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Pizza Box Teacher Appreciation Gift
I’m so excited that I can finally show this to you! The ONLY problem with having friends and family who are dedicated readers of my blog is that sometimes I have to wait to post gifts UNTIL they have been given because I don’t want to spoil the surprise. We dropped off our Teacher Appreciation Day/Week gift to Lily’s wonderful teacher today, so the cat is officially out of the bag.
I’m a big fan of gift card gifts for teachers because I remember how much I loved to receive them as a teacher.
The trick, however, with gift cards is that you really need to find out what store/restaurant the teacher likes. For example, a Starbucks gift card isn’t a super great gift for a teacher who prefers Dunkin or doesn’t care for coffee. So if at all possible, do a little sleuthing to find a great gift card match for your kids’ teacher(s). I knew that I wanted to give Lily’s teacher a dinner and a movie themed gift. She has young kids and I thought this would be a present that the whole family could enjoy – either at the restaurant OR via takeout.
I asked another teacher in the building to find out the teacher’s favorite local pizza place and picked up a gift certificate at the restaurant. When I was at the restaurant, I asked for a new pizza box to use to hold the gift and they were happy to oblige. Then I grabbed a Redbox gift card (they start in increments of $10) and can be used to reserve movies online (then pick up at the kiosk that you choose). $10 is actually enough to rent like 4 or 5 movies, so it will go a long way as a gift.
I had Lily copy a note that she helped me write. Then she drew a picture of herself with her teacher (yes, apparently she included a really nice blue ponytail for herself.. this was done on purpose and she was very pleased with the end result.). LOL I thought that the handwritten note and the picture put the perfect personal touch on the gift.
You know that I had to incorporate my trust Silhouette machine into the mix somehow, so if you look below, you’ll notice that the letters on the box are vinyl. I cut them on the Silhouette and affixed them to the box. They look great!
Here’s the finished product!
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