Teachers Gifts, in case my kid makes you want to drink version

When your kid is in Jr. High you just never know what is going on at school so this year I decided to take a different twist on my teachers gift.

And when the name of the local bar and grill plays perfectly into my idea?

Yes, thankyouverymuch.

Gift 1

This is the gift card holder. I put the bottle upside down into the envelope.

Tgift 2

I put the gift cards, and holders into these paper lockers.

You can see previous years gift ideas here and here.

Teachers Gifts Part 2

For end of the year teachers gifts, I have been giving “explosion boxes”  for a few years. My son has had one teacher for 3 years and is now moving onto Jr. High so I wanted to give her something a little different.  I came up with a tool box concept and searched for how to do it online.  I came across this file.  I liked the fact that it had a removable top tray to hold the tools with room underneath.  Under the tool tray I was able to fit the actual gift, gift cards with room to spare for a note from myself and my son.


tool box tool box open tool box tools

Oh, and I also made a backpack.


Teacher Gifts. Martha Style.

It’s the end of the school year here and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved my kids teachers this year.

Which brings me to the end of the year teachers gifts.

I usually do gift cards but this year wanted to make them special some how.

After finding this youtube video,  I modified it to fit into my idea.

(Note: I don’t have any of those fancy folding tools.  I used my hands and the back of a pen cap)


Box saying

The box opens into four “flaps.”

Box open

Each flap is a gift card holder.

The “Eat” one is for Panera Bread.

The “Drink” one is for Starbucks.

The “Read” one is for Barnes and Nobel

So what do you think?  I love them and really this sort of gift card box can be used for any occasion.  Costs just a few pieces of paper too.

Reasonable and cute.


Now pass me the wine.  I’ve got 4 more to do.

(Though I did not come up with the box idea, the concept of  Eat, Drink, Read is all my own.)