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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I know I’m too late for some of you, but we here in the Pacific NW are still in the throws of school.  3 more weeks left……..I guess that explains why we’re smarter here.  :) 

Oh, yes I did………I just said that and if you know me……I am TEASING!  :)

But for us poor souls still in school, you are no doubt starting to panic about teacher appreciation gifts.  Especially if you like your teacher. 

My son’s teacher reads my personal blog…….I think she may read this one too……She’s fabulous!  We love her and his math teacher too.  We are very very fortunate to have them this year. 

OK…….I found a few quick and cute ideas from eighteen25……One of my featured bloggers sent me their site…….Thank you Meg.  These gals named their blog after the address they grew up with in Vegas.  Cute isn’t it?

Cute and quick……..image Cute packaging goes a long way, because I’m sure if you just stuck this smelly thing in a card, the teacher may get the wrong idea.  But add the cute packaging and the cute saying and suddenly you are the most wonderful parent in her class!imageSimilar packaging with Swedish fish.  Once again, you’d win some creative points here.image

They have so much more on their site besides teacher gifts, but since I am desperate, that’s what you’re getting today.  what I do love is they show tutorials for all these……..the last thing I want to do is figure out how they made it look so cute.  Whew…….thank you.image What teacher doesn’t like chocolate?  Certainly not a sweet one.  Maybe we could give lemon drops to the sour pusses?…..image I thought this was clever.  So cute. And once again……if you waltzed in the Principals office with a six pack……..of soda…..they may not see what a great gift it really is.  So be sure to add the chocolate and the cute tag.  If you don’t have the cute tag and chocolate…..then better make that six pack something a little stronger.image This has nothing to do with teacher appreciation gifts, or Easter really.  I just liked it.  I love the blue and I love the silhouette.image

This blog is fresh, and full of lots of ideas to keep you going.  Don’t disappoint me…..if I’m giving away a Lisa Leonard necklace each month, I hope you’ll at least do me a favor and leave a lovely comment when you visit my features. 

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Creative Goods Boutique coming soon!  imageAll comments in the month of JUNE will automatically be entered to win a Lisa Leonard Necklace! 

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53 comments:

satakieli said...

These are adorable ideas! I think I'm going to have to print and save a whole bunch of teacher gift ideas ready for when my son is old enough for school!

Eva's House said...

Hi, wrapping a chocolate bar is one of my fav!Happy to discover your blog :)

Ajira said...

Ridiculous that I'm still up at this time. Or maybe not since I'm a mama and all. But whatevs. Here I am. Reading this lovely blog and loving these ideas. Definitely adds a little pizzaz these labels and such. Thanks for the ideas. That necklace is CUTE!

creativejewishmom.com said...

Yes, these are wonderful, I just came across their blog myself and was really impressed1

michelleb. said...

Love the soda gift. I like to to buy the six packs in the cardboard carriers (Grape or Orange CRUSH,etc) take a bottle or 2 out, then fill thse 2 holes withcolor-coordinated candies, gum & sometimes a gift card. Fill in all the open crevices with color coordinated shredded paper and add a couple of extra ribbons. Kids and adults love them.

Kelly Howard said...

Packaging is really under-rated! It can take the most simple gift and give it real pizazz! This blog is full of awesome ideas~thanks for sharing it!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

LUV that tray!

Wendy said...

I love these, I already have them printed for my daughters teachers!
Thanks!

Leigh Anne Watts said...

Love the chocolate bar, adorable!

malia said...

I love that "aw"esome idea... so original! I'm leaving her a comment (-:

Kasey Hunt said...

I like all these ideas, it will be so hard to chose, hmmmmmmmmm, what to pick!

malia said...

kim, where does a girl find the "tcb i've been featured" code to proudly put on her blog? xoxo
malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.typepad.com

Jingle said...

These are some great ideas! What I really like is that most of these would work just as well for men as they do for women! So many teacher gift ideas are focused around women and my husband is a teacher, so I like to see great ideas that are good for men!

Heidi Walker said...

I will be using that chocolate idea! You always get my creative juices flowing THANKS!!!

Amy said...

I always wondered how to do the chocolate bar wrap. Now I see the pic and I think, "duh, why didn't I get that a long time ago?!" I love the ribbon that gives it the extra touch! thanks for the ideas

Shelia said...

