Painted Mason Jar Teacher Gift – To Show Appreciation for All that Teachers Do! Join along with Quaker to help Teachers #QuakerUp #Giveaway

August 20, 2014

Teacher Gift Mason Jar Painted

My son started school this week: and we wanted to be sure to show his teacher some love. Call him a class-pet: but I know how proud he was delivering these flowers to his teacher! See – his teacher is new to this school this year: and also new to teaching Kindergarten (Prima as we call it). So I figured his teacher could use some brightness! And what better way to spread cheer than to give flowers!Painted Mason Jar Gift

Teachers do SO much these days: I mentioned briefly in this article about how teachers spend  more than $1 Billion a year stocking their own classrooms – and they’re not just buying school supplies. In fact, three in five K-8 public school teachers say that their students regularly come to school hungry, and as a result these teachers typically spend $37/mo from their own paychecks on food for their students.

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Painted Mason Jar

Then: Paint your own Mason Jars that you have tucked away someplace: I found mine down in the basement this weekend while I was looking for a vase for my newest flowers since my last ones hadn’t died yet (Going on over a MONTH!). I decided to give the jars a coat of paint and a little bit of a rustic look:

Gather your supplies: You’ll need a Jar, Rubbing Alcohol, Cotton, Paint (I used Acrylic), Paintbrush, Decoration ribbon, Sand Paper, and a Sealer (I used a spray paint matte sealer).

How to paint Mason Jar Clean your jars with rubbing alcohol: you’ll want the paint to stick to the glass and not to the dirty/greasy fingerprints all over it! Then Paint away: I used three layers – separated by about 3-4 hours of drying time between each coat. Then I waited overnight for it to really set.  I used 120 grit sandpaper (although I really could have used something much more rough because I really had to scrub!). Then spray with your sealer – let it dry for a few hours – decorate, and you’re finished!! Painted Flower Vase Mason Jar I love the Matte Sealer – because it keeps it looking vintage instead of so shiny and bright.

I’ve also seen some people who have used a black paint for a base coat so when they scratch the other colors off – it really pops. I think it would be a good idea to do: but I didn’t try it so I can’t promise the results!

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Comments

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    any baked goodies make great gifts, store bought or homemade :)

  2. Julie Wood says:

    I like to give tasty homemade treats, a gift card to Starbuck’s, Dry Erase Markers, flip top flash drive and a paper clip holder are all great teacher appreciation gifts.

  3. courtney b says:

    i think a great gift would be a picture album full of fun memories from school years. or an apple is always good !:) i prefer caramel apples!

  4. Mr. Hyske my daughters 4th grade teacher loves the SF Giants. Ge would absolutely love tickets to se a game!.

  5. Adrienne gordon says:

    Our teachers seem to like a nice starbucks card

  6. Cynthia R says:

    I think another great teacher appreciation gift is a starbucks gift card, muffin/scone type of thing, some nice pens, and chocolates.

  7. A great teacher appreciation gift is GIFT CARDS! I’m a retired 3rd grade teacher, and my favorite gift of all was when my classroom parents all donated money towards a big American Express gift card. It was so generous!

  8. My daughter is a new teacher this fall, teaching 3rd grade. She has already spent a few hundred dollars just getting her classroom ready. There wasn’t even a chair at her desk – just one of the kids’ plastic ones! We have been going to garage sales the past year buying her books – over 1,000 – so she can have her own classroom library. She’s passionate about teaching, and hopefully can make a difference in a few kids’ lives.

  9. I think visa gift cards are great for teachers.

  10. Alaina M. says:

    Gift cards so they can get what they need for the classroom or theirself

  11. I STILL remember my 10th grade English Lit teacher, Mr. Gasque. The things he taught us in class still stick with me today because he made it FUN (which is often hard with English Lit)!

  12. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  13. I think a great gift is extra school supplies.
    That way the teacher doesn’t have to use hr own money in the extras.

