Teacher Gifts

There are SO many adorable back to school teacher gift ideas out there, but thanks to my fellow blogger The Artsy Fartsy Mama, she has narrowed it down to these adorable 20!

These inexpensive and crafty ideas are sure to put a smile on the teacher’s face!

Click here to check out the full list:  20 Back to School Teacher Gifts

Custom Memory

The game memory just got a personalized twist with this custom version from Pinhole Press.

Chose 12 of your favorite family photos to place on the back of the cards and create a fun game the whole family can enjoy!

The Personalized memory game is $19.99, and you can check it out here: Pinhole Press Memory Game

(Give) Back to School

I hate to even say it, but September is around the corner!  We may not like it, but we have no choice!  Back to School, means Back to School Shopping…and what better way to shop, then to GIVE BACK while doing so?!

Here are four awesome brands that will have you looking cool for school, while giving BACK:

1. Yoobi: colorful school supply line, with everything from pens and pencils to notebooks…for every item purchased, one is donated to a US classroom in need!

2. Skyline Socks: super cute socks that represent your city or team, while giving back!  For each pair sold, they donate a pair of socks to that city.

3. Swell: hydrate with this eco-friendly bottle, while helping to provide clean water to those in need via Unicef.

4. State Bags: purchase one of these colorful backpacks, while giving one to an American child in need!

Enjoy the last few days of Summer ~ Happy (back to school) Shopping Everyone! 🙂

Art Book

Anyone with kids, has been faced with the dreaded artwork decision:  to keep, or throw out?

Well, no longer do you have to deal with the terrible mommy guilt that comes along with throwing it out! Introducing Plum Print – a genius service that takes your child’s artwork and turns it into a gorgeous coffee table book!

Books start at $85, and you can check it out here: Plum Print-from messy piles to books with style

Subsidy Shades

I am obsessed with these adorable sunnies and everything about this brand!  Pictured above are the Cat Eye Sunglasses by Subsidy Shades.

Subsidy Shades is a non-profit organization that raises money for couples who are going through the adoption process.

These super cute shades have the proper UV protection (UV400), and retail for $12!

Here are a few of their other adorable styles:

They also have super stylish adult sunglasses as well!!!

Check out the entire line here:  Subsidy Shades

Sip Snap

Two Moms came up with this awesome idea, and I think it is a winner!

Turn any drinking glass or cup into a sippy cup with this one-size-fits-all sippy cup lid.

Made from food-grade silicone, SnipSnap comes in two different designs – TOT (pictured above) and KID (pictured below):

The spill-proof lids are $19.95 for a set of three, and you can check them out here: Sip-Snap One Size Fits All Sippy Cup Lid

Personalized Storybooks

I love giving books as a gift, and I love a personalized gift…so, when you combine the two, it’s a home run!

The one pictured above features your child in an adventure at the zoo!

They have over 30 stories to choose from, start at $19.95, and you can check them out here: Frecklebox Personalized Storybooks

Tiggly Words

Looking for an educational gift for a child age 4-8?  Then, look no further then Tiggly Words:  an interactive tablet toy that will have your child learning and playing at the same time!

Tiggly Words comes with 5 silicone vowels that are integrated with 3 learning apps (which are included in the price of $29.95).  It doesn’t require wifi or a special battery to use, and it is compatible with most tablets!

There is also a shapes and numbers version! To learn more, click here: Tiggly Words- a smarter way to play

Mickey Pops

I made these adorable Mickey Oreo Pops for my daughter’s birthday a few weeks ago.  They require very few ingredients, were super simple to make, and went perfectly with the Mickey Mouse Theme!

Here is what you will need:

1.  Double Stuffed Oreos

2.  Mini Oreos

3.  Lollipop Sticks (I used paper straws)

4.  Frosting

5.  Chocolate (for melting) and Sprinkles (for decorating) – optional

6.  Cake Pop Stand (optional)

– Open Oreo and place lollipop stick in the center

– Open mini Oreos and scrape off cream..place two mini Oreos on the large Oreo (push into the cream)

– Cover the bottom of the “ears” and middle with frosting

– Place the other half of the large Oreo on top (press down – but not too hard).

– Place in the fridge to set (for about one hour)

– Melt chocolate

– Dip Mickey pops into chocolate and coat with sprinkles

– Place in the fridge to set (for at least an hour) – ENJOY!

TIP:  I used a disposable cake pop stand to keep the pops separate and upright while they were setting.

KidStir

Have a mini chef in the making? Then check out KidStir – a subscription service that will have them whipping up new concoctions monthly.

Each kit is packed with recipes, games, a premium ingredient, and a kid-sized cooking tool.

The service is $19.95 / month, and you can check it out here: KidStir