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Summer Survival Kit – Male Teacher Appreciation Gift

Posted by  ·  April 30, 2013  ·  Last Updated: April 30, 2013

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Male Teacher Appreciation Gift

This year my son has all male teachers.  With a child in 8th grade, it makes it hard enough to really get to know the teachers, but it’s even harder when they’re male.   Just a hunch, but the list of appreciation gifts I’ve given his female teachers over the years probably isn’t something his male teachers would be excited for.  I have to admit, so far this year, I’ve taken the easy way out and just gave them gift cards and food.  Food is great for male teachers.  They like food.  Home baked goods, homemade lunch or candy…..you’re pretty safe with those options. And they’re great options. But being the creative type, I just couldn’t let the year go by without doing something more…….creative! I also know many of your kids have male teachers and you appreciate them just as much and would like some ideas.

Gifts for Male Teachers

If the male teacher in your life enjoys the outdoors, this small Summer Survival Kit for their summer adventures is perfect!  Great for camping, a day hike, or taking along on a bike ride.

They’ll be touched with your thoughtfulness and I bet this will be one of their most original gifts they’ve ever received. Bingo!

I picked up these items at Target, then created a simple tag using my Word program.

“Summer Survival – You’ve survived another school year, now it’s time for a summer full of adventure”.  

I used an “adventure” stamp I already had to decorate the bag……to kind of pull the theme all together.  It just so happened that when I was lining the tag with an old dictionary page, I saw the life jacket guy……..I couldn’t resist cutting him out and adding him. Male Teacher Gift

I think they’ll like it, don’t you?

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Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Through all of April I am excited to share some amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas series! It’s a great month! You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!

Stop by Todays Creative Blogs  for more crafty inspiration and to enter the Show your Appreciation giveaway today (you get a new entry each time your visit our guest blogger)! We are giving away hundreds of dollars worth of fun goodies! You won’t want to miss this!

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  1. Alicia
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    Wow! Great idea for the male teachers in our lives! Thank you!
  2. Stacy
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    I sure hope I am commenting in the right spot. I find all these 'rafflecopter'/multiple entry things to be confusing. Sorry, but I do.
    ANYWAY..........I like my son's middle school teachers because of their dedication, even in light of MORE cutbacks and layoffs.
    Thanks so much for a chance to win!!!
  3. Missy
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    I like the idea, maybe with a gift card for REI of another outdoor store too.
  4. Luanne Pang
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    great gift idea! It's really difficult to think what to give to a male. Righto! they love food. :) thanks for sharing