Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th and if you want to show your school spirit and gratitude for our educators and school professionals, a thoughtful gift is a great way to do so. See our Teacher Appreciation Week gift inspiration below.

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If you want to make a whole week of it, doing a color a day for your teacher with each color having some kind of “theme” is a fun idea. Kristy did this for her daughter’s teacher! For red, the first day, it’s all about the teacher….the things she likes and things to spoil her with for the days she’s not teaching. Items include a Bogg bag, apple candle, Sol de Janeiro kit, and a self-care book.

Tag: “ Roses are RED & Apples are too! You’re the best teacher ever, we’re so thankful for you.”

Orange, day two, is focused on recognizing the growth she’s given the students. She also loves to garden, so this is perfect! Orange items include drinking glasses, a succulent, a personalized planter, a mister, and a seed kit.

Tags: “ ORANGE you just such a SUN-sational teacher!“ and “Thank you for helping us grow!“

Day three is yellow, a bright and shining color, so these items show her that she’s the star to the kids. Yellow gifts include a tote, lip balm, hand sanitizer, paper weights, a t-shirt, an essential oil pen, a pillow for the reading corner, and a coffee mug, of course!

Tags: “Thank you for being the STAR that taught them to SHINE“ and “The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.”

Green, day four, is a day for the classroom! These gifts are things she can use in and around like classroom, like a utility cart, Sharpies, a label maker, a pencil sharpener, a journal, essential oils, and modular seats for the kids.

Tags: “Thank you for your Commit•Mint Involve•mint Encourage•mint Invest•mint” and “Green with envy are those who wish they had you for a teacher!“ 

Blue, the final day, is for all things lunch!! Items include a lunch carrier, a mini to-go Crockpot, a Bentgo container, a snacks bag, a sand art light that’s great for lunchtime relaxation or meditation, and a Stanley tumbler.

Tags: “Just something out of the blue to say we appreciate you!“ and “We appreciate you a whole bunch, so please enjoy some lunch!“ 

And if you’d rather do one gift on Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7th), a gift bag stuffed with self-care goodies is always a hit! Grab a tote and fill it with Sharpies, this cute acrylic desk sign, a canvas pouch with keychains, body scrub, body wash, lip balm, a lip mask, face masks, and a facial scrub!

blue green orange and red rainbow design decoration

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th and if you want to show your school spirit and gratitude for our educators and school professionals, a thoughtful gift is a great way to do so. See our Teacher Appreciation Week gift inspiration below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

If you want to make a whole week of it, doing a color a day for your teacher with each color having some kind of “theme” is a fun idea. Kristy did this for her daughter’s teacher! For red, the first day, it’s all about the teacher….the things she likes and things to spoil her with for the days she’s not teaching. Items include a Bogg bag, apple candle, Sol de Janeiro kit, and a self-care book.

Tag: “ Roses are RED & Apples are too! You’re the best teacher ever, we’re so thankful for you.”

Orange, day two, is focused on recognizing the growth she’s given the students. She also loves to garden, so this is perfect! Orange items include drinking glasses, a succulent, a personalized planter, a mister, and a seed kit.

Tags: “ ORANGE you just such a SUN-sational teacher!“ and “Thank you for helping us grow!“

Day three is yellow, a bright and shining color, so these items show her that she’s the star to the kids. Yellow gifts include a tote, lip balm, hand sanitizer, paper weights, a t-shirt, an essential oil pen, a pillow for the reading corner, and a coffee mug, of course!

Tags: “Thank you for being the STAR that taught them to SHINE“ and “The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.”

Green, day four, is a day for the classroom! These gifts are things she can use in and around like classroom, like a utility cart, Sharpies, a label maker, a pencil sharpener, a journal, essential oils, and modular seats for the kids.

Tags: “Thank you for your Commit•Mint Involve•mint Encourage•mint Invest•mint” and “Green with envy are those who wish they had you for a teacher!“ 

Blue, the final day, is for all things lunch!! Items include a lunch carrier, a mini to-go Crockpot, a Bentgo container, a snacks bag, a sand art light that’s great for lunchtime relaxation or meditation, and a Stanley tumbler.

Tags: “Just something out of the blue to say we appreciate you!“ and “We appreciate you a whole bunch, so please enjoy some lunch!“ 

And if you’d rather do one gift on Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7th), a gift bag stuffed with self-care goodies is always a hit! Grab a tote and fill it with Sharpies, this cute acrylic desk sign, a canvas pouch with keychains, body scrub, body wash, lip balm, a lip mask, face masks, and a facial scrub!

