Teacher Appreciation Week starts on Monday of the first full week in May, and this celebration has an interesting history (thanks, 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’ve got just what you need. While it’s hard to go wrong with a classic, some teachers have already amassed quite a collection of coffee mugs and apple-themed office supplies. Read on for gift ideas that won’t contribute to desktop clutter and will actually get some use.
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 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 the movie theater. Think of what the teacher in your life enjoys to eat, drink, or do and send them a gift card as a small gesture of your appreciation for all their time and effort.
Tickets to locations like a museum or aquarium, or events like an upcoming concert or play, 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 let your child design and decorate their own cards or use these cool photo-mount cards to affix a special shot of your kiddo.
Certificates let you and your child say thank you – without busting the budget. You can offer up your own 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 really amp up the presentation, use blank certificates you can customize with a printer or by hand.
More Teacher Appreciation Ideas and Info
If you’re looking for a few more ideas to get inspired this year for Teacher Appreciation, check out some of the other blog posts on the Teacher Appreciation page: