Here is a cute, inexpensive idea for a Teacher Appreciation gift. Since my son’s last day of preschool happened to be during Teacher Appreciation Week, it also double as an End of the School Year Thank You Gift. It’s a mixture of school supplies, items just for them to enjoy, and personalized items.
- The mini crate is from Dollar Tree. I placed a folded piece of tissue paper on the bottom so that the items wouldn’t fall through. I found cute ribbon to wrap around it making it look more decorative, as well as a flower. I stuck the flower on with paperclips so that the ribbon and flower could be taken off incase she planned to use the crate to store toys in for the classroom.
- Also from Dollar Tree, I picked up a nice-smelling hand soap and embellished it with a pink ribbon.
- Since ECE teachers tend to use a lot of stickers, I also grabbed a pad from the dollar store to place in the gift basket.
- The last item from the Dollar store I scooped up was a pretty pink notebook. I helped my son personalize it with a handprint and a cute teacher saying. Get the Handprint Notebook instructions here.
- I found the sweetest candybar wrapper that I printed for free from Nothing but County. It reads “It’s so sweet having you as a teacher!” On the back there is even cute ingredients listed. It’s wrapped around a Hershey’s candybar with the end taped.
- Another cute printable I found for free was a “2 Nice 2 be 4 gotten” gift tag that I used on a box of crayons instead.
- My little guy colored a “I love my teacher because…..” printable from Giver’s Log. He told me what to write for the question sections. The dotted apple circle he glued on for his teacher ribbon is from Dimple Prints.
- I meant go find a printable for the Sparkling Lemon Water, but decided to skip it since my printer was acting goofy and making everything come out with lines on it.
- Using 3 glue sticks, I wrapped a ribbon around them and also placed them in the gift basket. I happened to already have them on hand.
- The instructions for the “Thank you for Bee-ing my Teacher!” can be found here.
- The scratch art keychains are from GummyLump.com My son drew a picture of himself on one side and used a stencil to scratch a flower on the other side.
Check out the precious flower drawing my little guy also made for Teacher Day!