Thursday, May 24, 2012

Last Minute Teacher Gift Idea

Today is my kids last day of school!  It crept up on me this year.  It's the first year since my son started school that we don't have any snow days to make up for, so they're getting out in May instead of June.  With all of the activities we've had going on around here (my boy's birthday, soccer games, and a graduation party to attend) I sort of dropped the ball on the teacher gifts this year.  I had a couple of diy, crafty ideas floating around in my head, but I ran out of time.

So instead of making something special, I put together these sweet little summer gift bags with the help of Bath & Body Works.

I put together a collection of orange summer items and tied them up with a hand written gift tag.

Yes, it's a tad "cheese-y".  How many cheese-y jokes do you think a kindergarten and second grade teacher hear in a school year?  I think the gift tag makes these bags look more like they were well-planned rather than they were picked up at the very last minute, so we're going with cheese via oranges.  

As for the specific contents, I grabbed these crabs because they were too cute and summery not to buy - and they were orange.  These scentportables are on sale right now- buy 6 for $24, so I got one for all 4 teachers and one for me and the hubs.  Mine isn't a crab, it's a leopard peace sign -the girl picked it out for me.  They come in tons of different scents, and they really are great for the car.  Now my car smells like vanilla rather than a locker room (soccer playing boys are stinky).  Also included in these bags is a purse sized antibacterial hand gel in the Fresh Picked Tangerines fragrance - which I LOVE.  These were 5 for $5, so I got one for me too!  Last but not least I included a travel size lotion, Boost - Tangelo Woods, which is currently my favorite body lotion.  I just love the smell of citrus in the summer!  These were 3 for $10 so I bought 6.  Now I have some yummy scented travel stuff too!  

This means each bag cost around $8.50; my goal was to keep them under $10.  Not a bad price for a sweet, easy, and totally last minute way to say thanks for a great year!  The girl at Bath and Body Works also gave me the bags and ribbon, so all I had to do when I got home was put them together and add the gift tags!  

I wish I had more time, but sometimes your best ideas come to you when you're scrambling.  ;)  

We've been blessed with some of the most caring teachers.  Our teachers deserve a million dollars for all they do.  But since I don't have 4 million just lying around, these little bags will hopefully let them know we care and we're very thankful for all they've done this year!  

Orange you glad summer is here?!  

You knew that was coming right? 

Do have any great last minute gift ideas?  It's good to have some go-to ideas when you're in a pinch! 

***This was not a sponsored post.  However, if someone at Bath & Body Works wants to send me a collection of Boost Tangelo Woods body products I'd be more than happy to write another glowing review!  ;) 


  1. Those are darling, Carmel. I love the "orange" idea. I need to get cracking on that. The last day will be here before I know it.

  2. I'm working on mine now, too! so the orange!

  3. This is genius. I'm totally stealing it. :)

  4. What a cute gift! It was my girls' last day today too. Let the summer fun begin!

  5. What a great collections of gift i like to gift for my friend.

  6. I truly love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own site and would like to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Appreciate it!
    online florist


Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C


design + development by kelly christine studio