Dec 18, 2013

Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Teachers

It's always so hard for me to come up with Christmas gifts for teachers.  Anyone else with me?  I think it's because they truly deserve so much, but by the time you get around to buying them something there isn't any money left in the gift budget.  My little one is blessed to have 4 teachers in her classroom (1 teacher and 3 aids)...YES, 4 teachers!!  And, gifts for 4 teachers can really add up.

This year I had originally planned to give gift cards.  (Let's face it, we all love gift cards!)  But, when I thought about handing each of them a $10 Starbucks gift card, I just thought it sounded kinda lame.  So, I decided to come up with something that cost the same but took just a little more effort than a run to Staples for the gift cards.  Here's what we decided to do...

I found the mug for $5 at Homegoods and the Salted Caramel Chai Tea Latte Mix from Trader Joe's was only $3.99 (and it's AMAZINGLY delicious!).  I know teachers have plenty of mugs, but at least this one is pretty and doesn't scream "I'm a teacher!".

Here it is all wrapped up with a pun-tastic tag attached.  I downloaded the "Merry Christmas" text  and banner clip-art for free, combined them in Powerpoint/Keynote, added the "Thanks a LATTE for all you do!", printed it, cut it out, and attached it to a cute gingham bow on the wrapped gift.

No, I didn't come up with the "Thanks a LATTE" line.  I found that online too!  It was so fitting for this gift idea and the 4 wonderful teachers that they're going to.

Anyone else have any good last minute teacher gift ideas?  Do share with us, please!!


Mindy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Super cute. I have four teachers I'm doing gifts for this year, as well. I'm doing baked treats. I did see some REALLY cute Christmas mugs at the Dollar Store this year, though, and considered working those in.
I made homemade Chai mix this year for the first time and it's delicious. Just brew your cup of tea and stir some in. And it keeps in the fridge for 6 months! I used it for one of the gift exchanges I went to. I'll have to check out the TJ's one. I do love me some salted caramel.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love it - especially the "thanks a latte" - and those teachers will too!!! Very cute and delicious!!!

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