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The Perfect Teacher Christmas Gift
I'm just a wee bit excited about this little gift idea!
If you struggle to find inexpensive but still valuable gifts for everyone on your list, this is just for you.
We found these super cute scarves over on Amazon and they are such great price!
There are dozens of styles and colors to choose from ~ my favorite tip is to choose one in a color that matches the home of the person you're giving them to so they can use them either out and about as a scarf, or in their home as a throw over a cozy chair or even a table runner. (That's my favorite way to use them myself!)
Here's what I did to “gift” the scarves (remember, you can easily add a gift card too!)
- Rolled scarves
- Added twine, ribbon, or jute to wrap around the scarves and hold in place (I re-used ribbon that I've received on gifts myself)
- Layered on inexpensive gift tags or ornaments (I purchased those for 90% off last year at Target ~ all of them cost no more than 25¢ and they really do fluff up the gift!)
- Found greenery from our back yard to attach to the ribbon (arborvitae, holly, eucalyptus and nandina are a few of my favorite types of fresh greenery to use, but anything that's evergreen in your yard will work great and won't cost a penny)
- Added cinnamon ornaments that Reagan made (these are SO easy to make and your kids will love gifting their teacher with something they created themselves! Learn how to make them HERE)
You can also attach a gift card if you'd like (Starbucks or Amazon are great for teachers!)
And one (or two . . . or eight . . . ) more gifts are done off your list.
I love that!
BONUS TIP: Keep all your wrapping supplies in a tool bucket like this ~ I add a tension rod to keep my twine or ribbon running smoothly.
And see over HERE how to make that super cute JOY sign too. 🙂
Looking for more DIY Ideas? Here you go!
- Dollar Tree Gifts to Give
- Best Cookie Jar Ever
- Dollar Tree Christmas Tree
- $3 Dollar Tree Christmas Wreaths
- Hand Print Christmas Tree Skirt
- Cinnamon Ornaments
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I think that’s a great idea I bought a bunch of Scarves after Christmas at Wal-Mart for dollar They were the big shawl type I bought about 20 of them I didn’t know what I was going to do but now I know I will wrap them up and give them out is teacher gifts! Budget friendly guest from the dollar tree could include a cute dollar tree scarf a pair of gloves wrapped up in pretty paper.
hazel jackson says
As a teacher, I can assure you that we do appreciate your gifts but please do not go spending lots of money and getting stressed about what to give. A thank you is always welcome. Enjoy your Christmases
As a teacher and a parent of 5 children, we can afford much. Several Christmases ago I started buying peanut brittle made by our church for $3 a bag, broke the patties in triangles, put in Christmas treat bags(25/$1@Dollar Tree), and attached a gift tag with a short appreciative note. The gifts cost approximately $1 each and were loved and appreciated by all.
Love that Sheila – thanks for sharing!
I could only get solids for $10 even with code passionscarfs
Nancy Lane says
I was thinking the same thing. $10 to me is quite high. We are struggling financially also. Our expenses has gone through the roof this year. We needed a car, roof for the house, and now my teeth are going bad.
Hi Nancy and Crystal – I COMPLETELY understand and appreciate the feedback a ton! Here are some great Dollar Tree ideas –
I also think if you can go in as a class and each give $3-$5 towards a gift card that’s an amazing option as well. Hope that helps!
Please, not another mug or lotion! I have boxes of mugs. A gift card is really great. We buy so much for our classes. Walmart, target, sams, bookstores. Anywhere we buy for the students. If you want to get personal-gift cards to coffee places, fast food (we drive thru lots of times to pick up supper for our families), spas.
Tish Nighswonger says
I am so bummed….I tried to purchase 8 of these scarves and the 2 for $20 was not applied at check out:((. I attempted multiple times. Such a great gift idea.
Ugh Tish – I’m so sorry! Did you try the code PASSIONSCARF at checkout?
MICHELLE L SUTTON says
I also tried to order 8 scarves using PASSIONSCARF and the discount was not applied.
Am I the only one that thinks 10 dollars is a bit steep?! But I have 3 kids =6 teachers to buy for :/ and we already struggle financially a great deal…
I agree! I have 9 kids – 6 in school with 4 having more than 3 teachers.