Craft That Party: Teacher Appreciation Gifts and Summer Savings with Giant Eagle

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Gifts and Summer Savings with Giant Eagle

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It's that time of year again. I'm not sure where the school year went. Just yesterday we were taking pictures on the first day of school. Today we are making end of the year teacher appreciation gifts. Do you do something special for your teachers?  Each year we try to think of something special for them. I've asked many teacher friends for suggestions and they all answer with a resounding, "gift cards are nice!". 

So gift cards it is! But of course we have to make the presentation look cute and summery!


First stop is my local Giant Eagle store since I have multiple errands to accomplish there.  It really is my one stop shop for summer. Pharmacy pick up, check. Gas, groceries, and gift cards, check, check, check. 


Off to the ice cream topping isle I go for our teacher gift supplies. I filled my grocery cart with boxes of ice cream cones, chocolate sundae syrup, and Dairy Queen gift cards. It's so nice to get everything done in one place. I'm sure you can all relate.



Ice Cream Themed Teacher Appreciation Gifts:

Items Needed:
Plastic beach pail 
Ice cream cones
Ice cream sundae toppings
Gift Card
Sharpie markers or paint pens


My kids decorated plastic pails for each of their teachers with sharpie markers. You could also use paint pens here if you prefer. We added the teacher's name and summer inspired drawings on each pail.


This step is optional. I stopped at Dairy Queen after picking up my gift cards at Giant Eagle and asked for a few DQ cups and lids to place the gift cards in. They were more than happy to help.

We placed the DQ gift cards inside each cup and added some crinkle confetti. We then placed everything inside the beach pail with a handmade card from my kids thanking them for such a great year.


I love that the gifts look super cute, yet are easy for the kids to make by themselves. The gift cards are also a win/win- the teachers love using them and we get extra fuelperks towards free gas for purchasing them at Giant Eagle. 

Do you use the Giant Eagle app on your phone? I check my perks right from my phone after each visit and watch my perks grow quickly towards big savings on groceries and gas.



Of course my to-do list never ends- I'm off to get gas again (didn't I just fill up?!!) at Get Go and will be sure to use the extra fuel perks I just earned from my last trip to Giant Eagle! The savings really adds up for our family. I love being able to use that savings towards actual fun things like trips to the amusement park, baseball games, and the beach!


Head to Giant Eagle to start your own fuelperk savings by visiting online to get 100 bonus perks at gianteagle.com/perks

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