5 Last-Minute Gifts for Volunteers


VolunteersNeed to come up with some cool and
creative Christmas gifts for your amazing team of volunteers this
year? With time ticking away, we’ve got your back! I thought I’d
share with you some crafty creations my co-workers have made and
shared with me. With some craft supplies and some do-it-yourself
know-how, you’ll be ready to give cool gifts for every

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Hot Cocoa Snowmen

Got to love this one! The version on Pinterest
uses baby food jars stacked on top of each other to create a cool
hot cocoa container. My co-worker Ali used small square plastic
containers and filled two with cocoa for a double dose of
chocolatey  goodness. She put two peppermints on the scarf as
buttons. Super cool.

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Another snowman idea! Simple and full of
personality, these snowman socks are fun to keep around any work
space. I’ve received one, and I’ve already used him as a
paperweight, a cell phone holder, and glass cleaner (thanks to his
soft fluffy hat).

Tree Button Ornament

Put a Christmas treeonyour Christmas tree with
this unique ornament! Using some buttons and some thin wire, you
too can make this ornament that your volunteers won’t forget.

Joy and

Anyone who knows me understands that I love
puns. So when I saw this, I knew I had to share it. Soap! What
better gift to give someone who works with kids. Plus it shows you
wish volunteers a Christmas season full of joy and soap.

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Pinecone Christmas Tree

Okay, here’s a bonus for you! A
co-worker/friend made some awesome mini-Christmas trees out of
pinecones. As I was looking for where she found the idea, I
stumbled across this page. It not only has the craft she made, but
29 others! There some great ideas in here that will hopefully give
you some ideas.


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What are you giving your volunteers this
Christmas? Share it with us using the comment section below!

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About Author

David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.

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