End of the Year Teachers Gifts

May 19, 2011 · 1 comment

My kids have already started counting down the days until summer vacation, reminding me that it’s that time of year again, time start thinking about end of the year teacher’s gifts!  Here are a few fun ideas from around the web, ranging from easy printables to home made crafts.  Use them on their own, or pair with a gift card for a special thank you:

{FREE} PRINTABLES:

printable flowers_bloom apple thank you card button teacher card

  1. Plant Picks from Skip to My Lou.  “Thanks for helping (insert your child’s name here) bloom!”  Cute, right?  Add these customizable flower pics to a pretty potted plant and deliver to the teacher.
  2. Apple Thank You Cards from Cottage Industrialist.  This adorable apple themed card folds to create it’s own envelope.
  3. Notecard with Buttons from How About Orange.  Print the blank card and glue on your own buttons for a fun thank you note. 

SOMETHING SWEET:

Candy Jar Martha Stewart teacherwaterbottle-1-1

  1. Candy Jar from Martha Stewart.  Let the kids have fun creating a personalized label, then fill it with the teacher’s favorite candy.
  2. Thank You Water Bottles from The Idea Room.  A simple, sweet, and inexpensive way to say thank you.

PERSONALIZE IT:

kids art on hand soap Monogramed-Hand-Soap teachers notepad

  1. Hand Soap Featuring Your Kids’ Art from Giverslog.com.  This craft is a bit involved, but the final effect of hand soap personalized with your child’s artwork is worth it!
  2. Monogrammed Hand Sanitizer/Soap Bottles from The Idea Room.  A slight variation on the above project, you can opt to add your teacher’s initial to hand soap or sanitizer.
  3. Personalized Teachers Stationary from Love It Notepads.  Teachers are constantly writing notes, why not give yours a fun way to get their message across?

{CUSTOMIZED} GIFT CARDS:

starbucks thankyou Dunkin card

  1. Starbucks Gift Card – Choose one of their designs, or customize one yourself.
  2. Dunkin Donuts Gift Card – Add a picture of your child or a piece of their artwork!

OTHER IDEAS:

  1. Beach Towels wrapped up in a bright, wide ribbon make a pretty gift.
  2. Cold To Go Cups so they can enjoy their favorite summer drinks (ice coffee, iced tea, lemonade, water) on the go.
  3. Spa/Nail Salon Gift Card so they can pamper themselves.  Include a cute note with it, “One free manicure for hands that have helped us grow and learn all year long.”
  4. Bookstore Gift Card to pick up a new summer read.
  5. Restaurant Gift Card so they don’t have to cook. 
  6. Movie Gift Cards for a night out
  7. A simple Thank You Note to express your gratitude for the past year.  Another great way to show your appreciation is to write a letter to the school’s principal telling them about your child’s year and how their teacher was a positive influence.

How do you say Thank You to the teachers in your life?

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jessica May 24, 2011 at 11:43 am

these are great ideas. Anyone have an idea about the bus driver? thanks!

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