Pamela’s Picks: Favorite Things in ’09

Faster than ice cream melting, summertime has flown by, and it is almost time for students to fill school hallways yet again. Why don’t you begin the year on a good note and take a first-day teacher gift to put a smile on the face of the one who will lovingly lead your children until May? Here are some suggestions that will make you a hero and are a bit more creative than showing up with an apple!

Coffee House Gift Cards
Various 78209 Places
A gift card to a neighborhood coffee shop is a great way to say hello to a teacher or coach. Consider CommonWealth Coffee, Bird Bakery, Starbucks, Bakery Lorraine or Daily Bread Bakery. This is a perfect way to bring them to campus on day two with smiles and alert eyes!

Close-up of candles in shiny, fancy jars from Sunset Ridge.

Peaceful Lavender
Sunset Ridge Home and Hardware
Lavender is the go-to scent for refreshing peace. Take a beautiful candle, diffuser or lotion in this aroma proven to calm the chaos.

Woman lying down and getting facial treatment brushed on her skin.

A Rejuvenating Facial
MDC Beauty Studio in Carousel Court
Esthetician Monica Cassell offers a teachers rejuvenating facial special, for a limited time Receive a 50 minute treatment for $55, designed to relax, refresh and boost a youthful complexion.

Close-up of yellow roses.

H-E-B Blooms Departments have the best deal in town on a dozen beautiful roses. These will put a smile on any face. Male teachers might enjoy a potted plant for their classrooms.

Afternoon Refreshment
Natural Grocers
Deliver a bag of cold, healthy drinks from Natural Grocers. These are designed to give a much-needed pick-me-up in the afternoon in such a way as to strengthen and promote good health.

Picture of three chocolate covered strawberries with strawberries in the background.

Sweets For The Sweet
Treat your teacher with six luscious chocolate-covered strawberries for only $17.99. The best of both worlds…fruit and chocolate.

By Pamela Lutrell

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