Friday, May 9, 2014

End of the Year Teacher Gift Idea

So this week was Teacher Appreciation Week.
Obviously, it is now over.
So I am not calling this a "teacher appreciation" gift.
I am calling it an "end of the year teacher gift".
Hey, it works, right?
Whatever occasion you choose...teachers are amazing and really deserve whatever little gift you can afford to give. And I know they are very appreciative.
I made a cute little printable, which could be used for Teacher Appreciation, Christmas, end/beginning of the year, or even V-Day.
Over the last couple years I have given Starbucks gift cards, gift cards to a local yogurt shop called Spot On yogurt, and an assortment of other little gifts.
This year I really thought about it.
I volunteer in all 3 of my kids' classrooms so I sort of know their teachers.
I thought about giving each of the 3 teachers a different gift card.
But then I realized Amazon could really make everyone happy.
They can buy stuff for their classrooms, stuff for their kids, their homes, themselves, rent movies, buy e-books.....pretty much anything.
Did I ever mention I am in LOVE with Amazon?
(Just as a side note, if you shop on Amazon at all check out Amazon pick a charity and go to to shop and they will donate a % of every purchase you make to the charity of your choice. And you can be specific. I chose the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane Washington. Which is my favorite charity in the world because I lived there when my first baby spent almost 2 months in the NICU.)

So onto the printable.
I made this as a 4X6.
That is the perfect size to attach a gift card.

To print, follow these steps:
1) Right-click the image and select "save image as..."
2) Name the image. (I called mine "teacheramazon")
3) Open the image using your photo viewing/editing Window's Live Photo Gallery.
4) Now you will print the image as a 4x6, making sure to UNSELECT "fit picture to frame". (BTW, you can print any size as long as you unselect "fit picture to frame", but I chose 4x6)

Once you have your image printed, back it with some card stock and attach the gift card. You can obviously add ribbon, washi tape, or embellish any way that your heart desires. I kept it pretty simple, but it is still cute enough.

Real quick, I just want to give Amazon a little more love. It is one of the few shops where even just $5 can get something good. $5 is plenty to buy an e-book or rent a movie on Amazon Instant Video. 


  1. Haha! I love this idea! So clever with your wordplay. I would love it if you had a second to come by and share it with us at The Makers link party over on my blog. :)

  2. As a teacher, I LOVE this idea. Amazon is one of my favorite places to shop - for my classroom, my son, presents for family, - I even pick up my own make up from there if I don't feel like hauling my one year old to the mall!

  3. Where can you buy the Amazon gift cards that you attach to the printables? I haven't looked anywhere yet, but thought I'd ask here. Thanks.

    1. I bought the gift cards at Safeway. You can buy them in any amount over $25 or a 3 pack of $10 gift cards. I have also seen them at Albertson's and Rosauer's. I know you can also buy them at Thanks for looking.

  4. Thank you for this printable, and I couldn't agree more on your sentiments about teachers! Thank you!!

  5. i have an imac and can't figure out how to print the image. can anyone help me?

    1. I am fairly new to blogging and definitely not an expert at printables. Basically, the way this works is to just right click the image and save it to your computer. Then, you open it on your computer and print it. I don't have a mac and never if it is not working I am clueless. So sorry. I will do some research and see if I can figure it out and leave another comment. If you happen to check back feel free to email me and I can email you a copy of the image. My address is

  6. Love it! Have printed it and am excited to use it for one of my kids teachers tomorrow. BTW how did you tie the ribbon on?

  7. Thank you so very much for making my life so much easier with such a cute Teacher gift! I made one for my son's kindergarten teacher today. It turned out super cute and took less than 5 minutes to put together! Wahoo!!!! I love cute and easy! Thank you again!

  8. This is such a cute idea! Is there anyway to make this editable? I'd like to use it for other purposes other than to thank a teacher. Thanks!


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