Monday, May 6, 2013

Totally Terrific Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I'm sure most of you are aware but this week is

Teacher Appreciation Week.

And seeing that I was once an elementary teacher and now have young kids in preschool, I know how important wonderful teachers are in our lives. It is so not an easy job and good teachers love our children almost as much as we do. It is such an important job.

So, in honor of that, I thought I'd compile some of my favorite teacher gifts (many of which I have replicated in years past). Gotta love Pinterest.

Here's a great gift that keeps on giving from Giggles Galore!
 (I actually made this one year but instead of real flowers, I used floral tape to attach imitation flowers to pencils. I then filled the post with beans and stuck in the "flowers".

Love anything chalkboard. So why not a letter for the teacher's name? What makes it even better is to see all the little ones' handwriting. :) From Blossom Bunkhouse.

Why not stock a beverage dispenser full of summer necessities, such as sunscreen and lemonade like the Pinned Sisters?

Here's another gift in anticipation of the summer months to come. And what better way to tell your favorite teacher to relax than giving him/her a new beach towel, sunscreen and a popular magazine? From Heidi Swapp.

When is Starbucks not a hit? Cute way to give a little gift certificate for your teacher's favorite cup of joe. You could also put the gift card into a fun coffee mug or cup! From Eighteen25.

Another drink idea but this time it is filled with Lemonade and Tea packets. What's the best about this? It all came from the Dollar Store! From Stock Piling Moms.

(You can find many of these ideas and much more on my Pinterest boards. Feel free to follow me here.)

These are just a few of the many ideas and ways to celebrate our teachers. It really doesn't need to be fancy. Sometimes even just a heartfelt note can be the best gift. Anything that says "I appreciate you".

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  1. I love the idea of stuffing summer goodies into a bev dispenser, so cute! Great ideas!

    1. Isn't that cute? There are so many great ideas out there! And they don't have to be expensive or elaborate either! Have a great day! Love the name of your blog by the way!


  2. I love your great ideas. Would love to see Teacher Ideas for middle school and high school teachers also. Between my two kids, I have 16 teachers to thank and it gets super expensive....thanks!!

    1. Great idea! I'm not quite to that stage yet so I guess I focused on primary teachers! I will gather some ideas and try and post some tomorrow! Check back!!




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