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Appreciation Gifts for a School Teacher

Appreciation Gifts for a School Teacher

As the end of the school year is upon us (HOW did that happen?) I know a lot of mothers and grandmothers want to give thanks to their child’s teacher. It seems like an small thing to do — especially compared to all the hard work that teachers do throughout the school year. How exactly DO you say “thank you” for someone who has been such an important part of your child’s life for the better part of a year? The important thing to remember is that the THOUGHT is always what counts most. Make it heartfelt and sincere. This shouldn’t be a competition to see who can give the most unique gift.

In this Friday roundup we’ve scoured the internet, polled moms and teachers alike, and have a few thoughtful and affordable options that almost anyone can accomplish. These could all be easily adapted for an appreciation gift for a favorite sitter, or dance instructor, or Sunday School teacher–the possibilities are limitless!

Go ahead! Sit back, roll up your sleeves, and simply click on the images below to find our favorite blog posts on our top three categories of appreciation gifts.

Creative Ways to Give Gift Cards:

Creative Ways to Give Gift Cards

Keepsake DIY Ideas:

(think handmade treasure, not cheapy crafts)

Keepsake Class Fingerprint Tree
Keepsake Class Fingerprint Tree

Teacher Approved Suggestions:

Give this! Not that! Teacher Approved End of Year Gifts
Give this! Not that! Teacher Approved End of Year Gifts

What are some of your favorite gifts to give or receive? Did we miss any obvious winners? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Comment below to keep the coop informed.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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