Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up fast and there’s no better time to say thanks for all the hard work and dedication of your child’s hard-working teacher.
My son’s teachers are the ones I trust his education and upbringing to while I am at work. Because his teachers are such an important part our family’s life, it’s important they know how special they are to us for loving and caring for our boy.
Last year, we were new to the whole preschool thing, so Teacher Appreciation Week took me completely by surprise. I didn’t really know my son’s teachers yet, so I handed them each a gift card and candy bar. I know, it was probably a little weak in the era of Pinterest, but this year I’m determined to do better.
I know when the week is (step one!) and I know what the teachers like (step two!) and how much they work (the most important step!), so here’s a few ideas I’ve been playing around with; take a look!
1. Sentimental Jewelry
It really does take a big heart to teach little minds and this silver necklace (complete with adorable box of crayons and initial charm) is the perfect way to send gratitude from your heart to hers.
Available from Etsy shop Unusually Charming, $14
2. Thanks a Latte!
Teachers need their coffee to keep up with young ones, so give here a cuppa love and appreciation with this sweet splurge she’s sure to enjoy to last drop. (via Eighteen25)
3. Sweet Name Plate
Add a little style to teacher’s desk with this pretty in pink personalized name plate!
Available from Etsy shop The Craft Giraffe, $24.99+
4. Fun in the Sun!
This tote is totally perfect, especially since Teacher Appreciation Week rolls around the end of spring when teachers have summer break on their minds! (via Skip to my Lou)
5. Vanilla Latte Bath Bomb
Perfect for any coffee lover, these vanilla latte bubbling bath bombs are the perfect way to soak away the stress of the day. Combined with item 2 above, you might just have the ultimate teacher gift of appreciation!
Available from Etsy shop Lather Labs, $3 each
6. The Grass is Always Greener
How does your garden grow? Tall with seeds of knowledge planted by your child’s teacher. Tiny hands love gardening, so let them plant the pot! (via Eighteen25)
7. What I Like Most About My Classroom
Sweetness for the home or classroom. Snag a frame at Ikea or Target and use this free printable! What an easy, affordable (and adorable) gift. (via Eighteen25)
8. Thank You For Helping Me Grow!
Your child has blossomed under the care of their marvelous teacher. Celebrate knowledge in bloom with this clever potted plant gift you can grab on your way to school in the morning! (via Skip to My Lou)
9. True Heroes Teach
There’s no question teachers have superpowers. Show them how much you care with this pretty download that’s ready to print and frame.
Available from Etsy shop Heart of Life Design, $4.40
10. Tote-ally Cool
Is your kid’s teacher a rock star? Strike a chord of a appreciation with this totally cute personalized tote!
Available from Etsy Shop Heather Rogers Designs, $12.99