End-of-the-Year Teacher Gift Ideas

By Kim French, Publisher Mom, Macaroni Kid Portland - So. Portland - Scarborough May 4, 2017
The end of the school year often means giving gifts to the teachers who have supported and nurtured our children for the whole school year. Here are a couple of fun gift ideas that are useful and frugal. (I bought everything at the dollar store!).

Orange You Glad It's Summer?
Lila and I had a blast looking for useful orange items to make this fun basket. You could use a bag instead. We found some orange flavored chewy candy, orange flavored drink mix, orange nail polish, coasters shaped like orange slices, an orange freezable plastic drink glass, an orange cup with a straw, an orange personal fan, orange sticky notes, napkins with citrus slices, and orange silly string!!! Simply put all of the items in the orange basket, print out a little tag that says "Orange You Glad It's Summer?" and attach it with orange ribbon. All for under $12, and about 10 minutes to put together!

Summer Survival Kit
Teachers are ready for a little break after all those months of teaching, and they'll be back at lesson planning long before the summer is actually over, so send them off with a little survival kit. Again, shopping at the dollar store made this gift about $12 and took only about 10 minutes to put together. Snacks and candy always make good treats, plus some activity books, sunblock, a water bottle, lip balm and some leis (teachers are fun, too!). Put them all in the bag and create a little "Summer Survival Kit" tag and attach with ribbon.

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