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Last Minute Teacher Gifts

Surprise Me!

Here are few ideas for simple but useful gifts that could be made up in a hurry for teachers.

At our school teachers must now wear a badge. Cute2Carry offers an easy tutorial for making a pretty lanyard for those badges.

A cute coffee cozy along with a coffee shop gift certificate would also be an appreciated gift.   Pink Milk and Fairycakes has a quick and easy coffee cozy tutorial.

If you knit or crochet try these coffee cozy patterns:
knitted Coffee Cozy pattern
Crochet Coffee Cozy with finger pocket pattern

Help your teacher take their lunch to school in style with this simple oil cloth lunch sack —filled with a gift certificate to a local sandwich shop would make it extra nice!

Every teacher could use a bookmark —-attach a note that says, “You wrote the book on being a great teacher” and enclose a gift certificate for your local bookstore to make it extra special!

Make and Takes has a  beautiful beaded bookmarks tutorial submitted by reader Megan

You can find more handmade bookmark ideas here

I made these fabric covered steno pads for my children’s teachers.  On the first page of the notebook I wrote, “Just a note to say…………………..” You may find the pattern in the shop.

My generous friend Michelle gave the pattern a go for me and made this beautiful cover!

She is going to give the notepad cover (just the cover, not the pad) as her December Box Tops giveaway.  So if you have any Box Tops or Campbell’s Labels to send to her just email her for her address, and if she gets them before January, you’ll earn one chance for every Box Top or Campbell’s point.  Most importantly, you’ll be helping her daughter’s school.

More homemade gift ideas can be found here

More teacher appreciation ideas can be found here.


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