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#1 copados1993  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 10:59 am

Does anone have a idea of a different kind of gift to give my sons teacher? They must get tired of getting the same gifts year after year!:loli:

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:12 am

I usually do a gift basket or gift bag and I put in tea, cocoa, coffee, lotions, chap stick, cough drops and that kind of stuff. If they need something for the class, I'll either buy it or give them a gift certificate to buy it. Last year, I told them not to bring lunch and had a deli deliver trays to them. I hope this helps.;)

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:14 am

In the past we have given teachers goodie baskets, ornaments, photo frames, and just about a little of everything. WM has really cute ornaments for teachers $.97-$2.97 each for teachers. While doing my holiday baking, I make a little extra and fill baskets with treats, they like this because it cuts down on baking that they would have to do.
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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:15 am

I have done Ornaments, photo frames , baked cookies, i've done cookie mix Jar's
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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:17 am

are there places to find out how to do the cookie mix jars? do you put them into pretty jars?

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:18 am

I found a few cute ideas on a website organizedchristmas.com that I will do for my daughters teacher. On is called "We Whisk you a Merry Kissmas" You buy a whisk from the store , fill it with hersey kisses, cover it with saran wrap, tie ribbons on the end and include the tag. Very cute and very inexpensive and we will be doing the snowman soup for her class mates. She is in preschool so there are not alot of kids in her class. Hope this helps.

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:20 am

Cookie in a Jar
Submitted by: linda
"This cookie in a jar mix has a little bit of everything in it. A great gift idea!" Original recipe yield: 2 1/2 dozen.

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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup white sugar

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DIRECTIONS:
In a 1 quart jar, layer the ingredients in the order listed. Pack down firmly after each addition.
Attach a tag with the following instructions: Cookie in a Jar 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup margarine until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 egg and 2 tablespoons water. Add the entire contents of the jar, and stir until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.


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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:25 am

Cookie in a Jar
Submitted by: linda
"This cookie in a jar mix has a little bit of everything in it. A great gift idea!" Original recipe yield: 2 1/2 dozen.

PRINT:
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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup white sugar

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DIRECTIONS:
In a 1 quart jar, layer the ingredients in the order listed. Pack down firmly after each addition.
Attach a tag with the following instructions: Cookie in a Jar 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup margarine until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 egg and 2 tablespoons water. Add the entire contents of the jar, and stir until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.


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Thanks so much for the this! I have already copied it and I think it sounds like a great idea!!!!!!!!I like the idea of making something that can really be used and not tossed in the back of a drawer!!!:teacher:

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:26 am

You can buy mason jars really cheap from alot of stores to do the cookies in a jar or soup in a jar recipes.:stir: :stir:

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:50 am

a c moore a craft store here has mason jars in all sizes for 49 -1.00 or less:trampolin

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:56 am

I use the Mason Jars, scrap material to cover the top and then add a wooden spoon or such to it along with the label
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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 11:59 am

We have given: -candles -gift bags w/ an assortment of body lotions, sprays etc -boxes of thank you cards -restaurant gift cards -the best was for a teacher that loved ethnic foods went to Trader Joes and bought different sauces, cookies, nut....and put it in a canvas bag ds decorated!! not sure what to do this yr???? we have 4 to give out and that's just one kid

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 12:02 pm

I would suggest anything other than apple related items and best teacher trinkets and things. Everyone gets them those for holidays and such and I have heard from many teachers saying how much they like supplies for the classroom(make a cute basket) or gift cards to buy stuff...that's just less money that comes out of their own pocket. The lunch ideas are great too!!!

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 12:03 pm

Glad I only have 1 teacher to think about!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for everyones help!!!:greenappl

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 12:39 pm

I bought the hand soaps when Bath and Body Works had them on sale...My dd's teachers (there are 6 of them) are getting those and $10 Target cards

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 12:41 pm

I'm a teacher and let me say I have enough teacher ornaments to fill two tress...but I put them on my class tree every year. I like to get Gift certificates to Target, Walmart and places to eat.

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 12:42 pm

Starbuck's or Barnes and Noble gift cards are usually winners.

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 1:04 pm

Last year I bought cute stockings at the Dollar Tree, put in a couple packs of microwave popcorn and a Blockbuster giftcard.

