Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Great Gift Idea
If you're looking for a fun (and inexpensive) gift idea for teachers or anyone else, here's one of my favorites. Spice had her last day of preschool yesterday so I put these together for her teachers. I purchased popcorn tubs from Blockbuster for $1.99 each, threw in a few movie size packs of candy that I picked up on sale at Kroger last week for $1 apiece, and two Cokes from a six-pack. For filler, I used roasted peanuts, also on sale for $1 at Kroger. One large bag of peanuts was enough to fill two tubs. Then I purchased a Blockbuster gift card for each teacher, wrapped the entire tub in cellophane and tied it up with a ribbon. Excluding the gift cards, the contents cost under $7 per bucket. The best part about the gift is it is totally consumable. No notepads, Christmas ornaments, paper weights... cluttering up the teacher's house. I like to give, and receive (hint, hint) gifts like that. And if you're a teacher, what better way to kick off a couple of months of peace and quiet than with a good chick flick and chocolate.