With the kids breaking up on Friday, they’re starting to pester me about end of year thank you presents for their teachers 😉
Miss Frugal has 3 (yes, 3) teachers that she wants to buy for as she has her own class teacher, her favourite teaching assistant and because she has most of her lessons with the year above, she also wants to buy for that teacher aswell. Master Frugal has only 1 to buy for but even so, that means I have 4 presents to sort out by Friday. In the past (pre frugal days), I just used to pop to Tescos on the way to picking the kids up from school on the last day of term and buy bunches of flowers for everyone. The thing with doing that is you need to spend at least a fiver to get a nice bunch, which works out to a small fortune when you have as many as I have to buy for and to be fair, I think they get so many bunches of flowers that I’m sure they have more than enough without another bunch each from us.
I asked on Twitter and got some great ideas – everything from hand painted mugs and wine, to Treasure Trails and homemade jewellery. My favourite Twitter ideas were to buy small boxes of Thorntons choccies from the pound shop and paint your own plant pots, again from the pound shop.
I’m really tempted to buy some Utterly Scrummy Brownies as you get six individually wrapped brownies but I’m not entirely convinced they would make it from our house to the school in one piece as they didn’t last ten minutes last time we ordered some. I could of course order two lots and give each teacher two brownies along with a home made card and have a sneaky few left over for me 😉
I think we’re going to do something crafty tomorrow, I thought we either paint some flowers (using a hand print as the flower and feet for the leaves) and write a corny message on like ‘Teachers help children grow’ or make some No.1 Teacher trophy penpots.
Whatever we end up making, we’ll add a homemade thank you card and I’m hoping to get some nice little boxes of chocolates from the pound shop. That way, we’ll have made made a cute card, a nice personal gift and some chocolate – we can’t fail with that combination can we?
That’s my plan at the moment but if you have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them….