Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.
Try one of these quick, easy and affordable teacher gifts
Looking for a last minute gift to throw together for your child's favorite teacher? These gift ideas are easy to make, and at under $10 each, they are affordable too.
Cookies in a jar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Thoroughly wash and dry the glass jar.
Layer the ingredients in the jar, firmly packing each layer.
Place the lid on the jar, then attach a gift tag to the jar.
Write the baking instructions on the tag. Baking instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup of melted butter with the contents of the jar. Create 1-inch balls of cookie dough, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Cup o' school supplies
Large, clear reusable cup
Gather up some office supplies your child's teacher could use. Mini Post-it notes, highlighters, Sharpie markers, paper clips and erasers are all good ideas.
Fill up the cup with the office supplies.
Place the lid on the cup, then cut a piece of decorative ribbon. Tie the ribbon around the top of the cup and you have an instant and easy gift.
Movie night gift basket
Bags of popcorn
Redbox gift certificate
Arrange the popcorn, candy and gift certificate in the plastic bowl.
Cut a large piece of cellophane and place the bowl in the center of it.
Gather the cellophane around the bowl and tie it in place with a ribbon.
Homemade bath salts
In a large bowl, combine 4 cups of Epsom salt with 10 drops of a fragrant essential oil, such as lavender.
Place a funnel in the top of the bottle, then pour the Epsom salt into the bottle.
Place the cap on the bottle and tie a decorative ribbon around the bottle for a perfect pampering gift.