I love, love sending little gifties in for the teachers throughout the year. They do so much for our kids and I just feel it’s a very small gesture of appreciation for all they do. I don’t think you have to spend a lot of money to say thank you. Of course, I’m a bit biased to teachers, having been one myself before kiddos. They work HARD y’all! It’s truly an exhausting job.
I don’t always send in big gifts. This one would definitely be considered little. I typically save bigger gifts for the beginning of the year, Christmas, teacher appreciation week and end of year. But every Fall I usually send in a little pumpkin themed something. Often times I do a lot of the same things, but usually change up a thing or two.
This year I decided to send a Fall towel, hand soap and Reese cups. The towels I found as a two-pack for $6.99 at Homegoods, which was perfect to split. The Reese Cups and jack-o-lantern were both $1 from Walmart. The hand soap was a $1 as well from Big Lots. Also, I have seen these for the same price at JoAnn’s Fabric.
I love to cut the original plastic handle off of the jack-o-lanterns and replace with ribbon and bows. The gingham ribbon was $2.99 at Hobby Lobby, but I always wait for it to be 50% off. So all in all, I probably spent approximately $8 each with tax. Just a little “happy” to hopefully brighten their day! I plan to send these in on October 1. Hopefully it will be the “little things” like a jack-o-lantern filled with small goodies that will brighten these sweet teacher’s day!