I Wish I Could Pay My Kid’s Teachers a Million Dollars

I’ve been to their classrooms and I am always in awe of how they can not only impart knowledge on 20+ students every day, but of how they can get an entire room of wiggly, distracted kids to focus on learning.

Not my skills set!

So every Christmas and end-of-school-year I am left wanting to give my kids’ teachers the world. They deserve it.

But since I can’t give them the world, I work hard to come up with thoughtful, useful gifts. Teachers do not need candy or ornaments. They have enough coffee mugs. We’ve found 6 things that they will always cherish.

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6 Great Teacher Gift Ideas

Teachers are shining stars, aren’t they? These gift ideas are a nice way to say “thanks,” to your favorite educators.

1 – Gift Cards or Cash

Gift cards are always a hit. Think favorite coffee shops or nearby restaurants. I’ve even given straight cash. Cash always says, “You’re Wonderful!”

2 – Mini Poster of Appreciation

Create a mini poster of what kids love about their teacher. Have each student write down their favorite thing about the teacher to make this list.

3 – Notes and Drawings From Your Child

If you don’t have time to gather the whole classroom’s thoughts, you can still have your child write a meaningful note for the teacher. My teacher friend is always showing me the notes from her students and they touch her heart every time.

4 – Give the Gift of Your Time!

Offer to cover a lunch break or volunteer to help during a lesson that requires extra supervision or chaperone an upcoming field trip.

5 – School Supplies

You can’t go wrong with a pack of colored Sharpies or Post-It Notes.

6 – Go Local!

Check out beautiful gifts at Art of the Table, Reinspired Treasures, Rebel Reclaimed and Roeda Studios.

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Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift

Download a blank copy to fill out for your own teacher.

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