I'm always looking for new affordable teacher gift ideas this time of year. I love to give things that serve dual purpose and function! I recently stumbled across this fantastic find for the teachers in our lives and wanted to share it with you.
Check out these adorable little bins from Thirty One Gifts for just $10! The Oh-Snap bin can stand on it's own or connect together with little snaps and loops. It's the perfect container for:
- holding her pens & pencils
- hiding a box of Kleenex and some hand sanitizer
- hanging by the loop to keep a bottle of water handy
- wrangling the stamps and stickers she uses for the kids
- keeping personal items neat in her drawer
They are cute on their own but personalization options start at just $7. You could add her name or a cute teaching phrase in her favorite color. My favorite is the "You are my sunshine" design which would be just adorable with a baby sunflower plant your child helps to plant!
Then just pop by your local garden center and buy a small pot of fresh blooming flowers for her yard. These colorful impatiens would work great in a planter or in a shady spot in her yard. The plant will bring flowers all season long vs. the cut bouquet that will die off in a few days.
If you really wanted to impress your child's teacher, you could personalize the Creative Caddy shown in my photo. It has several pockets around the outside of the bag for holding scissors, papers, remote controls, pens & pencils, calculators, tape rolls, or anything else she might need at her desk.