9 Simple Gifts to Show Your Teacher Appreciation

This post was originally published on April 30, 2021.

Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching! As we celebrate all teachers for their dedication to providing excellence for our children’s success, let’s take the time to show them how much we appreciate them. As a teacher myself, I have good and not-so-good days. But I’m always reminded that each seed I plant and water will allow them an opportunity to bloom. If you’d like to show your appreciation to the teachers in your life, here are some great items to consider!

Teacher Supplies

Teachers oftentimes will have to spend their own money to fund things in their classroom. Purchasing a small number of supplies could definitely go a long way. From post-it notes to sharpies, teachers are in need of supplies they use on a daily basis.

Tote bag

While the supplies are great, so is a handy dandy teacher tote bag. Teachers will need a cute bag for all their supplies. Spice up this gift by personalizing it with your teacher’s name or their favorite quote. 

A Sweet Treat

What teacher doesn’t love a sweet treat? I’m not sure of one who doesn’t. Ask ahead of time what’s your teacher’s favorite candies or desserts. Choose a variety of candies or desserts and add a special touch to it by customizing the gift bag or box using a cute teacher quote sticker. Sweets are always good for a nice pick-me-up on a rough day. 

Personalized Card

Another great way to show appreciation is to make your teacher an appreciation card. Use a blank card and write your teacher a personalized handwritten message. This will allow you to be able to express your feelings to your teacher personally. 

Fresh Flowers

A nice bouquet of flowers will surely brighten up a teacher’s day. Whether it’s roses or lilies, fresh flowers are a beautiful way to show gratitude. 

A Quench of Thirst 

Teachers are using their voices a lot throughout the day. Therefore, they will enjoy something cool and/or warm to drink. Water, coffee, and/or tea are all great ideas. 

Unique Cups/Mugs

To go along with that cool or warm drink treat your teacher to a unique cup or mug. These handy cups and mugs will make for special teacher appreciation gifts. These are also something teachers can use on a daily basis. You can also fill that cup or mug with your teacher’s favorite candies. 

Favorite Gift Card

Does your teacher love going out to restaurants or coffee shops? If so, give them a gift card to enjoy a nice brunch or cup of coffee. 

Framed Artwork

Teachers love to display student artwork, whether it is drawings or handwritten messages with colorful backgrounds. A cute way to showcase this would be to frame it. These pieces of creative art will be sure to put a smile on your teacher’s face. 

A teacher’s job is one of the most vital roles in the world. Teachers give so much for so little in return. The impact they leave on a student’s life is immeasurable. Let’s continue to empower and support teachers by showing them they are appreciated.

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Meet Claudia, the wife of a veteran, mother of 2, and a special education teacher. She’s a Mississippi native by way of Texas currently living in Alabaster. After her husband decided to resign from the military, they moved to the Birmingham area to be closer to family. Claudia and her husband, Marlon, have been married for 9 years and they have two children, an 8-year-old daughter, and a 3-year-old son. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Southern Mississippi and her Masters of Education at William Carey University both in Hattiesburg, MS. After college, Claudia had plans to be a professional dancer choreographing all the latest moves. However, God led her down a different path. She has been a teacher for the last 14 years and a former dance coach for 6 years. Outside of being a wife, mom, and educator, she is the founder and content creator of Moms Bounce Back, a lifestyle blog, inspiring moms to bounce back from life’s experiences and regain confidence as a woman. Claudia is a social butterfly who enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, hanging out with friends, traveling when she can, coffee, and a good ole laugh.


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