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Are your kids ready for Summer vacation? With everything that's been going on, this year has seemed exceptionally long. Whether on zoom or in person, teachers have really gone above and beyond to help students and try to normalize classes as much as possible. Let's take a moment to thank them for the hard work, and what better way to show gratitude than with a gift?
These gifts don’t have to be expensive. You can DIY teachers' gifts easily and affordably with a few bins and much-needed school supplies! Or should we say, teacher survival kit?
Write a Letter/Thank You Card
Even if your children cannot write, you can help them create a nice thank you note to their teacher. It doesn’t have to be fancy or elaborate, just a little note of gratitude.
Send a Video Message
Using your Smartphone or Tablet, record a video of your little one saying “hi” or talking about missing their classroom. For many of these kids, they might not go back to school this year and see their teacher or classmates. Make sure to stay connected! Social distancing, not social isolation!
Grab a small round basket and fill it with some spa-like items. A nice candle, bath salts, bath bombs, loofahs, and more!
Do you know if any of your children's teachers enjoy gardening? Why not give them a basket dedicated to their favorite pastime? Just grab a wire basket and fill it up with some goodies like gloves, seed packets, tools, and don’t forget to take care of their hands! Add a touch of self-care with lotions and potions! Any gardener would be thrilled to receive this basket.
Small Supply Holders
Think of all the little miscellaneous items teachers use every day: paperclips, erasers, stickers, push-pins - and they all need a home. Instead of these essential items getting lost in a drawer, try putting them in a small decorative canister jar and adding a simple “Thank You” note. Teachers can then showcase these items and decorate their desks at the same time.
Food for Thought
Food is always the best gift. The next two schoolteacher gifts focus on everyone’s love language. Grab yourself a clear bin and fill it with different kinds of food. Everyone loves the movies, so create a movie inspired bin filled with popcorn, seasoning salts, and popcorn containers. If you are feeling wild – throw in a gift card for some movie tickets too!
An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away. Or at least, this basket filled with apples will keep little Johnny in good spirits with the teacher. Fresh fruit is a great gift. Head to your local grocery store or favorite farmers' market and pick out the best seasonal available fruit, throw it in a wire basket, add a cute, punny gift tag “If teachers were apples, I’d pick you!” and call it a day. No need to get super fancy, it’s the thought that counts.
My love language is touch, so I love anything to do with the spa and so do many others. Plus, teachers are constantly washing their hands and touching things all day. Why not create a mini spa oasis with our clear bins, soap pumps, or small round baskets? Add in some good smelling soap, lotion, essential oils, hand sanitizer, nail file or nail polish and you have the perfect teacher's gift. During this stressful time, taking a break for mental health is more important than ever. No need to go to get these items, you can order them online for delivery or store pick up.
So now go print these cute gift tags and start making the perfect present for the teachers in your life! If you are not the crafty type, you can always give teachers a gift card to their favorite online store, local restaurant or delivery service. Remember, it’s not about the gift. It’s about showing appreciation for a very thankless job! Your teacher is a hero and needs to be celebrated!
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Apr 15, 2021