Year End Teacher Gifts

I have struggled this year for gifts for teachers because Avery has a male teacher. I found about idea on Pinterest (of course!). It was a basket for a Father’s Day gift full of BBQ items. I knew I’d hit the nail on the head!! So I set out to find what I could to fill the basket. I decided to do the same for Blake’s teacher and do it in more girly colors.

Here’s what was in them:

Plastic bowl – $1 at Walmart
Oven mitt – $1 at Target
Kabob holder – $3 at Target
Tongs – $1 at Walmart
Lighter stick – $1 at Target
Skewers – $1.99 at Target
BBQ sauce – sale price of $.88
Sweet & Spicy Rub for meat – homemade (don’t know what it cost but not much)

Then I just added some colored tissue paper. Looks pretty and is useful. I hate giving gifts that they can never use.

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Teacher Gifts – End of the Year

I know I have sadly neglected this poor blog and I have so many things that I wanted to write about.  I am hoping that summer will allow me to catch up but not counting on it.  I’ll do my best.

Since today is officially the first day of summer I thought I’d share the gifts we gave the teachers for the summer.  You saw this post with the spa themed gift for teacher appreciation week.  So for the end of the year I thought I’d give them gifts that had a summer theme.

I created these pretty bookmarks from this blog post I found on Pinterest.  It used some of my sewing skills that I don’t get to use often and I also got to make some of my favorite fabric flowers!

Then I created a Sweet and Spicy BBQ rub for grilling from a recipe that I found in a magazine.  I put it in a goodie bag with a label with instructions and tied it with a ribbon.  I hope that was good because I didn’t try any of it!

We added one of those glasses with a straw that you can pop in the freezer and finally an A&W with a label saying ‘You are A&Wesome!’

Then to tie it all together I added a little note in a thank you card that said ‘May you have an A&Wesome summer filled with grilling, reading, and sipping by the pool!’  I hope they enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them!