  14. I love making homemade gifts rather than buying ones. Especially for teachers who do so much for us.

  15. I appreciated my math teacher in high school since she worked hard to help me and encouraged me.

  16. i think a great gift is a gift card

  17. I always like to bring the teacher a apple

  18. My 7th grade teacher, Mrs. Robison, really got me interested in reading more. I thank her to this day for that.

  19. Charlotte Winters says:

    When my son was in school, I always got the teacher a 7-11 gift card or a Starbucks gift card.

  20. We gave my son’s teacher a Target gift card.

  21. Margaret Smith says:

    I like to give gift cards to Walmart or Target

  22. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I always appreciated my fifth grade teacher because she was tough but taught me a lot

  23. Chrystal D says:

    I had a great teacher in college that I will never forget. She was funny & a very understanding lady.

  24. Stephanie says:

    this would make a great teacher gift for sure love it

  25. Would have to say that a great teach appreciation gift would be candy apple candies and a card

  26. Serena Powell says:

    My third grade teacher was one of my favorites. She made education fun and really got me interested in learning.

  27. I’m a teacher, I always appreciate any gifts I receive. I especially like Starbucks gift cards I love coffee

  28. Awesome craft and gift idea. My kids are starting a new school this year and this would make a sweet gift. Love it.

  29. Gift cards would be a great gift.

  30. shelly peterson says:

    A gift card is a nice gift or their favorite treat.

  31. I think a gift card to a spa is a perfect Teacher Apprecation gift — they can all use a day off to relax and get pampered!

  32. steven weber says:

    I had a great teacher in high school who I had for 3 periods in a row.. we because great friends.. movie gift cars are a great gift.

  33. Elizabeth Drake says:

    I really appreciate my English teacher! She has opened my eyes and introduced me to many new ideas.

  34. Kim Henrichs says:

    My business teacher in high school was one of the most amazing women I ever had the pleasure to know. She shaped much of what was to become of my career.

  35. Crystal M says:

    A giftcard to a restaurant would make a good gift.

  36. heather s says:

    A gift card or homemade treats

  37. A gift card to a local bagel shop makes a good gift.

  38. I think a nice foot creme is a good gift for a teacher…. they’re on their feet all day! Gotta pamper them somehow.

  39. I think a gift card and some homemade cookies would be a good gift.

  40. i think a great gift is a gift card

  41. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I think great gifts are something they can use to spoil themselves! Maybe a spa type goodie basket!

  42. Jessie C. says:

    Classroom supplies and a gift card make great Teacher Appreciation Gift!

  43. Ella Brooks says:

    Starbucks Gift cards seem to always be a hit

  44. Jessica To says:

    I always like to find a restaurant the teacher likes to go to and get a gift card.

  45. My daughters teacher is quite lovely and sweet.

  46. Christina Foley says:

    My daughters first and second grade teachers were amazing and I really appreciated all they did for my daughter, how much they cared and how they always made me feel like she was safe in their care (she was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1st grade but for the next year she was having a lot of seizures and seizure activity that caused struggles). Her 2nd grade teacher even came to visit her when she was in the hospital a few times.

  47. I think a great gift for a teacher is a basket full of school supplies or a gift card to a restaurant.

  48. Susan Christy says:

    Loved my kindergarten teacher Miss Knowles who taught me to read.

  49. cjjmesser says:

    I like to give Walmart or office supply gift cards so my kids’ teachers don’t have to spend so much of their own money on supplies. I usually package them with a sweet treat like the teacher’s favorite candy. :)

  50. My 5th grade teacher was wonderful, she mad learning interesting and fun

  51. Janet Woodling says:

    As a former teacher I always appreciated a note of thanks from parents.

  52. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like to give a GC from Target or Starbucks or a small single pack of coffee or two inside a small thirty-one pouch.

  53. Russell Moore says:

    It’s been many years, but in the 5th grade, my home room teacher, Mrs. Lee, gave me a copy of “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie, which created a love of mystery and thriller novels that I have to this day.

