This year with my kids now in two different classes, piano lessons, sports, and dance, there are a lot of teachers and so a lot of teacher gifts to pull together!
I know it’s not necessary to give gifts, but I like the idea of taking the opportunity to thank and show appreciation to the people who pour so much into my children on a regular basis.
But what gifts might be appreciated while not adding to the “stuff” of life?
My criteria for teacher gifts
- Not adding to the clutter of life, home, and classroom
- Low waste
- Has a personal touch
- Not expensive!
What I’ve come up with!
I’ve decided to give a few of my favourite low waste products and will include a family Christmas card and, of course, a thank you note! The low waste items I’ve chosen to include are:
- Abeego reusable beeswax food wrap
- Handmade cotton dishcloth – find one made locally to purchase, or try making it yourself!
- Bar of handmade soap without plastic wrap (unscented!)
- Canvas tote bag decorated by the kids to be used as the wrapping paper for our gift
- Home made tags made from re-used cards – create your own tags, bows and wrap as Alison demonstrated in a past post here!
Other ideas for teacher gifts
- Gift cards – a small gift card for a cup of coffee or tea to be enjoyed on a cold day!
- Experiences – maybe tickets to a local event
- Favourite snacks/treats
- Picture/craft from your child
What are your favourite items to give for teacher gifts?