teacher appreciation giftWhile last week was the official PTA Teacher Appreciation Week, many of us save our teacher celebrations for the very end of the school year. When my kids were younger, we’d try to come up with end-of-year gifts that their teachers would enjoy—things like bookstore gift certificates for the guys and pampering gift sets for the women.

Now that my kids are older, they have teachers for every subject, but even when they were in elementary school there were lots of teachers to thank. I would often put together small favors with lotions or lip balms and a custom tag to say thank you. We loved dropping off baskets of goodies; it’s a simple way to express gratitude for a great year.

Here’s a quick gift you can put together yourself:

teacher appreciation gifts to make

You can find the vacation tags here. Follow instructions on that page to download PDF file. (For personal use only, please!)

Teacher appreciation tags

Print tags on card stock, then cut out and tie onto small bags or boxes of treats. You can even share a personalized message on the back of each tag. Deliver to specific teacher’s mailboxes, or fill a basket and drop off in the main office or teachers’ room to say thanks.

If you’re looking for more personalized gifts, or would like us to do all the wrapping, we’d love to work with you. It’s a busy time of year, so please let us know how we can help you save time by creating special gifts for your kids’ teachers.

How do you say thank you to teachers this time of year?