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Thank You For Nurturing My Child Teacher Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl
Every year my son’s elementary school has a staff and teacher appreciation week. It sneaks up on me and catches me off-guard (every year!) In the spirit of last minute teacher appreciation gift ideas, I’ll be bringing you a week’s worth of ideas that are quick, easy and affordable!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas Series | Pretty Handy Girl

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas:

Decorated Chalkboard | Thank You for Nurturing My Child Plant | Apple Pencil Holder | You Rock Gift 3D Card | Simple Washi Tape Vases

I REALLY appreciate those men and women who give their time and patience to my child and the other kids in the school. So, I want to make sure I give them something a little different than a card (not that a card isn’t a nice gesture though.)

I spotted some glass votive holders at Goodwill (previously purchased at IKEA), and knew I could do something special with them. Then while browsing Lowe’s I found myself staring at the succulent plants. Eureka! I had my gift idea! A “Thank You for Nurturing My Child” Teacher Appreciation gift idea!

Materials:
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Thank You For Nurturing My Child Teacher Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl

Instructions:

Start by filling the bottom 1/3 of the votive holder with the decorative rocks.

Thank You For Nurturing My Child Teacher Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl

Spoon soil on top of the rocks.

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Set the plant into the soil and fill in any bare spots with soil. Water the plant until the rocks are underwater, but not the soil.

Thank You For Nurturing My Child Teacher Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl

Print out the gift tags  (Download my tags for free HERE!) and cut them out.

Thank You For Nurturing My Child Teacher Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl

Punch a hole in the top.

Thank You For Nurturing My Child Teacher Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl

Tie a string of raffia loosely around the plant and attach the tag.

Thank You For Nurturing My Child Teacher Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl

Deliver to school with a big thank you and an “I appreciate you” smile!

Thank You For Nurturing My Child Teacher Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl

Do tell me, if you were a teacher, would you appreciate this “Thank You for Nurturing My Child” teacher gift idea? Or is this just another tchotchke collecting dust on your desk?

Thank You For Nurturing My Child Teacher Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl

Stay tuned for more Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas this week!

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30 replies
  1. Becki Foster
    Becki Foster says:

    I love it! Some may want to take it home and put it on the kitchen windowsill and it will be a reminder everyday that they are appreciated.

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  2. Laurie
    Laurie says:

    I LOVE this idea! I think succulents are so lovely and unique. If I were a teacher, I would truly appreciate it. I think you can’t go wrong with plants. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Sue
    Sue says:

    Love this simple but thoughtful gift! I always appreciate a plant that can survive my classroom that has low light and little maintenance!!

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  4. Cindy
    Cindy says:

    As a teacher, I would definitely appreciate the easy-care plant because I have a tendency to accidentally kill green things. Any thoughtful gesture from a parent is appreciated.

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  5. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Yay! I am a first grade teacher and this gift idea is wonderful! I love that it is something that a child could help with. It really does make it special. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  6. sharde
    sharde says:

    hi! i love your page. i love your can-do attitude 🙂 i always hold myself back from purchasing things because i am always thinking well i could make that so i dont want to spend x-amount of dollars on it! but then i never have the time to make everything… never ending cycle! anyways, i love it!

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  7. bernadette
    bernadette says:

    Very nice idea! As someone who works in a school setting I can say that those little plants would make a great gift for teachers. Especially because we tend to forget things(like gifts) at work during breaks or over the weekend, so a gift that needs little care is perfect! I have a window ledge in my office that could use a little plant…off to the garden section I go! Thanks for the idea!!

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  8. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    I am a teacher and think this is an absolutely adorable gift. Gifts are certainly not expected, but this gesture would be much appreciated. The thoughtful note is also lovely.

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  9. Hollie
    Hollie says:

    Teacher gifts, hostess gifts, plants for my own home that maybe I won’t kill … the possibilities are endless. I think several of these would look good lined up down the middle of a dining room table (minus the ribbon and note, of course). Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Jaz
    Jaz says:

    Nice idea! This could also be useful to other occassions. I love the tag that says your message. I definitely would recommend to one of my friends. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  11. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    Such a cute idea! As a teacher, I would MUCH prefer this to another apple mug or something similar that is very thoughtful (and very appreciated for the kind gesture!) but wouldn’t get used.

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  12. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    Oh, and I think it’s a lovely gift for the school support staff as well (secretaries, custodians, kitchen staff, music/gym teachers, nurses, librarians, special ed teachers and aides, speech pathologists, etc) who don’t often get recognized the way classroom teachers do.

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