For many teachers, this year has been a huge challenge. Trying to provide guidance and support for students, while juggling online learning with in-person lessons, learning how to use new platforms, and teaching from a safe social distance cannot be an easy feat. Show appreciation with these teacher gift ideas.
Whether it’s the holidays or end of the school year, it’s a great time to show your appreciation for all that the teachers have done to support students and parents as we all navigate our way through this new way of learning. To help, we’re sharing some teacher gift ideas with our readers that support local businesses, encourage creativity, and say thank you in a meaningful way.
Teacher Gift Ideas: Show Your Appreciation While Supporting Local Businesses
Source local vendors and purchase carefully crafted gifts like bracelets or scrunchies. Pick up a growler of beer from a local brewery, or a bottle of wine from a nearby winery. Purchase a gift card for a local restaurant, or a package of coffee beans from somewhere in your community. Pick up a bit of each item and create a lovely, locally-sourced gift basket, and your teachers are sure to be pleased.
Teacher Gift Ideas: Get Crafty To Show You Care
Take homemade gifting to the next level by creating a collage of student artwork and frame it for your teacher to display at home. Have each student write a “love note” to their teacher and make a book, or compile photos of your class from throughout the year and make a memorable photo book for your teacher to remember the class. Throw in a few of these free adult colouring pages for teachers so they can get creative during their downtime too!
Teacher Gift Ideas: Create A Home Comfort Kit To Help Them Unwind
Make a movie themed gift basket including a cozy blanket, popcorn, snacks, a mug for hot cocoa, and an iTunes or Google Play gift card, or make a relaxation kit with scented candles, bath salts, cozy socks, and a spa gift card to help your teachers unwind at home.
We may not be able to host our teacher appreciation events this year, but let’s do what we can to show that we care with these teacher gif ideas. Support local, get crafty, or create a comfort kit to say thank you for all that the teachers have done for your kids this year.
For more great gift ideas, check out the “Local Finds” section of each issue of our magazine, found in print, or online here.