I totally flaked for Teacher Appreciation Day, which is just a sin having been a teacher once. Hopefully I redeemed myself on the last day of school with these creative gift ideas and small tokens of our appreciation.
My oldest daughter’s teachers love Dunkin’ Donuts. Gift cards seemed the easiest route. Allana made them doughnut shaped cards that read, “Donut forget about me.”
Potted plants are one of favorite gifts to give because they are beauitful, green, affordable gifts. They never break the bank even when gift cards eat up most of your gift budget.
Emmalynn made flower cards for each teacher and then taped the cards to bamboo skewers to stick in the soil. The cards read, “Thank you for helping me bloom and grow this year.”
Then I thought it would be a nice gesture for the girls’ to give their classmates inexpensive gifts and I had a lightbulb moment when I spotted these in Wal-Mart. Now, I know these Little Hugs aren’t the healthiest drinks for kids (actually they’re probably the worst), but there’s no disputing the sheer, creative genius of them and all for under $3.00! I printed labels and taped one to each little juice barrel which read, “Here’s one last hug until I see you in August. Have a great summer!”
Did I redeem myself or what? What gifts did you give your child’s teacher?