Whether you're looking for a teacher gift for the holidays or those end-of-year celebrations, we all know teachers deserve something great. And yet, when you ask them what they want, they're likely to deflect and say something like meaningful thank-you notes from their students are all that's necessary.
And while it's always good for kids to get practice putting their appreciation into writing, either through a personalized card or Kudoboard (a site that allows everyone in the class to upload a picture, video, GIF or note and then delivers it all in one package), we know that teachers have earned more than that. You could, of course, add a gift card to the note. That's one way of assuring that a teacher can get whatever they want or need most. Or, you can look to popular gifts for women and clever presents for men.
But if none of those options fit the bill, and you still need a little something, these are the best gifts for teachers from students in 2022. From small tokens of appreciation to bigger personalized options the whole class can chip in for, these are the gifts that are certain to make the teachers in your lives very happy.
One last option is to make a personal or class donation to DonorsChoose. On that site, teachers let parents know about specific projects they want funded — things like a new classroom library, a collection of STEM materials or flexible seating options — and parents can contribute directly to those projects, and feel good knowing exactly where their money went. But if they don't have their DonorsChoose projects set up, these are great teacher-gift options (and you might want to bookmark and come back when Teacher Appreciation Week, the end of the year or graduation time rolls around).