This week we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week at our school, so I wanted to share an EASY and quick teacher appreciation gift idea that you could put together pronto! My mom gave me this idea last year and it was a big hit: a pad of cash with a tag that says “A little gratuity. . .a lot of GRATITUDE!” Clever, right? 🙂
I love giving teachers treats and other goodies, but sometimes it’s nice to give them some money to spend wherever they want! I know a lot of teachers buy supplies for their classroom out of their own pocket, so this might be a big help. This would be a great gift to do as a group of parents or even as an entire class.
All you need is a few items:
- A “pad” of one dollar bills: We just went to the bank and they have pads of one dollar bills, kind of like a notepad where you can “tear” off the money one bill at a time. (I know Zions Bank in Utah does this, not sure about other banks.) Each pad comes in $100 amounts. You can break them up into smaller amounts at home and end up with a few smaller pads depending on how much money you wanted to give as the gift. If your bank doesn’t have this option, you could always get some crisp $1 bills and simply make a stack of them and wrap them with ribbon or twine.
- A gift tag
- Cello Bag and ribbon
I created a new tag this year to print off and stick onto the gift bag. I’ll add a personal note to each tag and have my kids sign them too.
(I used digital scrapbooking graphics from Crystal Wilkerson to create the tags.)
I have them available as a FREE PRINTABLE. Just click on the link below to download. It is a zipped file that you can save to your computer for you to print out on 8.5 x 11 inch paper or cardstock, cut out and attach to your gift.
Personal use only, please.
We have several other TEACHER GIFT IDEAS, if you’re looking for more ways to give your teachers a token of your appreciation this week! Here are a few of them:
Or I also have a bunch of ideas saved on my Pinterest Board: School is Cool if you wanted to check those out as well, and Cindy at Skip To My Lou has a ton of awesome ideas from her Teacher Appreciation series. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 🙂