  54. Thomas Murphy says:

    I appreciated my 8th grade teacher because she helped me get ready for high school.

  55. I always loved my English teacher!

  56. My English teacher in high school was so wonderful and she taught me so much now my dream is to be an author.

  57. jose benavides says:

    I cant really remember a specific teacher but all have had a role in my inspiration in life and with the way I learned.

  58. g. penrod says:

    loved one of my history teachers Mr. Smith he made Indiana history come alive

  59. Amy Pratt says:

    A lot of teachers end up buying supplies for the kids, so I think a gift card for that would be nice.

  60. We gave my daughter’s 1st grade teacher a spice set that had low sodium or no sodium spice mixes with a theme of ‘Your Kind Heart’.

  61. Tari Lawson says:

    One of my favorite teachers was my son’s first grade teacher. He had a very rough kindergarten due to his anxiety and I was so worried about first grade. His teacher was wonderful. She was able to instill confidence in him and help alleviate his anxiety without drawing undo attention to him.

  62. shayne livingston says:

    my 4th grade teacher had a huge impact on me. she was rough on us, but I love her to this day!

  63. Cynthia C says:

    I appreciate most of my teachers, especially my sixth grade teacher. He made learning fun and inspired confidence in all his students.

  64. My hubby is a school teacher and we always appreciate gift cards to places like target and walmart that help us purchase supplies he needs.

  65. Linda Lansford says:

    a great Teacher Appreciation Gift is something they can use like a gift card to a grocery store.

  66. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I always give teachers a Barnes & Noble gift card.

  67. Sarah Hall says:

    I really appreciated my business class teacher. She took extra time to show me all the equipment to use.

  68. Michelle Weaver says:

    I like to give gift cards.

  69. Melissa Sly says:

    I had several wonderful teachers throughout the years. Mr. Houchens, my elementary school coach and gymnastic teacher. I had a wonderful geography teacher in 7th grade. I had an amazing music teacher in middle school and high school. Gifts that I liked to give my children’s teachers when they were smaller included gift cards for book stores and coffee shops.

  70. I appreciated my French teacher in high school because he was so willing to help and really wanted us to learn.

  71. Charlene Drake says:

    When I give teacher appreciation gift, I usually just give cash or a gift card…I know not much thought, but I don’t think teachers need all kinds of “apple” trinkets.

  72. Monique Rizzo says:

    We like giving a gift basket full of school supplies!

  73. I like making homemade treats to give teachers.

  74. Barbara Montag says:

    I had the most fantastic 3rd grade teacher!
    She devoted extra time to help me with difficult areas.
    thank you

  75. Anastasia says:

    I appreciated my high school drama / English / debate teacher :) Not only was he very knowledgeable about all the subjects, but he was excited to teach them! He was also very kind, friends and helpful. Everything a teacher should be :)

  76. Dericka Buckels says:

    I think a great teacher appreciation gift would be a sterling silver pen. This would be awesome.

  77. I had a great science teacher in 8th grade since she inspired me to love science

  78. JAMES LYNAM says:

    A CHESS GAME is just the perfect gift.

  79. Marcia Goss says:

    I think gift cards are very practical gifts for teachers.

  80. Crystal F says:

    Our teachers fill out a form with some of the favorite things and this helps us to make sure we get them gifts that they will like. They usually list gift cards to book stores or restaurants. Thank you!

  81. beth shepherd says:

    Mrs. Sudduth was my favorite teacher and she def helped me become a better person.

  82. Sarah Hayes says:

    this is an adorable idea for a teacher gift. the best teacher I had was for 3rd grade. I bought her a few gifts but never one this awesome

  83. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I think my daughter is one of the best daycare teachers. She takes time on her day off to plan her activities so they will have a great time.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  84. Karen Deva says:

    One year when my son was in preschool we made a craft of button flowers in homemade vases to give to his teachers.

