Here's the list I came up with:
1. The Lottery Ticket
I attached a note or a Christmas card to a $1 scratch ticket that said: Thank you for taking a chance on my girls every day!
2. Seed Paper Ornaments
From Jennifer: Make seed paper and cut it in holiday shapes or create ornaments and include a note that says: Thank you for helping me grow! see how to make seed paper here
3. Pocket Hand Sanitizers
Also from Jennifer: Pocket Hand Sanitizers and add a personal note. Maybe your note could say: To keep you healthy and happy this holiday season!
. The Gift Card
Gift cards for coffee or books or anything focused on the teacher make great gifts. I always appreciated even a $5 card for coffee.
5. The Heartfelt Note
From Heather: A hand-written note from the parents about what you think of the teacher or therapist (nice things!) and how they've impacted your child, is a wonderful gift. Perhaps you can include a picture of your child or family or a drawing they have made to further personalize the gesture.
6. The Charitable Donation
We did this this year. Little Miss M was collecting toys for the local Children's Hospital, so we wrote all of our teachers and therapists a note saying we made a donation in their honor to her collection. We included a bag of homemade cookies and wrote the note on the back of our family Christmas Card with a simple homemade ornament.
7. The Homemade Ornament
I chose simple foam Christmas Trees from Target, along with foam stickers. The pack of 20 trees was originally $5 and the Box of stickers the same, but a Cartwheel coupon cut the prices in half. I had the girls decorate each tree, and then I punched a hole through the top and tied a ribbon to make an ornament.
8. The Sharpie Mug
From Sherri: The Sharpie Mugs that are all over Pinterest. You personalize a ceramic mug using Sharpies and bake them to make it super permanent. Directions to make a Sharpie Mug.
9. A Flower
From Rachel: A flower with a personal note that says:
Thank you for all the ways you help my son to bloom.
10. The Reusable Tote
I ordered a back of 10 eco-friendly canvas reusable totes from Amazon for $12.50 and gave the girls fabric markers and crayons to create personalized shopping bags.
11. The Candy Cane Sleigh
From Aunty Dale: A candy cane and chocolate sleigh. Directions Here
12. The Ready to Use Scrapbook
Also From Aunty Dale: An 8x8 Scrapbook with Christmas themed (or wedding for the teacher who is getting married or personalized for the person) all ready put in and stickers they can add. This is a great gift that allows the receiver to just add pictures.
13. Laminated Artwork
From Debra; Take pieces of artwork and use the lamination pouches and adhesive magnets to make unique and special keepsakes.
14. Cinnamon Ornaments
From Gerene: Cinnamon Ornaments Directions Here
Do you have more great gifts to add? Please put them in the comments and we will add them to the list!