Summer break is coming to a close, and many amazing teachers are preparing for the year ahead. They’re organizing classrooms, going through training, and buying additional supplies and decorations to welcome your little ones back for another exciting school year.
It’s no secret that teachers do a LOT for our kiddos. And what better way to say “thank you” than with a small token of appreciation? Use these back-to-school gift ideas for teachers as the perfect kick-start to a new school year!
Creative gift baskets full of colored pencils, pens, dry erase markers, and books for the class library are thoughtful back-to-school gift ideas for teachers. Since educators are known for using their personal budgets to purchase classroom essentials, why not start the year off by helping with some of those supplies?
Gift Cards for a Sweet Treat
There are plenty of ways, small and large, to show your kiddo’s teacher you appreciate their hard work! You can opt for something simple, like a $5 coffee gift card. Or, you can grab something more indulgent and generous, like a voucher to a local lunch stop or your favorite online retailer.
Not sure you’re able to shell out for a gift card but know you’d love to share the gift of a morning pick-me-up? Wrap a colorful bow around an individual teabag, and attach a note welcoming them back to the classroom. This is a perfectly personal way to save a few dollars while also making your child’s teacher feel thought of and appreciated.
Show your teacher you’re thinking of them with all-year essentials. Think reusable water bottles, hand sanitizer, coffee mugs, hand lotion, and fuzzy socks to enjoy after a long day on their feet. Teachers give their all, so offering them those little necessities can be a thoughtful way to kick off their work year.
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!
Teachers have the patience of saints. But that doesn’t mean they couldn’t use a little midday boost while on the job! Sending your kiddo off with chocolates, candies, or baked treats can help to ensure there’s a go-to stash of pick-me-ups during those inevitably chaotic classroom moments.
A Little Heartfelt Creativity
It can be hard to know what to give teachers at the start of a new school year. If you’re still looking for the best teacher gifts for back to school, let your creative colors fly with a craft! A heartfelt piece of art is a unique and meaningful way to honor your child’s teacher.
Collaborate with your kiddo to create a framed poem, a handmade greeting card, or a piece of art for the classroom! Exercising a little creativity can be a fun way to include your entire family in the excitement of the new school year ahead.
Bring in the New School Year at Painting with a Twist!
Teachers are the unsung heroes of society! Make their back-to-school gift as unique and thoughtful as they are with a special painting! Find your nearest Painting with a Twist studio, book a family paint event, and come into the new school year with a refreshing first impression.