Our Teacher Gifts This Year

I am so thankful for Pinterest this Christmas. It’s opened up a whole new world of teachers’ gifts to me. {And, since there are so many teachers on Pinterest, their comments on pins helped me determine which ones to quickly overlook.}

I wanted to make the gifts special this year. My kids will most likely not finish out the school year in the same school district, so I wanted to give a meaningful gift to each of their teachers.

I stumbled across this pin. I thought it was such a sweet idea. The creator of the project that was pinned used Wordle to create her design. I messed with Wordle and ended up getting frustrated beyond belief. I ended up just using my skills to create designs for each of my kids’ teachers. That way I could use their favorite colors, make certain sayings larger than others, and lay it out exactly like I wanted.

Here’s how Jace’s teacher’s gift turned out:

teacher gift

I am so, so happy with the way they turned out. I did the same thing with Ashley and Zander’s teachers – each one using words the kids picked to describe their teachers. It’s personal, from the heart, and unique. I hope their teachers love them as much as I loved making them.

Of course, I couldn’t just give one little gift, so I threw in a few more trinkets:

teacher gift

You can never have too many pairs of fuzzy socks. And those penguin suckers I found at Walmart were just too cute to pass up!

Jace has two Teacher’s Aids this year, so for them, I mimicked this pin. Instead of using those girly-looking cups, {since both of his aids are men}, I bought two large reusable water bottles, filled them with single-serve lemonade packets, and included a note that said, “Thanks for being such a great ‘ade’.” Too cute.

Did you get creative with Teacher’s gifts this year? I’d love to hear about it!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Very nice! What a great idea! I love how that turned out. I just posted on Facebook today trying to get ideas for my kids’ teachers. Due to time constraints, I think I am going to go with a gift card this year, but this is definitely an idea I will file away for next year. In fact, I think I will pin this post right now. 🙂

    And hey…I think fuzzy socks make great gifts! You’re right…you can never have too many fuzzy socks!

    Merry Christmas!
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    I did a similar one to the pin with reusable cups for my son’s preschool teachers. Only after my mom (a former teacher) suggested filling them with school supplies instead of lemonade packets. I used pens, pencils, colored pencils, binder & paper clips, as well as post-it flags.

    They seemed pretty excited when they got them today 🙂
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    I’ve heard of Pinterest but have never been on it before. I think you did an excellent job and they make wonderful gifts for the teachers.

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    you’re all a bunch of kiss ups! Merry Christmas.

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      sorry if my comment sounds rude, I think you have a wonderful idea, obviously you must really love your kids teachers. I’m not having that kind of experience and I probably took it out on you.

      • 6

        Don’t apologize. I totally understand. The only reason I went a little overboard this year is because my kids will be leaving the school in the next few weeks. I’m so sorry that you’re not having a good experience this year. 🙁 One bad teacher can really ruin everything.


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