There are nearly endless ideas for how to show the teachers in your life how much you appreciate them. It’s because of their time and effort that the students of today become educated adults in the future. Why not try one of these unique teacher appreciation gift ideas for the teacher in your life?
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5 Unique Gift Ideas to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation
Not that coffee shop gift cards and dry erase markers are a bad idea — they aren’t. But if you want to show appreciation with a thoughtful gift that might stand out from the crowd, try one of these 5 ideas:
A Car Wash:
No, you don’t need to wash their car yourself. However, a gift certificate for a car wash and interior clean-out is a great gift idea. Most teachers drive a car, and with their busy schedule they might not have had time to spring clean it yet!
Caffeinated Snack Foods:
Not everyone LOVES coffee or tea. For those people, a caffeinated soda or energy drink may seem like the only option. As a token of appreciation for their hard work, consider getting the teacher in your life a caffeinated snack. There are lots of unique and delicious options like peanut butter, beef jerky, and even ice cream. More listed here.
Child-Safe Essential Oils:
While not everyone has an oil diffuser (though this is another fun gift idea!) the essential oils can still be a great way for teachers to make their classroom feel calm and smell nice. While it’s important to consider students’ allergies when choosing the scents — there are plenty of suggestions for calming, soothing, and even brain-boosting essential oils.
This is in line with other homemade treats — but stands out because preserves last so long. A teacher might not want to eat a big plate of cookies before they get stale, but a jar of homemade jam, pickles, or other preserved food is a tasty way to show appreciation with something homemade and easy to store.
A Homemade Card:
This might not be the most unique choice on the list, but a kind letter and a homemade card is surely unique to the teacher who receives it. Don’t hesitate to offer some appreciation in the form of words on paper, as this could not only brighten the teacher’s day, but could be a keepsake they go back to read whenever they’re feeling a bit blue.
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