is the smaller $1.99 size. I will be giving it to Mrs. Leverington! It is the perfect size to fill with some of my standard teacher gifts (like our family's favorite Christmas DVD, and a nice pillar candle) I might even monogram the candle like I did for my feature at ucreate crafts. (I will repost that tutorial next week). The candle was about $2 at the same store, and I already had the DVD. So the total of this gift comes to less than $5!
Next, I bought the large $4.99 monogrammed tote for Mrs. Spering! Is there a teacher that couldn't use a tote bag?~and a pretty personalized one at that? I will roll it up and tie it with a big fat chocolate brown satin ribbon, and stick it in a plain, brown paper gift bag for her. It is a nice enough gift, that I don't feel I need to add anything more.
If you don't live near a "Christmas Tree Shop", you can learn how to create these teacher treat jars here at eighteen25.blogspot.com. The idea is to find out what your teacher's favorite candy is, purchase a jar, and print off a label to stick on the lid. (you can make your own label, or print off one of theirs).
I think a box of clementines or fruit is a nice idea also. I know teachers can always use supplies for their classroom as well. A gift certificate to a teacher's supply store just might be the most perfect gift of all. I will be giving the tote bags right after Thanksgiving. That way, they will get an early gift to use and enjoy, and I won't have to worry about remembering to get it to them on the very busy last day of school before Christmas break starts!