Appreciate teachers with these thoughtful, affordable gifts

One way to thank the tireless educators in your life? A meaningful gift.
Cassidy Dawes Graves
Cassidy at SmartGift
March 26th 2020Mar 26, 2020

In the last two weeks, when we have all been called upon to become greater than the sum of our parts, teachers have gone above and beyond to answer that call.

As schools widely shut down around the world and in the US, educators worked tirelessly night and day to create remote learning channels and curriculums. From Google classrooms to virtual PE and music classes, they have shown their steadfast commitment to education and to our families.

While Teacher Appreciation Day is on May 5th, we are grateful for their hard work in these most testing times (no pun intended!). Let's not wait until May 5th to show our appreciation and gratitude towards our educators with these meaningful gift ideas.

For instance, the average teacher drinks a lot of coffee. Why not make their daily cup of joe more fun? This travel coffee cup keeps their favorite beverage warm all day, and this mug will help jazz up their desk.

Send your favorite teacher a gift that will brighten up their homes, especially when they are missing the smiles of their students. This quaint succulent garden brings a bit of nature into the room without the need for frequent watering, while this iridescent set of coasters can bring a warm pop of color to any coffee table.

Teachers regularly work long days, starting very early in the morning and often stretching to late in the day—data has shown that, on average, teachers work over 11 hours of overtime per week. Right now, they are working around the clock to prepare lessons, exams, and activities for remote learning. Relaxation might be a missing and yet a much-needed word for them. A fleece eye mask will help them sleep more soundly. For something to help them unwind before bed, this essential oil set comes with soothing oils and a journal.

But after a long day of teaching and navigating these uncertain times, it can be particularly nice to wind down with a glass of something. Whether your favorite teacher drinks red or white, we’ve got you covered.