  85. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I think a great gift for a teacher would be a thank you letter and some cookies! :)

  86. janetfaye says:

    I think a mall gift card is a great gift for a teacher.

  87. I have always had a soft spot for the teachers that work with clubs. They spend so much more after school time directly with students. They often provide a very specialized source of validation that the kids are not getting in the regular classroom. They appreciate supplies and healthy snacks

  88. I love to give teachers a gift card for restaurants. Then they can enjoy time with their loved ones.

  89. I like to give Starbucks cards

  90. Kim Keithline says:

    I love to give teachers a gift card from staples they can always use it

  91. Tammy Arnold says:

    Giftcards are always appreciated and are never the wrong size.

  92. Jennifer Rote says:

    My sons 5th grade teacher was amazing. She listened and was so very helpful.

  93. nannypanpan says:

    we got my sons teacher an alex and ani apple bracelet as a gift

  94. Lindsey G says:

    I like to make, with the kids, sunflower pens for their teachers and gift with a notepad. It’s easy to make and teachers can use it all year long.

  95. Caroline Wampler says:

    I appreciated my psychology teacher in college. He helped me understand myself and others better!

  96. Christina G. says:

    I loved my sewing teacher in high school. She made all of her own clothes, and I had so much respect for her. Thanks for the giveaway!

  97. I appreciate my third grade teacher who made learning fun and loved animals.

  98. One teacher that really stands out to me was my sons 4th grade teacher. He was starting a new school and so nervous. The teacher worked with him and really helped him fit in and be comfortable. He even came to one of his baseball games!

  99. Homemade hot chocolate mix in a cute mug!

  100. I think the best teacher appreciation gifts are the ones the teachers can use outside of school in their every day life. They get enough stationary and mugs and pens and teacher themed gifts…what they’d really love is a something like a spafinder gift card for a nice massage on their day off or a gift card to Target or Macy’s, etc..
    something for just them.

  101. My 6th grade teacher was my favorite (wish I could remember her name, but that was LONG ago). She was especially great at teaching English, which was always my favorite subject and has really helped me over the years.

  102. I always get my kids teachers dunkin donut gift cards!

  103. We make lollipop trees for the teachers. They’re topiaries with tootsie pops.

  104. I appreciated my kindergarten teacher! She was always my favorite and gave me a love of learning.

  105. I think gift cards and baked goods are great teacher appreciation gifts.

  106. Michelle S. says:

    I think gift cards are good so they can get things for the classroom or else for themselves if they need a treat.

  107. lori clark says:

    i wanted to get my daughters teacher a unique gift other than the same old things they usually get. So I found out she gardened and I bought her a gardeners hand care pack of lotion, gloves and cuticle helper!

  108. My daughter in law is a teacher. She is like a daughter to me. Her PTO honors her and all the teachers an they appreciate gift cards the most like to stores or for coffee etc.

  109. Donna Jacoby says:

    My first grade teacher, Mrs. Kiefer, is the one I will never forget. She was very pleasant and always encouraged me to do my best–and she showed me how much fun reading could be. Thank you for the giveaway!

  110. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I appreciated my 9th grade teacher who encouraged me to take AP classes

  111. I think gift cards make great teacher appreciation gifts like for Starbucks or Target.

  112. I appreciated my college marketing professor, who seemed to take an interest in me and wanted to see me learn. Was the reason I went into the career I did!

  113. Danielle Papsis says:

    My daughter’s preschool teacher was great. The kids loved her.

  114. I love the painted jars – so cute! My son has struggled in school and just got a teacher that has really helped him breakthrough with reading. We are so grateful for her!

  115. I think gift cards are a great way to show appreciation. I like to send surprises for the teachers at different times, not just the holidays.

  116. The best teacher that I could say is my calculus professor that not only advices about school but about life

  117. Nicole Millheim says:

    I love the teachers my kids got this year

  118. amy pugmire says:

    i loved my first grade teacher. I had just moved to another state and new school and she was so sweet and welcoming.

