10 Great Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day is the time for your kids to show their teachers how much they value and appreciate them.

Here are 10 great ideas for Teacher Appreciation gifts that are sure to be appreciated! Gifts from individual students as well as joint gifts from the whole class can make this day truly special.

Idea #1: Write a thoughtful card

How to make it bigger: Make it into a scrapbook! Have each kid create a little page and bind them together to make a book of appreciation from the class!

Idea #2: Bring flowers

How to make it bigger: A bouquet of flowers. Have each child bring in a single flower from their home and make a beautiful bouquet to display in the classroom. (Don’t forget a vase!)

Idea #3: Bring a cookie

How to make it bigger: Have several kids bring in a small treat every day during Teacher Appreciation Week. To be on the safe side, don’t add nuts!

Idea #4: Bring in breakfast or lunch

How to make it bigger: Organize a breakfast or lunch buffet for all the teachers in the grade or school.

Idea #5: Bring the teacher’s favorite snack to class

How to make it bigger: Find out their favorite coffee place and give them a gift card from the class

Idea #6: Make Pottery (Mug/Plate/Bowl)

How to make it bigger: Have each child help paint the piece and sign everyone’s names

Idea #7: Purchase a gift card to your teacher’s favorite store or restaurant

How to make it bigger: Organize a class collection and use the donations towards multiple gift cards. You could give cards to their favorite restaurant, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, etc.

Idea #8: Buy classroom supplies

How to make it bigger: Pull class funds together to buy school supplies, so that your teacher does not have to spend their own money.

Idea #9: Buy a small personal gift

Here are some great personal gift ideas that your child’s teacher might enjoy:

  • Decorations for their desk or classroom door
  • Personalized coffee mug
  • Favorite candy
  • Candles
  • Pampering gifts like hand lotion, bath bombs

Idea #10: Give the gift of fun and relaxation

On their own, your child could give a pair of movie tickets.

How to make it bigger: As a group, the class could treat the teacher to their favorite sporting event or a theater performance. Just make sure it’s something your teacher definitely likes!

We hope these ideas will help you make Teacher Appreciation Day extra-memorable.

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