Head of the Class

June 10th, 2009

With so many teachers in my immediate family (5 to be exact), I’m acutely aware that the school year is coming to a close. It’s always nice to give a small thank you to the people who have such a huge impact on the lives of your children. I thought I’d put together a collection of Etsy finds that would make sweet thank you gifts.  It seemed more than approriate to recognize all their hard work. Thanks to all those great teachers out there and happy summer!


1. One can never have too many cute journals on hand and this one will brighten up any drab desk. $12

2. This charming and well crafted mini pencil case is the perfect solution to all those extra pens! $16

3. I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t appreciate their very own coffee cup cozy! This laser cut felt cozy also doubles as a bracelet putting you at the top of class for coolest gift ever 😉 $38

4. The gift of jewelry is a little more personal but there isn’t anything more iconic than an apple for a teacher. This silver and concrete necklace is a simple reminder of just how special they are. $49

5. The perfect last minute gift, this downloadable PDF lets you print and trim from home. Either use the card yourself or bundle them up as a sweet gift.

6. Make their lunch a little more delightful with this reusable sandwich bag. $5.75

7. These adorable little apple earrings are wonderfully understated and too cute for words. $14

8 Responses to “Head of the Class”

  1. roysie Says:

    What a great idea for teacher friends, too.

  2. Elyse Says:

    How cute!! My mom is a teacher (she is retiring this year after 35 years!) and she’s accumulated so many apple-themed gifts that she decided to decorate one of our former kitchens with all of the stuff. She has also gotten a linen closet FULL of candles over the years…she said that her favourite gifts are gift certificates to really good restaurants, or tasteful gifts like these! =)

  3. Heather Says:

    As a teacher I can say that I would love and appreciate any of these gifts! Especially the coffee cozy! Thanks for a little “teacher appreciation”!

  4. robin Says:

    i want all of them, and i’m not even a teacher!

  5. Bri Says:

    Those are all really cute ideas! I wonder if teachers get sick of the apple stuff after a while – even if they do these are such cute takes on the idea I think it’s great!

  6. jamieofalltrades Says:

    I couldn’t agree more. It’s so important to thank all the teachers who make a difference every day!

  7. Melanie Says:

    That coffee cozy and sandwich bag are some of the coolest things I’ve seen all day! And let’s support and thank all of our teachers! 🙂

  8. jen jafarzadeh Says:

    oh I love that sandwich wrapper — so cute!