Which card to get? Special excitement in the staff room is reserved for the Coffee Houses, Liquor, Department or Drug Store gift cards. In fact, I’ve heard rumours that they trade them like baseball cards in there on the last day of school!
Not a gift card giver? Can’t convince your little one that the plastic gift is special enough? Here are some other great (& reasonably priced!) ideas for teachers.
Keep your teacher's classroom green with personalized stainless steel water bottles from Kathy & Kim Originals. They have tons of options to choose from and you can chose to add your teacher's first name (if you know it) or "Best Teacher" for a stainless water bottle and it's a gift that is a sure hit this June.
Apple Note Pad for Teacher
Teachers write so many notes for parents, so why not treat them to a lovely notepad with their name on it? Apples are the favourite at Everyday Grace Designs, but there are so many other designs to choose from.
Lunch Time Accessories
Teachers usually bring their lunchs and snacks to school. They are just too busy to go out most days! Your child's teacher will love these green lunch ideas from Fenigo. Sandwich wraps, bento boxes and soft lunch bags will become your teacher's favourite accessory!
Apple for the Teacher
Bringing your teacher an apple shows your child’s appreciation, right? How about a giant Caramel Apple? Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has ‘monster apples’ with extra toppings in flavours like S’more, Rocky Road or Tiger Apple. What’s not to adore?? (Since the gift has to go into the school, just make sure you avoid one with nuts due to classroom allergies).
Your teacher will likely have some time to explore this summer with her own family. Buy her a Pass to a local amusement park, special show or art gallery where she can visit with her children and have her own summer fun.
Home Creative Supplies
Being the crafty mom I am, I get shivers over new art supplies. Many teachers are parents too and enjoy fresh creative supplies. Fill a bucket of fun new supplies to create with her own kids with like Crayola’s awesome new Washable Coloured Bubbles and funky Color-Fillz Mosiac Art.
Teachers often invest their own money in their classroom. Give her a gift to help the classroom like Scholastic books, extra craft supplies or great Classroom Labels from Mabel’s Labels to keep the class more organized.