June 17 2016
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Inexpensive Gift Idea for Teachers

magnolia banana pudding, inexpensive teacher gift

I banged this out last night as a gift to my children’s teachers… personalized mason jars filled with the Magnolia Bakery banana pudding recipe.  I still donated to the cash gift funds, but there is an attachment and a gratitude you feel with those early grade teachers that you sometimes need to express.

The personalization makes this feel special and thoughtful, yet it’s easy and inexpensive. Nice when you have five teachers for two kids!

The ribbon, chalkboard stickers, string and mason jars are pretty cheap and easy to find at a craft store like Michael’s.  And the pudding recipe has the world’s shortest, cheapest ingredient list (water, vanilla pudding mix, condensed milk, heavy cream, Nilla Wafers and bananas) for something that Tastes So Good…

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Slowly but surely, the June bonanza of gift-giving, congratulations and tearful goodbyes is winding down.

 

 

    • I killed two birds with one stone with this batch – I also made a nice big jar for my friend’s birthday. The recipe makes a LOT. Anyone who has ever had it will look forward to having it again – there is no one who doesn’t like it!

      • A few people linked to that segment – just about all his segments stop me in my tracks. I wish more people would see them because he really educates you on subjects you may not know about, but that we all should be aware of as a society. I am totally outraged after every one.

    • Hi Francesca – yes, I really recommend it. It is so easy and so cheap and it came out so good! I assume your daughter must be pre-K? My little one is finishing his first year of pre-k tomorrow – so emotional!

    1. jolie 01:14pm 11 July - 2016 - Reply

      What a great gift. I always appreciate those home made, thoughtful gifts from families

      • Brooklyn Bread 01:44pm 11 July - 2016 - Reply

        Thanks so much, Jolie. It was a big hit – I highly recommend! And thank you for adding me to your site – that is very much appreciated!!

        Linda

    2. This is so cute! My daughter is starting school this September (ahh) and I would love to make something like this.

      • Brooklyn Bread 08:00am 20 June - 2016 - Reply

        Hi Francesca – yes, I really recommend it. It is so easy and so cheap and it came out so good! I assume your daughter must be pre-K? My little one is finishing his first year of pre-k tomorrow – so emotional!

    3. FinanceSuperhero 11:57pm 19 June - 2016 - Reply

      Awesome idea. As a teacher, I am surprised I have never received a gift like this.

      • Brooklyn Bread 08:02am 20 June - 2016 - Reply

        I killed two birds with one stone with this batch – I also made a nice big jar for my friend’s birthday. The recipe makes a LOT. Anyone who has ever had it will look forward to having it again – there is no one who doesn’t like it!

        • Brooklyn Bread 08:04am 20 June - 2016 - Reply

          A few people linked to that segment – just about all his segments stop me in my tracks. I wish more people would see them because he really educates you on subjects you may not know about, but that we all should be aware of as a society. I am totally outraged after every one.

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