Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Hi Kidsguiders!

Alina here – I’m the editor here at Kidsguide, but fun fact, I was also an elementary educator for 12 years! With Teacher Appreciation Week around the corner, I’m here to give you some insider gift ideas for teachers.



Free Gift Ideas for Teachers

  1. Take It To the Top – Send a kind note to the admin, principal, directors, etc. Not only will the teacher feel valued by you (the parent) but also by their colleagues and administrative team. Honestly, this is probably the best gift for any time of the year.
  2. Lights, Camera, Action! – Record a thank you video from your student. Or if you want to take it a step further, ask other parents to record short clips and make a compilation video the whole class can watch together.
  3. Raise Your Hand to Volunteer – If you’re able to spare some time, helping out in the classroom is always appreciated by teachers.
  4. Artwork – A drawing, painting, poem, etc. Have your child create a work of art about the teacher’s favorite places or things. Love plants? Sculpt a planter out of clay. Traveler? Paint a city or landscape. Love their pets? Draw their furry, feathery, or scaly best friend.
  5. A Funny Photoshopped Photo – Do you have Photoshop skills? Photoshop your teacher into their favorite movie poster. Send it digitally (it’d make a great wallpaper for their phone!) or have it printed and framed.
  6. Thank You Note – This one is similar to number 1, but heartfelt notes from students and parents are definitely appreciated. There’s no denying that teaching can be tough, so a collection of notes for a “rainy day” would be a great reminder why teachers do what they do. Positive words mean a lot to teachers.


Gift Card Ideas for Teachers

  1. Car Wash
  2. Manicure/Pedicure
  3. Barnes & Noble
  4. Lakeshore Learning
  5. Teachers Pay Teachers
  6. Starbucks (or Local Coffee Shop)
  7. Favorite Restaurant
  8. New Restaurant
  9. Amazon
  10. Target
  11. TJMaxx
  12. HomeGoods
  13. Grocery Stores
  14. Spa/Massage


Ticket Gift Ideas for Teachers

  1. Movie Tickets
  2. Event Tickets
  3. Local Attractions
  4. Sports Games
  5. Museums
  6. Show/Performance


More Gift Ideas for Teachers

  1. Books
  2. Stationery
  3. Pens & Pencils
  4. Sports Fan Gear
  5. Fun Socks
  6. Collectibles
  7. Subscription
  8. Plant
  9. Flowers
  10. Fun T-Shirt



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