Are you looking for a simple but creative end of year teacher gift? We have a few great ideas that won’t take too long or break the bank! Are you a room parent who is looking for a way to give a group gift to your teacher? I’ve got a few simple ideas for that too…so let’s get started!
Who doesn’t love flowers? This time of year the flowers are plentiful at your local garden center, home improvement store or even grocery store. Rather than just getting an arrangement or a flower pot full of annuals you can make something a bit more personal. At my local home improvement store, I picked up a flat of petunias, a couple of basic clay flower pots and a can of chalkboard spray paint. I painted the pots with chalkboard spray paint and let them dry overnight. The next day I filled the pot with potting soil and planted the petunias. Easy peasy!
I added a banner with the message “Thanks for helping Emma/Gavin grow this year”…just printed it out and cut the quote on regular old copy paper. Looking back now I definitely could have made a cuter banner but I was probably doing this the right before the end of school. Haha! Is anyone else with me on that one…total procrastinator over here! I just taped the banner to two pencils to add a little something to the simple paper banner. Now that’s pretty creative, right?!?
The kids each wrote their teachers names in chalk on the flower pots. Awww…that’s so sweet, right! What teacher wouldn’t love this plant as an end of year teacher gift?
Gift Cards from the Class
Several years ago when I was a room parent we decided to give the teacher a group gift. It’s always nice for the teacher to get one larger gift from the class rather than a bunch of individual gifts. Over the years I’ve learned that teachers really appreciate gift cards. So I asked the parents of the class to contribute to a group teacher gift. I’m always trying to find a different way to give a gift card instead of just sticking it in an envelope. This adorable idea was found on Pinterest. First, I wrapped the gift card in card stock and attached an apple with twine. Then I printed out the quote and used a leaf-shaped paper punch to make the tag.
Simple but super cute group teacher gift idea! Check out our Pinterest account for lots of gift ideas.
Cash from the Class
And the next year… I used the same concept with the group gift but decided to save the money on those pesky fees certain gift cards charge. Just went with cold, hard cash. I filled a mason jar with crinkle paper and rolled the cash up then tied a simple tag on the jar with twine.
Middle School Teacher Gift
Once your child enters middle school they have multiple teachers. As a part of the PTO the last several years we decided to make it easier for parents to thank their children’s teachers by organizing an “End of the Year Cheer” collection. Parents sent in contributions to our collection which we divided between the entire school staff including teachers, administration, custodial & lunchroom staff.
I bought simple cellophane bags from a craft store then added the cash with a handful of mints. I made a tag out of card stock with an edited poem I found here… had to keep it short to fit on the tag. Then I just tied the tag to the bag with matching ribbon. And there you have it…yet another simple way to give cash as a group teacher gift.
And I think the teachers really appreciated the cash! Don’t you?
Dance Teacher Gifts
One of my favorite stores is Bath & Body Works. I just love to roam around in there smelling the candles, lotions, and soap. I figured if I love it so much other people must love it too…right?! It’s an easy gift to give and is something I think appeals to lots of people.
My daughter loves to pick out scents that she thinks suit each of her dance teachers. The past two years she’s given soap & candles to her dance teachers as their gifts. I found quotes on Pinterest and added them to the tags that I created, then tied everything up with pretty gold ribbons.
I hope you’ve found some ideas or inspiration for those special people in your children’s lives. Teachers dedicate so much of themselves to their job. It truly is a noble profession!
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