Summer will be here before we know it and we’re already dreaming of all the ways we can update our wardrobes with the best styles of the season. From social festivities to days at the desk, and vacations by the water to early morning runs, Walmart has everything you need to make this a summer of fashion-forward moments. See our Walmart summer fashion inspiration below.

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Summer = party time! Grad parties, pool parties, backyard BBQs, and holiday soirées…summer is the season of celebrations. Make sure you’re party ready with one of these gorgeous getups.

Maybe you’re all work and no play. Which is okay, but don’t ignore the benefits of a healthy work-life balance! These dresses will have you looking chic in the office, and they can definitely be worn to date night after, too!

Pool days, beach trips, and lake vacations. Whatever your preferred form of water-centric recreation, get yourself a swimsuit to rock that will steal the show.

Don’t forget your coverup! These will come in handy when you’re trying to enjoy your liquid lunch at one of those “no shirt, no shoes, no service” places.

And if you’re team #summerbod, grab a few workout pieces that will make you excited to get your sweat on.

rear view of woman sitting on a rock

February 14th is less than a month away and if you’re looking to celebrate this day of love in a special way, dressing for the occasion is a great way to get in the mood. Whether you’re honoring a long-term love, a new flame, or your sacred relationship with yourself, getting decked out in pinks and reds with touches of black and white will evoke feelings of love and desire. Dress up, dress down, or get dressed in nothing but a cute pair of socks…no judgement here. However you’re celebrating, we’ve got some outfit inspiration for you below.

Date Night Dresses

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If you’ve got a hot date scheduled on Valentine’s Day, dress to impress with these gorgeous dresses. Whether you’re going out with the girls, your partner of many years, or yourself, get all dolled up and show yourself some love…you deserve it!

Shop V-Day Dresses

Pink Lace Bodycon Dress
Pink Lace Bodycon Dress
Pink Double Cross Bodycon Dress
Pink Double Cross Bodycon Dress
Pink Chiffon Smocked Dress
Pink Chiffon Smocked Dress
Pink Cowl Neck Dress
Pink Cowl Neck Dress
Pink Lace Sheer Panel Dress
Pink Lace Sheer Panel Dress
Red Fit & Flare Dress
Red Fit & Flare Dress
Red Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
Red Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
Red Off-the-Shoulder Bodycon Dress
Red Off-the-Shoulder Bodycon Dress
Red Asymmetrical Dress
Red Asymmetrical Dress
Black Lace Dress
Black Lace Dress
Black Velvet Bodycon Wrap Dress
Black Velvet Bodycon Wrap Dress
Black Trumpet-Sleeve Dress
Black Trumpet-Sleeve Dress
Colorblock Sheath Dress
Colorblock Sheath Dress
White Sheath Dress
White Sheath Dress

Casual Daytime Outfits

If you’re heading to work, going out for a lunch date, or hanging at home and still want to feel the love, these casual outfits are a great way to channel the heart-eye vibes. Pair a cute sweater with a comfy pair of pants for the perfect laidback Valentine’s Day look.

Shop V-Day Casual Looks

Red Millennium Pants
Red Millennium Pants
White Cotton Sweater
White Cotton Sweater
Pink Heathered Leggings
Pink Heathered Leggings
Black Cowl Neck Sweater
Black Cowl Neck Sweater
Light Pink Leggings
Light Pink Leggings
Black Boxy Cropped Sweater
Black Boxy Cropped Sweater
Floral Leggings
Floral Leggings
White Ruffle Sweater
White Ruffle Sweater
Floral Printed Pants
Floral Printed Pants
Red Peplum Cardigan Sweater
Red Peplum Cardigan Sweater
Black Velvet Leggings
Black Velvet Leggings
Pink Boucle Knit Sweater
Pink Boucle Knit Sweater

Valentine’s Day Accessories

And if you want to go all out with your Valentine’s Day outfit, or just add some low-key love to an ordinary outfit, these accessories are the perfect finishing touch. Cozy up with slippers and a beanie or dress up with pearl earrings and a glittering clutch – the world of heart-themed accessories is your oyster.

