the better unique stocking stuffer ideas on this list. For friends and family who are often walking the cold city streets, riding the rails or outdoors a lot in all kinds of weather- I’m sure their ears get mighty cold. Why not give them the option to entertain themselves as the battle the elements? The link will take you to a women’s fashionable style on Amazon but there are many different varieties available out there.

Unique Stocking Stuffer ideas via Amazon

Good luck!



5 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for School Teachers

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Great Holiday Gift Ideas for School Teachers

Struggling to find Holiday gift ideas for school teachers? It’s the Holiday Season so naturally you’re frantically in search of something for everybody in your life, right? For the most part this isn’t hard because you are in tune with your friends & family- and have a solid grip as to what make great presents for them. However, your child may have 4-6 teachers (don’t forget the bus driver!) any given school year- people you hardly know… Sometimes finding a balance between cheap and thoughtful is overwhelming but it doesn’t need to be.

Always put yourself in their shoes- what would make life more enjoyable? Simpler? Here are some gift ideas to consider:

Simple Meal Options

Teachers may be done teaching between 2-3pm but most are far from being able to actually go home. They may be involved in after-school student activities or sports. Chances are they definitely still need to grade tests and papers. For all you know, they don’t see their own home until 8 or 9 at night. That’s why giving them a basket of tea, hot chocolate, dry soup and/or pantry mixes are a really clever gift. These are all things they could enjoy from the comfort of their home- or via the kitchen in the school without much effort. You won’t break the bank, and you’ll make the chaotic holiday season a little more manageable.

Holiday Gift Ideas for School Teachers

Don’t Do it Alone

Teachers are no strangers to gifts but how many of them end up being useful or worth the money spent? While we don’t have statistics for you- chances are more end up in the trash than anywhere else. Help fellow parents avoid the same money pit and consider going in on a larger, group gift.  A gift certificate to a really nice restaurant or a nice store in the mall, for example- would be manageable between multiple people.

Baker’s Dream

In my experience, many teachers are young women with a variety of hobbies. If you’re lucky- maybe they like to bake? Throwing a basket together with all the needed ingredients (dry ingredients, sprinkles, icing) for a batch of cookies is a very creative and considerate present to give to anyone- not just a teacher. Or- alternatively- you could whip up a few dozen cookies yourself and package them nicely (and have enough to give every teacher some!). You can’t go wrong with your budget when you go this route! Just make sure to have your child check for allergies before they start chowing down!


This is a popular idea and for good reason. Ornaments never go out of style, and there is an endless variety of kinds and themes to choose from! Try to go for something unique or personal so they will always remember where it came from. You’ll be able to cover a lot of ground with multiple teachers if you pick something small but practical and relevant to the Holidays!

Holiday Gift ideas for School Teachers


Class Pet

Does the teacher have a class pet in the room for all the kids to take care of? Chances are they are paying for its food and bedding out of pocket (I doubt there’s an expense account for a hamster!). With that in mind- maybe a new cage, or a couple months supply of food, treats or chew toys would do the trick? You’d be surprised how much that could help and thrill your teacher- especially since everyone benefits, including a little furry friend!

No need to stress! These are just 5 of so many ways to impress the teachers in your life this year! Browse around our general store, pantry or spa sections to get more ideas!