Thank a Teacher & Share a Coke! – Frugal Novice

Thank a Teacher & Share a Coke!


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Can you believe the school year is almost over? It feels like just yesterday we were sending the boys off for their first day in new classes, and now we’re down to just weeks before the summer begins.

As many parents do, I’m sure, I’m getting a little sentimental as summer approaches. We have really loved the boys’ teachers this year and will miss having them! I don’t think I could ever do enough to thank them for all they’ve done for my children – I mean, they’re caring for these cute kiddos, and teaching them so much!


I did want to do a little something to show appreciation as the school year wraps up. I know both teachers love Coke (thanks to sending them a “favorites” survey at the beginning of the school year – which I highly recommend) so I thought it’d be fun to make them a Coke-themed gift basket complete with a theme-appropriate gift tag (which I’ll be sharing with you in just a bit)!

It’s perfect timing, too, because all the Share a Coke bottles and cans are out right now, which makes it even more fun. I went to our Brookshires to go hunt for the perfect bottles.


I searched and found a six-pack of 20 ounce bottles with emoticons, “Love”, and “#1” – perfect for these teachers we think are so wonderful. There were so many options to pick from, though – cans and bottles, Diet Coke, Coke Zero – something for everyone, all right on the soda aisle at Brookshire’s.




I think my favorite may be the 2 liter bottle with a spot to write a family’s name on it. So clever! By the way, be sure and keep an eye on Brookshire’s Facebook page for a chances to win yourpoints, offers, fun and conversation.


Once I found the perfect bottles I got down to figuring out what else to include in this gift. A trip to the craft store saved the day! I found red baskets and grey filler, and Brian gets all the credit for finding the perfect polka dot ribbon. I got acrylic mason jar glasses, cute chevron paper straws, a magnetic chalkboard sign and a Coca-Cola magnet. I think it turned out really cute!


Of course, it all comes together with the gift tag I made, and I’m going to share the free printable PDF so you can print your own tags right at home. Just click here to start your download!



Who would you Share a Coke with?

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  • Tanj from A Travelogue May 20, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Yes, share a Coke to a special someone. Coke is my go-to-drink, well Coke Zero is. I love how they put “share a coke with…”. Very good marketing for Coke.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) May 20, 2015 at 6:26 am

    I think that is such a cute idea. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to send food products into the schools anymore, but I can think of a million other people to gift that to!

  • Christy Maurer May 20, 2015 at 7:42 am

    This is such a great idea for a teacher’s gift! I know that mugs and lotions get a bit old :) This was such a great marketing idea from Coke. Who doesn’t like stuff with fun messages?

  • Wendy May 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I do not have teachers to send this to either but I know a few people who are love Coke. One friend has his red and white kitchen decorated with Coke. Perfect to give him and his girlfriend this along with the gift card for their engagement.

  • Fi Ní Neachtáin May 20, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Aww that is such a cute little gift basket and as a Coke lover it’s one I’d like to get myself. Thanks for the gift inspiration :)

  • Heather May 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    What a cute little gift basket! I like the tumbler. I’d give the coke to my husband…don’t really drink soda, but love the sentiment behind this.

  • Liz Mays May 20, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    That’s an awesome gift basket. These share a coke bottles can be pretty clever. I like seeing which ones they have.

  • Tiara W. May 20, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I think this was such an incredible gift. I am sure they loved it so much. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • tammileetips May 20, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    This is such a great gift idea!! It can be adapted to almost anyone even super cute!

  • Miranda (Myrabev) May 20, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I am so loving these share a coke with… for me its with a loved one. I do not have kids but I remember my mum used to make cakes and knit things for our teachers as kids.

  • Franc Ramon May 21, 2015 at 1:46 am

    I have a personalized coke bottle with my name on it. I like this campaign of coke, it adds a personal note to it.

  • Rosey May 21, 2015 at 5:30 am

    I like ones that have the emotions on them. I bought one w/a friend’s name on it the other day and was going to email her the pic. I drank it all before I remembered to take one, lol!

  • Jennifer May 21, 2015 at 6:06 am

    I love these bottles. I always looks for someone I know on the bottles. I want to send them a picture of it and a reminder we need to get together

  • Rebecca Swenor May 21, 2015 at 6:59 am

    This is an awesome idea to give a Coke basket to a teacher with the emotions on the bottles and cans. I was thinking about getting the cans or bottles for my sons graduation party. Thanks for sharing.

  • Stephanie C. May 21, 2015 at 9:19 am

    What a cute idea for a teacher’s gift. I love how it’s presented and would make for such a cute gift! Thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa @bitesforbabies May 21, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    What a cute idea fr a teacher’s gift! I’m a teacher and I wouldn’t mind caffeine as a gift…especially after a long day ;-)

  • Sarah B May 26, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Adorable!! This is a gift that I’m sure every teacher would love to receive!! #client

  • Erin May 28, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I think it’s great to show appreciation for teachers at the end of the year. Teachers have a tough job dealing with all those students, parents who blame teachers for their kids doing poorly, insufficient budgets and crazy guidelines. It’s nice that you took the time to make a gift for your kids’ teacher. Good kids and good parents make it all worth it. :)