Good Morning, Kansas City! The end of the school year is approaching and it’s time for us parents to show the teachers in our (and our kids’) lives some appreciation. Our Mom Squad Ambassador, Brigette, gives us a great list of 10 gifts you might give. Check it out!
10 Creative Gifts Teachers Will Love on the
Last Day of School
The last days of school can be such an emotional time for parents, students and teachers. Another year of learning, friendships, struggles all seem to get wrapped up into a whirlwind of emotions! I know I was a mess on my kids last day of public school simply because I loved their teachers and I knew what big adjustment was in the near future! And even though throughout the year you thank them, cooperate with them and help out on field trips or in the class room, there is still something about a gift from the heart that teachers love!
So, here are 20 simple, yet meaningful gifts you and your child(ren) can give to their teacher at the end of this year!
#1 Punny Thank You Notes
I’m sure you have seen these all over Pinterest! A super cute note attached to candy, gift cards or school supplies. These are always a cute Idea! Most of the time you just have to cut and paste and then you are good to go! This is one of my favorite resources for Punny Thank Yous!
#2 Personalized cups/mugs
First off, who doesn’t love a good mug!? You can head off to your local Big Lots or Ross and find monogrammed mugs or cups! If you are a crafty person, you can go a little further and put one of their favorite quotes or even a picture on one! Shutterfly (my favorite) can even do it for you!
Teachers always remember their students and a picture is worth a thousand words. Grab a plain frame from the Dollar Tree and have your kid decorate it then place their school picture inside. Bonus if they have one with their teacher! Make sure you put their info on the back!
#4 Gift bags
A gift bag can really go a long way. Fill a bag with some of their teacher’s favorite things. If they collect something like post cards, you can theme the bag around that collection by adding in stamps, pencils and blank post cards.
#5 Handmade shirts
When I was little, we made hand print shirts all the time! You can either outline your kids hand with fabric puff paint or have them cover their palm with paint and print it on a shirt or blanket. This would be a great classroom project for everyone!
#6 Gift Cards
Sometimes people say gift cards are so “impersonal” or that they aren’t from the heart. I beg to differ! Gift cards are one of the best gifts you can give to someone! You can buy one from their favorite store or load a visa gift card so they can use it on whatever they would like. A lot of times, teachers use their own money to buy items for the class room so a gift card is a great way to give them back some of that money.
Ok, obviously you are not going to send a bottle of Rosé to school with your kid lol. But if you have the time yourself (after school hours) drop off a wine basket along with chocolates! If you don’t have the time to stop by yourself, there are tons of wine clubs and deals on Groupon that will deliver right to their door.
Just about every teacher loves to get notes and cards from their students, you can buy a piece of fancy cardstock and have your child write a sweet memory, a poem or really anything that they want.
#9 Spa bag
After school ends, I’m sure your child’s teacher will want to pamper themselves after completing another long year. So, why not make them a spa bag? Add in some scented lotions, nail polish, face masks and a beautiful candle!
Ok, who doesn’t just love cold hard cash?! You can tuck it in an envelope or get with the other parents in the class and all take up a collection. You can have all the kids and parents present their teacher with a gift of moolah. Most classes are pretty big these days, so if everyone puts in a little, you will surely receive a lot more than just one person!
I hope these ideas gave you some inspiration for your child(rens) end of school gift for their teacher this year. They do a lot and spend so much time with your kids, I know that anything or a sign of gratitude will be enough!
From iFamily to Yours,