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 4×6, 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 4×6 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: