Teacher appreciation week is coming soon and I've got some gift ideas for the teachers in your life. As a teacher I was always sort of embarrassed to be put in the spotlight for that week, but it was so nice to know that our parents, students, PTO and school community appreciated us. Teaching is a hard job and it is always nice to get recognition for what you do every day. When I was in the classroom I got everything from handmade cards and gifts (so so sweet), to flowers, to snacks throughout the day, to mini massages at lunch, to lunch provided by PTO, to gift certificates, to group gifts and more. I came up with some gift basket ideas that would make fun teacher gifts but the same cards could also be paired with a gift card. I know some people don't like giving gift cards or think they aren't personal, but I always loved getting gift cards as gifts when I taught. It was nice to be able to spend those cards on myself or my family with no guilt or worry about the budget. Would any of the teachers in your life love these gifts? Make sure you download the free tags at the bottom if you want to create your own gift baskets.
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Some ideas for a supply basket:
-Dry Erase Markers
-Mr. Sketch Markers
-Thank you notes/blank notes
Dinner Gift Basket
Some ideas for a dinner basket:
-Gift Certificate to a restaurant
-Hot meal ready to eat
-Frozen meal with directions for the teacher to cook later
Book Lover's Basket
Some ideas for a book basket:
-Gift certificate to a book store or online book store
-Subscription to Book of the Month Club
Some ideas for a gardening basket:
-Foam kneeler pad
Coffee Lovers Basket
Coffee, coffee, coffee! I know not everyone runs on coffee, but I know a lot of teachers do. This basket is a great way for them to have a morning pick me up on you. Fill it with goodies to make coffee at home or at school or load them up with gift cards to stop and get coffee on the way to school.
Some ideas for a coffee basket:
-Gift certificates for Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Tim Hortons, etc.
-Coffee lover themed shirt or picture
Spa Day Basket
Some ideas for a spa basket:
-Gift certificate to a spa or salon
-Loofah or scrubber
Fun in the Sun Basket
Some ideas for a sunshine basket:
-Beach Read type book
-Fun drinks or snacks to enjoy poolside
All of the cute cards you see in the above pictures are FREE for you, my fabulous readers to download. For each card, I also made a larger size with a blank space ideal for a gift card. Just print out on cardstock or heavy paper and tape on a related gift certificate if you don't want to make up a basket. Easy peasy way to show your favorite teachers lots of love. Both sizes of cards leave lots of white space so you can write a personalized message as well.