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Ideas for Meet the Teacher {5 Homemade Gifts}

Meet the teacher night is such an exciting event.  It’s something that my boys look forward to the minute we start school clothes shopping.  Since I’m raising all boys {and therefore future husbands} I use meet the teacher night as a way to teach them how to properly greet a lady for the first time. {{evil  laugh}}

Card and Gift for Meet the Teacher Night

How do I do that?  Well, our tradition is that we bring flowers, an All About Me Card, and a meet the teacher gift.

My oldest child has high functioning autism. So to most people he looks like every other 11 year old boy. However, my son has autistic behaviors that can be difficult to understand and know how to handle. Since he is mainstreamed, I make his church and school teachers an All About Me Card every year letting them know key information that will help him learn and thrive.  It’s now become a tradition that I do for my other boys as well.  It gives great insight for teachers!

Ideas for Meet the Teacher Gifts

1.  An inexpensive teacher appreciation gift from A Place Called Joy.  Wrap an Altoids tin with decorative paper and a tag that reads, “You were MINT to teach.”

2.  How to make an adorable post-it note holder made out of a clear plastic picture frame from The Karges. This was so cheap because she had almost everything on hand!

3.  Monogrammed meet the teacher candy gram vase from The Gift Closet. Glass vases from the dollar store and letters from Michael’s. On the jar with the pencils the tag said: “Thank you for helping our children write the future”. On the one with the candy ( Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses) and the tag said,” Thanks for all you do, Hugs & Kisses.”

4.  “To the uneducated an A is just three sticks” framed quote from Winnie the Pooh by What Are We Doing Today Mom? It’s an easy and cool meet the teacher gift idea.

More Homemade Teacher Gifts and Crafts from Tip Junkie


  1. Laura

    Love all of the ideas, keep em comin!

  2. Athienna Calixto

    We always make first day survival bags for the teachers. They include stickers, candy, post its, neat pens, soda, etc to get them through that first day.

  3. Angelina

    You inspire ME! You are full of original and wonderful ideas and I love it. Thanks a million!

  4. Danielle Smith

    YOU? Wickedly inspiring….thank you for making my life EASIER 🙂 xoxo

  5. sohoaccessories

    What a great idea! We don’t have meet and greet the new teachers in NYC. Love the little gift ideas.

  6. Laurie

    Right back at cha babe! When am I going to see you next? I’m dying to get the dish from BlogHer.

  7. Marilyn

    Your ideas would be such a treat! And, as a teacher, very appreciated. The “All about Me” card would be the best of the bunch! Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Jodi

    Fantastic ideas, I’m excited to use them!! Thanks for posting =)

  9. Carol

    I’m a teacher too and I agree with Marilyn. Any of these would be such a treat! Thanks to all parents who make a special effort to help make the meet and greet (ours is Open House) night a great way to start the year.

  10. Kara

    I am a 3rd grade teacher (and a mom to a future student) and would love any of these great ideas as gifts! Ive never gotten a gift on Meet the Teacher Night…never even would have expected that. What a thoughtful idea and a great learning experience for your boys.


  11. Heather

    Thanks for posting my tip! I’m off to check out the chore chart post…looks like something we need to re-vamp in our house! 🙂

  12. Stephanie Wheeler

    Thanks for the inspiration! I made an “about me” card for my son to give to his new kindergarden teacher tonight at orientation and I’m picking up some flowers as well! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. Mama Bird

    Fantab ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Bauer

    Thanks for the ideas! Another good place to look is http://www.thegiftmeadow.com. They have some nice/affordable gifts.

  15. Aimee

    I DO

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