With Spring Break and Easter upon us at the end of the week, it’s time to start thinking about Easter Baskets and Teacher Gifts. I’ve been a bit lack luster on my teacher gifts this year. They’ve been thoughtful, but not super creative and usually done right before they need to be delivered to school, so they don’t make it on the blog, but this time, I am ahead of the game a bit. Thanks to the Target dollar section.
I’m shocked how small the dollar section is in this one and only Target in the Northstate. Just one of the Oahu stores would put this greatly to shame, but none the less, I jumped all over the cute dollar pails when they came out around Valentines, knowing very well they wouldn’t be there to ring in St. Patty’s day. Yet, I was surprised to find there are still pails up for grabs there this past weekend. Lucky for me since I needed an additional last pail with the addition of a new preschool teacher this past week, probably thanks to the Kinder Round up last week.
Each pail contains: a sparkly nail file, toe separators, two mini nail polishes and an EOS lip balm. I think it was the lip balm that sparked the theme, although, somehow that doesn’t completely tie in with the nails…anyway, I’ve eyed the EOS products for awhile and they seemed perfectly suited to this holiday.
We also tossed in a chocolate square (all of my other teacher gifts this year have centered around goodies and they might wonder if it was really from me if there wasn’t an ounce of chocolate included) and a bunny colored by the boys for an added Easter kick.
I think I figured it out at one point the whole gift cost around $7 each, including the plastic grass. I was aiming for $5, so I think I did pretty well. I have high hopes for a home sewn gift for end of the year, but we’ll see how that pans out as we get closer. Granted it’s only for two teachers, since John will continue with preschool through the Summer, but still.