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You Don’t Have to Spend Much to Score Big with a Coach’s Gift

Gift Certificates and Gift Cards As the calendar comes to a close, so might your children's sports and activities. If you had a great experience with your child's coach or instructor, it might be nice to give them a little something to show how much their time and dedication meant to your family.

If the idea of giving a gift seems daunting and expensive, don't worry. It's all about speaking from the heart and showing your gratitude. You don't have to spend a lot of time and money to show them you care.

Here are some ways to let your child's coach know they were appreciated without going overboard.

Keep it simple
Some coaches might be uncomfortable with a large display of affection, and your child might be embarrassed to give their football coach a giant gift basket filled with colored tissue paper.

Instead, tap into your intuitive skills and figure out what they like. Are they always snacking on sunflower seeds at the game? Then, buy the coach a bag of their favorite snack and tie a bow around it. Attach a hand-written note from you or your child, and you'll instantly have a thoughtful gift that shows how much you care.

Here is a baseball coach-themed gift bucket that also includes other coach-friendly goodies.

Treat them to a night out
While I'm sure your coach loves your little soccer player or cheerleader, they are probably ready for a little alone time by the end of the season. Treat the coach and his or her significant other to a night out on the town by placing gift cards in a cellophane bag tied with a ribbon.

You don't have to cover the entire cost of the night. You could buy a gift card equivalent to the price of two movie tickets or a dinner for two at a local restaurant.

This mom put together an adorable gift bag for her daughter's soccer coach that included movie tickets and a box of movie candy.

Get Your Child Involved
I recently created a gift bag with a cute printable tag for my daughter's soccer coach. I was feeling pretty proud of myself until my daughter walked up to the coach and said, my mommy made this for you. I was so worried about creating the gift that I didn't even explain to her that it was supposed to be from her, too.

If you're going to put together a basket, a bag or any other gift, make sure your child is involved. Have them sign or write the card themselves, or pick out the items that will go in the gift. Back To Top

About the Author

Jessa McClure

Jessa McClure

Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of three energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys playing board games with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects. 

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