I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! I love Memorial Day. So grateful for such a special holiday to remember and honor everyone who has served and continues to serve our country. We had a low key family weekend at home which was just what the doctor ordered around here. :) I know some of you are finishing up school this week (jealous!) but for those of you who have a few weeks left like we do I thought I’d share a few ideas for teacher gifts. I received a lot of really sweet gifts over the six years I taught school, but I will promise you that the gifts I remember most and still have to this day are the kind letters my students and their parents wrote me. Nothing beats a sincere heartfelt handwritten letter. I love to go back and read them. Some of them still bring tears to my eyes. So we’ll be writing letters for all of my kids’ teachers for sure! But it’s also fun to give a little something with our letters. Here are a few things I’ve done in past years…
The year before that I put together a fun gift for summer. I always try to think of what I would like for a gift. You can’t go wrong with sunscreen and a towel and the People Style Watch issue. Perfect accessories for a day at the beach or pool!
I thought this was a cute, simple idea too. You could put any treat in a jar with a “you’re the sweetest” card. Especially fun if you know your child’s teacher’s favorite treat. My students always knew my favorite treats. And my favorite hobbies and my favorite movies and my favorite quotes and my favorite subjects and my favorite future baby names…. Some of us are a bit more of an open book than others. :)
Teachers can never have enough white erase markers (or any other school supply for that matter). Fun way to present them.