Give teachers the “hand” they deserve with this easy teacher appreciation gift idea with printable gift tag. Put together a hand pampering kit with useful items like hand sanitizer, hand cream, and manicure tools. You can even tuck in a gift card for a little extra teacher appreciation. Easy, adorable, and budget friendly gift idea.
If as moms we think we are just done with it all this time of year, how do you think those sweet teachers are feeling? They’ve been on the front lines with our kids this whole school year teaching them and being second moms, wiping noses, handing out hugs, refereeing fights between friends, explaining something in a new way when needed, and giving that extra little bit of help to kiddos like my son. It’s time to say thank you to those teachers.
They love the handwritten notes and drawings from the kids, but a little pampering and something to treat themselves would probably be welcome too. I was perusing Pinterest for inspiration and saw this super cute manicure gift jar by Hip2Save but I don’t know the teachers well enough to guess on polish colors so put together my own variation and gift tag.
Those hands that having been wiping noses, getting covered in markers, grading papers, and all the million things teachers do with them can use a little pampering. I picked up some hand sanitizer because kids and germs. It said Stress Relief and I figured that was right up the teacher’s alley this time of year. I also added soothing hand cream that was on sale 3 for $5 in the fairly neutral scents of lemon and lavender. Nail files were also inexpensive and useful and could be bought in a pack. The clippers were less than a dollar each. The final hand care item were the cute holders for the hand sanitizer. This teacher appreciation gift is useful and budget friendly especially if you can buy in bulk like the $3 for 5 or catch sales.
To package the inexpensive and easy teacher appreciation gifts, I opted to use clear treat bags instead of the mason jars from my inspiration gift because I thought they stood a better chance of making it to school not broken. I added some colorful paper swirls, the cute “I’ve got to Hand it to You for a Great Year” gift tags and tied it with matching curling ribbon. I also tucked in a gift card so the kids’ sweet teachers can treat themselves over the summer as well. I had the kids write their name on the back of each gift tag as well.
Thank you will never be enough for all teachers do (especially the impact they’ve had on this special needs family’s life) but give them a “hand” and make them smile with this easy teacher appreciation gift.
You can print a set of 6 of these adorable “I’ve got to Hand it to you” gift tags here. (Click to download and print.)