  119. I think of my 9th grade Algebra teacher often. Most complained about the amount of notes that she made us write, but if it wasn’t for her and her notes, I would not love Math like I do.

  120. I loved my 3rd grade teacher. It was her last year teaching and the class threw her a retirement party. There were a lot of lucky kids taught by her over the years.

  121. Flowers always make a great gift!

  122. jessica holybee says:

    My sister is a great teacher who is invalved in the community.

  123. I have many teachers who made a difference in my life. I will say my college English teacher was my favorite.

  124. I loved one of my middle school teachers she always made boring social studies so much fun.

  125. christine j says:

    I think another great gift Idea for a teacher is a relaxation gift basket. I had an amazing 3rd grade teacher, I will always remember.

  126. I loved my teacher Mrs. Dickens. She was an inspiration and an encourager!

  127. gwendolyn blunt says:

    I had a Latin teacher from high school who I will never forget. I think these mason jars are the perfect gift, one that a teacher can enjoy year round. I can’t wait to make these with my girls!

  128. I appreciated my high school biology teacher who challenged me.

  129. Michelle C says:

    I think teachers can always use gift cards and they make a great appreciation gift. Thanks for the chance to win!

  130. One teacher really helped me when I thought I couldn’t affor to continue in school.

  131. I had several great teachers throughout my life and if it weren’t for their support I wouldn’t be quite the person I am today

  132. Karen Drake says:

    I always gave my kid’s Teachers engraved Christmas Ornaments, I think a gift card would be great too.

  133. Rachael G. says:

    there are tons of teacher appreciation gift ideas on pinterest. My favorite was the end of school year one. It was a beach bag with towel and magazine.

  134. I like giving gift cards, flowers, and foods o our teachers.

  135. Jenny Moses says:

    I still remember my kindergarten teacher who is very much responsible for my love of school.

  136. I am a kindergarten teacher and the thoughtfulness of parents amazes me. I have received flowers, gift cards for coffee and handwritten cards that have brought me to tears. It is wonderful when parents think of their child’s teachers.

  137. I appreciated my son’s Kindergarten teacher. She truly loved her students and went above and beyond to do things for them!

  138. I really appreciate my daughter’s teachers! I usually give a gift card and a homemade food gift.

  139. My son gave his 2nd grade teacher an edible arrangements bouquet, she loved it!

  140. I am a teacher and I love a small gift card, like Target or Starbucks, and a heartfelt letter or card.

  141. At the end of the year we always had our 2 kids teachers over for dinner. They always enjoyed themselves and the kids love having them there. We always gave teachers gifts as well but the dinners were special.

  142. my daughter loved her kindergarten teacher! She made learning so much fun and had so much love for all of her students – i really admired her a lot!

  143. I had one teacher who, based on his passion, made me change my major in college.

  144. Stephanie R says:

    I know that my mothers fav gift was a hand made book that one of her students gave to her. She still has it displayed to this day, and she received it 15 years ago,

  145. Grocery store gift cards are great presents!

  146. Gift cards are always nice.

  147. I appreciate anything that my students and their families give me, but one of the cutest gifts I got was a mug filled with Reeses Pieces. It had a tag that said “love you to pieces.”

  148. My granddaughters music teacher is wonderful. Really cares for her students.

  149. really liked my 7th grade english teacher, she always made it fun

  150. Jill Myrick says:

    I usually give gift cards for teacher appreciation and give at least two per teacher.
    One for a school supply store and one for personal use to somewhere like Starbucks or Bath & Body Works.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  151. Deb Esling says:

    I really love my son’s current 1st grade teacher, as she makes a special effort to stay in touch via email and sending pictures of the classroom activities.

  152. joe gersch says:

    i loved my spanish teacher, who showed kindness

  153. A great teacher appreciation gift are things that they can use for the classroom. I would give an assortment of crayons, markers, tissues, clorox wipes, and anything else they may need.

