Each month, when the Scholastic orders came out, I ordered each of the $1 books, sometimes in triplicate--one for Ben's teacher, one for Faith's teacher, one for my kids, depending on the age level of each. For Ben's second grade teacher, I went with all the Easy Readers/Step into Reading books, up through some chapter books like Roald Dahl and Wayside School. For Faith's fifth grade teacher, we stuck to all chapter books, but were able to use the older online orders to add more to hers. In the end, I ended up with about 15 books for Ben's teacher, 12 for Faith's, due to book choices.
I debated about bags, which I was out of, and baskets, but didn't figure anyone wanted more baskets, then decided to tie each stack of books with a ribbon. At the top of each stack, I added a Starbucks gift card, wrapped in the cardboard insulator (my Starbucks was out of envelopes that day). On top, we wrote "A gift for the classroom ... and a gift for you! Love, Faith/Ben"