I stole this idea from "Pink" over at the 2CleverBlog and made a gumball jar today for my niece's teacher. My sister happened to be at my house today and I happened to have gumballs and jars so we spray painted the lid (I only had white, black and gold spray paint so we picked white), tied on some ribbon and printed a tag that read, "Jaimee had a ball this year. Thank you." You could use this idea for birthdays, thank you gifts, visiting teaching, the possibilities are endless.
Polk-a-dot ribbon makes everything pretty, don't you think?