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Thank Your Teachers With Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teachers fill some of the most vital positions in society. You probably remember a teacher or several who made a difference in your own life, through the power of education and by being an inspiring and respected figure. If you're a parent or you work with teachers, you know how dedicated teachers are to helping shape new generations of people who will make meaningful contributions to the world. Teacher appreciation gifts show these important role models that they're valued. Gifts for teacher’s appreciation week can be a reminder of how important the work that they do is.

Every year, teachers are recognized on National Teachers' Day, on the Tuesday of the first full week of May, which is also Teacher Appreciation Week. Read on for Teacher Appreciation Week gifts and teachers appreciation day gifts, as well as meaningful teacher appreciation gift ideas that are special to give all year-round.

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Reasons to Give Gifts for Teachers Appreciation

In any workplace, recognition is critical to keep employees engaged. In a school setting, teacher engagement has a direct impact on lesson effectiveness and on how receptive students are in the classroom. When you manage teachers or work with teachers, you know how important each teacher is to the organization's success as a whole.

Teachers are some of the busiest professionals around. They often work with dozens of students each day and are tasked with conveying important lessons in an easy-to-understand manner. Their job duties typically go above and beyond what the on-paper description entails. From mediating student relationships, to leading extracurricular organizations, teacher responsibilities are vast and important.

Getting a heartfelt gift from a parent, fellow teacher, administrator, or student can help remind a teacher of how meaningful their work is and can motivate them to continue to make a difference. Some occasions that are great for giving teacher appreciation gifts include:

  • Teacher work anniversary
  • A project the teacher worked on is concluding, such as the direction of a school play or the completion of a yearbook
  • Last day of school
  • Last day of summer / Welcome Back
  • National Teachers' Day or Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers who are retiring also deserve gifts as a sign of gratitude for the impact they've made. A genuine gift is a way for current and former students to send the teacher off on a positive note, so that they're compelled to continue being a positive influence in the lives of others. Colleagues and administrators who understand the work a former teacher has put in can show their gratitude, and the retiring teacher leaves a school with positive feelings for the institution, which can improve the reputation of the school.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

It doesn't have to cost a ton of money to show a teacher that you care. Teacher appreciation gift ideas from Successories are fun and easy ways to show gratitude, and teachers will love using them. Consider these gifts.

  • Lunch gifts: Give a teacher something to pack their lunch in an organized and stylish way with collapsible food containers, cooler bags, cooler totes, and lunch coolers. Easy and convenient to use, these teacher food containers come with inspirational teacher-focused messages.
  • Backpacks and totes: Like their students, teachers often need to carry around books or supplies on campus, to meetings, and at conferences. Lightweight cinch backpacks, super-size trunk organizers, large totes, and regular backpacks are useful as well as motivational, with fun teacher messages displayed on them.
  • Outside-of-school gifts: Gifts that are useful off school grounds show that you recognize the importance of teachers having a strong work-life balance. Ideas you could give include thermal mugs, fleece blankets, umbrellas, journals, and more.

Successories' bulk order options for teacher appreciation gifts allow you to purchase a group of teacher gifts at once, so you always have something fun on hand to give or have something for all the teachers you work with or your child sees throughout a year.

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Teacher appreciation gift ideas from Successories are great for school administrators and fellow teachers, parents, current and former students, and community members to give to teachers who contribute so much to society. By giving a useful, fun, and thoughtful gift to a teacher you care about or group of teachers you manage, you can help to improve how they perform at their jobs and positively impact students, too.

Show the teachers in your life you are grateful for their work. Browse some of our best-selling teacher appreciation gift ideas here now.

Customer Favorite Teacher Appreciation Week

Updated Monday 07-16-2018
Whatever it Takes Medallion Key Chain
from Therese the NPD Consultant of Mansfield, OH

Whatever it Takes Medallion Key Chain

I would buy again
Perfect for a nice instant recognition award. Great quality.

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