My default teacher gift is a Starbucks gift card. Every teacher deserves a treat, especially at the end of the school year! But this year I came across a different idea. Tara Michelle Interiors makes these "be awesome today" signs. My daughter's teacher says "awesome" a lot, and my girl has started doing the same. It's adorable. So I ordered a small version. I think it's 16 inches long. Yes, I could have made it myself. But I don't like to diy other people's ideas. Especially small business owners. Besides, I figured Tara's version would look a lot better than what I would do (since I'd have to either paint the letters or cut vinyl by hand). I was right. The paint job is perfect, and the lettering is so crisp. The price was definitely worth it.
In fact, I liked the idea so much that I ordered two. One for the teacher (grey) and one for my daughter (turquoise). I like that the signs are sturdy enough to stand on a shelf without leaning on something, yet light enough to be hung on the wall anywhere (although I have yet to figure out the best way to do so...I'll have to ask Tara what she recommends).