6 Clever Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week
Teachers play an invaluable role in building the bright minds of our children. During National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2–6, 2016) parents and children can offer their gratitude to the fantastic educators who are making a difference.
Take advantage of this special week to thank the teachers in your child’s life with these great gift ideas. Recruit your children and allow them to help you put together the absolute perfect gift for their teachers that will show them you care and appreciate their hard work.
This gift is cute and inexpensive! You can purchase a bright potted flower or opt for an herb. Then the rest is simple, purchase a ruler and print out an adorable sign to complete the package. Picmonkey.com is a great and easy resource for developing fun tags and signs. If you want to add more color to your gift, you can put the plant inside a colorful gift bag or select a canvas tote that can be an added bonus gift!
Everyone likes a movie night with popcorn, candy and a good blockbuster hit. Give your teacher a night off from teaching with a Redbox gift bundle. Go to Dollar Tree and purchase popcorn, candy, and a popcorn bowl for a super low cost. Then log on to Redbox.com and purchase a promo card—or if you have a free promotional code already, you can write the code on the printout. Hip2save.com already did the hard work and put together a fun printable to complete the gift.
Have you ever met someone who said eww to a doughnut? No, of course not! Which is why this delicious treat will go over well with any teacher. The bloggers on Salt and Pepper Moms have done some of the work for you with a free printable, so you can recreate this gift. If you don’t have a mason jar or container to put the doughnuts in, you can adhere the tag to a bag or box of doughnuts instead.
Coffee saves lives—especially the lives of teachers! A coffee related gift will be appreciated by any educator. You can purchase reusable coffee cups just about anywhere. The talented writer behind the blog i should be mopping the floor has created a nifty coffee cup sleeve that will bring your gift together.
This gift has a lot of options because you can enclose VIA packs, K-cups, a gift card, or any combination into the cup for an added surprise. Any teacher would be absolutely delighted to start their morning with a delicious cup of Joe.
The columnists behind the blog Eleven Magnolia Lane have a great printable that’s 100% free. The card has an inspirational message about teachers. Print out the printable, purchase a frame at your local department store, and voila you’ll have a sentimental gift that will be cherished for many years.
EOS lip balm is a huge favorite! The product’s circle design has sparked a lot of creativity with designers and its gifting capabilities. Lauren McKinsey is the author of the blog All Things Cute and she has created a number of creative printables to give teachers. Scroll through the great printables she has available and insert your choice of EOS lip balm. Any teacher will smile and appreciate the thought behind this clever gift.
All of these gifts are guaranteed to make any teacher feel appreciated. Going the extra mile with a creative gift to express your gratitude will put a smile on their face.
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Angela Guzman is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff. She has interviewed notable celebs such as Reese Witherspoon, Dwyane Wade, and Hugh Jackman. With a degree in journalism from Old Dominion University, she strives to inspire others through her writing. She enjoys long walks at Target with a Starbucks drink in hand. When she’s not busy writing, she loves spending time with her husband and their two daughters.