  154. I usually give a storage crate filled with tissues, bleach wipes, crayons, scissors and construction paper.

  155. kyl neusch says:

    think visa gift cards are great for teachers.

  156. annette french says:

    My Junior and senior teacher for math. Mr. Solis. He went beyond his call as a teacher to make sure we all succeeded.

  157. I made my own gift basket & gave to a great teacher once. I filled it with individually wrapped cookies/cakes plus a can of fancy nuts and a block of cheddar cheese with fancy crackers and a cheese knife.

  158. Christina Sparks says:

    My favorite teacher was Lana Borders, she taught a class similar to Home Ec. called L.I.N.K. and she taught us how to volunteer.

  159. Brenda Elsner says:

    My son’s 6th grade teacher was the best!!! She helped me out greatly when my kids needed some clothes and money was so tight I didn’t have money to buy them any clothes. She took all 3 of my boys shopping and bought them each a some outfits and a pair of shoes. She is the best!!!

  160. My kindergarten teacher was so sweet and caring that she gave us all a great start.

  161. Debra Hall says:

    i have a good friend that teaches kids with special needs and he is so good with his class it makes me proud

  162. Shirley Hicks says:

    My son has autism, we were fortunate that ms. wendy came into his life. She went above and beyond what most would have done for him.

  163. We usually give my son’s teacher a Walmart gift card at the end of the year.

  164. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    My daughter I law is one of the best teachers I know. She gives so much of herself to her students.

  165. A great teacher appreciation gift is parenting your children instead of asking them to do so.

  166. My teachers always seem to like help with school supplies for the classroom.

  167. Brittney House says:

    I would make a gift basket with the teacher’s favorite things or school related items.

  168. Beverlee Reilly says:

    My neighbor is a teacher and a canner. If I win this, it’s going straight over to her table. She’s a very good neighbor, always giving us free produce out of her garden.

  169. Megan Filzen says:

    Amazing ideas for teacher gifts!

  170. stephanie baker says:

    My husband is an art teacher & always loves it when parents send an extra set of the school supplies listed.

  171. Anything handmade is a great appreciation gift

  172. David Fultner says:

    A good gift for a teacher is a scarf.

  173. Susan Smith says:

    I love to give teachers a gift card for restaurants or school supply stores.

  174. A homemade gift made by my kids and some chocolate, or their favorite candy

  175. A great gift is a pot with crayons all around and either candy or flowers in the inside

  176. Laurie Emerson says:

    I still appreciate the teacher I had in 3rd grade. All my other teachers labeled me as someone who could not learn but she actually suspected I had Dyslexia. My parents brought me to a doctor and found out I did.

  177. Seyma Shabbir says:

    A great teacher appreciation gift is a gift card to a great restaurant!

  178. Casey Everidge says:

    i think a gift card to a nice clothing store or a coffee gift would be a great present.

  179. Jennifer Reed says:

    I had a great math professor in college that taught me that cool girls could love math. I also very much appreciate my son’s 4th grade teacher last year who helped them transition beautifully from being homeschooled into the public school system when it became necessary to do so. I love giving teachers gift cards to office supply stores so they can get the supplies they always need.

  180. Kelly Britton says:

    I appreciate my 9th grade English teacher who introduced me to Mrs Haversham!

  181. Alice Elzey says:

    A Barnes and Noble gift card is always a nice gift for a teacher.

  182. lindsay hess says:

    My sons 1st grade teacher was awesome!! She helped him so much and she was also able to teach lmy son in 2nd grade also!!

  183. Gift cards and anything baked makes a good teacher gift

  184. Katie White says:

    I always get my son’s teachers at daycare a little something when holidays come around. I get great ideas from Pinterest.

  185. When I was a kid, I would help my mom make “munch mix” (homemade trail mix) and put it in cute bags, mugs, or other container for teacher gifts. They always loved it!

  186. janna johnson says:

    a great gift is a photo framed with your child and teacher

  187. Michelle D. says:

    My sister is a teacher so I appreciate teachers! My college history teacher was amazing and is the reason I became a history major!

