Six {6} Back-to-School Teacher Gifts…..that you’ll LOVE

“Meet Your Teacher” Night is coming up and so is the beginning of a new school year.  You don’t want your student going back to school to start the new year without a little something for the teacher, or at least I don’t.

Here is a list of six of the top back-to-school teacher gifts that I’ve found & loved.  I hope that you will love them to.  Let’s jump in!

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1. Flips

Nothing says that I am excited about starting a new school year AND that I’m happy that you’re my teacher like this cute little bag of chocolate covered pretzels (the white ones are my favorite) & printable tag that reads, “I’m doing FLIPS that you’re my teacher!”  Click here for free printable.

2. “Mark my words” Sharpie Gift

“Mark my words, it’s going to be a great year!”  With just a few brand new colorful sharpie markers,

* Printable (link below)

* Baker’s Twine

* Double-sided tape or hot glue

You have yourself a wonderful & cute little gift.  Click here for printable.

3. Squeaky Clean Wipes

Back-to-school can also mean “back-to-germs” if students and teachers are not adamant about wiping & re-wiping surfaces, washing hands, using hand sanitizer, and did I say re-wiping shared items.  An extra container of distinfectant wipes would be welcome in any classroom.

4. The Crayon Wreath

This crayon wreath is both cute & creative and also something that your child’s teacher could display in his/her classroom or door.  With just a few boxes of crayons, chalkboard background, add-ons & your all set.

See full post here. 

5. The Future is Sharp

I don’t think that a teacher could have too many good colorful brand-new sharpie markers.  I love the phrase on this tag.  With a package of sharpie markers & this printable you are all set!  This is just another fun way to add to your child’s teacher’s supply stash and hand them a fun gift at the same time.

6. School Supply Cake

I saved the biggest for the last.  The biggest is not necessarily the best, but if you have the supplies, the skill, the courage & the time, you may want to try and tackle this monster of a gift!  Either back-to-school, end of year or Christmas, I think that this school supply cake would likely be a dream come true!  This video shows a similar version of it and actually had the easiest to follow instructions.

So, what are you going to make for your child’s teacher this year?  Are you going to have them bring something to their “Meet Your Teacher” event or walk something in on the first day of school?  I’m excited to see what you come up with. 🙂

Chemeeka 

Six fun gift ideas for Dad this Father’s Day!

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This year, I am super-excited about Father’s Day.  Why?  Because I have a handful of concrete and fun ideas (both handmade & store-bought), and enough time for me to execute them in.  #happy

The following are a collection of heartwarming, hand-made & store bought gifts for dad.

1. Crayon-framed hand print craft

Crayon-framed hand print craft by Involvery

The hand printed gifts, seem like the most insignificant gift at the time and then become the most treasured as the years go by.  I often think, maybe I should send something more, to the grandparents & relatives when I send them hand print projects, but they actually love them.

You’re capturing a little piece of child at the moment that will one day pass by, as they grow.

2. Super-Dad Bars

Super Dad Father’s Day Gift by I heart Crafty Things

I love this!  Now granted, you will need a few flat or Hershey’s chocolate candy bars of your choice, some markers and scrapbook paper but just imagine the look on dad’s face when he sees these?

I think that he’s going to feel like a true super hero.

 

3. “One-In-A-Melon” Watermelon Father’s Day card

Father’s Day Watermelon Card by Frugal Mom-eh

This card has a little bit of whimsy, a little bit of fun and a LOT of love.  Frugal Mom-eh, takes you step-by-step, supplies you with a watermelon template & a supply list for this project.  For a full tutorial on how to make this card, click here.

4. Superhero Dad Card

We can’t get enough of our superhero themes for Dad.  Right?  Well, when it comes to Father’s Day (or Mother’s Day for that matter), I don’t think that you can lay on your appreciation for their “super powers” too thick.

Print at a large (4-5 inches across) Superman logo on to card stock and then choose two or three of your favorite Dad-inspired card stock designs from your local craft store, some hot glue & your buttons and I think that we have ourselves a hero of a card!

5. Daddy’s Helpers Outdoor Work-gloves

Grab  yourself a pair of outdoor work gloves, a black Sharpie marker, a few bottles of craft paint (depending on how many you’ll need) and prep Daddy’s gloves just in time for the big day.  Be sure and allow yourself enough time between hand prints for the paint to dry.  (*So, note to self: The morning of is not going to work for this one –:).  Dad is sure to treasure this gift for years to come.

6. Photo gifts or photo books

Photo book  by Luhvee

A good friend of mine told me that she creates a photo book for her husband every year and gives it to him on Father’s Day.  Her book captures little memories and moments from the year with a special emphasis on moments with Dad.  I love the idea of this & know that there are several companies that you could choose to go through.  There’s Shutterfly, Chatbooks, Mixbook, Persnickety Prints, Nation’s Photo Lab and so many more.

I have rounded up a post of three companies with the most affordable pricing to get your photo gift for dad done on time and at a great price.

See the full post here.

I hope that you have some fun ideas in place for Father’s Day.