Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This Year's Teacher Gift

This year, I have exactly one "end-of-year" teacher gift to buy. Which is a massive deal because in past years, I've had as many as 14. Yes, 14. Which was exhausting and expensive and stressful. But this year, there's only one!! Which is not exhausting, nor expensive and actually kind of fun!

My older kids are in high school and they informed me that there will be absolutely no gift-giving to teachers under any circumstances, lest they (the kids) be dubbed uncool. The teenagers issue ultimatums like this on a fairly regular basis. And recalling the social minefield of high school, I do my best to control myself. 

That leaves little Miss 5th-Grader - who, being her mother's daughter - wanted something a bit nicer than a gift card or box of chocolates. So we put together a lemonade kit ... 

Everything was picked up at Target ... they have all the fixings for a lemonade stand there (in the seasonal section, if you're interested). Like these cute napkins ...

And these cups and straws (hard to see it, but the straws have little umbrellas on them - super cute) ...

Some lemonade mix ...

Everything fit into an acrylic drink dispenser ...

I tied on an orange ribbon ...

And voila! Super easy teacher gift and it didn't even come to $15.

Do you give end-of-year teacher gifts to your kids teachers? If so, what? 


  1. I do not give gifts at the end of school, only at Christmas. Since Sidney is going to summer camp with all the same teachers, it seems rather redundant.

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