Chloe’s school year ends in May, which means her last day is next Friday. EEK!! I wanted to give her teacher something special to show how much I appreciate everything she’s done for my girl this year. Lo and behold….a COOLER end of the year gift! See what I did there? Ha! At least I amuse myself…
- Small cooler
- Letter stickers
- Magazines- Option 1: Time, US Weekly, Lucky, Entertainment, People, Cosmopolitan, Travel+Leisure Option 2: Time, US Weekly, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan, People
- Free printable Option #1 or Option #2
- Ribbon, twine, or tape
- Tissue Paper
- Beach towel
- Donut pool float
- Water bottle
- Gift Card
I had letter stickers leftover from one of the Father’s Day gifts we made, so I added a little message to the front of the cooler- “I hope you have a COOL summer!” Then, I printed my sign and used twine to tie it around the stack of magazines. Don’t have any twine or ribbon lying around? No problem! Just tape the sign on top. Don’t forget to have your child sign his name at the bottom after.
*Update- it was brought to my attention that a few of these magazines were hard to find, so I’ve included an alternate option with titles any convenience store should have.
Next, I put tissue paper and a $10 gift card to a local smoothie shop into the water bottle for an added surprise. Finally, I arranged all the gifts in the cooler, and then added tissue paper wherever there was enough space.
The great thing about this is you can do as much or as little as you’d like. The water bottle/gift card, magazines and sign, towel/pool float, are all nice gifts in and of themselves; so if this is over your budget or you’re short on time, you can just pick and choose whatever part you’d like to do. 🙂
There are 3 other teachers I wanted to buy gifts for as well, so I just picked up extra water bottles and gift cards for them while I was out.
Hopefully this inspires you to get creative with your gifts this year!