We're now in mid-August and back-to-school time is in the air. The freedom of summer is coming to a close and teachers are prepping for students to hit the classroom — and all the delightful chaos that comes with our beloved little tornadoes whipping through the halls. We love our kids, but let's be real, teachers deserve medals for taking on that many children at one time. But since we can't really bestow an official honor of any sort, a thoughtful gift will have to do.
Here are almost three dozen budget-friendly gifts that any teacher will actually appreciate and use.
It is hard to go wrong with getting your child's teacher a gift card; however, I love this idea of a gift card bouquet from The Cul-De-Sac blog. This would be perfect if you are doing a gift from the entire class or if several of you are going in on this together. Pick up gift cards from your teacher's favorite stores and restaurants and glue them onto a paper flower attached to a stick. Insert the sticks into floral foam that is placed in a colorful pail. Paint the words, "Thank you for helping us grow," for a great finishing touch.
If the gift card bouquet would be too expensive, you can never go wrong with a gift card to her favorite restaurant, Target, grocery store or Amazon. For middle school kids who have multiple teachers, buying $5 Starbucks gift cards with a thank-you note attached would also be appreciated.
This inventive school supply bouquet is the perfect way to set your teacher up with all the best supplies.
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Originally published April 2016. Updated August 2017.
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