Shop V-Day Accessories

Heart Socks
Heart Socks
Heart Graphic Slippers
Heart Graphic Slippers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Apple Watch Band
Apple Watch Band
Heart Beanie
Heart Beanie
Heart Earrings
Heart Earrings
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Clutch
Heart Clutch
Hair Pins
Hair Pins
Heart Socks
Heart Socks
Heart Graphic Slippers
Heart Graphic Slippers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Apple Watch Band
Apple Watch Band
Heart Beanie
Heart Beanie
Heart Earrings
Heart Earrings
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Clutch
Heart Clutch
Hair Pins
Hair Pins

February 14th is less than a month away and if you’re looking to celebrate this day of love in a special way, dressing for the occasion is a great way to get in the mood. Whether you’re honoring a long-term love, a new flame, or your sacred relationship with yourself, getting decked out in pinks and reds with touches of black and white will evoke feelings of love and desire. Dress up, dress down, or get dressed in nothing but a cute pair of socks…no judgement here. However you’re celebrating, we’ve got some outfit inspiration for you below.

Date Night Dresses

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

If you’ve got a hot date scheduled on Valentine’s Day, dress to impress with these gorgeous dresses. Whether you’re going out with the girls, your partner of many years, or yourself, get all dolled up and show yourself some love…you deserve it!

Shop V-Day Dresses

Pink Lace Bodycon Dress
Pink Lace Bodycon Dress
Pink Double Cross Bodycon Dress
Pink Double Cross Bodycon Dress
Pink Chiffon Smocked Dress
Pink Chiffon Smocked Dress
Pink Cowl Neck Dress
Pink Cowl Neck Dress
Pink Lace Sheer Panel Dress
Pink Lace Sheer Panel Dress
Red Fit & Flare Dress
Red Fit & Flare Dress
Red Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
Red Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
Red Off-the-Shoulder Bodycon Dress
Red Off-the-Shoulder Bodycon Dress
Red Asymmetrical Dress
Red Asymmetrical Dress
Black Lace Dress
Black Lace Dress
Black Velvet Bodycon Wrap Dress
Black Velvet Bodycon Wrap Dress
Black Trumpet-Sleeve Dress
Black Trumpet-Sleeve Dress
Colorblock Sheath Dress
Colorblock Sheath Dress
White Sheath Dress
White Sheath Dress

Casual Daytime Outfits

If you’re heading to work, going out for a lunch date, or hanging at home and still want to feel the love, these casual outfits are a great way to channel the heart-eye vibes. Pair a cute sweater with a comfy pair of pants for the perfect laidback Valentine’s Day look.

Shop V-Day Casual Looks

Red Millennium Pants
Red Millennium Pants
White Cotton Sweater
White Cotton Sweater
Pink Heathered Leggings
Pink Heathered Leggings
Black Cowl Neck Sweater
Black Cowl Neck Sweater
Light Pink Leggings
Light Pink Leggings
Black Boxy Cropped Sweater
Black Boxy Cropped Sweater
Floral Leggings
Floral Leggings
White Ruffle Sweater
White Ruffle Sweater
Floral Printed Pants
Floral Printed Pants
Red Peplum Cardigan Sweater
Red Peplum Cardigan Sweater
Black Velvet Leggings
Black Velvet Leggings
Pink Boucle Knit Sweater
Pink Boucle Knit Sweater

Valentine’s Day Accessories

And if you want to go all out with your Valentine’s Day outfit, or just add some low-key love to an ordinary outfit, these accessories are the perfect finishing touch. Cozy up with slippers and a beanie or dress up with pearl earrings and a glittering clutch – the world of heart-themed accessories is your oyster.

Shop V-Day Accessories

Heart Socks
Heart Socks
Heart Graphic Slippers
Heart Graphic Slippers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Apple Watch Band
Apple Watch Band
Heart Beanie
Heart Beanie
Heart Earrings
Heart Earrings
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Clutch
Heart Clutch
Hair Pins
Hair Pins
Heart Socks
Heart Socks
Heart Graphic Slippers
Heart Graphic Slippers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Apple Watch Band
Apple Watch Band
Heart Beanie
Heart Beanie
Heart Earrings
Heart Earrings
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Clutch
Heart Clutch
Hair Pins
Hair Pins
close up photo of wooden scrabble tiles near heart

February 14th is less than a month away and if you’re looking to celebrate this day of love in a special way, dressing for the occasion is a great way to get in the mood. Whether you’re honoring a long-term love, a new flame, or your sacred relationship with yourself, getting decked out in pinks and reds with touches of black and white will evoke feelings of love and desire. Dress up, dress down, or get dressed in nothing but a cute pair of socks…no judgement here. However you’re celebrating, we’ve got some outfit inspiration for you below.

