10 Gifts for Teachers for Under $10

You all know I am a big proponent of giving gifts as a way to say thank you. But that doesn’t mean I am a big proponent of super expensive and time consuming gifts! A small, thoughtful token is all you need to let someone know you appreciate them. And since there are few people who deserve our appreciation more than teachers I thought I’d put together a list of 10 Gifts for Teachers for Under $10! With the end of the school year fast approaching you can find some great gift ideas that won’t break the bank!

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Target Gift Hard Holder from LandeeSeeLandeeDo.com

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

It’s Been A Treat Gift Card Holder (+more designs) from Crazy Little Projects

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

It Mint So Much Gift Basket from Darling Doodles

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Toe-tally Awesome Teacher from Eighteen25

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Gum Gift Tag Printable from Cutesy Crafts

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Donut Gift Tag from Happiness is Homemade

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Candy Bar Wrappers from Darling Doodles on Etsy

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Cookie Appreciation Gift Tags from Teepee Girl

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

You’re the Balm Gift Tag from Simple as That

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Amazon Gift Card from The Digi Sloth on Etsy

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

These gifts are all practical, yummy, or useful and will probably go over better than yet another mug with an apple on it. :) I think the best part of ANY gift would be to include a heartfelt thank you note written by either you or your child that acknowledges everything the teacher has done to help their students succeed!

Printable Mother’s Day Gift Tag and Idea

Mother’s Day is in just a couple of weeks so I thought I would share a cute gift idea that might come in handy for those who are looking for gift ideas for several women. Whether it is for a group of friends, church ladies, visiting teaching, etc. this is an easy and fun gift that can be made in large quantities.  It has a beautiful message that reminds us that the sometimes seemingly ordinary service given by women is often Christlike; and that we should look to our Savior as the ultimate example of love and service.

I had a reader write in and ask me if I could somehow change the Christmas Towel to fit for Mother’s Day. She is in charge of putting together gifts for all the women in her church and loved the Christmas version, but of course it needed a new tag. So I changed it up slightly and created a new version for Mother’s Day.

Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift IdeaI found these beautifully bright hand towels and tied the tag around with some pretty ribbon. And then of course, I had to slip in a little chocolate bar! Because this is Mother’s Day, and we are women, and any woman who says she doesn’t like chocolate is lying. :)

Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift Idea

Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift IdeaAnother great tip if you are putting this together for yourself, is look for towels that come in a pack! The towels I used were in a set of 4 and buying them that way vs. individual towels was much cheaper. The tag is available to download as a PDF and comes with two tags on a page.

Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift IdeaDOWNLOAD THE PDF

Thank you for to the reader who suggested this idea! I hope the ladies in your church enjoy it! Have an idea of something you would like to see here on my blog? Send me an email, I’d love to hear from you!

Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift Idea


Creative Places to Hide an “I Love You” Note

There is no rule that says you are only allowed to celebrate being in love on February 14th.  In fact, I think it is a good thing to do every day! But having Valentine’s day come around every year does give us a little reminder to put forth some extra effort and do something a little special. I thought I’d share something I have been doing for my husband for years.  I LOVE to leave little notes for him to find.  Nothing big or spectacular, but just a tiny note that shows I was thinking about him and wanted to tell him I loved him. He always loves finding them when he least expects it. Sometimes he finds them right away, or at least on the same day I hid the note. Sometimes it may be awhile before they are found and then it is a pleasant surprise to both of us!  Here are some of my favorite places to leave a note:

Dealing with the trash is definitely one of my least favorite chores.  Especially taking it out to the stinky, smelly big garbage can outside. Whenever my man takes it out (which he almost always does) then I feel he definitely deserves a big “I Love You!”

In the mood for a yummy PB&J?  How about a happy surprise with your sandwich?  This is easily done by using a toothpick on a new jar of peanut butter.

If you have children then chances are you have multiple toys lying around with the alphabet on them. Put those magnets/puzzle pieces/blocks etc. to good use and spell out a message on the kitchen counter or table!

Where do men spend a lot of their time? At least give them something to smile about while they are…taking care of business.  :)

Any fruit with a peel you won’t eat is perfect for this! Throw it into their lunchbox or simply leave it in the fruit bowl for them to find when they reach for a healthy snack.

Leave a note so that when they are getting dressed they’ll see a note from you helping them get their day off to a great start!

Fighting over who has control of the TV? Stop the fight before it even begins with this peace-offering.

Get off on the right foot (sorry, I couldn’t resist) by tucking a love note into a favorite pair of shoes!

