Sunday, April 18, 2021

Coaches Gifts

We can hardly believe it is April.  With spring break ahead of us, this month always seems to fly by.  Before we know it, it will be May and the end of the school year! We’re looking ahead to year-end gifts for coaches. Do you or your children acknowledge their sports coaches with a small token of your appreciation? 

Coaches can have a profound effect on a young person’s life. A good coach has the power to motivate, teach discipline, and shape how a child deals with losing and winning. We’ve seen some tremendous coaches in our children’s lives, and we’re grateful for those that volunteer their time and make an impact. 


Today we are sharing small gift ideas that you can buy for coaches.  The gesture doesn’t have to be grand.  Acknowledging your coaches can be done simply with a heartfelt, handwritten note.  (If you need some stationery, you know where to head to!) 


Beyond a note, here are some of our favorite gift ideas for coaches. 

Your child’s soccer coach will really see how much they are appreciated for all of their hard work with set of themed stationery. These notes are available in both green or blue and can be changed from our standard square corner to rounded corners if desired.

Prints Charming Note Cards/Stationery - Blue Stripe Soccer (Flat)

We are obsessed with all of the different sports options for our mugs including baseball, football, golf, and hockey. This unique gift for coaches is a great keepsake that they can use for many years to come. You can even personalize them by adding two lines of text with up to 15 characters per line. Fill with candy for added sweetness when gift giving!

Sports Mugs - Baseball

Does your child play multiple sports? These Sports Cute Collection Notepads are the perfect gift idea for coaches. Personalize the notepads to best match your needs by adding names, location, etc. These cute collection notepads will be the perfect necessity for your coach’s next season to help plan out plays.  Available as both a multi-sport pack or for a single sport.

Cute Collection Notepads by Donovan Designs - Sports

Cheers to the end of another successful cheerleading season! What greater way to celebrate your child’s amazing coach with personalized cheerleader thank you notes. Gift ideas like these pair best with a little gift as well to really show your appreciation. You can choose up to two ink colors and whether you want the thank you notes to have square or rounded corners. 

Prints Charming Note Cards/Stationery - Cheerleader (Flat)

In whatever way you decide to celebrate your child’s coaches, we always recommend the children thanking them in person as well to truly show how much they mean to them. They can mention:


1)    Their favorite memory from the season with their coach

2)    One play that really made both the child and coach happy 

3)    How the coach has improved their skills over the past season 

4)    How their coach has made an impact in their life 


Grab your favorite thank you cards, year-end gifts, and have your child thank their coach in person for all the wonderful things they have done over the past season to help them grow. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Teacher's Gift Ideas

We’ve never appreciated how valuable teachers are more than we do today.  The pandemic threw many of us into a home-schooling reality that we never thought we’d face.  We were stretched thin, our patience was tested, and the pressure was on.  Fortunately, for a majority of American students and their families, children are back in the classroom inperson.  As parents, we couldn’t be more relived and also grateful.  It’s clear that the debt of gratitude we owe these special people – our teachers – is a large one!  

We will always advocate for a heartfelt, thoughtful note to your child’s teacher. As a parent, take a moment to reflect on the year’s ups and downs.  Be specific about the growth that you have seen in your child, what he/she enjoyed, or how he/she overcame a challenge and has flourished. Teachers appreciate knowing what specifically they did to contribute to the growth of their students.  Sometimes a tangible example of how they affected change can be really powerful.  Take a few minutes to really think about the impact this teacher has had on your child’s life and be sure to write it down thoughtfully.   Of course, More Than Paper has plenty of stationery options from which to choose when you are ready to write your note! 


We also suggest that your children take a moment to write thank you notes to their teachers. (We have personalized stationery options for kids, too, of course!) This handwritten note from your child can mean the world to the teacher! The same advice applies --- have your child be specific about the school year and what he/she enjoyed in the class.  


Beyond a thank you note for teachers, consider small tokens of your appreciation. More Than Paper has a few gift ideas that teachers will find delightful and useful.  All of them are affordably priced, and we love that they are personalized.  Of course, many teachers love the slew of Starbucks cards they receive but these heartfelt, personalized gifts for teacher will really speak volumes.  Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite teacher gifts.  


1.     Make a statement with these teacher appreciation banners.  These indoor/outdoor vinyl banners are available in three sizes and are customizable with the teacher’s name and students’ names as well!  The banner is waterproof and comes with adhesive, removable tape for easy hanging.  We also have upgrades available with stakes and grommets for other ways to hang!  Imagine your teacher walking into school with this large, customized vinyl banner displayed for all to see.

Banners by Namedrops (Teacher Appreciation)


2.     Teachers are constantly needing to jot down reminders, write notes home to parents, and take notes.  This notepad is an adorable way for your teacher to do all of that.  “From the desk of” personalized notepads make a great teacher’s gift. 

Prints Charming Notepads - Apple for the Teacher


3.     If you are a teacher and you don’t have a mug with your name on it with an apple, are you even a teacher? Kidding, of course! If your teacher hasn’t been gifted a fabulous, personalized teacher mug yet – consider these ones by Pen and Hand.  They’ve been a top seller of ours for years! And in addition to personalizing the mug with the teacher’s name, you get to choose the hairstyle, hair color and skin tone to make the stick figure character in the teacher’s likeness. What fun! For added sweetness, fill the mug with candy, wrap in cellophane and tie with a ribbon. 

Pen At Hand Stick Figures - Mug (Teacher - Lady)

4.     Consider a stylish and handy personalized clipboard when choosing a year-end teacher gift. We love all of our clipboard options but especially this design.  This is a fun and functional gift that we love. 

Kelly Hughes Designs - Clipboards (Bright Gingham)


5.     Another great idea is a personalized bookmark for your teacher! From your English teacher to your librarian, these personalized bookmarks for teacher are a great gift for the end of the year. 


 PicMe Prints - Personalized Bookmarks (Alphabet Tall - Chartreuse on Navy)


Hard to believe how fast this year is flying by.  We hope you’ll consider these unique ways to honor teachers. Teachers spend many waking hours with our children and have the power to shape their minds, their personalities, and the course of their life.  We appreciate and thank all the teachers!