Once a year, we are given the chance to celebrate our favorite teachers. Whether they impacted you in the fledgling years of your own school days, or are now encouraging your children, teacher appreciation day is the perfect time to say thank you. If you’re looking for some stand-out ideas we’ve compiled a list of gifts your teacher will love to receive this teacher appreciation day.
Gift Card Bouquet
Instead of sending your teacher home with pounds of candy and desserts, opt for a more personal gift with this gift card bouquet. Look at nearby restaurants, coffee shops, and bookstores and purchase small gift cards to each. Then present them taped to cutout flowers to create a makeshift bouquet. This gift is perfect way to encourage your favorite teachers to get outside the classroom and explore their city. Purchase gift cards for local theaters, or even painting classes, to help your teachers plan some perfect weekends.
Transform your teacher’s notes and bulletin board reminders, with a set of customized stationary. Stationary comes in a lot of formats, and a lot of colors so you can get your teacher exactly what she or he wants. Add their initials or name for an even more personalized touch.
Whether your teacher is trying to build up their homeroom library or their home library, a great way to show how much you appreciate them is buy buying them books or book related items. Rally the entire class together and each buy a book for your teacher, then present them in a basket for a perfect presentation. Another great way to give book-inspired gifts, is to take a look at your local bookstore’s upcoming calendar. Often bookstores like our beloved Boulder Bookstore, or Tattered Cover, offer tickets to author readings and events. Send your teacher to a night out listening to their favorite author, or an up-and-coming debut writer, for an academic and memorable experience.
Send Them Outside
So by this point, if you’ve kept up with our previous posts, you’re well aware of our love of houseplants. The benefits of a green spaces, whether large or as small, can have wonderful side effects on your health and mood. Purchase your teacher an easy-to-care for houseplant like a bamboo plant (which is also good luck), or any of these easy to grow houseplants. For more ‘green’ ideas, look into outdoor adventures like bike rides and rafting trips. An outdoor adventure like those listed on our Adventure Wishlist, is the perfect gift for outdoor aficionados and nature-loving teachers.
A Tour of The City
Another way to show your appreciation is to encourage your teachers to have fun outside the classroom. Buy them a monthly membership to B-Cycle so they can tour the city while enjoying the warm weather. If cycling isn’t their forte look into local concerts, plays, and even cool new restaurants, that you can purchase tickets or a gift card to. Sometimes we forget that teachers are people too, and a night out is a great way to say thank you.
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