It’s almost time for making lists and checking them twice, and one item on everyone’s list at this time of year is thanking the people who make our jobs and lives easier. If parent volunteers are on your nice list this year, here are some very quick and inexpensive or free ways to say thanks. (Most are also great for end-of-the-year gifts, and for aides and other helpers!)
Simple Holiday Gifts for Parent Volunteers:
- Thanks a Latte! I love this idea from Maria at Kinder Craze. It’s cheaper than an actual latte, easier to transport, and super cute!
- Extra Gum Reindeer and Snowman from See Vanessa Craft. Just add a tag that says, “Thanks for the extra help this year.”
- Thanks for Helping me Connect the Dots! Teachers know better than anyone that most people don’t really need another mug. I do love these mugs however, especially the dot-art initial idea! To modify this idea for a faster and cheaper gift, just decorate a blank notebook or a simple card using the same technique, minus the oven of course. The mugs really are cute though, so if you have a special helper who doesn’t already have a hundred mugs, keep it in mind!
- You are the Sweetest! You can download this one from me, right here. Just slap it on pretty much any sweet treat and you’re good to go! The round tags work on the lid of a Mason-style jar, or you can just use them as a regular tag.
- Thanks for Chipping In! (Tag included in my free printable Parent Thank You Pack above.) Another versatile tag to add to a big chocolate chip cookie, a bag of cookies, homemade salsa, a bag of chips, chips dipped in chocolate… You get the idea! Oh, and if you make the chips dipped in chocolate, please send me some! Seriously. I love them.
- A simple thank you note. Because, really that’s enough! I can say that, now that I’m home with my own kids and enjoying the role of parent volunteer! (The thank you card template below is also included in my Thank You Pack.)
Happiest of holidays to you and your family!