Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week in May. During this week it would be nice to let teachers know how much you do appreciate all they do for your children and you. Just a small trinket of appreciation can go a long way.
Teacher appreciation gifts do not have to be costly to be a gift the teacher will enjoy. Another great side effect of giving your child a teacher’s appreciation gift to bring into his or hers teacher, is it is teaching your child the joy of giving.
Here are some quick and easy ideas for a teacher appreciation gifts:
*A small potted ivy plant in a clay decorative pot.
*A gift certificate to their favorite coffee shop.
*A box of candy
*A small fruit basket (you can make one yourself and a fraction of the cost of a ready made one)
*Home baked cookies
*A small homemade gift basket filled with bags of mixed nuts.
*A pen set.
*A coffee mug.
*A water bottle.
*A Key chain.
*A designer eye glass case if she or he wears glasses.
*A tart burner with a few scented tarts.
*A small homemade gift basket with dried fruits.
*Snap a picture of the teacher while teaching the class, then put the picture in a picture frame as a gift.
*A designer cell phone case
*Designer chalk holders for the chalk on the black board.
*Cut flower bouquet.
*A CD of her favorite music.
*A gift certificate from a local bakery.
*A Chia Pet.
*Pot holders and a matching dish towel.
*Gift certificates to a movie (for two).
*Car wash gift certificate.
* A homemade gift basket of cheese and crackers.
*A personalize mouse pad.
*A thermometer / barometer.
*Lap top cushioned holder.
*A change purse.
*A homemade gift basket filled with seed packets.
*Favorite team baseball cap.
*A cool beach towel.
If your child’s teacher is extra special and you and the other parents want to do a joint teacher appreciation gift, here are some ideas:
*Arrange a pot luck luncheon in her/his honor.
*Parents can all chip in and have those book shelves built that she or he has been wanting in the classroom.
*Parents can all chip in and send her on a spa day.
*Parents can all chip in for a restaurant gift certificate.
*Parents can all chip in and get 2 tickets to a play.
*Parents can all chip in and get a personalized leather lap top case.
*If the teacher plans to travel for the summer, the parents can chip in and present her/him with a piece of luggage.
*Get the teacher a joint gift of a small dorm size refrigerator for the classroom.
*Parents can chip in and present her with a comfortable lawn chair for her summer vacation time.