Creative Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us! Teacher’s are special people who deserve to be celebrated. According to, we have been celebrating Teacher Appreciation week officially since 1984. That year, National PTA designated “one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.” Teachers change the lives of millions of children every single day. Their hard work and dedication to these young minds has impacts inside and outside the classroom. It is important to take the time to show appreciation for these incredible people.

We have put together a short list of creative ideas of how to celebrate and show your gratitude to your teacher this year:


1 – Gift Card: With so many children to look after and so many supplies to have on hand, a gift card is a great way to show appreciation and take the edge off of a teacher. Or maybe they could use it to treat themselves to something special!

2 – Sweet Treats: You can never go wrong with a sweet treat! Ask the teacher for their favorite candy, cookie, or cupcake flavor and surprise them with a pick me up that will satisfy their sweet tooth!

3 – Framed Photo: Pictures are worth 1000 words and teachers would love a momento from their special students!

4 – Succulent: These plants create a fun atmosphere in the classroom and last a long time! Every time the teacher looks at it they will remember the sweet student that gave it to them

5 – Drink Bottle: Teaching can be tiring, they need to stay hydrated! Get a tumbler, mug, or any kind of cup with a fun design on it! You could even fill it with candy!

Big or small, even a simple “Thank You” to show your appreciation will mean a lot to these wonderful teachers! Have you ever given or received a super special gift for Teacher Appreciation? Share it with us in the comments!

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