It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and I can’t think of a more hard-working, dedicated bunch of people to spoil! If you’ve been struggling to come up with a good gift idea, I think that I’ve got you covered! I asked an expert in the field of teaching, my SIL who teaches 5th grade, to come up with a list of ideas for me to share with you guys. Between the options that she gave me and few others that I added, I think I’ve got you covered!
Teaching is a job that requires so much dedication and I feel like you have to really love what you do to be a teacher. They work so hard, every single day! I’ve heard so many stories that teachers end up paying for things for their classroom with their OWN money because there wasn’t enough to cover things that their classroom needed or something that a student needed and maybe the parent couldn’t afford. They work extra late and stay after their normal hours to finish grading papers and making crafts for their classroom and students. They volunteer to be chaperones and participate in activities to raise more money for the classrooms. Not to mention that they are responsible for educating the younger generations. #NoBigDeal
My Top Picks For Teacher Appreciation Week
- Gift Card To Their Favorite Store (In my opinion, Target is always a great idea!)
- Spa Gift Certificate
- Handmade Gifts or Personalized Etsy Gifts
- Cute Tote Bags (I’ve seen my SIL use tote bags constantly for school!)
- Personalized Stationery (I found so many cute things on Minted)
- Offer To Bring Their Favorite Lunch One Day
- Gas Gift Card (So many teachers travel quite a bit to get to their school!)
- Suprise Them With Breakfast (In the South, Chick-fil-A always works!)
- Fresh Flowers or a Potted Plant
- Fruit or Cookie Delivery
- More DIY Teacher Gift Ideas
I think teachers deserve a huge pat on the back and if we can spoil them for a week, let’s do it! They are responsible for educating the younger generation and preparing them for their future. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week all week, so pick a couple small things to do for them or work together with other parents and really make that teacher feel like he/she is special! I know it means a lot to them. It doesn’t matter how much money you spend on a gift, it’s just taking the time to let them know how much you appreciate everything that they do that means the most to them!
Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend!!!