If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a special Teacher Appreciation Day, the answer is yes but this happens on many different days of the year.
As the name suggests, teacher’s day is a special day set aside to thank teachers for all their dedication, hard work and all the difference they make in imparting knowledge.
Like Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day varies from country to country and occurs at different times throughout the year. In some places, the celebration goes on for up to a week.
Most countries celebrate World Teacher’s Day on 5 October. This day was established by UNESCO in 1994. In some countries, Teacher Appreciation Day is also referred to as National Teacher’s Day.
When is Teacher Appreciation Day?
For a complete breakdown of Teacher Appreciation Day by country, visit this information page – List of Teachers’ Days.
What Do You Give for Teacher Appreciation Day?
So many people give teachers soaps, lotions, perfume sets, etc but there are other imaginative and unique gifts as well.
Here are 20 plus best gifts that teachers would really love to receive on Teacher Appreciation Day and you don’t have to break the bank for the gift either:-
Best Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Ideas
This teacher appreciation necklace displays a lovely interpretation of what it means to be a teacher. The necklace is 17 inches and available in silver, rose gold and gold finish.
Free shipping available. See more about the teach appreciation necklace HERE.
A tote is a versatile gift that can be customised with a message just for the special teacher you have in mind.
Below are some basic totes with a standard message. Click each one to view colours and customisations available:-
An English or Literature teacher would totally love this. You can find even more gifts ideas for an English or Literature teacher at Cool Gifts for the Grammar Police in Your Life.
Carry all bags are simple and practical yet have a touch of elegance. They are multipurpose and can be used for everything.
Monogram with your favourite teacher’s initials or full name. See more about customisation options and buy HERE.
For a super tight budget, consider this inexpensive yet thoughtful teacher thank you letter. Great appreciation gift for a pre-schooler to give a teacher.
This gift also has a few customisation options and is available as an instant download. See more about the teacher thank you letter and buy HERE.
Cute tin the size of an Altoids tin for urgent teacher supplies like an eraser, tic tac, Advil, wipes, pins and much more.
The tin arrives empty so you can fill it up with your own items. See more about the tin and buy HERE.
Unique tumbler in a vibrant blue colour engraved with a positive image and message.
The tumbler is made out of stainless steel, is eco-friendly and non-toxic. It also comes with a gorgeous card.
See more about the teacher appreciation tumbler and buy HERE. Other variations of a teacher appreciation tumbler with a lovely message include:-
Is your teacher a known chocoholic? This gift is perfect! The message on the bar can be customised too. You can buy one but you get a great discount if you buy more.
And if you’re a chocoholic too, nothing wrong in appreciating yourself by buying one for you!
You can also buy the chocolate separately and go for this unique chocolate wrapper, which also includes gift tags.
For more gift ideas for a chocoholic teacher, check out 18 Irresistible Gifts for Chocoholics.
Gorgeous jewellery dish made out of polymer clay and engraved with an appreciation message. Perfect for other little knick-knacks like coins, pins, keys, etc.
The dish is also available in different colours. See more about the teacher appreciation ring dish HERE.
Teacher appreciation art is available in so many different forms, which gives lots of unique options to show a teacher how much you appreciate them.
One option is this printable poster with all the student’s names. See more about this poster and buy HERE. Other variations include:-
Sometimes, no matter how hard you brainstorm, you just aren’t happy with any of the gift ideas for your teacher. How about an Amazon gift card?
Your teacher can then pick up what he or she wants. A gift card also means less clutter on a teacher’s desk.
Amazon gift cards are available in amounts ranging from $10 to any amount you have in mind.
The gift card comes in a mini envelope. See more about the Amazon gift card and buy HERE.
If you would like it to be a little bit prettier in a classic black box, have a look at this option HERE.
Not a fan of Amazon? Opt for Etsy gift cards instead. Etsy has different denominations and currencies as well as various card designs.
You can send to the recipient directly or have it sent to you as a printable PDF. BUY HERE.
Every teacher loves a little appreciation, whether on the designated official teacher appreciation day or on any other day of the year.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!