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Thursday, May 4, 2023

5 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas That Teachers Love

 As parents begin looking ahead to Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) and consider ways to say thank you to their kids’ teachers, I have some awesome gift ideas. These are the gifts that teachers want!

 As a parent, you want to thank your kid's teacher with a gift, and next week you will have the best opportunity to do so. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) and this is the best time to give your child's teacher a gift. 

 Now before you rush to the store to buy the Teacher Appreciation Week gift, stop to consider the gifts that teachers don't need or want, as they probably have received too many of these common teach gifts in the past. So avoid buying that cute coffee mug and the scented candles as well as smelly spa bath gift sets. Also, avoid buying a gift that has to do with food unless you know what the teacher likes to eat.

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 I am going to make buying a gift for a teacher simple for you and all of these gift suggestions for teachers will be available to purchase on Amazon. As a parent, I know that you are super busy and don't have time for shopping inside a real store. We parents barely have time to sit and taking kids inside a store can be a nightmare. Online shopping is the best and it is the best way to purchase a gift for Teacher Appreciation Week.

 I included in my gift guide for teachers, gifts that teachers want. These are the gift ideas that will bring a smile to a teacher's face.

1. Gift Cards ~ Gift cards are always a good gift choice for teachers, as they can always pick out their gifts. When selecting the gift card, keep several things in mind. Choose a gift card from a big box store that carries many items, like Target or Walmart. These stores have a huge selection of things to buy and teachers will have no trouble buying something. A printable Amazon gift card is also a great teacher gift and you can buy it online 

 Don't buy the teacher a coffee shop gift card unless you have seen the teacher drink coffee. My sister is a teacher and does not enjoy coffee, so this gift is useless to her. Instead, choose a gift card to a restaurant that is near the school. One with a drive-thru is a good option, that way the teacher can grab lunch or dinner. Even a gift card to an office supply store is a good gift as teachers are always buying school supplies for the classroom. 

Tip: Have your child draw a picture or write a note to the teacher to include with the gift card.

2. Paper Mate Flair Pens

 With a rainbow of bright colors and smear-resistant ink that won’t bleed through the page, these colored pens make writing a blast. The medium point (0.7mm) writes in bold, colorful lines so your self-expression makes a major statement. These pens are great for taking notes, bullet journaling, drawing, doodling, or doing anything else that requires a pen. 

Buy the Paper Mate Flair Pens here

Paper Mate is a #1 Teacher Choice brand of school supplies. Paper Mate carries the products that teachers want for their classrooms.

3. Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens

 Spread joy instead of smears with quick-drying Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens. Featuring a brilliant gel ink that dries 3 times faster, it’s like a party on the page where smudges aren’t invited. With up to 14 brilliant colors to choose from, your notes will be bright and filled with fun. Perk alert: these pens are fully wrapped with a comfort grip (because words should never hurt you) and feature a smooth style that keeps the joy flowing as fast as your thoughts.

Buy Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens here

Paper Mate is inviting parents and caregivers to join their mission as the brand promises to donate $1 for every Paper Mate product purchase* to teachers in need, giving your purchase additional purpose.   

4. Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencils

 A convenient side-click lead advance, comfortable grip, and #2 lead, it’s always got your back. Each pencil in this set has a bright, colorful barrel and a comfortable grip that makes writing easy without putting a strain on your hand. Plus, the new side lead advance keeps your thoughts flowing smoothly in clear, precise lines without losing your grip.

Buy Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencils here 

Ahead of Teacher Appreciation Week, Paper Mate launched its Thanks to Teacher initiative with celebrity partner and doting dad, Max Greenfield, and AdoptAClassroom.org to give back to teachers in need by donating funds to teachers across America so they can have the product they need for their classroom.

5. Paper Mate Flair Scented Felt Tip Pens

Dazzling colors and delightful scents are on the menu with Paper Mate Flair Sunday Brunch Pens! They’re lightly scented pens in an array of colors that’ll remind you of your favorite weekend ritual. As with all Flair Felt Tip Pens, they come with Point Guard Technology that prevents fraying for long-lasting fun. These vivid pens are perfect for bullet journaling, adult coloring, or even creating Brunch menus of your own!

Buy Paper Mate Flair Scented Felt Tip Pens here 

* Paper Mate x Max Greenfield Partnership and Donation:  

 + According to AdoptAClassroom.org, the average teacher spends $750 out of pocket each year to make sure their students have the tools they need to thrive in school, with 30% of teachers spending $1,000 or more. 

+ In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-May 12), Paper Mate is teaming up with Max Greenfield to announce their latest initiative with AdoptAClassroom.org as they aim to support teachers by giving them the funds they need to purchase supplies and share their support for all that teachers do for our students.  

+ Through Paper Mate’s partnership with Max Greenfield and AdoptAClassroom.org, they’ll aim to help more than 20,000 teachers (about the seating capacity of Madison Square Garden) equip over 500,000 students with the supplies they need to succeed in school.   

+ $1 for every Paper Mate purchase will be donated to teachers in need, up to $100,000 

 So head to Amazon and buy plenty of Paper Mate products for all the teachers that teach your children. These are the gifts that teachers love. The teachers will enjoy using the pens, pencils, and markers while on summer break and they will also use them in the classroom.

 Make sure to buy extra Paper Mate pens, pencils, and markers as these will also make great gifts for all those summer birthday parties that your kid will be attending. 


Marysa said...

These sound like lovely and usable ideas for teachers. It is nice to have some ways to show that they are appreciated.

LisaLisa said...

Great gift ideas. I like the gift card idea also and the Paper Mate pens are also a great gift idea, those pens work so well. I'm sure many teachers would appreciate these gifts.

AiringMyLaundry said...

These are awesome pens. I usually just do gift cards since I'm not sure what they already own.

Lavanda Michelle said...

I know how much thought and effort goes into finding the perfect gift to show appreciation for all that teachers do. These ideas are creative and unique, and I particularly love the personalized tote bag and the DIY flower arrangement.

Kathy said...

These are all wonderful choices. I really love those pens. Paper Mate is such a great brand.

Renee Franklin said...

I have a pen addiction I think. lol but the paper mate flair pens are wonderdul.

Anonymous said...

Yes! These pens are a fabulous teacher gift idea! My sister is a teacher and I know she would love them!

Christy G said...

These are great ideas. I know that teachers can never have enough pens and classroom supplies. I’d love to send some for my sons teacher.

Tammy said...

I have a teacher friend of little ones and she would love these!

Gervin Khan said...

Awesome! As the school is nearing to end! These are amazing gift ideas to our dear teachers! They will definitely love these! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Beautiful Touches said...

It's always good to help with providing supplies, what better way to say they're appreciated by alleviating some of the stressors that we're able!

mail4rosey said...

One of the gifts admin gave us today was a $100 gift card to get an oil change. I was so stoked, lol. You know you're grown when an oil change makes you happy.

Richelle Milar said...

These are all really great and amazing ideas! These seems like a nice products for teaching

Rose Ann Sales said...

Such a perfect gift ideas you have here for teachers! This could help them a lot Thanks for sharing this with us

Zab Zaria said...

Thank you so much for sharing these ideas! Teachers will be glad to receive these kinds of gifts!

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