Can you believe there is only a few weeks left in the school year?! I cannot! Where did the time go?
So now the question is….what do we give the teachers as an end of the year gift?
I don’t like to do a just a gift card because it just seems so impersonal, and of course I usually procrastinate (it’s my middle name) and don’t have time to make or order anything cute and personalized with pictures.
I also don’t like to do some wall picture or handprint art craft because lets be honest, does a teacher really keep all of those?!
I had remembered seeing on a blog somewhere (don’t ask me where because I honestly don’t know the link) a while ago, a mom had given her child’s teacher a beach towel, magazine, and bottle of sunscreen and tied them together with a ribbon. I thought it was a great idea but I like to get a little more creative with my packaging….it can make even the most simple gifts look so much more thought out. And, when you’re dealing with preschool and multiple teachers (last year Wunderboy had four!) it can get a little $$$ to buy each of them a beach towel and bottle of sunscreen. So………
I found these adorable buckets in the dollar bin at Target and had an idea! “Summer Survival” gifts for each of them!
In each bucket I included a travel size sun screen ($1), a vaseline lip balm ($1), a plastic water bottle ($1), a candy, a bag of 100 calorie cookie snacks, and a few individual drink mixes from snapple and crystal light. Total I spent around $5 per gift and they were quick and easy to throw together.
Here is another option using a larger Basket.
For this basket I used a straw tote I found in the Target dollar section ($2.50) and filled it with summer goodies. I tried to include things you would want for a trip to the beach or the pool.
I added a magazine, candies, 100 calorie chocolate cookie snacks, a box of individual drink mixes, a beach towel ($6), to go cup ($4), and bottle of sunscreen and lip balm ($6 for both~I had coupons). Just for fun I also added a beach ball 🙂
All you have to do is pack your basket and print off one of our “Summer Survival Kit” cards and you have a great end of the year teacher gift!
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