So I whipped up delicious orange cranberry scones, courtesy of the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook that I love so much. I placed them on a cheap but pretty ceramic plate (Kroger almost always has seasonal dishes at low prices.) I even found a paper doily to add a bit of extra oomph. I tied a recipe card for the scones, a Starbucks gift card, and a thank you note onto the plate with ribbon and voila! a gift was created.
Teacher appreciation week is coming up soon- first week of May at our school and probably similar everywhere else. I'm always looking for simple, pretty, and useful gift ideas for teachers. Maybe other parents are looking for ideas, too, so I wanted to share this one.