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 1:45 pm

I've also done cookies or hot cocoa in a jar gifts, but found that many teachers also constantly diet. So instead, I put together bath salts in a jar, tinted to look like a big candy cane.

Candy Cane Bath Salts

2 cups epson salts
1/2 cup sea salt
4-6 drops peppermint oil
2-3 drops red food coloring

Place one cup epson salt and 1/4 cup sea salt in a bowl. Add 2-3 drops peppermint oil. Place remaining ingredients in a second bowl. Mix well. Layer in a clear jar, red & white. Cover the lid with matching fabric and tie.

I like to add the following poem to the jar.

Poem To Go with Teacher’s Gift

I dreamed I stood in a studio,
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child's mind,
And they fashioned it with care. One was a teacher, the tools she used-
Were books,music and art.
One was a parent, with a guiding hand,
And a gentle loving heart. And when at last their work was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought-
For the things they had worked into the child,
Could never be sold or bought... And each agreed she would have failed,
If she had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school,
and behind the teacher stood the home.

Author: Roy A. Lingenfelter

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 1:56 pm

I've also done cookies or hot cocoa in a jar gifts, but found that many teachers also constantly diet. So instead, I put together bath salts in a jar, tinted to look like a big candy cane.

Candy Cane Bath Salts

2 cups epson salts
1/2 cup sea salt
4-6 drops peppermint oil
2-3 drops red food coloring

Place one cup epson salt and 1/4 cup sea salt in a bowl. Add 2-3 drops peppermint oil. Place remaining ingredients in a second bowl. Mix well. Layer in a clear jar, red & white. Cover the lid with matching fabric and tie.

I like to add the following poem to the jar.

Poem To Go with Teacher’s Gift

I dreamed I stood in a studio,
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child's mind,
And they fashioned it with care. One was a teacher, the tools she used-
Were books,music and art.
One was a parent, with a guiding hand,
And a gentle loving heart. And when at last their work was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought-
For the things they had worked into the child,
Could never be sold or bought... And each agreed she would have failed,
If she had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school,
and behind the teacher stood the home.

Author: Roy A. Lingenfelter


LOVE< LOVE > LOVE it.. May do this for the teachers this year.

My 6th grader has a male teacher too, so a gift card might be a better gift for him.
~*~Debbie~*~

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 3:00 pm

I want bath salts!!!!

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 3:32 pm

As a teacher I agree that I have enough teacher ornaments and dust collectors. I really enjoy anything that I don't have to work at to use. Gift cards are great and so are coffees, movie rentals, etc. I have actually given the cookies in a jar but the recipient still has to work to bake them.

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 3:41 pm

I want bath salts!!!!


:D That's generally the response I get from the other teachers at Beorn's school...

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 3:47 pm

I wrote the ingrediants out...I think I'll make them from my son's prek teachers and give those along with a gift card to Boston Market. An easy dinner on the way home.

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 3:55 pm

I usually give my boys teachers gift cards to the local teacher supply store. I figure they can pick out what they really want to use in their classrooms. I also always buy a book for each of my boys classrooms when they have their bookfair but that would be another good idea for a gift because the teachers stock their own classroom libraries around here.

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Posted Oct 28, 2005 - 5:38 pm

A gift Certificate at a Book Store, Steak House, Pizza Hut. Teachers are so Busy, and they Love Food Gift Certificates, that way they can get what they want.

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Posted Oct 29, 2005 - 2:13 am

Thank you to everyone for their great ideas!!!!!!!! There are so many great ones, now I just have to figure out which ones would be the best!!!:smart:

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Posted Oct 29, 2005 - 3:55 am

I have bought boxes of misc. greeting cards and added a book of stamps. They love it because they can keep them at school and send out when needed.

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Posted Oct 29, 2005 - 5:43 am

such great ideas, not just for teachers:clapping:

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Posted Oct 29, 2005 - 5:49 am

I am a teacher and I do seem to getsome of the same type of things, candles, ornaments, chocolates, mugs,etc. I really enjoy getting bubble bath, lotion. Small bags of popcorn, apple cider, hot chocolate. The jars of cookies would be great to. :greenappl




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