Teacher gifts! I’ve said it once…and I will probably say it about 200 more times. It takes a special person to be a teacher–So when teacher week is around…I like to shower those teachers with some amazing teacher appreciation gifts.
and when I went in on Christmas to pick up my daughter…I saw about 15 bath and body works soaps and lotions on the teachers’s desk! And I thought…surely they has to got to be a better gift! So I asked all the teachers I know (and some I didn’t know…thanks facebook!) and I’ve got the top 4 gifts that teachers ACTUALLY want!
Here is what they said they get a lot of:
soaps, lotions, chapsticks, hot cocoa mugs, and socks (not that these are necessarily bad things…but all things in moderation!!!
alright…drumroll….. The best teacher appreciation gifts!
#1 Personalized teacher gifts
These getting to know you surveys are awesome! Give one to your teacher and you have gifts that will last you all year long!!!
After you have a fun survey you can buy them gift cards to place they love…buy them some treats …surprise them with their favorite drinks… such fun teacher gifts ideas! So thoughful!
this pop printable goes great with any kind!
and luckily you can get on pinterest and probably find printables that go with any thing and every thing!
One teacher said that a mom found out that she was saving for a bosch mixer….so she got all the parents together and they all chipped in to get her one! How sweet and thoughtful is that teacher gift!!
Get to know your teachers~! I drill my son and I know his teacher loves coke (cause she always has it on her desk)
#2 Teacher supplies as gifts
Most teachers buy supplies out of pocket. I know we have school lists of supplies to get at the beginning of the year…but think about how much use they get! Dry erase makers look nice for about 3 days in my house!!! So supplies are a great teacher gift idea! So many great teacher appreciation gifts here folks!
One teacher specifically mentioned SHARPIES…in all fun colors!
We went through these clorox wipes like kids and candy in my daughter’s kindergarten classroom!!!
Highlighters for a BRIGHT year
how about a ream of paper??
dry erase markers are awesome
If you need help…walk down the aisle of Staples…I could drop $300 on paperclips and post it notes!
#3 teacher appreciation gifts: Gift cards!
Teachers are people too…they shop at target, eat out, go to the movies, download dumb games on their iPhone…So give them a gift card!!! Gift cards are easy teacher gifts! (Lots of teachers said gift cards to Walmart or other stores and then they could buy school supplies they need!) so gift cards = great teacher gifts
once again…thanks to pinterest..whatever place you want to get a gift card too…there will probably be a printable for it!
#4 Thank you notes for teachers
Bless those teachers hearts~Almost every single one of them said a simple thank you note would be awesome! Nothing is cuter than seeing a 1st grader write a thank you note! (I remember my daughter wrote, “Thanks you for lerned me this yer.” )
I have some fun coloring thank you notes here:
and an honorary mention:
(do the survey in #1 and find their favorite treat!)
but chocolate was mentioned quite a few times!!! One teacher said her favorite teacher gift was a specialty caramel apple.
(I will mention that one teacher says she personally doesn’t eat homemade treats!)
Other great teacher appreciation ideas
Now…I’m not saying you aren’t allowed to get your teacher this “tote ally ” cute bag.
Or make an amazing sign for their classroom.
Or something totally fun for their door
or a keychain
They love stuff like that! Here are some others that were mentioned by as great teacher gifts:
Lanyards or keyfobs, books for the classroom, amazon gift cards,
I will end with this from a wise teacher
“Best gifts are those that show an understanding of teachers as people and the demands of our jobs”
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