by JoAnna Rowe | Lakeshore Retail Marketing Manager
Every day, teachers do a million incredible things, from designing mathematical adventures to reading books in the perfect character voice. Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1 – May 5) is our big chance to say “thank you!” Here are some gift ideas to help you come up with the perfect way to show your teacher they are appreciated.
Idea 1: Bundle up some books.
Teachers always need more books for their reading corners or libraries. Bundle up some of your favorite titles along with other reading-time essentials, like Story Wands. Of course, there’s always room for a personalized message! (“You made this year one for the books!”) This also makes a great group gift! Just have each student make a contribution, then wrap all the books together.Read More →
Idea 2: Dazzle them with décor.
Have you ever met a teacher who doesn’t love storage bins? Teachers enjoy sprucing up and organizing their classrooms, and even small accents can really brighten up a space. Vibrant borders and colorful organization bins help give any classroom a mini makeover.
Idea 3: Customize a basket of supplies.
I guarantee every teacher in your life always needs supplies. Turn a bunch of school essentials into a thoughtful gift basket using the art of presentation. We nestled arts & crafts materials in a Clear-View Storage Box.
Idea 4: Make a memory book.
Nothing says “thank you” like fond memories from students. Grab a Blank Hardcover Book and have kids fill it with memories from the school year. Kids can work independently—or with the whole class—to write messages, draw pictures, create collages, paste photos and more. Teachers will love whatever their students decide to do!
Idea 5: Create a teacher-style “tool belt.”
Glue, scissors and pencils disappear around my house all the time, and I only have one kid! This gift idea helps teachers keep important items where they’ll always be able to grab them in a snap. To make one, just fill an All-Purpose Teacher’s Utility Apron with essential supplies. You can even throw in a cute message to make it more personal. We love “Thanks for giving us the tools to succeed!”
Idea 6: Put it on a card.
A gift card is perfect in nearly any situation. To add a personal touch for Teacher Appreciation Week, pair a gift card with a classroom essential and a cute pun. Here are some examples:
For even more ideas, check out our post “Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week.”