Whether its your child’s favorite teacher at school or their Sunday School teacher any one of these 8 great Valentine gift ideas can show them you appreciate the love they put into your child’s day.
Give a traditional, good old standby gift card but in creative and fun packaging. Place a Starbucks gift card in the bottom of a clean, new Starbucks see-through cup-stuff 2/3 of the way full with brown tissue (coffee), and the rest of the way with white tissue paper (whipped cream).
Teachers dip into their own pockets quite often to purchase supplies for their classroom or for students, ease this burden and send in a bouquet of school supplies. Pick up an inexpensive vase or basket from Dollar Tree, a little foam and wooden skewers. Tape school supplies with clear tape to the top of the skewers and arrange into a bouquet. You can make an entire bouquet of pencils, sharpie markers, or a combination of supplies.
A great school themed frame is one that can be reused every year. Purchase an inexpensive cardboard frame from the craft store ( I pick them up all the time at Michaels for a $1.00). Hot glue pencils or crayons to cover the entire front. Insert a picture of your child and their teacher, or a sweet note.
If you want a sweet little gift that will come in handy and be appreciated- hand sanitizer is a great idea. Send in a yummy scented one with a little tag that says “ Thanks for spreading love and knowledge instead of germs!”
Not that teachers have much down time but a manicure repair kit would probably be appreciated. Purchase a small nail clipper, file, and a bottle of lotion- tie them up with a bow and present them in a pretty little basket.
Homemade baked goods are always welcome! How about a little container of brownies with a homemade card that resembles a target and reads “ Shooting for Brownie Points!”
A hand painted terra cotta flower pot could be used for live or silk plants or even to store pens and pencils on the desk. Let your child free paint, use stencils, or even stickers to decorate it.
Dollar Tree has small and large plain clipboards. Pick up scrapbook or even wrapping paper and cover the board to personalize. If you know their Alma Mater use papers in their colors, if their classroom is decorated in owls-make it match. Use letter stickers to add their name to the front or back.
I hope these ideas help jump start you to a sweet reward for the person who is helping raise children in our community!