TEACHER GIFTS – Summer Fun

Clearly it has taken me a while to write this post…

The school year is long gone (and another has begun), however I wanted to share with you the Teacher’s  Gifts that we handed out to my children’s wonderful teachers at the end of this past school year.

These gifts were inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest which led me to THIS blog post.  I had a lot of fun putting these bags together.  The funny part came when I e-mailed both teachers to find out their shoe size (They must have thought I was crazy!).

I wished I thought to take a picture of the contents while not in the bag, but I didn’t.  Here is a list of the contents (as I remember them):

  • Snacks – Baked green bean crunchies, freeze-dried grapes, light kettle corn, nuts, some chocolate covered goodies
  • Re-usable drink container along with chocolate coconut milk
  • Magazines
  • Beach towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe
  • Cooler Bag

I placed all of the goodies into a cooler bag which can also be used at the beach, pool, park, etc.

I did all of the shopping at Trader Joes, Big Lots, and Kohls (with a 30% off coupon), so I was able to keep the costs down and still give a nice gift.

Maybe a version of this could be made as a beginning of the school year gift…some sort of “Survive the School Year” bag.

What sorts of gifts did you give to your children’s teachers this year?

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6 responses to “TEACHER GIFTS – Summer Fun

  1. Wow- That is so generous of you…and I say better late than never – teachers and readers alike love your ideas!

  2. ADORABLE idea!!! I went the easy/ totally NOT healthy route and bought each teacher mini Nothing Bundt Cakes… and Finn made them a picture or some sort of craft -I can’t remember now… I’ll have to remember the mini cooler thing, though because I got one for the summer and use it all the time! 🙂

    • In all honesty this is the first year I went the really creative route. I have made jars filled with cookie mix, given “friendship tea” (my mom’s recipe) with a mug, but more often than not it has been a gift certificate to Starbucks…Time (or lack of it) doesn’t always permit creativity!

  3. Deb

    What type of magazines do teachers read what magazenes did u put in them

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