Teacher Appreciation Week is an important time to show our gratitude to the amazing educators who work tirelessly to shape the minds of our children. One way to express our thanks is by creating a thoughtful teacher appreciation gift basket filled with goodies tailored to their interests and hobbies. This year, we’ve put together five themed teacher gifts that are sure to make any teacher feel appreciated.
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If your child’s teacher loves a good movie, a movie basket is a perfect way to show your appreciation. Start with a fun popcorn bowl and fill it with their favorite candy and snacks. Then, be sure to include a bag of popcorn, or a gift card to a streaming service. You can also add in some cozy blankets or a pair of comfy socks to help them relax after a long day of teaching.
For the green-thumbed teacher in your life, a gardening basket is a fantastic way to show your appreciation. Start with a cute pot and fill it with items like gloves. You can also include a few packets of seeds or a gift card to a local nursery. For an extra special touch, add in a personalized plant marker or a book on gardening tips and tricks.
Many teachers rely on caffeine to power them through the day, so a coffee-themed teacher appreciation gift is a perfect gift idea. Start with a cute coffee mug and fill it with some reusable straws and a helpful tool like a milk frother. For an extra special touch, add in a gift card to a local coffee shop or a fancy coffee press.
For the teacher who loves to write and reflect, a journaling basket is a thoughtful gift idea. Start with a beautiful journal or notebook and add in some fancy pens or markers. You can also include a gift card to a bookstore or paperie. For an extra special touch, add in some relaxing essential oils or a candle to create a calming atmosphere for their journaling sessions.
Tip: Not everything has to go into a basket, bag, or bowl (although we love a multi-purpose vessel)! Sometimes all you need is some nice ribbon to literally tie it all together.
As the school year winds down, many teachers are looking forward to some much-needed relaxation time. A summer-themed basket is a perfect way to help them kick off their summer break in style. Start with a cute beach tote and fill it with items like a beach towel, insulated tumbler, and sunglasses. We like to include a gift card to Target so they can stock up on things like sunscreen and snacks.
No matter which theme you choose, creating a thoughtful teacher appreciation gift basket is a fantastic way to show your gratitude for all the hard work and dedication that teachers put in day in and day out. By tailoring your gift to their interests and hobbies, you’re sure to make them feel valued and appreciated during this special week.