I have done a lot of different teacher gifts over the years and I’m always trying to get away from the ‘cutesy’ gift ideas that teachers don’t actually want or need.
When I surveyed my teacher friends for what they actually wanted, and what would show them that a parent appreciates them for all their hard work, I got the same tongue in cheek answer over and over: BOOZE.
Of course I couldn’t just hand over a bottle of Merlot, like a strange housewarming gift.. I wanted the teacher to understand I was in on the joke, so I came up with this little poem:
“An apple for the teacher"
it is often said..
…but I know you probably look at
gifts like that with dread.
On the other hand, I hope you
will enjoy these grapes instead..
…especially since they come
inside a bottle of red.
I added it to the inside of a gift tag silhouette. Now all I needed to do was print it out and cut on the lines:
I’ve included this file as a JPG so you can print it out and your add name for a quick and easy teacher gift. Click HERE to download.
I wanted to skip the cutting out step, so I imported the file into my Silhouette Cameo software and used the print and cut feature to cut it out:
I have also included that Print and Cut-ready studio file HERE if you would like that version.
I added it to a bottle of Malbec with a simple red ribbon. And presto! An instant teacher gift.
I know my kids teachers will appreciate the humor. Anyone who has ever been trapped in a room full of 26 third graders would!