The back-to-school season the a perfect time to show your appreciation for your child’s teachers. A handmade card from your little learner, a sweet treat or even a bountiful gift basket will show your appreciation for the person who teaches your child each day. Here are our favorite ideas for the perfect teacher gift!
In this era of Pinterest fails, a homemade gift can feel like a bit of a shot in the dark, but there are some brilliantly simple ideas out there that are both thoughtful and foolproof. The gift card bouquet is an adorable and easy project that pairs a little bit of engineering with a whole lot of cute. If classroom supplies are still in high demand, a school supply cake is a great way to stretch those DIY muscles while giving the best gift ever: the kind that keeps on giving. For a more personal touch, pick up some fun stationery from SampleHouse and have your student write a letter to their teacher about learning, their favorite part of school, or just to say thank you.
Gifts for the classroom
Ask a teacher what her favorite teacher gifts are, and it’s likely she’ll answer “books.” Books can bolster lessons, provide entertainment during a rainy-day recess and serve as a reward for a job well done. SampleHouse carries a huge variety of titles that are appropriate for all skill levels and grades, and they’d make a welcome addition to any classroom library. Gifts for the classroom, like the aforementioned School Supply Cake, can also help improve the learning environment. Live plants, gift cards for music downloads and durable goods like pillows and lamps are all fun and creative ways give back to your favorite teacher and enhance her classroom.
A treat you can eat
A casserole, plate of cookies or even a loaf of homemade bread are warm, heartfelt tokens of gratitude and can save your favorite teacher from the dreaded mid-afternoon slump. The SampleHouse Cookbook has tons of tasty recipes to choose from, many of which travel well and are sure to disappear from the teachers’ lounge if left unsupervised. SampleHouse also carries specialty cookbooks for finger foods, snacks and desserts, which happen to be most teachers’ three favorite food groups. Think outside the coffee mug and include a monogrammed tumbler or infusion water bottle to help your favorite teacher stay hydrated.