Needing ideas for teacher's gifts

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by eenie114, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    My family and I (Well, my mom is in charge, but we pitch in a fair bit. [​IMG] ) run our local homeschool co-op that meets every Friday for extra curricular activities.
    At the end of each semester (spring and fall) we give each teacher a small gift.
    In example, last semester it was small seedlings- I believe they were herbs. Semester before that it was homemade wooden Christmas ornaments.
    This semester we are once again trying to come up with an inexpensive and yet thoughtful and useful way to show our appreciation for everything they do to make sure we can actually have a co-op.
    Any suggestions are appreciated. [​IMG]
  2. bluesub

    bluesub Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2011
    What if each family contributed a recipe and you made a recipe booklet?
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    a small quilt? everbody makes one square? maybe a home made candle or a contribution to their fav .charity?
  4. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    How about making some home made bird feeders, complete with hangers and some bird seed supply?
  5. briter30

    briter30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Both of the gifts you have given the past couple years were great ideas. When I was a teacher at a private school, before having children and homeschooling my own, I remember someone giving me a a mason jar full of ingredients to make a delicious recipe of cookies. The ingredients would be layered and all measured out and put into the mason jar (of course leaving out liquids). Then they would attach a Christmas decorated recipe card around the top of the lid and a nice bow tied around it. I remember the recipe was a delicious oatmeal cookie recipe.
  6. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
  7. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2009
    central georgia
    that is too
  8. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Quote:Something stronger maybe.....

    I love getting note pads. I am always needed to write stuff down...sticky pads are great too! And pens. I can never keep pens. Last year I finally tied one to my computer. It's the only one I can still find.
  9. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    We give jars of home canned jams and jelly with decorated tops. The most requested are pepper jellies and unusual flavors, they are always a hit with the teachers and bus drivers.
    A loaf of seasonal (pumpkin for fall or gingerbread for Christmas,etc) bread in a cute mini sized bread pan.
    Salt dough ornaments, customized with their first or last name. (I have done stars that were adorable and loved especially by the people who have unusual names and can never find their names off the shelf items)
    Jars of homemade vanilla in a decorative jar.
    Buy a jewelry kit to make beaded earrings, you can do even sterling silver for a reasonable price per pair.
    So many crafts so little time [​IMG]
  10. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Mason jar candleholder? They are very easy, inexpensive, and everyone loves them [​IMG]
    One of my favorite gifts to receive is a box with assorted home-baked goodies in it, and, believe it or not, dishtowels. I can never have too many of those. A creative friend makes dishtowel angels that are really adorable.

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