Normally, I take the lazy route with Teacher Appreciation gifts and buy them all a Starbucks card. I figure most people like coffee or tea, and I know if I was a teacher, I’d love to get a gift card to Starbucks or Target or Amazon or somewhere like that.
However, for end of year teacher gifts, I needed to buy for FIVE, yes FIVE teachers, instead of the usual three. I wanted to spend about ten dollars per teacher but didn’t want to get anything corny, and a ten dollar Starbucks card didn’t feel like enough to say thank you to the teacher who has taught my daughter so lovingly all year long, brought her out of her shell, and helped her to excel and reading and writing as well as socially.
I’m a good baker, so I thought about making some homemade cookies or brownies, but then I thought to myself a lot of people feel weird eating homemade goodies out of kitchens they’ve never seen, so maybe that wasn’t the best idea. Then it came to me. Cinnabons.
I called my local Cinnabon and they let me (since I was buying five boxes) get their 6 pack of gigantic, delicious cinnamon rolls, which normally run $14.99 a box at a discounted price. They baked them fresh for me to pick up, and I attached a little tag to each one, which I made quickly on Microsoft Word that said “Thanks for working your BUNS off this year!” Then I had my daughter sign each one and write a little note on it.
The beauty of this is you can adjust it to your budget. Cinnabon will box up one cinnamon roll, 4, or 6 so you can give as few or as many as you like. Or you could get some delicious sticky buns or cinnamon rolls from your local bakery.
I think they turned out really cute and I hope my daughter’s teachers get to enjoy them with a cup of coffee on their first day of peace and quiet this summer.