Teacher Appreciation Week starts on Monday of the first full week in May, and this celebration has an interesting history that features First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Whether you’re a teacher looking for ways to show appreciation for your co-workers or you’ve landed here looking for fresh ideas for your child’s teachers, we have some ideas for simple teacher appreciation gifts.
It’s hard to go wrong with classics, but some teachers already have quite a collection of mugs and apple-themed supplies. Read on for gift ideas that are useful without contributing to desktop clutter.
3 Ideas for Simple Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Sometimes you want to show appreciation but aren’t sure what type of gift the teacher in your life would appreciate most. Consider one of the following three ideas during your brainstorming for Teacher Appreciation.
Gift cards are a great way to extend a little appreciation to a teacher. They can range in value and vary in use — anything from a local coffee shop or bakery to a movie theater or craft store. Think of what the teacher in your life enjoys eating, drinking, or doing, and send them a gift card as a small gesture. Even a small amount will show your appreciation for all their time and effort.
Tickets can be to locations like museums and aquariums or events like an upcoming concert or play. These are a great way to show how much you appreciate the teachers in your life. For a truly heartfelt touch, present tickets inside a customized card. You can even let your child design and decorate the cards themselves.
Certificates let you and your child say thank you without busting your budget. Offer handy services like a car wash, a pet-sitting session, or a promise to help clean the classroom on the last day of school. To amp up the presentation, use blank certificates you can customize with a printer or by hand.
More Teacher Appreciation Ideas and Info
Looking for a few more ideas to get inspired this year for Teacher Appreciation? Check out some other blog posts on our Teacher Appreciation page!