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.


ruler in plant with thank you note

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!


Redbox printable gift tag with popcorn

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.


Donuts with Card for a TeacherPhoto courtesy of Skip to my Lou used with website permission

Donuts are always a welcome treat. And with a fun card of appreciation, they can be a lovely gift for a teacher who needs a boost. The Skip to my Lou site offers a variety of Donut Card printables to make this an easy gift. Just print out and adhere the tag to a delicious box of donuts!


Coffee cup sleeve

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.


Quote on paper

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.


Printable that displays chap stick

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.

For more teacher appreciation gifts, visit the K12 Pinterest board.

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