  188. loved my son’s 2nd grade teacher. she had a lot of patience, he always came home in a good mood, and even his little sister can’t wait to have her.

  189. My Standiford, my high school art teacher was good. Art was my favorite subject.

  190. Samii Meyer says:

    My favorite teacher will always be my high school art teacher – her name is Mrs. Real and she always pushed me to do things I didn’t even know I could.

  191. Melinda Stephens says:

    The teacher of the after school drama program at my middle school was awesome. I still go visit her sometimes. She really helped me when I was younger.

  192. BECKY MCDOWELL says:

    I loved my first grade teacher, Mrs. Karr. She made me feel so special and it was a good start as I was very shy at the time.

  193. my favorite teacher was my 9th grade english teacher. she really made me appreciate reading at a whole different level.

  194. christy colln says:

    I had special elementary teachers almost every year and then one teacher in middle school who was like a second mom and a few in high school I connected with. My mom always bought then bath and body works hand soap for gifts lol :)

  195. Homemade baked goods are always nice.

  196. i think anything homemade by the kids is a good idea.

  197. Isabella T. says:

    This is sooo creative!!! I had an amazing math teacher. He had to have been amazing to get all of the students to love math class!

  198. Amy Deeter says:

    my kindergarten teacher.i remember like it was yesterday.he helped me through my first weeks of school being scared

  199. krystal wethington says:

    giftcards are a great gift.

  200. Penny Snyder says:

    I think the best teacher appreciation gift is a hand-written note from the student……I even did this years after I was out of school. A teacher will hold this note forever!

  201. Barb Stenby says:

    homemade cookies with a gift card to starbucks

  202. I love giving gift cards to teachers because it is something they can use.

  203. tracey byram says:

    My 6th grade teacher was wonderful to me at a time when I really needed it.

  204. I Will never forget my 6th Grade teacher, Ms Mugno. My father was very very ill with Esophageal Cancer and was in the hospital for a very long time. My mom went in early one day to tell her what was going on, and she was more compassionate than we could have ever imagined. She didn’t report me on days I was late, understood when I didn’t want to participate in class and never told the other kids what was going on with me. I was too upset to really talk about it with anyone else but her. She seemed to know when I needed someone outside my family to talk to, and when I needed to be left alone.

  205. We never really gave teacher gifts when we were kids, but my husband is a teacher now and I have to say, any gift he gets from his kids he appreciates, just because of the thought behind it.

  206. tara darity says:

    I had several wonderful teachers through my high school years!

  207. Heather Dawn says:

    7i think a teacher would appreciate any thoughtful gift. Gift baskets with personal care items or gift cards.

  208. sheila ressel says:

    I appreciated my biology teacher. He got me interested in protecting the environment at a young age.

  209. I am grateful for my kids 2nd grade teacher (they both had her when they were in 2nd grade). She was very involved with the kids.

  210. When I was younger, I always went out of my way for my favorite teachers and I can’t wait to do the same thing for my kids’ teachers! Love the mason jar idea!

  211. Shauntea Crutcher says:

    I like to give fruit baskets as a form of Teacher Appreciation. This is something that most people enjoy.

  212. The teachers at our elementary school tell us they like gift cards

  213. jessica colesberry says:

    this would be a great gift for the sunday school teacher

  214. kathy pease says:

    I always loved the idea of giving homemade baked goodies in a pretty basket

  215. My father was a history teacher and was regularly nominated for teacher of the year. It was not until I had a schedule change at school and he became my history teacher , could I appreciate what an amazing teacher he was.

  216. My English teacher had to of been my favorite, he made class fun as we were learning. He entertained us in a way no other teacher could with funny movies to learn things and there was never a dull moment in his class.

  217. Julie Hawkins says:

    I think a great teacher appreciation gift is classroom supplies like Kleenex and sanitizer

  218. I give them a gift card to Walmart to get school supplies or whatever they may need.

  219. I think the best teacher appreciation gift is something the teacher should not have to buy for his or her classroom. I usually give a basket filled with dry erase markers, stickers, labels and arts and craft supplies.

