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Teachers are vital in helping children grow into polite, educated, and passionate adults.

When your child starts school, teachers are there to provide them with the tools they need to succeed later in life – so why wouldn’t you want to celebrate that achievement with Teacher Appreciation Day? After all, teachers do so much for us. Why wouldn’t we want to give back? While helping children grow and develop is their job, it takes particular skill and enthusiasm to engage students and provide them with the best environment for learning.

Parents choose many traditional gifts, from apples to cookies, mugs to stationery, for their children’s teachers. But it’s worth going the extra mile if you’re looking for something a little more out of the box or unique to gift to that favorite teacher.

If you’re stumped over the best thing to do to support the teachers in your child’s life, then some of these ideas might provide the inspiration you need:

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Personalized Products

For many teachers, chocolate and flowers can be at the top of the list regarding gifts they receive on Teacher Appreciation Day. While these presents are thoughtful, they are generic and easy to pick up from any supermarket. If you want to take your appreciation gift to the next level, opt for something personalized to the teacher – whether it’s based on their name, one of the favorite quotes, or even something more personal they’ve talked about in the classroom, such as a favorite book series or movie. Here are just some of the personalized products that teachers will love:

  • A mug or pencil pot with their name on it in their favorite color
  • Personalized stickers or rewards that he or she can use in the classroom in the future
  • A print or poster with a favorite quote or even quotes from their students
  • Named supplies that can be used for the classroom – and that can’t go walkabouts as easily as something without the class or teacher name on them

When stepping up your game for Teacher Appreciation Day, thinking of something unique to that teacher can make all the difference. With so many cuts in schools, something useful for the classroom is doubly effective, offering a way to pay forward your gift to next year’s students.

Write Something Positive

While gifts are a lovely thing to bring to teachers, there’s more than one way to show appreciation. Taking the time to sit down with your child and write a positive teacher letter or note about the school year and how their teacher has helped them is a wonderful way to show appreciation. For teachers, knowing they’ve done a good job for their students is far more valuable than countless bouquets or boxes of chocolates. A great note for a teacher should include the following:

  • A reason why your child is appreciative of their teacher
  • Positive wishes for the future
  • An example of how the teacher has helped your child improve

The same is true when it comes to parents. Add even more positivity to a note or card by including your comment and well wishes to show how appreciative you are of what your child’s teacher is doing. This is especially true when it comes to teachers who provide specific classes to students, such as languages, that tend not to get as much recognition as your child’s primary educator.

Consider donating

While teaching is a highly rewarding career, it’s also not one that pays highly in most cases. While it may seem a little gauche to slip a few notes into a card, including a gift card for online shopping or local businesses can be an excellent way to show appreciation. Whether it covers the cost of a few coffees or gives your child’s teacher the opportunity for a night out, one of the best things you can give a teacher is something they can use.

Teaching is a stressful job, and time out is a must to succeed when it comes to expanding the mind and improving the education of your little one. Think relaxation and treating yourself when it comes to your gift card; I can guarantee that the teacher you’re hoping to appreciate would much rather have half a dozen free lattes than money off their car maintenance or grocery shop.

However, if you choose to appreciate your child’s teacher, make sure you put a little extra effort into this year’s Teacher Appreciation Day which occurs during Teacher Appreciation Week. Encourage your child to get involved in choosing something perfect for their teacher, and ensure that your gift can add a little glow to their day. Happy gift-hunting, parents.