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Gifts for Teachers

To learn and never be filled, is wisdom: to teach and never be weary, is love. – anonymous

This is our last week of school and I am looking for gifts for our favorite teachers.

Our beloved 2nd grade teacher (we’ve had her two years in a row) is moving to a new school.  I know I don’t have any more children left to be in 2nd grade, but I am sad she is leaving none-the-less.

We also love Ben’s 3rd grade teacher.  She is one in a million and has made this year fantastic.

So how do you say thank you?

Mint Brownies

I’ve been busy making a plate of Mint Brownies for our principal, bus driver, art teacher, and music teacher.

Mini Bundt Cakes are a perfect gift too.  They look so special, and are inexpensive to make.  Any baked gift from cookies to bread and jam makes a thoughtful gift.

A bookplate makes a very sweet gift for anyone who loves books- and what teacher doesn’t love books?  I came across these wonderful bookplates from Sarah Jane Studios.  I love the little school setting… just perfect for a teacher.  Come to think of it, I would love these for myself, but then again, I love everything Sarah Jane does.

I also ran across a free template for a bookplate for a teacher over at Skip to My Lou, she even has a recipe for making a homemade sticker solution… very make it do.

Of course, teachers always love books.  Two great books for teachers are Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden, a sweet book that makes the analogy of the teacher as a gardener and her student as different kinds of flowers.  And Thank You, Mr. Falker, a story of a girl with learning disabilities whose life is changed by her teacher.

And last, but not least, a hand written letter from your child makes the perfect end of year gift.  Give your child a chance to tell their teacher what they’ve learned and what they’ve loved about being in their class.  What teacher wouldn’t love to receive that?

Do you have any special year end gift ideas for teachers?  I would love to hear.

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4 Responses to “Gifts for Teachers”

  • i would have loved any of those gifts! (and i definitely would love one of those letters!)
    one year i received a movie basket–gift certificate to the movies, popcorn, bottles of soda, gift certificate to blockbuster…that was really fun too.

  • I love your ideas Calli! I’m working on paper piecing hexagons and sewing them onto kitchen towels for teachers. I’ll put them with some nice hand soap I found at T.J.Maxx and a card cut in the shape of my kids’ hands. I’m so sad Mr. Stephensen, our amazing principal, is leaving for a new school. I got him a bunch of fresh cherries at the grocery store and a cherry pitter from Bed, Bath and Beyond. I’ll attach a note that says “It’s going to be the pitts without you.”

  • Sally P:

    A scrapbooking friend made stationary sets including a box for her son’s teachers. They do write plenty of notes so I thought that was a pretty good idea. I’ve made book bags in the past which they seemed to love. They were just simple bags in a cute fabric but big enough for several books, papers, etc.

  • Those brownies are so perfect looking, I could swear they are from the bakery!!

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