  220. susan smoaks says:

    i like to give the teachers a nice homebaked gift and a gift card. they really seem to like that.

  221. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I appreciated my 2nd grade teacher Mrs.Jones.

  222. i like to give spa or coffee gifts, something relaxing for the teachers. thanks so much for the chances to win.

  223. New supplies would be a nice gift.

  224. vanessa richard says:

    i loved almost all my elementary teachers it seems when you hit middle school teacher quite trying to make it fun

  225. I still remember my 1st grade teacher 50 years later. she was always so encouraging

  226. Virginia Rowell says:

    I loved my son’s third grade teacher. She spent so much time with him on things he needed to learn. But not only him, she spent her time with each and every one of her students that needed help, Very rare these days.

  227. office supply store gift cards are always a great gift for teachers

  228. Ava Chavez says:

    I like to bring things into my childs classroom for the entire class to participate in….Like for Earth day…I got a bunch of small rainboot planters from Oreiental trading company and the kids got to paint them and plant something….The teachers put so much of their own money and so much time into creating fun ideas, I think it’s important as a parent to help out.

  229. I appreciated a teacher I had in college. She helped me get to where I am today!

  230. I still remember my first grade teacher, Mrs. Tortorella – she was amazing.

  231. I appreciate my 3rd grade teacher Mrs Lewis she took the time to visit me when I was in the hospital

  232. Mary Cloud says:

    I appreciated Mr. Bush – when my Grandma passed away he was there for me and helped me through a tough time

  233. I loved my English teacher, he ignited my passion for writing!

  234. Terry Cross says:

    I think gift cards are a great gift for a teacher.

  235. Annemarie Z. says:

    Gift cards for an office supply store are great gifts for teachers!

  236. A card with a staples or something else gift card.

  237. tina reynolds says:

    I really appreciates my fourth grade teacher mr fox

  238. amy smeltzer says:

    I love the painted jar idea! So pretty!

  239. My son and I put together some smores goodie bags last year for his teachers – full size boxes of grahams, marshmallows, and several types of chocolate in a bag that said “The world needs S’MORE teachers like you!” Went over great!

  240. Lisa Vanhook says:

    My son is grown and has a family,,,,but when he was young,,,his teachers were pure gold!! times have changed…

  241. We gather fruit and vegetables into a basket for a healthier selection.

  242. Trisha McKee says:

    I had an English teacher that encouraged me in writing and was such a great example.

  243. My first grade teacher left a lasting impression on me. she developed my love of reading allowing me to read from the “big kid” section of the school library. I attribute my love of learning to her eagerness to allow me to blossom.

  244. Leah Shumack says:

    I normally give my daughter’s teachers something Scentsy to make sure their classroom continues to smell yummy!

  245. My kids always had the best teachers. Gift ideas are always fun!

  246. I believe wine makes a super gift, but this is me lol

  247. Robert Pyszk says:

    I like giving the female teachers gift cards to Yankee Candles or Bath and Body works. Who wouldn’t like these? :D great stores though they put my nose on overload

  248. Gift cards are always a welcome gift. As are tissues, hand sanitizer and the like.

  249. I know that a bundle of extra classroom necessities (like Kleenex, hand sanitizer etc) make nice teacher appreciation gifts – I’ve been told they really come in handy.

  250. great giveaway favorite teacher was in high school we still keep in touch

  251. hilda torres says:

    I enjoyed my algebra teacher Mr Gonzales because he always showed he cared when I was pregnant in his class and always made sure I ate.

  252. I really appreciated one of my high school English teachers. She gave me the courage to write!

  253. Thanks for the giveaway…we know from experience that teachers love gift cards from restaurants, and department stores !

  254. A gift card is a great teacher gift.

  255. If you can afford to give a gift card that makes a great teacher gift.

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