Thursday, November 17, 2011

Homemade for the Holidays: Day 9 {Teacher Gift + Printable Tag}

Tip Junkie -- Thank you for featuring our new tag for an "end-of-the-year" teacher gift!
And check out our other Easy Teacher Gifts here.


*Edited to add: See the bottom of the post for another version of the tag that can easily be attached to a 2-liter of your teachers favorite drink and a bag or bar of chocolate! (I thought that might be easier for some than a gift card!) Yay for amazing teachers!

In my former life (life before kids) I taught elementary school. 2 years, 2 different schools, 2nd Grade. I don't claim to be an expert having only taught two years. But I bet most teachers will agree that the month of December is CRAZY! I swear the kids are excited for/want to celebrate Christmas as soon as Halloween's over. But really, who can blame them? That's when everyone starts thinking about it! :)  That last week before you get out of school is NUTS. Seriously.

So, since Holly let me be in charge of the teacher gift, I thought of what I most liked to get from my students. (And can I just say that I had the cutest kids and amazing parents to make my job much easier those 2 crazy years!) One thing that I thought was fun was a little survey we got from the PTA at the beginning of the year with a place to write down all our favorite things: candy, restaurant, hobby, movie, book, music, and yes, caffeinated drink. (Or non-caffeinated, either way...) When Teacher Appreciation Week rolled around, you better believe I was pumped to get Dr. Pepper and Peanut M&Ms.


Quick, head to your local Wal-Mart, grab one of these adorable cups (just under 5 bucks!), some chocolate, a gift card and you're set! You can find these cups everywhere now, so please don't stress if Wal-Mart's not your thing.

I hear that a lot of people enjoy Diet Coke. But if there's a drink you REALLY want on the tag, send us a quick e-mail and I can get it all fixed up for ya. :)


For the gift card part, find out what your child's teacher likes. Do they stop at Sonic or Maverik on the way to school? If they buy cans, give them a grocery store gift card. Maybe they aren't a pop person. (Do you call it soda?) Who wouldn't love a gift card to their favorite restaurant? Then you can fill in the blank tag with "Olive Garden" or whatever it is.

*OR* Get this little baby printed off when you're printing holiday pics or cards at Costco or wherever you go - it's a 4x6, perfect to slap on a 2-liter :)
To print the tag, right-click on the one you want to use, save it to your computer and print. These are 4x6 size. Use a paper trimmer or Exacto knife to cut two slits in the tag to stick your straw through!

*NEW* - Coke, Coke Zero, Dr. Pepper, Iced Tea
 

*New tag for summer:



21 comments:

  1. Great idea. Thanks for the wonderful tags too. You are very kind.

    I've already mentioned the similarities with our lives but did you know that Holly and I are both teachers too? Isn't that amazing!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  2. I love this! I will use it for my Secret Santa at School!

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  3. Nat & Holly,

    Love your blog! You guys are seriously amazing. Can you make me a tag for iced tea? Sophie's teacher loves Chic-Fil-A iced tea...which happens to be a couple of blocks from the school...I would love to give her a gift card for Chic-Fil-A iced tea! Love to you both. Hope your Christmas is extra special. Are you getting together this year?

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  4. Would it be subtle if I sent the link to your blog to all of my parents at school? heehee! What a cute idea!

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  5. mmmm...diet coke & chocolate...I would appreciate this at any time of year...and I'm not a teacher ;)

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  6. So cute! The little tags are adorable.

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  7. Perfect gift for any teacher! :)

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  8. LOL, love it! I'm going to make one for my dd's teacher and the office! Thanks! BTW, found you from Tatertots&Jello's 22 free holiday printables!

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  9. New to your blog (from TT&J) but I LOVE this idea! I was worrying the other day that I have given these teachers all my cute ideas (the older two have already had these teachers) but this one is genius. Thanks for the free printable - I'll bookmark you for sure!

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  10. I bought these type of cups and a set of coasters for my daughters preschool teacher so this will go perfectly with their gift!! Thank you!

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  11. Love these too.. I taught school before kids for the same time as you :) and I always loved getting some Christmas goodies.

    Thanks so much.

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  12. I have just the person I want to give this to. Thank you for the idea and thank you for the free printable tags! Great Job!

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  13. Thank you so much for linking up your lovely project (former teacher here and I agree!) at Get Schooled Saturday. We will be open for business again Friday night-Sunday night!
    Kim @ Too Much Time
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  14. Great idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Would it be possible for you to make me one that says "to get you through until summer break." It is teacher appreciation week this week and I would like to give it to them, but they have 3 more weeks left. Thanks Melissa

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  16. Oh my gosh. These are great. And we completely agree. Those poor teachers! :) Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday. Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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  17. Can you do this to say 1st week of school? Thanks!!

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    1. I would love to! Since you are a no-reply blogger I can't get your e-mail address...could you send it to sisterssuitcase@gmail.com? Thanks!

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