As a former teacher, I loved Teacher Appreciation Week. Yes, I liked presents, I’ll admit. And so now that I’m on the other side of the desk, I try to make sure to give good Teacher Appreciation Gifts. Teachers work hard!
In previous years, I’ve done movie themed Teacher Appreciation Gifts (though now I swap out either a Visa gift card or a Movie Theater gift card instead of Blockbuster, since you can’t find one of those anymore).
Last year, we put together fun Tervis cups with drink mixes inside as our Teacher Appreciation Gifts. We’re doing these this year for my boys’ teacher assistants.
We’ve also done some last minute Teacher Appreciation Gifts– quick, easy to put together gift ideas for your child’s teacher.
But this, year, I wanted to do something a little bigger, especially for my kindergartener and second grader’s teachers- both of them have been absolutely beyond amazing phenomenally incredible.
I found cute beach totes on Amazon and filled them with everything their teachers would need for a day at the beach for this year’s teacher appreciation gift. Flip flops and hair ties from Old Navy. Everything else from Target: water bottle, sunscreen, lip balm, nail polish(for cute toes!), flavoring for drinks, mints, snacks, first aid kit, and wet ones. Along with a gift card to Barnes and Noble so they can pick up a book of their choice(much as I wanted to impose my own reading taste on them, I decided to go with the gift card). Neither of them has kids, so no sand toys needed. I considered adding a picnic type blanket for under their beach towels or sunglasses or a fun sun hat, but decided I’d better stop before I went completely overboard.