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Homeschooling Gift Guide

If you have a homeschooling family on your shopping list this holiday season, this is a great opportunity to shower them with gifts that they'll love...and use! Of course, gift cards to educational stores, passes to museums and spa treatments for well-deserving moms are always appreciated, but there are plenty of other options for kids and moms alike.

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6Homeschooling Gift GuideTeavana Tea Gift Set

It seems most homeschooling moms don't get too much time alone, so they learn to celebrate the little joys in life, like brewing a fresh cup of tea. She will love a gift from Teavana. Featuring a wide variety of teas and accessories from around the world, this gift can be both educational and luxurious. The Tea Gift Set ($70) includes everything she'll need to brew the perfect cup: a tea maker, four popular loose teas and German rock sugar.

7Fellowes LaminatorFellowes Multi-purpose laminator

Homeschooling moms are always utilizing the laminating machine to protect stellar work, reusable worksheets, flashcards or directions. This laminator ($50) is light-weight, extremely portable, easy to use and perfect for at-home use. It provides a smooth, secure seal and is one of the most affordable versions available. There is even a cold laminating setting for the kids.

8Homeschooling Gift GuideCustomized Weekly Planner by Erin Condren Designs

Organization is key for any homeschooler, so a customized weekly planner ($30) from Erin Condren Designs is ideal for keeping a busy family on track. Choose a favorite picture and personalize the planner with the family name. There is a tear-out sheet for every week of the year and mom will breathe a sigh of relief as she adds everyone's daily responsibilities to the colorful columns.

9Homeschooling Gift GuideGreen Eggs and Ham Cookbook

For many homeschooling moms, teaching kids life skills is just as important as teaching them math. Help mom make cooking creative and enjoyable with the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook ($17). It features kid-friendly recipes inspired by the stories made famous by Dr. Seuss. Maybe you'll be invited to try some Sneetch Salad, Oobleck, and Solla Sollew Stew.

10Homeschooling Gift GuideYear of Seeds

Brighten up your favorite mom's day, every day, with this Year of Seeds gift set ($60). It includes 12 packs of seeds and a colorful earthenware pot for each. Plant them all at once for an enviable windowsill garden or one at a time as the year progresses. Enjoy colorful blooms and teach the kids about horticultural at the same time. Perfect for the experienced or aspiring gardener.

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