Today is our last day of our homeschool co-op until fall. It has been a really good year and I’m so thankful for all the families that have committed to making our co-op a success. We have a college student who teaches art (we pay him) but all the other classes are taught by parents. It’s really great to see each adult using his gifts to bless others.
I wanted to do something for each teacher to say Thank You, so we’ve been making some mini-spa sets for the women and monogrammed mugs for the men. We’ll put a Starbucks gift card in the mugs, too.
For the spa sets I made rejuvenating peppermint and relaxing lavender sets. I put scented bath salts, a scented sugar/glycerine scrub, a hard lotion and linen spray in each set. Each set costs under $5 to make but I hope it will be something that makes each of them feel special.
Sometimes we think a Thank You gift has to be big or high dollar and I just don’t think that is the case. So, I asked some of my favorite blogging friends if they had any other ideas I could share that would make good inexpensive teacher gifts. Most of these are not a typical teacher gift, which makes them really cool. And most can be made with your child helping which is doubly cool.
If you want some fun ideas for wrapping up your little goodies check out this article from Little Sprouts Learning.
If you prefer to purchase a gift I have a few ideas for you…
The 104 Homestead Shop has some really great handmade body care items (I really like the “soap coat”).
For the teacher who is maybe a little more no-frills, or one that you don’t know well, I think the book, Team Challenges by Kris Bordessa looks really fun. I’m thinking about adding this to one of my homeschool co-op classes next year.
Maybe your child has a really special teacher and you want to do something just a little bit beyond making a spa set or forcing bulbs for her. Next week the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle will be available. Since one of our ebooks is in the bundle, I’ve had the opportunity to review the bundle early and have thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want a sneak peek on how encouraging this bundle is, there is a free four step mini-course you can sign up to receive. There are several ways you can give this as a gift. The easiest is to buy the bundle and give the recipient a card telling her to check her email. Then email customer service and ask them to transfer the bundle. This works great because if there is ever a problem (like her computer crashes and she loses everything) customer service will have on record that she is the owner of the bundle.
What are some simple gifts that you like to give?