Gosh you almost make this old woman to have young kids in school again, just to get to make these pretties. Wonderful ideals.

Nicole said...

How cute! You could even use some of those ideas as party favors too!

Tessa said...

Great ideas :) Hi, I found you on Blog Frog and am now following you on FB & Twitter!
Hope you can pop by mine, too :)

Thanks,
Tessa
http://www.shoppergal.com/

Kemperneck said...

Cool. these are awesome and your site is fresh and new for all ages.. I'm glad I found it

imadeitso.com said...

very cute ideas. not late at all here... we go til the end of june. thanks for the inspiration.

imadeitso.com said...

very cute ideas. not late at all here... we go til the end of june. thanks for the inspiration.

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

SOOO cute! Thanks for sharing!!!

mle said...

So very cute!!

Kara said...

I love the A&W root beer idea! I can't wait for my son to be in school to make these fun things. I'm a teacher and would love these gifts!!

www.swindellonline.blogspot.com

Ruthanne said...

If I came to school and found one of those adorable gifts on my desk, I would cry real tears. Sooo cute!!!

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

3 more weeks? You poor thing! We lost some state funding, so it looks like our school district is going to cut out 3 days. I think that next week will be the last!! Does that make your kids a little bit smarter than mine? LOL!!

Great ideas here!! Thanks for sharing!

Melinda H. said...

According to friends that are teachers, sweets, gift cards and wine are preferred gifts. One gal said tequila but I think she was kidding. Hmm, maybe not.

Bird said...

Oooh, I needed some ideas like that!

I still have to make a teacher's gift, so thanks for reminding me!! :)

Christine:) said...

I really like all the play-on words- very clever, and I'm sure any teacher would love them;)

*katie said...

so many cute ideas on their blog! Definitely following them from now on:)

care-in said...

You are so right...cute packaging can turn anything into a great present.

4kids said...

Cute ideas! I also love the packaging....just makes the gift that much better!

Becky said...

Such fun ideas!!!

AuBien said...

Love these ideas! Wish I'd seen something like this in April! :)

Singalullaby said...

As a teacher, I can say that any of these gifts would be appreciated!

Beautiful blog!

Bree said...

Those are adorable gifts!

Sheila said...

I love the AW awesome gift, that's really cute. Thanks for the ideas.

Mzzterry said...

i will comment any ole day for the chance to win a Lisa Leonard gift!! great ideas, thanks for sharing these!! I love your blog.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Great, great, great ideas! I love those girls at eighteen25 too!

XOXO
Jen

Lindsay said...

Super cute ideas! Love the A&W root beer one!

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Having typed in 'creative ideas' blogspot into my search, your blog came up first and how happy am I?
This is a great blog and as an educator I'm loving the gift ideas. Thank you for sharing your creativity! Felicity

debtkickingmama said...

These ideas are too cute, and actually look pretty do-able. They perfectly illustrate that creative packaging can make even the most basic items completely gift-worthy! (PS - love your blog!)

fa11enan9e1 (Alice) said...

Ooo I love swedish fish! haha

Paula said...

Just stumbled upon this blog... I'll be back! :)

Object of Maya*ffection said...

What FAB ideas! I think the root beer is my fave!

nikihas3 said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! I am in the Pacific NW as well and will be making these for the teachers in our lives. Thank you!

Holly said...

These gals are FABULOUS! I am so copying several of their ideas... esp. that teacher supply box... with clips, push pins, and CHOCOLATE! Awesome.

Melissa Lester said...

Very cute ideas! Those tags are really cute -- fonts, colors and clever wording.

TXPJ said...

Thanks for sharing these great ideas, and the website too! Love your blog, and intend to return many times!!

CherylT said...

These are so cute. I wish you were on the right coast instead of the left. Could use some good teacher appreciation gifts. Oh well.

Heather said...

My sister is a teacher and I think these are adorable - I am going to forward these to her - since she has assistants that she gets things for...

meg duerksen said...

yay!! i am so glad you liked it as much as i did! i was SUPER impressed with her site. :)

happy weekend kim!

Sasparilla Sue said...

I love love love the chocolate bar! Such a simple way to add a personal touch it makes me mentally kick my self that I never before thought to do it!