J is often accusing me of asking his opinion on something to find that I do the exact opposite. It seems that this may have been true with the teacher gift. I seemed to buy everything that I said I wouldn’t buy and nothing that I wanted to buy; nonetheless, I stayed within budget and Addie was happy.
The used bookstore is new to town; therefore, they didn’t have gift cards and I thought it would be a little tacky to throw in $2 for a beach read. SO . . . I wound up at Target and got the following for each teacher.
Floppy hat $2.50–(hopefully not just a filler and can also be cutely used as a tortilla chip bowl, which I mentioned on the card)
Nail polish $1–(technically a toiletry, but also fancy, which was one of Addie’s criteria)
Chocolate bar $1–(I know that I said no food, but it was dark chocolate so also an antioxidant. I probably had a coupon somewhere, but since I was in a pinch, I just paid full price–painful.)