teacher's gift flower arrangement

Reader Jennifer asked over at the Dollar Store Crafts FB page:

School starts for my daughter next Monday, so what crafty gift should we make this year? She will be going into the 1st grade. I still don’t know who her teacher is, male or female, I haven’t a clue!

Quick Teacher’s Gift Ideas:

Well, first of all, if you don’t know who the teacher is, it’s best to adhere to a neutral type of gift. Think hostess gifts that will apply to anyone (or the kinds of gifts you give neighbors at holiday time!). Most people appreciate a gift of food, a plant, or a flower arrangement.

  • Back to School Flower Arrangement by One Charming Party (shown above). This charming flower arrangement is simple: a recycled glass jar with a ribbon, a glass cup inserted inside to keep the water separate, and a package of plastic letter magnets. The flowers can be purchased or picked out of your garden.

pencil flower pot

  • Pencil Flower Pot by Sassy Sanctuary. Hot glue pencils to a flower pot and add a bow (and possibly a cute sign). Pencils are super cheap this time of year, or find them at the dollar store year-round.

school supply clock

  • School Supply Clock by Plucky Momo (head’s up, autoplaying music). This is an idea that would work for just about any teacher, any gender, any grade. Modify a clock by adding the teacher’s name and school supplies where the numbers belong. Also, find some GREAT tips for making a clock like this over at Crafty Lady Lindsay.
  • Many More Teacher’s Gift Ideas here at Dollar Store Crafts

Readers, what would you suggest as a great gift for this teacher?