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Between my three young children, there are preschool teachers, school-age teachers, after-school activity teachers, and so many other people that we need to say ‘thank you’ to with a gift for the holidays. With so many, I usually don’t like to break the bank on these gifts, but still want to give something that everyone will love. This year, I went off the theme of how much “EXTRA” these people give to my children – particularly my twins’ preschool teachers. If you know anything about three year old twins, you’ll know what a handful they are -especially together. I’m pretty sure that my twins are the reason those two lovely ladies need some “EXTRA” pampering.
For an easy and meaningful gift, I took a trip to Dollar General for some varieties of Extra® and Doublemint® — who doesn’t love gum?
A good piece of gum is always a way to de-stress, spread some cheer or just savor a moment (like after those crazy twins in your preschool class get picked up for the day….) Enjoying a piece of gum is a surprisingly easy and quick way to beat stress. For me, I find gum helps me concentrate more on a task and helps me beat cravings or snack less. This makes it the perfect addition to this pampering gift. Wrigley gum makes a great stocking stuffer and affordable holiday treat or Secret Santa gift for that hard-to-buy for person.
This gift idea is inexpensive and easy to put together – here is what I included:
Extra® gum — Extra® Spearmint, Extra® Peppermint, Extra® Polar Ice Gum as well as the classic Doublemint®, which everyone loves!
Peppermint Scrub (so easy to make!)
Peppermint Body Butter (also homemade!)
When purchasing your items, save on Extra® and Doublemint® gum this holiday season at Dollar General. Find your nearest store HERE.
To make the Peppermint Scrub
2-2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 tsp Vitamin E oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
Start by melting coconut oil in the microwave at 3o second intervals until liquid.
Add in the peppermint oil – 5 drops is usually enough – and the Vitamin E Oil. Mix.
Combine in a large mixing bowl with the sugar and stir to combine.
Put in an airtight jar – label and gift!
Easy and under $5 a gift!
To Make Peppermint Body Butter
1/2 cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1/2 cup cocoa butter
1/2 cup shea butter
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
2 – 4 drops peppermint essential oil
Heat the coconut oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter in a medium sized bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it melts completely.
Stir in the almond oil, vitamin E Oil and peppermint oil.
Cover, refrigerate and allow to cool.
Use a hand mixer to whip until desired consistency.
Scoop into jars and seal tightly.
And there you have it — simple, no-fuss holiday gift!
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