Today on Facebook, I noticed many of you were sharing that you had yet to get something for your child’s teacher, coach, dance insructor, etc. So, what DO you get for them? I doubt they need another “#1 Teacher” ornament for their tree. Here are a few ideas which you might want to get:
Restaurant Gift Cards. Pick one up to a local restaurant. Who doesn’t love an evening off from cooking dinner?
Retail Gift Cards. Most teachers, coaches, etc have to pay for many supplies themselves. Why not pick up a gift card to a local store which might help defray these costs?
Books in Honor. It is no secret that teachers want to instill a love of learning and reading in their students. Why not donate books to your child’s library in your teacher’s honor?
Maid Service. This is one that I would love! Purchase 4 hours of house cleaning (or whatever increment you can afford). I sure would love it if soemone cleaned my house for me!
Coffee Gift Basket: Pick up a travel mug (such as the one at Starbucks today for $19.99 that has free coffee every day for the month of January). You can add in a gift card to a local coffee shop so they can stop by and get that cup of Joe before heading out in the morning!
Baked goods. We all love to be spoiled a little so let your kids dig in and help make a batch of yummy cookies or bread for your favorite person?
Candles/Air Fresheners. OK – let’s face it – kids can well …um….smell. Why not give your teacher something to help keep his/her room smelling fresh!? Or – even for your coach – no need he/she needs to smell sweat ALL day long!
Kitchen Gadgets Basket. Pick up neutral dishcloths, towels and gadgets to create a unique basket.
Movie Night. You can do this by purchasing tickets for your local theatre. Or, why not pick up microwave popcorn, a bowl and a Visa gift card loaded with money to pick up some RedBox movies giftcard sets for $5 or $10.
Magazine Gift Card. What is great about this is that you can get it in the form of a gift card so that your recipient can decide for him/herself as to which title to receive.
Personalized Awesome Teacher Handsoap or Hand Sanitzer. Who can’t find bottles of hand sanitizer and clear labels? Teachers spend a lot of their own money on these products – I’m sure they’d appreciate the gesture — PLUS what a CUTE idea!! (Photo credit – Design Mom).
Create personalized clipboards. For the cost of the clipboard from an office supply store and a little creativity you can give a unique gift! (Photo credit – One Charming Party)
Personalized Crayon Images. How cute is this? What a great way to use up those broken crayons in the box! (Photo credit – familyfun.go.com).
Thanks in part to Suriving the Stores!