Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

By Karla Suarez Chevres

Looking for some gift ideas for teacher appreciation week? Check out some of these ideas for the teachers in your life! 

Teacher Appreciation Week gift ideas for in-person teachers: 

  • Personalized note or letter: A heartfelt note expressing your gratitude and appreciation for all that your teacher has done can be a touching and meaningful gesture. 
  • Gift cards: Gift cards to a favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or store can be a great way to show your teacher that you value them and their hard work. 
  • School supplies: Teachers always need supplies for their classrooms, so consider gifting items such as pens, pencils, notebooks, or even a new desk organizer. 
  • Books: If you know your teacher’s favorite author or genre, consider gifting them a new book or two. 
  • Plant or flowers: A potted plant or bouquet of flowers can brighten up your teacher’s day and add some color to their classroom. 
  • Homemade treats: If you enjoy baking or cooking, consider making some homemade treats, such as cookies or brownies, to share with your teacher. 
  • Gift basket: A themed gift basket, such as a spa basket or movie night basket, can be a fun and creative way to show your appreciation. 


Teacher Appreciation gift ideas specifically for online teachers: 

  • Digital gift cards: Since your teacher is likely working remotely, consider sending them a digital gift card to their favorite store or coffee shop that they can use online. 
  • Subscription services: Consider gifting your teacher a subscription to a service they would enjoy, such as a streaming service, audiobook service, or online fitness program. 
  • Online courses: Your teacher may appreciate the opportunity to learn something new themselves, so consider gifting them access to an online course or workshop in a topic they are interested in. 
  • E-books: If your teacher is an avid reader, consider gifting them an e-book or two from their favorite author or genre. 
  • Online classroom supplies: Even though your teacher is teaching online, they still need supplies to make their virtual classroom feel welcoming and functional. Consider gifting them items like a new webcam, microphone, or digital backgrounds. 
  • Digital thank you note: A heartfelt thank you note can go a long way, even if it is sent digitally. Consider creating a video message or sending a personalized email to express your gratitude and appreciation. 

Remember, the most important thing is to show your teacher that you value and appreciate all the hard work they are doing to support you in your education, even if it is online.