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5 Ridiculously Inexpensive Gifts for PTO Volunteers

Looking for a thoughtful gift for your PTO volunteers and school staff?   I have exactly what you need right here!  Many of these ideas come with the bonus of being super affordable.  Like pretty close to $1 a gift, which means that you can get one for everyone on your list!

When it comes to gifting, especially for holiday gifting, I tend to gravitate towards pampering and relaxation gifts most.  And as for gift ideas for PTO volunteers and school staff who give so much of themselves to benefit others, well, it’s super nice to give something that they can use for themselves.

Here are a few of my favorite options!

De-Stress Spray

Mere minutes and 5 things is all it takes to whip up a few fabulous bottles of divine smelling de-stress spray!

GPS High Quality Cobalt Blue Boston Round Glass Bottle with Black Fine Mist Sprayer, 2 Oz, Set of 12

First you’ll need some mini spray bottles.  I prefer to give glass bottles instead of plastic ones.  They hold up better and feel infinitely more luxurious.

NOW, 100% Pure Lavendar Oil, 1 Oz

Next, you’ll need some essential oils.  My tried and true recipe uses both lavender and rosemary essential oils.   Simply add 2 drops of lavender and 1 drop of rosemary and fill the bottle to the bottom of the neck with plain ole’ tap water.  Make sure not to overfill the bottles and leave room for the sprayer or else it’ll overflow.

Avery 2" Glossy White Round Labels, Sure Feed, Full Bleed --Print to the Edge, 120 Thank You Labels (22807)

Once the bottles are all filled and the sprayers are screwed on tightly, you’re ready for the finishing touch: a label!  To make it look less DIY and more luxurious, use a printable label.  I really prefer Avery labels most of the time.  The quality is absolutely superior to other label options out there and this particular version is not only easy to get off of the sheet, but you can print to the edge of the label for a gorgeous label design.

Did you know Avery offers templates to use with their labels?  They’re fantastic and takes out the guesswork.  Head to Avery’s website to snag the template for your label, then customize away!

Prefer non-DIY gifts instead?

I have a few options that you can simply pop into a gift bag and call it a day!

Head Massager

Kikkerland Colorful Handheld Portable Hair Head Scratcher Scalp Whisk Stress Relief, Relaxation, Massager

If you are questioning giving a head massager as a gift, put all doubts aside.  I got one of these little babies a few years ago and the second I used it, I was a true believer.  It feels so, so, so good!  I will be giving these to the school secretaries and building Principals (they got bottles of De-Stress Spray last year!).

Tea Infuser

Bekith Tea Infuser - Set of 7 Silicone Handle Stainless Steel Strainer Drip Tray Included - Loose Tea Steeper - Best Tea Infuser for Loose Leaf or Herbal Tea

How sweet is this leaf shaped tea infuser?  Beyond the fun design, I like how practical it is.  The silicone won’t get hot from sitting in the hot water and they’ve even thought of a little stand for the infuser after it’s been used.  So awesome for not only PTO volunteers, but also for teachers and school staff who need a little break.

Funny Note Pad

Stop Me Before I Volunteer Again: Through this thoughtful gift, convey your appreciation for the tireless work they consistently contribute.Journal Notebook, 120 Pages, 6 inches x 9 inches

I really like this semi-snarky note pad.  I’m sure you can think of a few people (your entire Executive Board!) in your life who would appreciate them too!

BAZIC Chevron Paperboard Clipboard with Low Profile Clip - Standard Size Hardboard for Office School and Home Use - Durable and Stylish Clipboards

Cute + Functional Clip Board

Make the work of PTO a little more fun with these colorful clipboards.  I know the recipients will love the fun patterns!  You can even customize the back of the clipboard with monograms!

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