Many teachers receive lovely gifts of appreciation from their students’ parents at Christmas and the end of the year. While it is not mandatory to bestow your child’s teacher with a material gift at all, it is always a nice gesture and really shows your appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Perhaps money was a little tight at Christmas and you were not able to spend as much on a teacher gift as you would have liked, or you just would like to take the opportunity of Valentine’s Day to express your gratitude to a very special teacher. This article will offer ideas on how you can easily create a personalized Valentine’s Day gift basket for your child’s teacher.
Valentine’s Day Gift Basket For Teacher: Basket Options. A large wicker or metal basket can be recycled by your child’s teacher long after the holiday goodies are gone. A breakfast in bed tray with raised sides can also be reused in many ways. Line the basket or tray with two or three sheets of red tissue paper to create a nice “nest” for your gifts. If your child is in Pre school or Kindergarten, a red plastic pail is also an appropriate receptacle and can be used by the teacher in the classroom at a later date.
Valentine’s Day Gift Basket For Teacher: Gift Basket Fillers. After choosing your gift basket and preparing it to be filled, you must now decide what gifts you would like to offer your child’s teacher. In keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme, a nice selection of red fruits such as apples and bunches of strawberries is pretty and practical. Baked goods whipped up in your kitchen such as heart shaped sugar cookies will ensure your child’s teacher has a sweet treat to enjoy on her coffee break. A red pillar candle surrounded by a decorative candle ring will surely be enjoyed as part of your gift recipient’s home holiday decor. Since there are still several weeks of chilly winter weather after Valentine’s Day, a red glove and scarf set will get plenty of use. Unfortunately, many teachers use their own money to buy supplies and classroom decor for their students. A gift card to a local stationary store or discount department store will definitely come in handy and also save your child’s teacher some money over the course of the school year. A package of red note cards that the teacher can use to send home notes to parents and a quality pen will round out your gift basket nicely.
Valentine’s Day Gift Basket For Teacher: Get Your Child Involved! Your son or daughter will surely love helping you put together this very special gift basket for teacher. Have your child help you wrap the finished basket with pretty red cellophane and tie it off with a curly edged ribbon. A handwritten card from your child and your family expressing your gratitude for the teacher’s kindness and dedication all year, or a printed picture of your child on the first day of school with a few lines of appreciation printed on the back of the picture hanging from the basket’s ribbon is a lovely finishing touch to your Valentine’s Day gift basket.