Re-usable Teacher Gift Ideas
Homemade teacher gifts are a novelty that pops up year after year, and while kids love to add their unique touch of appreciation for their teacher, it begs the question – how many figurines, coffee mugs, and drawings can their teacher’s home handle? Individualize a touching gift of appreciation teachers can use and show yours and your child’s THANKS year after year with these fun ideas!
Tote Bags/Beach Bags: Re-usable bags for everything from the grocery store to a day trip are a necessity that teachers will love! A little paint and material can go a long way into turning a plain old bag into a super teacher gift – think hand prints, “We love <teacher name>,” or “World’s Best Teacher” printed on one side.
Plant Potters: Is your teacher a green thumb? Give them tools to use for their own hobby like decorated pots for their plants. Collage and modge-podge or paint with fun designs; have your child sign the bottom with the year.
Books: While we’re not talking about self-publishing a book about how much your child loves a teacher (which would be awesome!), there is still a way to add some love to the summer read your teacher has been dying to check out. Press flowers in the pages, have your child hand-write a note on the inside cover, or draw a picture on the inside of the back cover.
Food: There’s no denying a sweet treat to spread the teacher love, but if looking for a more personal route, include a printed recipe card your teacher can use to bake themselves. Go bigger by collecting favorite class recipes from other students and creating a whole cook book the teacher can keep for years and years. Include the year and name of each student by their family recipe!
Gift Card Holders: It’s almost a sure thing that gift cards will be piling up as they are the number #1 rated teacher gift this season! Give your teacher a fun way to hold on to those gift cards with a personalized holder – check out fun ways to present gift cards.
Room parents in charge of organizing Teacher Appreciation Week 2012? Free online sign up sheets let you quickly set up an online schedule making it easy for parent volunteers to sign up and help!