Each year, I provide 20+ adults with a small gift to thank them for investing in the lives of my children in elementary school. Because there are so many, and I don’t know them very well (cafeteria staff, school nurse, bus driver, custodian, school counselor, librarian, etc.), I need to keep the gifts affordable.
Each January, I choose a theme for a simple gift bag. Two examples are “May your Holidays be Merry & Bright” with an orange and yellow tag or “Just wanted to TEAL you Happy Holidays” with a teal theme.
I look for practical and consumable gifts that fit the theme (hand lotion, lip balm, pens, tissue packs, chewing gum, sticky notes, emery boards, etc.) by visiting the clearance racks at stores and shopping big sales.