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Gift Basket 4 teacher! (aka brown-nosing a little)

Surprise your child’s teacher with a back-to-school kit!

In the latest issue of The Moms Magazine, I shared how you can create a simple, budget-friendly basket with items you can find at your local big-box retailer such as Target, Walmart, a dollar store, or even grocery store. You can fill your basket with personal care items, classroom items, or items you think the teacher would enjoy.

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Most importantly, mark each item with a special little meaning, and you’re sure to impress! Let your little one’s teacher know why you chose each item. Keep it fun and simple. The teacher will LOVE it, and your child will get a kick out of gifting it to him/her. Be sure to include your little one by take them along on the shopping trip… (or not!)

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Gum – to help you stick to it throughout the year
Peanut M&M’s – thanks for taking care of our little peanut
Chocolate Hugs – to tell you that my little guy loves to give hugs
Sanitizer – to keep cooties at bay
Starburst – to give you a “burst” of energy when you need it
Animal Crackers – for when your class feels like a zoo
Life Savers – for when you’ve had “one of those days”
Lotion – when things get a little rough
Stickers – to help the class to stick together and be a team
Erasers – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes
Lint Roller – to help you “roll with the punches”
Rubber Bands – to add extra flexibility
Tissues – to wipe away the tears …yours and the kids’!
Aleve – to alleviate all of those aches and pains
Crayons – to color your world bright and happy
Paper Clips – to hold it all together
Keep this basket in mind for other times of the year, too. Holidays, teacher appreciation week, and the teacher’s birthday!
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