Teachers are some of the most underpaid and unappreciated professionals worldwide. They work long hours, often grading papers and preparing lessons at home. And they do all of this for relatively little pay. So, to say “thank you” to your child’s new teacher, why not give her a gift? Below are six ideas to get you started.
1. A Gift Card
This is a great way to show appreciation for all those early morning classes and late nights spent grading papers. A gift card will show the teacher that you value her time and appreciate all her hard work.
2. A Plant
This is a great gift for the teacher who loves nature or has a green thumb. A plant will add some life to her classroom and help purify the air. Plus, it’s a living reminder of your appreciation. If you’re not sure what kind of plant to get, consider a succulent. They’re easy to care for and can survive even if neglected for a few days (which can happen when grading papers. A plant shows that you care about the teacher’s well-being and want her to have a healthy environment.
3. A Lotion
This is a great way to pamper the teacher who spends hours writing on the chalkboard or dealing with unruly students. A lotion with a pleasant scent will help her relax after a long day. It’s also a way to show that you know she works hard and deserves some self-care.
4. A Bag of Supplies
For the teacher who is always running out of supplies, a bag filled with pens, pencils, paper, and other essentials is a lifesaver. This is a great way to show your appreciation for all the times she’s had to go above and beyond to make sure her students have what they need.
You could also try filling the bag with unique items the teacher can use in her classroom. For example, you could include a stapler shaped like an animal or colored pencils that smell like candy. Whatever you choose, she’ll appreciate having some extra supplies on hand.
5. A Heartfelt Note
Sometimes, the best gift you can give is a handwritten note expressing your appreciation. This is a great way to show the teacher that you appreciate all she does for your child. A simple “Thank you” can go a long way.
6. A Backpack or Tote Bag
This is a great gift for the teacher who is always on the go. A backpack or tote bag will help her carry all her supplies, and she’ll appreciate having a bag that shows you care about her well-being.
You could also fill the bag with some items on this list. For example, you could include a gift card, a plant, or a personalized mug. Whatever you choose, she’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness of the gift.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Whatever you choose, the teacher will appreciate your thoughtfulness. So, don’t wait until the end of the year to show your appreciation. Give her a gift today and let her know how much you appreciate all she does.