Monday, December 17, 2007

It's Gift Giving Time

Yep, I'm one of those moms. The kind of mom that puts together a homemade gift for every person that volunteers or works with her kids. This year was one of my favorite gifts I have ever put together. I bought holiday mint foot scrub and lotion ($1/each at Target) and paired it with a pair of fuzzy slipper socks (three pack on sale at Costco for $7.50). A very nice florist hooked me up with small clear bags and only wanted a "thank you" as her payment. I made a homemade card and tied a little raffia bow to finish it off. Grand total for this gift: $4.50. I also make homemade strawberry jam every year and put it in decorative jars and add a cheesy card that says, "thanks for teaching my little berry." Homemade caramel corn is also always a hit. I know, I know... I hate moms like me too. :)

9 comments:

Brenda said...

you should be charged with cruelty to slacker moms!!!

Bradi said...

That's awesome!!

Patti said...

Homemade gifts are always from the heart. I'm sure it will mean a lot to those who get one!

chelle said...

good thing our kids goto a different school...therefore my gift will not look so chinsy.

nice work. ;)

Michelle said...

Amen Brenda - a gift card is still nice right? Way to go Laurie, making us all look bad!

Dana said...

Here's how you do it NYC style -- give 50 bucks to the fund, which buys the teachers/staff gift cards to Bloomingdales. The end.
No rafia in sight.

Amy said...

I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy!!

chelle said...

yikes, Dana! 50 bucks?!

Amanda said...

Since I'm not a mom and I am a teacher...I LOVE moms like you! Nice work...just promise that you'll continue the tradition when your kids are in high school. :)