Date Night Dresses

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

If you’ve got a hot date scheduled on Valentine’s Day, dress to impress with these gorgeous dresses. Whether you’re going out with the girls, your partner of many years, or yourself, get all dolled up and show yourself some love…you deserve it!

Shop V-Day Dresses

Pink Lace Bodycon Dress
Pink Lace Bodycon Dress
Pink Double Cross Bodycon Dress
Pink Double Cross Bodycon Dress
Pink Chiffon Smocked Dress
Pink Chiffon Smocked Dress
Pink Cowl Neck Dress
Pink Cowl Neck Dress
Pink Lace Sheer Panel Dress
Pink Lace Sheer Panel Dress
Red Fit & Flare Dress
Red Fit & Flare Dress
Red Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
Red Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
Red Off-the-Shoulder Bodycon Dress
Red Off-the-Shoulder Bodycon Dress
Red Asymmetrical Dress
Red Asymmetrical Dress
Black Lace Dress
Black Lace Dress
Black Velvet Bodycon Wrap Dress
Black Velvet Bodycon Wrap Dress
Black Trumpet-Sleeve Dress
Black Trumpet-Sleeve Dress
Colorblock Sheath Dress
Colorblock Sheath Dress
White Sheath Dress
White Sheath Dress

Casual Daytime Outfits

If you’re heading to work, going out for a lunch date, or hanging at home and still want to feel the love, these casual outfits are a great way to channel the heart-eye vibes. Pair a cute sweater with a comfy pair of pants for the perfect laidback Valentine’s Day look.

Shop V-Day Casual Looks

Red Millennium Pants
Red Millennium Pants
White Cotton Sweater
White Cotton Sweater
Pink Heathered Leggings
Pink Heathered Leggings
Black Cowl Neck Sweater
Black Cowl Neck Sweater
Light Pink Leggings
Light Pink Leggings
Black Boxy Cropped Sweater
Black Boxy Cropped Sweater
Floral Leggings
Floral Leggings
White Ruffle Sweater
White Ruffle Sweater
Floral Printed Pants
Floral Printed Pants
Red Peplum Cardigan Sweater
Red Peplum Cardigan Sweater
Black Velvet Leggings
Black Velvet Leggings
Pink Boucle Knit Sweater
Pink Boucle Knit Sweater

Valentine’s Day Accessories

And if you want to go all out with your Valentine’s Day outfit, or just add some low-key love to an ordinary outfit, these accessories are the perfect finishing touch. Cozy up with slippers and a beanie or dress up with pearl earrings and a glittering clutch – the world of heart-themed accessories is your oyster.

Shop V-Day Accessories

Heart Socks
Heart Socks
Heart Graphic Slippers
Heart Graphic Slippers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Apple Watch Band
Apple Watch Band
Heart Beanie
Heart Beanie
Heart Earrings
Heart Earrings
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Clutch
Heart Clutch
Hair Pins
Hair Pins
Heart Socks
Heart Socks
Heart Graphic Slippers
Heart Graphic Slippers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Pink and Gold Sneakers
Apple Watch Band
Apple Watch Band
Heart Beanie
Heart Beanie
Heart Earrings
Heart Earrings
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Fuzzy Heart Slippers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Sneakers
Heart Clutch
Heart Clutch
Hair Pins
Hair Pins

Love is in the air…capture the feeling and bring it into your home with pale pinks, bold reds, and bright whites that will give you major heart eyes and make your space feel extra special this Valentine’s Day. Check out Kristy’s Valentine’s Day home decor below for a little bit of love inspiration.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Wooden Words | Heart Ornaments | Pink Glitter Stems | White Glitter Stems | Pillow

This artificial tree was Kristy’s kids’ Christmas tree and instead of taking it down, she decided to keep it up and decorate it for each holiday throughout the year! The pink wooden words are from the BluGrainCreations shop on Etsy and now through February 28th, you can use code KRISTY10 for 10% off anything in the shop! The heart ornaments and pink and white glitter stems add a little sparkle to the tree, and the textured hearts throw pillow complements the rest of the neutral decor in her living room perfectly.

