Back to School Teacher Gifts – Start the Year with a Thank You

Am I the only one who can’t believe the school year is here!?!

Teachers report back to school next week in South Florida, and the students the week after that.

Meet the Teacher happens next week and it can be nerve racking on multiple levels. Parents are nervous, kids are nervous and YES… teachers are nervous too.

A great way to break the ice is to have your child bring a small gift to their new teacher. It gives them something to talk about instead of nervously standing, not talking. You know the exact moment I’m talking about.

Popped Passion Popcorn Cakes are unique and different. Created by a mom in South Florida, these cakes can be created with your choice of candy, nuts and dried fruits.

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They are completely different than a cupcake or treat teachers have received before. These are perfect if you have multiple kids, and multiple teachers.

Every teacher has their favorite Tervis Tumbler. But one is never enough. The great thing about Tervis is that they have a lifetime guarantee. School can be rough on cups. Teacher life can be rough on cups.

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There are hundreds of designs to choose from, have your child pick out their favorite. Either their favorite movie (Harry Potter) or animal (sloth). Every time your child’s teacher uses their new cup, there will be a connection there of a great memory between them. It is also fun to fill with candy or adorable school supplies.


I have tried to make custom cookies more times than I would like to admit. They never work out. EVER. I struggle with even making sugar cookies. So I was super excited to find @confetti_confections  She is a local South Florida mom who can make anything.

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Have your cookies customized with your teacher names, school name or even your kids names. Have them surprise their teacher with a special personalized cookie, and even surprise your kids on the first day of school with a cookie just for them.

Sometimes you see a company that just makes you smile. That is exactly what Packed Party will do. They are out of Austin (which is close to where I grew up) and every single thing they have is on my wishlist.

This lunchbox is simply amazing! Bright, colorful and full of magic.

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Imagine being in a classroom for hours and hours without something to drink. Yep, that happens. Not all classrooms have fountains and if a teacher forgets their water it can be a long day. This water dispenser is perfect for a desk. A hydrated teacher is a happy teacher. 🙂

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Everywhere I turn these days I see Matcha. Am I the only one? Jade Leaf Matcha is an awesome drink to keep a teachers energy up during the day and gets them out of a coffee routine.

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How do you shake the nerves on Meet the Teacher night?

Goodbye Summer! Hello Pencil Bouquets.

Did you see my segment on WPTV? If you missed it here is the clip.


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