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Punny Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts

by on May.04, 2015, under Craftables

As an adult, I’ve known a few teachers both as friends and family, and no joke these are some hard working professionals. Yes, they get the summers off, but for the other 9 months of the year, they are working many extra hours before and after the class bells ring. This year I got the wild hair to put together some gift bags for The Bean’s two Pre-K teachers for Teacher Appreciation week. They have been really good with her this year and I think they deserve the real credit in helping her to be selected for our optional out-of-district elementary school. Teacher Appreciation Gift Bag

Here is a list of printables I found for the gift items I put together yesterday, and one original that I created myself. I included an item for each day of the week along with a card signed and decorated by The Bean. She was very excited to hand these to her teachers this morning.

1. Thanks a Latte for All You Do by Longing for Home Designs: Starbucks gift cards are classic for teachers. And it doesn’t even matter if they don’t like coffee since Starbucks offers so many other things; teas, fruit smoothies, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, etc. When I am not feeling as creative as this, I usually just get a well-loaded Starbucks card for the teacher and call it a day. For this I used some medium weight tan card stock I had on hand. My local grocery store has a Starbucks inside it, so when I went to pick up the gift cards, I got two of the cup wrappers as well. I hot-glued those to the card stock and used tape to secure the cards inside of them.

2. Thank for Helping Me Sparkle by Love The Day:  Give the teacher a bottle of your (or your daughter’s) favorite glitter nail polish. Warning, this printable makes a bunch. I only needed two tags, but didn’t have the time or patients to mess with editing the PDF, so I just wasted the ink (which I hate) and let the whole page fly. These might be useful in the future for other gifts though, maybe a bridal shower thank you gift or a girl child’s future birthday goodie bags.

3. Your Were Mint to Teach by A Place Called Joy: Note this printable is just for the white label piece on top of the colored paper. I wanted to make it look a little more fancy and thanks to my scrap booking paper collection, I had no trouble finding some cute coordinating paper to make a full size wrapper for the Altoids tin. This could be used with any type of mint flavored treat – gum, peppermint patties, Mentos, star peppermints, Andies candies etc.

4. You Deserve a Break by Eighteen25: If you are over 30 (ugh, dating myself here) then you will surely recognize the reference to the Kit Kat bar jingle. If not, learn yourself something new. This printable is cool because it includes 2 sets of the individual pieces. The circle is separate from the ribbon, which ads a nice 3d element to the tag. If you don’t happen to have a circle cutter like it did, you might have some anxiety there, but not everyone is the perfectionist I am either, so maybe not.

5. Soak in the Summer by OhhShiny: One of the original gift suggestions from school was some bubble bath. Well when I was shopping, for whatever reason, the bubble bath section at my local store had be decimated. Only things left were a few bottles of store brand bath gel and trusty ol’ Mr. Bubble. While I did momentarily toy with the idea of getting them some Mr. Bubble to be funny, I ultimately decided I wanted to go with an item I thought they would really use, thus leading to me picking out some nice smelling bath body soak. After hours of wrangling toddlers, who wouldn’t relish a chance to relax and soak in a hot bath?? When I got to the point of assembling the gift bags I realized I had clever little tags for all the items except this. Since I changed from the bubble bath item, the tag I had planned no longer made sense in the gift context. I searched Pinterest and Google, and came up empty-handed for other pre-made gift tags for teachers for bath body soak. Thus, this original creation was born. I adapted the tag line from a holiday post I saw for bath soaks. A few minutes in Photoshop later, and this is what emerged. Honestly, I was ready for bed at this point, so this might not exemplify my finest work, but I thought, on the off chance someone else wants to put some bath body soak in a teacher gift bag, they might like these too. Pictured is a 3×5 size tag which is linked in the main entry above, but I made a page of smaller 3×2 tags also.

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