Teacher Appreciation Week {Bruegger’s giveaway}

Happy first full week of May! And May means for most kids, the winding down of school & thus taking the time to thank the teachers who have helped teach & care for your children this year.

Lucy & Zach moved up to the late 2s/early 3s room at their daycare a couple months back, so these teachers they didn’t have last May or over Christmas. Making this week my time to tell these ladies a big THANK YOU! For keeping L & Z happy during the day, for making sure they eat, nap, play nicely with their friends & each other, for learning & for getting Lucy almost completely potty trained (probably another post, another time)!

In the age of Pinterest, it’s easy to find images & ideas other moms have done for Teacher Appreciation, but as a non-super crafty, overly-tired, working mom of two almost-3 year olds, I leave the Pinterest projects to someone else.

I’m relying on my trusty favorites: food & gift cards! You can’t go wrong there right?! I figured I’d stop by Target after work & grab a lip balm & little gift card for each of their 3 teachers. I won’t have specialty printed paper, but I figured I could write “You’re the balm! Love, Zach & Lucy” as my nod to the crafty moms.

And for food, no question, the Bruegger’s Big Bagel Bundle. This way I can not only give breakfast to their two morning teachers, but show my appreciation to the whole staff with 13 bagels & two yummy cream cheese tubs! A handwritten note of thanks & quick stop at Bruegger’s Friday morning is simple yet perfect! & Bruegger’s is always a delicious hit in my opinion!

Because Bruegger’s is so awesome, they’re providing me with not one, but TWO $10 gift cards to give out to TWO awesome readers. Just leave a comment letting me know What have you done or are you doing to show appreciation for the teachers in your children’s lives?! If you don’t yet have children, leave a comment with what you think is a fun idea!

And I’ll pick two random comments ~ Congratulations Elana & Crystal! Y’all won! I’ll email you both for your addresses!

In exchange for this post, Bruegger’s is providing me with gift cards for me as well as the ones for the giveaway, but my thoughts & opinions are all my own & not swayed because of their generosity.


  1. Crystal says:

    My kids made cards to show their appreciation and I have reach teacher a reuseable cup filled with drink mixes.

  2. jennifer says:

    We always write thank you cards and go out and get the a personalized gift.

  3. Amanda Cowan says:

    I will have my daughter make her a hand written thank you card and probably hook her up with some coffee gift cards maybe a restaurant gift card because she is a momma of 5!!!

  4. Amy says:

    Gift cards and a thank you note!

  5. Kristen says:

    I think my favorite teacher appreciation gift was painting pots using handprint art. I purchased clay pots at Michaels, painted them white and then made flowers out of the kids hands, a butterfly with their feet and bees and caterpillars with their thumbs/fingers. And put a nice potted plant in it. It was cheap but very meaningful!

  6. Kelly says:

    These are great ideas! Our school does teacher appreciation week during another part of the year, but this is a good reminder to do something to thank the teachers this week too. And I love the Brugger’s Bagel Bundle for all the teachers.

  7. gassmama says:

    I am getting each of her teachers a $10 giftcard – one to Target and one to Starbucks. If I win this I will also drop off breakfast for all the teachers as well – great idea~

  8. Elena says:

    I give my sons teachers gift cards

  9. Jill Hopkins says:

    This year we made goodie bags for Tuesday with some yummy treats. Friday we’re giving them the Pinterest special – a planter painted with chalkboard paint that we will write “thank you for helping me grow” on it and put a plant inside. They will both also get a gift card to their favorite places.

  10. Jill Hopkins says:

    We did goodie bags yesterday and will do little planters with gift cards on Friday. I hope the teachers are appreciative!

  11. Whitney says:

    Jane doesn’t have any real teachers yet, but I was thinking of doing something for my mom this week since she teaches her new things every day. Gift cards and bagels are always good choices!

  12. Mami2jcn says:

    I think a Starbucks gift card would be a nice idea for a teacher.

  13. Ashley W says:

    I covered lunch and playground duty for my sons Kindergarten class so the teacher and assistant could eat the catered lunch provided to all the teachers by our school together.

  14. Rosie says:

    I love a handmade card with a gift certificate, and maybe something else I know is something the teacher likes, a couple of organic candy bars or soap, but nothing over the top.

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