Month: June 2015

Teacher Gifts

With the end of the school year upon us, we wanted to shower the kids’ teachers with a little love to let them know how much we appreciate all of the effort, love, care, nurturing, and encouragement they give to our kids each and every day. Here are a couple of things we put together for the teachers. Cameron has 3 teachers and Kailey has 2, so we made 5 of each of these…

Teacher’s Appreciation Day!

For Teacher’s Appreciation Day, we put together a teacher’s survival kit. I came across these cute “chalkboard” straw cups in bright colors and filled them with chocolate, tea packets, pretzels, crackers, and candy. I wrote each teacher’s first initial on the chalkboard and then wrapped the cups in plastic gift bags. Kailey helped me attach a little note and tie each bag with a ribbon. Cute & Simple and the teachers really loved them! We saw all the teachers using their cups during the final weeks of school.


The note reads “She who refreshed others will herself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25

Source: CampClem

Last Day of School

For the last day of school gift, we stuck with our theme of personalization. My incredible mother-in-law is an amazing creator of all things crafty and is the best embroiderer around.


I found cute, spring/summery hand towels and matching pot holders and she went to town embroidering them with each teacher’s first initial. These turned out SO cute and all of the teachers commented on how much they loved the personalization.



I already have a bunch of ideas on things to personalize for next year! Thanks, mom, in advance for all of the sewing!!

And there you have it! Cute, thoughtful, usable teacher gifts that were very budget friendly!

As an added bonus for our VPK grads, we picked up these handy-dandy LeapFrog math skills and writing skills dry-erase packets. We added a bow and a note for each “grad” in Kailey’s class. Fun kindergarten prep for the summer!