Need simple teacher gift ideas for that special person in your child’s life? VolunteerSpot has collected great suggestions that will practically make themselves – check out these four different fabulous ways to celebrate your child’s teachers this season.
Meaningful & Heartfelt!
- Help your child write a letter complete with a picture to the teacher, (Tip: make a photocopy for the principal's file as well). It can be a simple Thank You, or list their five favorite memories from the semester.
- Create a group digital eCard or short video from all the kids expressing their thanks – email and share it online with their teacher!
- Collect donations for ad space and design a special thank you for your local paper or newsletter shouting out love for your teacher.
- Wrap up a box of blank Thank You cards. If a teacher has 30+ students who all send in gifts and do special things for them year-round, that's a lot of thank you responses (and extra expense) he or she might need to send!
- Movie Night: Grab a couple of fun DVDs, add a pack or two of microwavable popcorn, frozen Jr. Mints and 2 bottles of cream soda to create the perfect movie night! Top off with a gift certificate to the movies! (Label it, “Stay In or Go Out?”)
- Night Out on the Town: Ask around town for discounted tickets to a local concert or performance.
- Cozy Night In: Treat the teacher with a basketful of warm goodies including gourmet hot chocolate, teas, and cider with a personalized mug. Top off with warm and fuzzy mittens and a scarf!
- Seasonal Treats: Special treats like gourmet cupcakes, chocolates, or muffins-in-a-jar will help to make any season sparkle (and the tummy shine)!
- Have students write their names on a colorful square piece of material which can be incorporated into a blanket or throw that will keep their teacher warm for years to come! Ask class parents and friends who may be willing to help sew it together.
- Gift Card Snow Globes are a super simple yet creative way to present your teacher with quick cash. Perfect during the winter holidays or use a pastel theme during spring months!
- Hand-decorated photo frames can include a class picture or be left open for the teacher to fill with their own personal memories.
Sometimes what they need IS what they want!
- School supplies - Fill a reusable grocery bag with school supplies the teacher and classroom are low on. Request help with supply donations and collection with a free online sign up sheet from VolunteerSpot!
- Treasure Chest - Collect donations for the classroom treasure chest; small prizes, stickers and toys are always handy as special rewards and class party activity prizes.
- Gift Cards are always 'the RIGHT size!' Think: grocery stores, office supply stores, favorite restaurants and gasoline.
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