When I am making my gift lists, I typically save the hardest for last, and I hate admitting it, but this year it was my teacher, and coach gift that had me stuck. Sure, we could go the gift card route (which there is nothing wrong with) but this season had me thinking about getting them something a little more special!
For the teachers, and EA’s in your life, I like to give something for the classroom, and something for the teachers themselves, (we are a kindie family, so these ideas may not work for all of you)
We normally head to our local dollar store, and load up on craft supplies; stickers, paper, pipe cleaners, feathers, googly eyes. What 5 year old wouldn’t want an abundance of craft supplies in their class!?
We also send boxes of kleenex, and sanitizer. While it doesn’t seem like much, teachers don’t have the budget like they used to, and soft kleenex during the winter months are way better than paper towel, or the one ply that is often supplied at school.
This year, we created a little wellness bag for our teachers:
Saje Wellness Immune roller, treats, and some craft supplies.
For the Coach in your life:
Our oldest is in gymnastics, and adores her coach, (she’s never had a coach she didn’t like), so for this year instead of that Starbucks gift card we went with something a little more fun:
We found this water bottle: and it gives back, THE PURCHASE OF EACH WATER BOTTLE, YOU ARE HELPING FUND WELLS AND WATER PROJECTS IN AREAS WHERE THERE IS NO ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER.
And of course, since she too is an athlete, a bottle of NUUN to go with it.
What are some of your favourite gifts to give the coach or teacher in your life?