Monday, October 26, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Let Little Kids add their Personal Touch

Gift giving is a specialised art, and more often frustrates the hell out of me. I'm really terrible at it. My go-to gift for kids is books, or any educational toy, regardless of their parents' parenting style (If they like dolls or robots, you can be pretty sure they have enough of those at home already!). Women are the second least difficult, cuz they cannot have too many bags or necklaces (although I'm pretty sure I'm way off the mark w.r.t their respective style choices!). Buying gifts for men is the worst . thing. ever. (Looking at wallets and cufflinks makes me want to die of boredom then and there!). Seriously. 

There are very, *very* few times gifting makes sense to me, and this was one of those times. My kid and I really like this teacher and I wanted to gift her these quotes since it seemed *so* apt! While leisurely strolling in a Bazar one sunny weekend, I stumbled upon these adorable wooden items on which we could write the quotes.  

"It takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds" on a wooden boy 
"Thank you for helping me grow" on a small plant

Both quotes are amongst some really cool ideas pinned on my gift & gift wrapping board!

There are a lot of ideas on what can be gifted to teachers to show appreciation, but I truly believe something made by the kids themselves can mean so much. My kid's almost 4, so I he painted these wooden items himself, while I made the quote cards (He can write, but it wouldn't fit in such a teeny tiny space!)


The Practical Mom: Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Let Little Kids add their Personal Touch




How cute are these??!

The Practical Mom: Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Let Little Kids add their Personal Touch


The Practical Mom: Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Let Little Kids add their Personal Touch

The Practical Mom: Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Let Little Kids add their Personal Touch

The Practical Mom: Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Let Little Kids add their Personal Touch

The Practical Mom:Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Let Little Kids add their Personal Touch

The Practical Mom:Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Let Little Kids add their Personal Touch


The Practical Mom: Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Let Little Kids add their Personal Touch




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14 comments:

  1. How adorable! I think any teacher would appreciate this cute homemade gift! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!

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  2. All great ideas! The reality is that it doesn't take big gifts to make a teacher happy.

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  3. All great ideas! The reality is that it doesn't take big gifts to make a teacher happy.

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  4. What clever idea's for Teach Appreciation Gifts. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  5. These are adorable! I'm sure any teacher would love either one of these. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

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  6. As a retired teacher, I know these will be highly appreciated.

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  7. These are adorable! Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining in the Inspiration Spotlight party.

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  8. These are so precious. The kids did a great job of decorating them. What special gifts for their teachers.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Bev

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  9. How cute are they! Thank you so much for linking with the #pinitparty and don't forget to check out if you are one of the featured posts next week! Have a great weekend!

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  10. What a fun idea! I am always on the search for cute and original Teacher gift ides...thanks so much for sharing these with us at the Mommy Monday Blog Hop...

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  11. Very cute idea! I love these and have choose you to be featured on Laugh Learn Linkup in the morning.
    http://haleysvintage.com

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  12. A gift from the heart is the best thing a teacher could ever want! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. These are fantastic . Featuring when my link party opens up tonight.

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  14. Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies ! :) Hope the teacher liked them too

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