Let them know you are thinking of them even when they are out on the road. Whether just a quick drive around the corner to the store or away on a business trip, they’ll know they are on your mind!

These are just a few places to get you started!  Look around your house and think about drawers, doors, and cabinets that are used frequently.  Hide them in other pieces of clothing, under their pillow, taped onto food in the fridge, etc. There is no wrong way or place! And don’t forget, if you are on a budget this Valentine’s Day (or for an anniversary!) then this is a fantastic way to still make the day sweet and memorable! Have fun!


Christmas Stovetop Potpourri and Gift Tag

I know it has been awhile since my last post but I just had to stop by and share this amazing stovetop potpourri recipe!  I have had a pot on my stove with this delicious combination for the last two weeks and I cannot get enough of it.  It fills up my entire house with an amazing scent and it smells exactly like how I think the holidays should smell.

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift Tag

It is super easy to put together and also makes a beautiful gift!  You can use a small jar like I did (I found this at Walmart for under $5) or use a clear cellophane gift bag and tie with some pretty ribbon.

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift TagTake it to your neighbors, your child’s teacher, co-workers, etc.  I’m pretty sure everybody enjoys a wonderful smell in their home.  It is much better than the alternative, right?  :)  Also, we actually have a family friend that is allergic to an ingredient found in scented candles so an all natural option like this is perfect for her!

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift TagSo what to put inside?  The measurements don’t need to be perfectly exact but here is a general idea:

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift Tag

  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Cup Cranberries
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Tablespoon Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon Nutmeg
  • 2 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups of Water

To give as a gift include the orange, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, and rosemary.  Then attach the printable tag with the instructions to slice the orange, add vanilla and water, and simmer on low heat.


Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift TagI used one batch for an entire week and then remade it again a second time.  After I turned the stove off I covered the sauce pan with a lid until I was ready to use it again.  You just have to make sure it always have enough water in the pan.  It is a perfect recipe for the perfect holiday scent!


Man Up this Father’s Day

SAM!  If you are reading this post, stop now!  You will ruin your Father’s Day and then your wife and children will cry big tears of utter sadness and despair.  You don’t want that so STOP READING!!!

Just to clarify, if you name is Sam and you are not my husband then you can continue reading.  The Sam ban only applies to the man who lives in my house.   :)

I wanted to put together a quick little gift idea for Father’s Day since it is only a few days away.  Something that didn’t cost any money, or take lots of time to put together but that is still thoughtful and will definitely be enjoyed.  I tried to think of something my own wonderful husband and the best father to my children would like, and this is what I came up with!

One Free Man Day Card2Between work, family and church commitments, and the day to day stresses of mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, etc. my man doesn’t get much time to focus on his hobbies.  Sam loves to go out in his workshop building and creating but he usually has to do it in short spurts during the rare moments he has some free time.  Your man might enjoy hitting the golf course, spending the day on the lake fishing, or holed up with their favorite video games.  This gift card gives them the whole day to enjoy their “man time” without any guilt or worry!

Printable Father's Day Gift Card for the Manly Man in your life!DOWNLOAD THE PDF

And Sam, if you kept reading…well then Happy Early Father’s Day.  We love you!

This Post is Nothing Bundt Adorable!

I have a cute gift idea to share that centers around a bundt cake pan.  When I was planning the post I thought to myself, “Self…wouldn’t it be great to make a pretty bundt cake to use for staging the pictures?  And then I’ll have a tasty cake to eat after I’m done!  Win!”  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you saw how that fabulous idea turned out.  If you missed it, here is my pretty cake in all its glory.

Bundt Pan Gift Idea and Printable TagI should have taken a picture after I managed to carve the cake out of the pan and then frosted it.  You would think the frosting would help cover all manner of sins, but it actually looked worse.  Oh well…you better believe we still ate it and hey, my oven got a really good cleaning!

So now back to the gift idea.  Since wedding season is upon us I put together a gift idea and tag that is perfect for a bridal shower or as a wedding present.  Wish the new couple “Nothing Bundt Love and Joy!”

Bundt Pan Gift Idea and Printable Tag

This gift requires a bundt cake pan, but after that it is up to you what you want to put in. I used some dishtowels, dishcloths, measuring cups, kitchen utensils, and a cute mason jar.  You could also put in a boxed cake mix and frosting, spices like vanilla or cinnamon, toothpicks and cupcake liners, etc.  Anything “baking” will totally fit!

Bundt Pan Gift Idea and Printable Tag

Download the PDF Gift Tag


Bundt Pan Gift Idea and Printable Tag



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