It’s hard to believe that the school year is already coming to an end. I swear that it was just September like yesterday, and I was sending my babes off to preschool with high hopes that they would learn and grow, and that I might enjoy a little break during the few short hours that they were away. Well, they certainly grew A LOT, and they learned a whole bunch, and I, well… I’m still waiting on that break! Anyhow, I swear that every time a graduation rolls around, I find myself scrambling to think of gift ideas for my kid’s teachers. These are people who have become a big part of my children’s lives over the last year, and I think it’s a nice gesture to send them off for summer vacation by thanking them for their time and hard work. That being said, I never know exactly what route to take… wine, gift cards, flowers? I know that I can’t be the only one who struggles with this, so I thought I’d share what I put together this year, along with a fun little round up of gift ideas for those of you who, like me, are in need of some inspiration!
Lip balm teacher appreciation printable | Wine and Glue
Mani Thanks free printable | Just Add Confetti
Wine teacher appreciation tags | Teachers pay Teachers
Orange you glad it’s summer sugar scrub | The Suburban Mom
Thank you teacher free printable | The Suburban Mom
Pencil Vase | The Crafty Houswife
Watch Me Grow | Guyer Family Blog
Target gift card free printable | Landeelu
Red Box Printable | The Crafting Chicks
Themed gift card holders | Crazy Little Projects
Amazon gift card holder | Fabulessly Frugal
Succulent gift | I Heart Naptime
Now I can’t totally take credit for the idea for the gifts that I threw together this year for Ella’s teachers, because I saw a bunch of similar ones floating around on Pinterest. I did however, create my own tags, and I’m including the link for a free printable (just click and then print on card stock) if you want to use them as well. I found some great tumblers at Target for around $5 each, and then added a generous gift card to Starbucks. I know if I were a teacher that I would get excited about free Starbucks!