Although it is a teacher’s job to help their students learn and do the best they can with their time at school, there are some that go over and above the call of duty. These individuals deserve therefore, special appreciation. If you are looking at ways to show your child’s teacher appreciation for their hard work throughout the school year, we have some excellent ideas in the following post.
Gifts that Reflect their Hobbies and Interests
Teachers are people too, it’s something that many parents and kids forget. They spend a huge percentage of a calendar year looking after the minds and education of children in their class. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have interests outside of education. If you know your child’s teacher well, you may know what kind of pastimes they like or if they have a special interest. A well-thought-out gift would be one that perhaps helps them enjoy that hobby. Like a class in art, cooking or art.
Spa Gift Card
Teachers work hard and are often on their feet all week. Therefore, one particularly nice way to show your appreciation for their efforts is by gifting them a spa day or a money off voucher. That way they can buy out some time for themselves to enjoy relaxing and having all that stress and strain they undoubtedly carry around because of the nature of their job.
Luxury Gift Baskets
Gift baskets are especially good thank you gift ideas, because you can usually find one that includes items and treats that appeal to the teacher in question. Do they have a sweet tooth or do they love pampering? Figuring out the best one that will appeal to them the most will make the biggest impact.
Engraved or Personalised Gifts
One great way to show your appreciation is by buying them a personalised or perhaps even engraved item. It doesn’t need to be anything incredibly fancy though, just something that is practical or pretty (if they’re a female teacher) and that has either name, initials or a few kinds words. Pencil cases, glasses cases and things they can use on a day to day basis are excellent choices.
Handwritten Note or Card
One of the most important and significant presents a teacher can receive that shows their efforts are appreciated is handwritten note or card. Even if you want to write your own part for the teacher in question, leave space for your child to write to them too. It’s especially good as it can help to showcase, particularly with younger students, how much their handwriting and spelling has come along since they’ve been taught by that teacher.
Who doesn’t love a cake or muffin? Teachers certainly do. If you are at a loss as to what a great gift would be for that special teacher in your child’s life, you could make a cake and encourage your young one to help out. The thought and the effort will help to show the teacher they are appreciated.