Ah, it is the last week of school for DS…and with it the end of car pool, homework, and having to get out of my jammies before 8AM. But also, a time to love on those AMAZING teachers and principals who influence and support our kiddos for nine months out of a year.
I used to struggle with the “right” gift to give a teacher. I have been known to go in on “gift cards” or a potted plant. But each $10 here and another $10 there added up and wrecked havoc on my monthly budget. So this year I got creative and gave both of my kiddos teachers spa gift baskets.
Any guess how much I spent?
The Olay products I got for FREE after one or another Olay rebate and the Glade Candle was FREE after the SC Johnson Rebate. The only out-of-pocket was for the baskets (which I scored at garage sales), the puffy scrubby, and some fake grass to put in the bottom. Overall, I think they turned out great. It looks like I spent a fortune, but really I just shopped out of my stockpile.
The only addition – a heart-felt, hand-written card to the teacher thanking her for putting up (I mean teaching) my DS this whole year. She got him interested in science and reading – and those attributes will last a lifetime.