A while back, I did a little list of ideas for teacher appreciation week. With the end of the school year approaching, I thought I’d offer a few more.
All of these ideas are simple and easy. The key is the presentation-you want to get some nice looking tags for a few bucks at Michael’s and use a Sharpie or an otherwise decent looking pen.
For a teacher who gardens: A cute pair of gardening gloves and some packets of seeds. Put them in a little terra cotta pot (your kiddo can decorate it if you want). Tie the edge of the pot with some raffia or a cute ribbon. Put a tag on the whole thing that says, “Thanks for helping me bloom/grow/blossom….Love, Sally” Got a little more money to spend? Ad a gift card for a nursery or home center.
For a teacher who cooks: Buy a nice looking wisk. Thread ribbon through the handle and put a tag on it that says, “I wisk you could be my teacher every year. Have a great summer. Love, Sally” Put some gourmet chocolates inside the tines (?) of the wisk. Got a little more money to spend? Head to T.J. Maxx or Ross and buy a nice looking mixing bowl and some spatulas. Add a box of gourmet brownie mix. Present the whole thing in the bowl. I shamelessly stole this idea from my son’s preschool teacher. Cute, huh?
For a sporty teacher: Some new shoelaces and a water bottle. Tie the laces around the water bottle like a ribbon. Put a tag on them that says, “Thanks for helping me get off on the right foot. Love, Sally”
You have no clue: A nice looking coffee mug with a bag of beans or a coffee card, or a box of tea. Thanks a latte is a little used up now, so let’s go with, “It’s ‘bean,’ a great year,” or “Tea is for teacher.” Get a cute bag with matching tissue from the dollar store.
You don’t like any of those: Seriously? Maybe it’s time for you to do a little Googling. O.K….try a book for the classroom library or a gift card to anywhere, or my favorite gift of all-a nice note of thanks.
Got better ideas? Don’t be shy-let us know!