I was Target tonight using a few coupons that were about to expire. I decided to look around at the dollar spot, because they recently added some new items. When I saw these colorful baskets, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them. They were the perfect size for teacher gift baskets. They come in a variety of colors, and the price is right too.
I used ribbon that recently bought from The Dollar Tree. I often find pretty wire ribbon at the dollar store, and I love the price. I really like wire ribbon because it is easy to work with, and makes pretty bows. In this step, I weaved the ribbon through each of the slots of the basket. I also found a variety of stationary type products in the Dollar Spot area. I found some blank cards, to do lists, pencils and more in coordinating colors. In the home/office area I found planners and calendars on clearance for only $2.48.
Other things that you can add to the basket are books, gift cards, or hobby items. For a thank you gift last year, I gave someone who really helped one of my children gift cards to Starbucks and a bookstore. I told her after all the hard work she had done, she deserved to relax with good book and her favorite drink. Gifts don't have to cost a lot to show that you care.