{Link Up} Ho-Ho-Holiday Gifts For Your Students

I *love* looking at all of the creative gift ideas on Pinterest and Instagram that teachers give to their students this time of year!

Whether you celebrate certain holidays or just the winter season, it's always fun to give a small gift to your students before the long Winter Break. I thought this would be the perfect excuse for a Linky Party I'm calling Ho-Ho-Holiday Gifts For Your Students!

My gift to my kiddos last year was *super* easy to make and was a huge hit! It was "Snowman Soup" and here's a recap of the how-to, originally posted on 12.17.2012 HERE.

This is seriously the easiest thing to assemble and all of the ingredients are super-cheap and easy to find this time of year, so it's a win all around!

Here's what you'll need:

  • mini-marshmallows 
  • Hershey kisses (I chose the holiday ones to make them colorful)
  • hot chocolate packs
  • candy canes (they were out of mini and these are sort of medium-sized, so they still fit in the bag)
  • clear baggies (I used clear Ziploc and they aren't as cute as the inspiration, but they did the job just fine)
  • Snowman Soup tags 

Into each bag goes:
  • 1 packet of hot chocolate
  • 2 kisses (1 red & 1 green)
  • 1 candy cane
  • 10 mini-marshmallows
After I zipped the bag closed, I stapled the tag to the top and voila, Snowman Soup for each kiddo!

You can pick up the Snowman Soup FREE Tags on Google Docs. Enjoy!

If you would like to share your holiday gift to students either from this year or years past, please link up below. If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave your ideas in the comments. Thanks so much and happy sharing!

Image fonts from KG Fonts, images from JC Sweetpea


  1. This is so cute I plan on doing some snowman work in January..so this will fit right in! Thanks so much:)

    1. Yay! So glad this can help :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Yum!!! Sounds delicious!!! Thanks so much for sharing, Stephanie! Stay warm!!! :) Melissa

  3. Thanks for sharing the snowman soup tags. They are so cute! I am buying my students Santa hats from our PTA gift shop.


    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

    1. What a great idea to buy gifts that will benefit your PTA! Love it!! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing :)

  4. This is my first year needing student gifts. Thanks for doing this linky! The posts are already great ideas, and I can't wait to see more!

  5. Love this! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Ooops, I put my blog button, not the picture in my link. (I really need to go to sleep!) I like to surprise my students with a few things leading up to Christmas break. This year we have an elf visiting us. I plan on having our elf Jingles "elf" our class. I will leave a basket of candy and the printable I have in my link in a bowl, then we will choose another class to "elf" back. I also like giving the kids a craft day on the last day of school. We make magic reindeer food, snowmen out of tea light battery operated candles, and snowmen candy bars. The students go through a few other craft centers and get a treat as well . That is my present to them!

  7. This is a wonderful idea! I give my kids a $1.00 book that I bought from Scholastic and will put this with it so they can curl up with a good book and some hot chocolate! A perfect way to encourage reading over the break. I love that it is not strictly Christmasy".

  8. LOVE THIS LINKY! I can't wait to get some more ideas for next year. This is the best time of year.

  9. Thanks so much for your post and all of your other posts! I'm a new blogger and just linked for the first time! (I hope it was successful and I hope I did it right!) I have a lot to learn in the world of blogging! My blog http://sparklesandsweettea.blogspot.com/ Thank you!!

  10. I love this idea. I am so excited to link up for this post.
    I had a blast creating crayons for my first graders!

    Searching for Teacher Balance

  11. I accidentally linked up twice! Could you delete one of them? #19/#20. Sorry and thanks for the super cute linky!

    Mrs. Thompson
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