Teacher Appreciation & Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

1. Pencil Holder {or anything else holder} – easy peasy project for a little one to make!  My 7 year old made this one.

  • We used an old Slim Jim beef jerky container
  • Mod Podge & sponge brush
  • Scraps of paper. This one has wrapping paper, scrapbook paper and construction paper

2. Small Trinket Box – Another easy project for kiddos.

  • Wooden box from a $1 store
  • Mod Podge & sponge brush
  • I used book paper as the background and old vellum scrapbook stickers layered on top.

3. Gold Fish Crackers or Cookies and Tag –  Found this adorable idea and printable goldfish tags thanks to Nothing But Country.  This couple had no idea how addicted I am to Xtra Cheddar Flavor Blasted Gold Fish.  So this is a huge deal for me to give these bags of crackers to my kid’s teachers! 😉

4. Personalized Mug – Another $1 store find!  I made these last year.  I had one left over {although I just saw them at the Dollar Tree yesterday} & decided to share this idea as well. Just print out what you want it to say on your favorite software or have your children draw/color something, trace the paper that comes with the mug around your design, cut and slide in!

5. Framed Crayon Monogram – I LOVE this idea but can’t seem to bring myself to cutting perfectly brand new crayons.  If you have extra & you don’t have a problem with cutting the crayons…this is super cute!  Another cute gift that can be done by a child with a little adult supervision.  Thank you Dawn from Testosterone Times Three.

6. Clipboard & Pen – Made these last year with the kids for their teachers.  Fun & easy to make. See more about them here.

  • Mod Podge & sponge brush
  • Small Clip Board
  • Small Sharpie pen
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Optional – embellishments, like flowers, buttons, sayings & glue to attach them

7. Hallmark Grandma & Me Conversations Book – We celebrated Mother’s Day with my Mom on Sunday.  The kids gave her this book.  She took each grandchild aside and they had fun recording the answers.  This book is worth every penny!

8. Audible Subscription – This is a near-perfect gift for any Teacher or Mom!  You can read all the MANY reasons I think this & get her first audio book free by clicking here.

9. Sterling Silver Necklace – The one I have wanted for a long time now is the “Through My Lens” necklace designed by the very talented Lisa Leonard.  I promise that ANY purchase made from Lisa Leonard Designs will be a huge HIT!

10. Apples for Teachers – Last year I used this idea from the awesome Skip To My Lou.  Very simple with print out to use, all you need is apples.
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  1. I will forever treasure my Grandma and Me Book. It was a wonderful chance to spend individual time with each Grandchild. I think they liked it too. You also prepared a very nice meal including dessert for us. That was special too. I love you, Mom

    • So glad I found the book for you. I think the kids enjoyed spending the individual time with you as well. They don’t have to compete for attention that way. We should make it a tradition when you are here to do that. With or without the book. 😉

  2. Great ideas! I forgot all about the clipboard and pen idea. That would be fun to make!
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  3. Emily K says

    I love all of these ideas! I think the Grandma and Me book may be a perfect gift for my MIL.

    • Emily, it would be awesome for her! I’m so glad to have you back on my blog…commenting, etc. {online presence} It’s the closest I come to being near you. 🙁 Miss you bunches! Thank you my beautiful friend.

  4. I love all these! Thanks for sharing! I have a gift for this year, but I’m totally gonna write stuff down for next year! 😀
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  5. weetjijalivenet says

    Mother is one and the only word that is synonymous with the words. Thank you for your awesome idea that you have shared with us! 🙂

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