Hey friends! Have you started spinning thinking about the holidays yet? I am definitely feeling the stress but trying to just tick away little by little on my to-do list. One thing that feels GREAT to have knocked out are the boys teacher gifts. I have been guilty of waiting until the last minute on these in years past, so it feels wonderful to know that their sweet teachers are already taken care of and it’s one less thing to worry about come December.
Every year, I struggle with what to get the teachers. I mean, they deserve a million dollars for dealing with AND teaching our children. But since giving them each a million dollars is off the table, I like to do the next best thing. I like to give practical and usable gifts. Something that hopefully won’t clutter up their lives and will hopefully help make it easier! (you can see the summer gift I love giving here)
So this year, I decided to make them each a Holiday Gift Wrapping Survival Kit. The idea is a basket filled with all of the necessary gift wrapping supplies so they have a little “holiday gift wrapping survival kit” at their fingertips when it comes time to get to wrapping. I am also including a Target gift card so they can either get more wrapping supplies, buy a gift on their list or treat themselves to something!
Obviously, if you don’t have teachers to give to, you could make something similar go give as a hostess gift or for anyone on your list that you want to give a little thoughtful gift to.
Read on to see how I made this in four easy steps===>
Holiday Gift Wrapping Survival Kit
STEP ONE: Find Cute Baskets
I found these simple Santa and Elf baskets at the Dollar Tree and thought they were so cute! I ended up buying two of the Santa ones and two elf ones. (I have four teachers to gift)
STEP TWO: Fill the Baskets with Gift Wrapping Supplies
For the supplies, I just grabbed all of the necessities you will need to wrap gifts. And a few things just for fun. This includes the practical things like tape and scissors, and then lots of other fun little finishing items like gift tags, pipe cleaners, and washi tape. Oh, and a pen with jingle bells on it. I found everything shown here at the Dollar Tree!
tissue paper // brown gift bags // gift tags // washi tape // tape // ribbon // pens // scissors // raffia
STEP THREE: Include a gift card
Obviously this step is optional but it is easy to add a gift card to the holiday gift wrap survival kit. I included a Target gift card in each of their baskets for them to treat themselves to something they need this holiday! To attach it, I just used a candy cane pipe cleaner.
STEP FOUR: Wrap it up with tulle and add this free gift tag
To finish my Holiday Gift Wrap Supply Kit off, I just closed it up with white tulle. (I buy this in bulk by the yard at Hobby Lobby when it’s 40% off and keep it on hand) Then I just tied a bow with some black and white striped ribbon and a candy cane pipe cleaner. The finishing touch is this cute gift tag to tie it all together! It reads:
’tis the season for
wrapping & bows
you work so hard to
teach me and it shows
here are some supplies
for your holiday season
hope it helps to
give you a reason
to wrap up all those
last minute tasks
then sit back
enjoy and relax
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Happy Gift Wrapping! Now be sure to check out the other ladies that are sharing their holiday Dollar Tree projects below. Also, you can see my Holiday Survival Kit in a Jar here.