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Teacher Gift Ideas

It’s teacher appreciation week at the girls’ school this week!  Lots of fun stuff going on to thank the teachers.  As a former teacher I know firsthand how much teachers do.  I want to always make sure the special people teaching my little ones know how much I appreciate them.  All of us moms have gone in on Nordstrom gift cards for a group gift, but I wanted to find a little something extra for my girls to give their teachers to say thanks.  Naturally, I turned to the blogosphere for help!  So much creativeness out there!  Sometimes when I’m skipping from blog to blog for ideas it gives me a cute-craft headache. ;)  I found several fun ideas to choose from so I thought I’d share them with you.  First, here is a look at what we did for Addison’s pre-school teachers last year…
I made the card in photoshop.  Just collaged three photos of her in my shoes, added some text, and developed it as a 4×6.  

Then we tied the photo card onto cute plates from Target filled with oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. 

It was a personal, easy solution for the many teachers we wanted to thank!
Of course, Addison’s cards were what really stole the show.  :)
**I still have cards some of my students made for me years ago.  So many students I taught touched my heart and I will never forget them!  I think personal cards are the best gift you can give – whether it’s from the student or the parent.  That or a Nordstrom gift card.  Either would do.  ;)  
Here are some fun ideas from various blogs.  They’re all so darling – the hard part will be choosing which one to use!  Click on each link to get all of the crafty details and free printables! 
 I love this last idea for the girls’ dance teachers.  

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope your week is off to a great start!
xoxo, Erin
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18 thoughts on “Teacher Gift Ideas

  1. I love doing teacher gifts, at the begining of every year I have the teacher fill out a paper that asks, whats your favorite color, store, candy,etc.
    And we do stuff throughout the year. My sons older & doesn’t get into it anymore, But my daughters in 4th grade so she still likes bringing stuff in.
    Last year I did Beach towels rolled w/ sunscreen in the center of the towel. On my Pinterest board I have a Teachers gifts section. I’m under Maureen Dixon on Pinterest, feel free to look :)

  2. Love them all! I am a teacher also and have many cards from my first year of teaching back in 2000 (and many other years!)I love getting them and as I teach preschool I get the sweetest things, my favourite was a beach towel. Every summer I thought of that student, it finally fell apart last summer after 10 years of use! This year I am planning to do something similar for my little man’s teacher. Have fun with it! Emma in Australia

  3. Thanks everyone! So glad you like these ideas. I thought they were so cute.

    Reenie – that is such a good idea to have the teachers fill out a questionnaire at the beginning of the year! Love that! Doing it next year for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  4. i bought the grey striped dress from Target for my daughter too! I love it. I also almost every color capri leggings Target sells to go under them! :) so easy!

  5. Great ideas! I was JUST thinking about what to get my daughter’s teachers for end of the school year gifts. Now I know! Thanks!!!

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!! You are SO thoughtful, and I know your daughter loved helping with it!

    I looked for the gray striped dresses at Target on Saturday for our granddaughter, age 3 1/2, but the Springfield, Missouri store din’t have them. But I found lots of other really cute things for her and our grandson!!

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! Keep up the great work! You are fabulous!

  7. SO happy some of you are finding cute stuff at Target!

    And thank you Jane! That was such a sweet comment! I’m going to feel “fabulous” the rest of the day. :)

  8. Oh my goodness, those are some cute ideas! I have been following your blog for about a year Erin and finally just made the time to make a blog I can be more involved and comment! Thanks for all the fun posts! Your family is beautiful!

  9. I absolutely LOVE your ideas!! Your post on your pantry make over motivated me to do a complete overhaul on mine! I LOVE my pantry now!! So organized and pretty exactly how it should be:) I am with you on the containers tho, buy one here and there, but can’t wait to get all of them that I need!! I have to ask where did you get your dish towel holder? I have been needing one for some time and haven’t found one I like. The one you have would be PERFECT! thanks so much!!

  10. Thanks Kathleen! So sweet of you to say. :)

    Amanda! I love that you re-did your pantry! It’s so fun having it super organized, isn’t it!? Always makes me happy. :) The dish towel holder is from a store called Tai Pan. I bought it in Utah a couple of years ago so I’m not sure if they still have it or not. ?? Sorry if that isn’t much help!

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