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Teacher Appreciation Gifts….Spa & Garden Theme Baskets

May 5, 2015



It is “Teacher Appreciation Week” where we are and my kiddos are so excited to put together some themed baskets for their amazing teachers.   I come from a long line of teachers, counselors and principals, so when this week rolls around I like to do my best to put some personal touches into creating a sweet gift for our hard working teachers.

Our PTA has put together a week of themes that we can follow when putting together our gifts.  Today’s theme was anything “Garden” related.   We can bring something from our home garden (As of right now ours is pretty bare. Check out my Earth Day post to see the start of our veggie garden.) , purchase fruit/veggies, flowers or bring a gardening theme related item.  

Over the years we have always brought flowers, but I wanted to try something different this year.  Spring is finally here in the South, the heat is kicking in and for the last couple of days the rain has not reared its droopy head.  With this I thought about putting together a gardening bucket.  Of course, I had this brainstorm while I was shopping at….Target.  (Now, I do shop other places,  but I just can’t help that this place always draws me in.  Hello, my name is Tiffani & I am addicted to Target…’nuf said.)

Here’s what  I found…


I really liked the bright color of this small plastic planter & it was under $2, which was perfect because I needed to purchase 4.  I also found purple tissue paper to fill the planter when I put the gardening goodies inside.  I also added a Mike & Ike big lollipop for a special treat.


The little cucumber pod was .44 cents, while the other seed packets were under a $2.00. Not bad! 🙂

Gardening gloves are, of course, a “must” when working in soil.  I found these gloves in the Target Dollar Spot bins for a $1 each.  Then headed to the gardening section and found a variety of seeds (Oregano, Basil  & Cucumber) to place in the planter.



Time to make this planter shine a bit.  I brought out my Spring stickers & striped washi I purchased a while ago on another Target Haul.  I also used some double-sided tape just to adhere the stickers to the planter a bit better.  The Owl clip came from a stash of Owls I used a while ago for a birthday party.  I have been meaning to find a reason to use them & pass on the owl love.   I ended up gently wrapping the washi tape around the top edge of the planter then stuck a “Grow A Garden”  sticker smack in the middle.




Another Teacher Appreciation theme this week is “Spa Day”.  Here is a quick peek of some things the kiddos and I picked out to go in Spa Baskets for our lovely teachers.  We stuck with a manicure/lotion theme and found a lot of our items at Target, Ulta & Five-Below.


The hand & foot masks I found at Target are my favs!  They are gloves & socks you put on your hands & feet that are infused with lotions. Leave them on for 20 minutes & you are good to go. Wish I had picked some up for myself.



Have you seen these tiny burlap baskets in the Dollar Spot at Target? So cute & just a $1. Hee, hee! Found the butterfly clip in the gardening section at Five-Below and thought it would go perfectly & add some color.


What have you done this year to celebrate your child’s teacher?  Please share I need some ideas for next year!  🙂


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  • Natasha May 6, 2015 at 3:10 am

    What a wonderful idea! These are so cute and handmade gifts are simply the best…I know that their teachers will love them!

    • All Inspired Mom May 6, 2015 at 4:01 am

      So sweet…thanks so much! I just really like being able to put a small basket together because you can touch and see everything. Thanks so much for stopping by A.I.M. & take care! 🙂

  • Artney May 6, 2015 at 3:23 am

    This is really awesome and very sweet! My Mom was a 1st grade teacher and I know how much these gestures mean to them. My nephews are so excited about putting together gift baskets for their teachers! Love this idea!

    • All Inspired Mom May 6, 2015 at 4:00 am

      Aw, thanks so much! This week is alway so much fun for my kids, too! Love that your Mom was a teacher….so much patience & dedication to teach at that grade level. I am sure she was a wonderful teacher and her students couldn’t wait to celebrate her! Thanks so much for stopping by A.I.M. & take care!

  • Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy May 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

    These are awesome ideas! I was just looking for something new for teacher appreciation.

    • All Inspired Mom May 6, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Thanks so much! Easy-peasy ideas and something different than what we have done in the past. Thanks for stopping by A.I.M. and take care! 🙂

  • aimee fauci May 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Pinning! I love this and I wish I was a better parent that I put more time into gifting for my girl’s teachers.

    • All Inspired Mom May 6, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Aw, thanks so much Aimee! I totally get it because there are not enough hours in the day to run & shop for one more thing. This was super easy because I was determined to go to only go one store (Target)…plus I also had to buy groceries. I love your blog & you are such a great Mom! I really enjoy all the activities you post with your kiddos along with your recipes. So much fun going on at House of Faucis…yay! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by A.I.M. & take care! 🙂

  • Tiffany May 8, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    What a great idea! I did a different take on the spa idea with a mason jar but I have never even thought of a Gardening theme…so fun! Thanks for sharing!

    • All Inspired Mom May 9, 2015 at 10:42 am

      I love the mason jar idea & have always wanted to try it. I need to stock up on jars early because they always go fast here we I live. Thanks so much for stopping by A.I.M. & take care! 🙂