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National Teacher’s Day Gift Ideas

Monday, April 15th, 2013

When I was a little girl, I used to always say that when I grew up, I wanted to be a teacher, just like my mom.  Then as I grew older and watched my mother come home each night with homework to grade and tests to make, I slowly started to see just how much hard work and dedication it took to be a teacher.  And it of course doesn’t stop there, as she would go to workshops, plays, sporting events, etc.  during all of her free time…not including all of my extracurriculars!  It was at this point that I thought, maybe being a teacher really wasn’t as easy as you’d think it would be.

Our teachers work so hard to provide our children with an education, emotional support and a safe place to learn, play and grow!  One day a year, we celebrate our hard working teachers which, let’s face it, spend as much time with our children each day, as we do!  National Teacher Day, (National Teacher Appreciation Day), is Tuesday, May 7th…and it’s the perfect time to make your child’s teacher or coach feel appreciated and loved by not only their students, but by the parents of the students, as well!

What can you do to show your appreciation?  My favorite way is to send the kids to school with a letter to the teacher thanking them, a bouquet of fresh flowers or a unique gift that they can either use at home or in the classroom.   I found this amazing teacher supply cake here to the left on the blog, Three Pugs & a Baby.  Not only is this supply cake adorable, it is also extremely useful for helping your child’s teacher refresh their school supplies.  Crayons, markers, glue, tissues, hand sanitizer – you name it!

Simply hit up your local Wal-Mart or Target for supplies including paper mache boxes, ribbon, cotton balls, pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks, glue, travel hand sanitizer, Kleenex, rubber bands, a hot glue gun and cake board.  You can leave the mache boxes empty, or fill them with leftover supplies.  You can hot glue each item to the round boxes, or rubber band them to the outside, if the rubber band is large enough.  Glue dots are also a great alternative, and are easier for the teacher to remove the supplies.  Wrap each layer with a thick ribbon, which will hide the rubber bands and you’ll be all set.  This project is so adorable and any teacher would be overjoyed to receive it!

If you’re looking for something personalized, we have great National Teacher’s Day gifts that can be personalized for your son or daughter’s teacher.  Our personalized teacher gifts collection features, from customized notepads and note cubes to desk planners, monogrammed mugs, clip boards, coasters, picture frames, water bottles and wall art.  Personalize it with your child’s teacher’s name formal name, or their first name for something they can use at home.  We also offer engraved gifts featuring compact mirrors, key chains, trinket boxes and paper weights.  If your teacher sends home lots of notes or puts stickers on children’s papers, try out our teacher self-inking stamp, which you can personalize with her name, “from the desk of” or “GRADE A WORK!”.  Each time she uses her stamp she’ll be thinking of your child!

Let your child’s teacher know how special and vital they are to you and your family.  Your child’s education is priceless – celebrate their special teacher this National Teacher’s Day!