Wednesday

Teacher Gifts

I can't believe my sweet baby boy is finishing his first year of preschool tomorrow. J turned 4 in April so he will have another year of preschool before heading off to Kindergarten. I can't believe how fast time flies.

So I was trying to come up with teacher gifts for both of his teachers. I wanted to get them something useful yet still thoughtful. I remember reading somewhere about gifts to NOT get your teachers. Real teachers chimed in and two of the things that I always remembered, nothing with apples and nothing with your child's picture on it ha!


I took these two plain boring clipboards...

and turned them into this!

I did these designs on the back of the clipboards so that the bumps from the letters wouldn't get in the way when they were written on. I also included a bunch of cute colorful clips, clamps, pens and notepads for each of the teachers. I figured this is something practical that they could actually use and still thoughtful because they were personalized.

What do you think??

11 comments:

Carla said...

What a great teacher gift. I have been scanning the internet for some inspiration. This is definitely one of the best and most practical gifts I have seen. I am thinking about sewing our preschool teacher a tote bag to haul all of her stuff back and forth in style!

Lori said...

Great idea!

Room to Inspire said...

Great teacher gift! I am sure they are going to love them - thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

Rachel C said...

These are great! Cute and useful - good idea :)

Jane said...

Those are soooo cute! I love them! Stopping by from HOH. :)

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

these are lovely and such a great idea. every teacher will need a couple of these!

be sure to link it up in the Fine Craft Guild DIY tutorial linky party so more readers can find you and your lovely DIY projects!

http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party/

Theresa said...

I am visiting from NFF. I think the clipboards are a great idea. As a former elementary school teacher, I would be thrilled to get a gift like that. I always like to remember which students gave me something, so it would be great to include your child's name and the year somewhere. Maybe under the clip part? I have so many Christmas ornaments from students, it is hard to remember who gave them to me. One girl wrote her name on the back and every year when I take out that ornament I smile thinking of her.
~Theresa
www.beingrefinedassilver.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

What cute gifts! I would love one of these as a teacher! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Resisting Perfection said...

So adorable! What a great idea. New follower here :)

Cheryl said...

Very cute. I used that flower paper for a project too and love it! Stopping by from NFF:)

teenie said...

I love it, what a great idea.

Perfect for us teachers too!!

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