It’s that time of year – summer is approaching and teachers will soon get to take a much-needed break! We all want to say thanks for the time that teachers dedicate to our children. It’s not a requirement to be extravagant with your gifts, just thoughtful. B2B readers – and teachers – chimed in on Facebook with some of their favorite ideas:
This was repeated many times (and as a teacher myself, I can second it!). Consider a card that’s a treat (coffee shop, movie theater, restaurant, mall, spa, bookstore, etc.) or one that’s more practical (gas stations, teacher or office supply stores, Target, Meijer, etc.). Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be a large amount to be appreciated – even if you’re treating him/her to one cup of coffee or a bagel, it’s still a nice thought.
Gifts that Grow
Consider a small plant, a pot decorated by your child or a rosebush (you could even tie money to it as Kamesha mentioned!). A small gift certificate to a nursery/greenhouse would be welcomed by teachers who have a green thumb!
A Thoughtful Note
Enlist your child in creating a card, note or picture for the teacher. If able, allow them to write or draw what they enjoyed about the year.
There are so many different possible themes, but the idea is this: take items that you were able to purchase at a great price and compile them into a basket or useable container. Think movie lovers, picnic, ice cream, s’mores or beach, for example.
If you’re creative, you might like to make something from the heart. The possibilities here are almost endless – from edible treats to crafting.
Just a few links to get you started:
Do YOU have a favorite teacher gift idea? Please share it in the comments!