Hello Happy Organizers, Amy here. If you’re a bit hectic like me, you may have let a few gifts till the last minute. Example: the teacher gift. We love our teachers and giving them a thoughtful gift over the holiday is just one way to say “thank you, we appreciate you more than ever.”
This begs the question: What to give? Here are a few of my favorite ideas for teacher gifts this holiday season:
- Gift cards. Who doesn’t love a Starbucks or Barnes and Noble gift card? We all know, when we find one of these stuffed away in our wallet, it’s like finding a tiny nugget of goodness. You can never go wrong with this, consider pairing it with a cute coffee mug or travel cup.
- A beautiful poinsettia or other plant. This is one of my son’s favorite gifts to give. It’s simple, beautiful, and perhaps most important, useful.
- Personalized stationery. While stationary may seem a bit dated, I find this gift particularly elegant. Plus, teachers are always using stationary and cards to communicate to students and parents. Yes…I love this gift idea!
- A letter. This gift is perhaps the most valuable and costs virtually nothing at all to give. Fewer things are more special than a personalized letter. Love the way your child’s teacher handles the reading hurdles? Tell them in a letter. Is your child’s teacher that one special teacher that seems to somehow connect with your child in a way that boggles even your own mind? Tell them in a letter.
Of the four gifts above, number four is my favorite. As always, I like to keep gift giving simple and heartfelt.
What are your favorite teacher gift ideas? Feel free to share!