Best Gifts For Teachers 2022
Teachers toil daily for an audience that isn’t always as appreciative as they could be. So, when there’s a gift-giving occasion coming up, or if you’re lucky enough to just know an outstanding educator, it’s understandable to seek out the best gifts for teachers to honor these everyday heroes.
Of course, your child’s teacher might will appreciate any gesture you offer. But, if you really want to hit your teacher gift out of the park, there are a few things to keep in mind. Gift cards to favorite stores and restaurants are always a winner, says Elizabeth S., a high school special education teacher in New York. She adds that “teachers love sweet treats.”
Preschool teacher Ashley Houston in Delaware agrees that gift cards are a good option. “Gift cards are great, because you get to choose something you’d like to buy, now or in the future,” she says. “I saved my gift cards to buy decor for my house.” Some schools will send out information at the beginning of the year or around the holidays that list out teachers’ favorite things—Houston recommends holding onto that and using it as a guide when shopping for a teacher. “It makes the teacher feel heard and appreciated,” when you buy something they’ve said they like, she says.
If you’re searching for a teacher gift, you probably have a child—and are likely short on free time to shop around as a result. Scroll through this list to find a quick gift that’s just right for the teacher in your life. Because, while you can’t put a price on their value, you can show you care. You can also check out our other Gift Guides, including the best picks for moms, women or coffee lovers. Sending a stocked gift basket is another smart way to thank a teacher or a whole group of them, including the front-office team.