Have you ever hoped that this year will be different, that this year you’ll have it all planned and more organized? I figured it out a few years before it was all over, before mine were all the way out of grade school. Thinking of you gifts…teacher, mailman, stocking stuffers, thankful friend and just because. BUT, doing it all without breaking the bank, that’s the trick!
Here are a few ideas under $5-$15. This year planing it out will be a little easier. Get the teacher names and find an unsual gift that will let them know you are thinking of them. Grab a gift for Christmas or Teacher Appreciation, wrap it up and put it in the hall closet until the day rolls around.
Fun Sachets with a vintage style broach attached. A nice addition to the classroom. Also a fun gift for mom, grandma or a bestie! Don’t think of this as your grandma’s sachet. Perfect for the car, gym bag, desk drawer (lavender calms-lol). Sachet under $10 each, Broaches usually under $10 each (broaches, sold by my good friend Jane of G J’s Attic- Booth 221 Thieves Market).
Fun repurposed children’s books. These make cute journals to give to friends and family. They are not only perfect for the teachers but a nice gift for an administrator. Under $15 each.
I Spy, Madeline and BINGO note pads. Perfect little gift for the mailman, the beautician, the pharmacist…anyone would love this as just a little something. All three under $5 each.
Fun magnets, some new and some made from vintage board games, milk pogs and puzzle pieces. Another great way to tell someone thanks without breaking the bank. All under $5.00 each.
Amazing new keychains made with vintage board game pieces. These pictured are Clue, Skipper, & Candyland. All the keychains are under $5.00 each.
Vintage alphabet cards repurposed into notepads-perfect for a teacher, but also fun to give someone with the same initial for their first or last name. I love the vintage graphics. These too are under $5.00 each.
Here is a newer yet still vintage set. It is always fun to receive a repurposed vintage item. I love bringing back a memory and allowing someone to see it daily which puts a smile on their face. This is sure to delight anyone. And again, under $5 each.
The goal here is to keep the cost low-sometimes you have 8-10 teachers to buy for and it can get a little outrageous, yet you don’t want to leave anyone out. It is our goal to help you plan ahead and do it on a budget.
If we can help you or even custom make something, let us do what we can to help you with your gift giving needs. We are Thrifty Chickadee and we have just proven there are thrifty ways to let someone know they are special in your life.
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