This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I wanted to share a gift teachers would love to receive. I have a great respect and admiration for teachers. My mom taught kindergarten and 1st grade for years, and my dad was a high school teacher and administrator, so I grew up in a family where education was highly valued and teachers were respected. It’s not surprising that for my career, I chose to focus on working with kids in a school setting. I’ve met some amazing & talented teachers over the years, both as a student and as a school counselor.
Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to give a teacher at the end of the school year to say thank you. When I’m trying to find a gift for my own children’s teachers, I want them to feel special and I also want it to be something they’ll use.
I came across Pampered Teacher while searching for a gift for my daughter’s teacher. It’s a subscription box for teachers with fashion accessories, jewelry and teacher supplies. An inspirational card is also included, with a recipe or a tutorial on the back.
At checkout there are some questions to help personalize it for the teacher. You can select what type of box you think the teacher would prefer - trendy, classic or eclectic. Then there are more specific questions to make the box tailored specifically to this person (do they have long hair, pierced ears, do they have any allergies, etc).
I loved how it looked, so I picked up two. I got one for a teacher friend of mine and one for my daughter’s teacher. I chose something more trendy for my friend, and a more traditional box for my daughters teacher.
I love that the items are a mix of things that a teacher would enjoy for herself and would find helpful. The whole collection of items is great. Check out these pictures!
Some of my favorite items - the feather necklace and the designer tissue pouch.
Plus, I think the inspirational card with recipes or a tutorial is a great touch. When I worked in schools, I would hang quotes and inspirational sayings around my desk. I would have totally added this too!
If you’re looking for a different type of gift to make a teacher in your life feel special, try out Pampered Teacher!