Calendar | Lantern Candle | Pillow | Ladder (Decocrated)

An entryway table tastefully decorated with clean, modern pieces makes a lovely focal point in the home. Mixing classic, year-round decor (like this wooden ladder from Decocrated or flip calendar) with holiday decor (like this “love” pillow and sparkly pillar candle) keeps the vibe classy yet adds a touch of fun and makes it easy to change with the seasons.

Wooden Tray | Beaded Garland | Plant | Candle

Fill a wooden tray with a faux plant, favorite candle, and beaded garland for a centerpiece that looks great on any table or shelf.

Stacked Wooden Books | Plant

Top these adorable stacked wooden books with an artificial plant and place them on a shelf or end table for a sweet message to your loved ones.

Wooden Sign

For those of you with kiddos (or fur babies), this cute wooden sign will show just how much you love your little Valentines!!

Room Spray

Keeping your home smelling fresh and clean is easy with this room spray from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. Spritz a little in the air to instantly refresh your space with a crisp, woodsy scent. Plus, the bottle looks great on display!

Shop Valentine's Day Decor

Snow Globe
Snow Globe
Room Spray
Room Spray
Stacked Wooden Sign
Stacked Wooden Sign
Stacked Wooden Books
Stacked Wooden Books
Pillar Candle
Pillar Candle
Love Pillow
Love Pillow
Candle
Candle
Wooden Tray
Wooden Tray
Beaded Garland
Beaded Garland
Artificial Plants
Artificial Plants
Flip Calendar
Flip Calendar
Textured Heart Throw Pillow
Textured Heart Throw Pillow
White Glitter Stems
White Glitter Stems
Pink Glitter Stems
Pink Glitter Stems
Heart Ornaments
Heart Ornaments
Wooden Words
Wooden Words

Love is in the air…capture the feeling and bring it into your home with pale pinks, bold reds, and bright whites that will give you major heart eyes and make your space feel extra special this Valentine’s Day. Check out Kristy’s Valentine’s Day home decor below for a little bit of love inspiration.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Wooden Words | Heart Ornaments | Pink Glitter Stems | White Glitter Stems | Pillow

This artificial tree was Kristy’s kids’ Christmas tree and instead of taking it down, she decided to keep it up and decorate it for each holiday throughout the year! The pink wooden words are from the BluGrainCreations shop on Etsy and now through February 28th, you can use code KRISTY10 for 10% off anything in the shop! The heart ornaments and pink and white glitter stems add a little sparkle to the tree, and the textured hearts throw pillow complements the rest of the neutral decor in her living room perfectly.

Calendar | Lantern Candle | Pillow | Ladder (Decocrated)

An entryway table tastefully decorated with clean, modern pieces makes a lovely focal point in the home. Mixing classic, year-round decor (like this wooden ladder from Decocrated or flip calendar) with holiday decor (like this “love” pillow and sparkly pillar candle) keeps the vibe classy yet adds a touch of fun and makes it easy to change with the seasons.

Wooden Tray | Beaded Garland | Plant | Candle

Fill a wooden tray with a faux plant, favorite candle, and beaded garland for a centerpiece that looks great on any table or shelf.

Stacked Wooden Books | Plant

Top these adorable stacked wooden books with an artificial plant and place them on a shelf or end table for a sweet message to your loved ones.

Wooden Sign

For those of you with kiddos (or fur babies), this cute wooden sign will show just how much you love your little Valentines!!

Room Spray

Keeping your home smelling fresh and clean is easy with this room spray from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. Spritz a little in the air to instantly refresh your space with a crisp, woodsy scent. Plus, the bottle looks great on display!

Shop Valentine's Day Decor

Snow Globe
Snow Globe
Room Spray
Room Spray
Stacked Wooden Sign
Stacked Wooden Sign
Stacked Wooden Books
Stacked Wooden Books
Pillar Candle
Pillar Candle
Love Pillow
Love Pillow
Candle
Candle
Wooden Tray
Wooden Tray
Beaded Garland
Beaded Garland
Artificial Plants
Artificial Plants
Flip Calendar
Flip Calendar
Textured Heart Throw Pillow
Textured Heart Throw Pillow
White Glitter Stems
White Glitter Stems
Pink Glitter Stems
Pink Glitter Stems
Heart Ornaments
Heart Ornaments
Wooden Words
Wooden Words