Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to show your teacher, your child’s teacher, or a fellow teacher just how much they mean to you and your child. Shine a spotlight on some of the hardworking teachers in your life by giving them a thoughtful gift or kind note this Teacher Appreciation Week.
5 Starter Ideas for a Teacher Appreciation Gift
A gift to the teacher doesn’t have to be anything big. Teachers are happy just knowing how much they are appreciated and that they are being thought of. If you are drawing a blank of what to get them, here are a few ideas.
Many stores will have cards for teachers telling them how much they are appreciated. However, if you want to make it more personal, why not allow your child to hand make the card? Some construction paper, glue, stickers, markers/crayons, and maybe some glitter and you are set to make a card that the teacher will probably treasure for years to come (and that is the truth because most teachers are hoarders!). Don’t worry about saying the wrong thing or coming up with a fancy saying. Just telling them they are appreciated is enough and they will know how much because they will see the effort put into the card.
If you can bake, teachers are always happy to get cookies, candies, or cupcakes. Let your child help you prepare the goodies and then simply put them in a box or on a plate with something covering them. There are many different recipes out there of cookies that take little to no time to make. So even if you aren’t Betty Crocker, you can still successfully make them in a snap.
Teaching can be a stressful occupation. There are some days when all a teacher wants to do is go home and take a relaxing bubble bath. That’s where you and your amazing gift come in. A simple canister of bath salts or a small bottle of bubble bath will be greatly appreciated by the teacher.
Many parents do not realize teachers buy their own supplies for the classroom. Help the teacher out and send them a bouquet of pencils in a homemade desk organizer, a few bottles of hand sanitizer, a couple boxes of facial tissue, or even just a gift card to a local or online store. The teacher will be thrilled to have the extra assets for their classroom and your child will benefit as well.
Teachers have early mornings and late nights. Many mornings teachers have duty that leave them outside on cold weather days. Even though Teacher Appreciation Week is in May, it is never a bad time for a gift of a coffee mug or tumbler. Fill it with instant coffees and teas or gift cards for a local coffee shop.
More Teacher Appreciation Ideas & Tips
If you’re still looking for some inspiration or ideas to make the teacher in your life feel appreciated, check out the other blogs on our site. You’ll find more gift ideas and even a little info about the history of National Teacher Appreciation Day.