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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Help!! I need teacher gift ideas!

Yeah, I'm still around.  In fact, I'm working on an awesome post right now.  Well...not right now, but this week.

The Semi-Slacker children are ALL going to big school this year.  I may too poor to pay attention (3 children in private school), but at least I'll get a little break.  Baby Girl is telling everyone that I'm going to "take a nap" while they're at school. maybe just 1 or 2 a week.

But the problem at hand is that I need some clever ideas for Back to School teacher gifts (that I can get/do before next Wednesday).  Y'all have read all about my children, I feel I need to start off the year with a bribe.  Plus, Baby Girl's teach had Bo & Bo's teacher had Sassy.

So... who's got some fabulous, not-to-expensive teacher ideas that doesn't scream "teacher".  I'm not a big fan of apples & stuff!

Y'all help me out & I promise to get back on the blogging track as soon as school starts back!!!

12 comments:

Crayon Princess said...

I thought I could share what I am doing. I got those pop top cans that pineapples or nacho cheese come in. I opened from the bottom and decorated; I filled with Sonic card, shredded paper, and teacher goodies. Glued the bottom closed, so the teacher could open using pop top. I have some on that I did for summer posted on my blog from a couple of weeks ago.

mamamagnolia said...

How about a brown bag lunch (gourmet of course) for the first day of school. Teacher are so busy getting ready for the first day and sometimes deprive themselves of lunch. Nothing like a little fuel to keep you going.

Not a Perfect Mom said...

I always do Yankee Candles...there's always coupons for them, or you can get the small jars...
and hot damn...I thought I'd never see you back here...
and I too have awesome ideas for posts that haven't come to keyboard yet...

Dee said...

You should check out One Pretty Thing, they have lots of ideas. I've always thought this was a cute idea too!

http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/03/make-broken-crayon-monogram-wall-art/

ReadyOrNot said...

The dollar store has name tags, congratulations and birthday awards, and spinners. I always pick up some for me and some for my daughter's teachers!

Laura said...

I still like the idea you did last year - or maybe it was the year before - with the hand sanitizer! The decorated bottle was so cute!

Amber D said...

Go to Etsy - type in Custom handpainted, handcut teacher pencil door signs ---- I can get William to cut the wood probably. How many do you need?

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I stole this idea from Shell last Christmas : Germ Busting Buckets

As a teacher, practical stuff is always great to start the year... tissues, hand sanitizer, zip lock baggies in a cute bucket. Target had some great ones in their dollar bins.

Jennifer said...

I saw a lot of stuff on Pinterest. Are you on there? One thing I thought was cute was pencils tied around a can (or whatever) to make a vase with fresh flowers. After the flowers are gone she can use the pencils. You could even tuck in a gift card to an office/teacher supply store.

Claudia said...

These are all really great ideas. Our co-founder Erin at SkinnyScoop created a blog post on this with some ideas: http://www.skinnyscoop.com/blog/2011/05/10/my-failed-science-project-lets-hear-it-for-teacher-appreciation/

Hope this helps :)

Claudia said...

You inspired me to create a SkinnyScoop Guide on this topic! Would love to have YOU all please add to it so that I can circulate on Twitter, Facebook etc to help other parents in need! Thanks

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/blog/2011/05/10/my-failed-science-project-lets-hear-it-for-teacher-appreciation/

Claudia said...

Look like I linked you all over to the same as above! Here is the link to the new GUIDE:

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/SkinnyScoop_Staff/back-to-school-teacher-gift-ideas

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