Teachers are super important people. I’m not just saying that because I am one, promise. Without teachers, the world would be a lot more dim. Teachers’ work goes well beyond teaching ABCs and 123s, but I will save that for another post.

So when that special week in May rolls around when we’re supposed to acknowledge, celebrate, and appreciate all the teachers in our circle, usually your child’s circle to be exact, how are you supposed to do it?

For one. There’s no set rule. You should do whatever speaks to your heart. A special gift, a handwritten note, a gift card, or baked goods typically cover the usual items.

These are some ideas I used this year to thank my son’s amazing nursery school teachers. They’re real champions and deserve so much more than I could ever give!

Goodie Bags

Everyone likes chocolate, right? Throw in some lip balm and a cute heart cut out and call it a day. Bonus points if you know the teacher’s favorite candy or scents!

All this came from, you guessed it, Target

Fully assembled with some leftover items from MY baby shower (ha!)

Pretty Tumblers

I had big aspirations for this cup and it just didn’t happen (sorry teachers!) Life happened instead and I never got around to getting the items I wanted to fill up the cup. You could get some fruity candy, some yellow confetti for decoration, or my fave: a Chick-fil-A gift card since they’re the best at lemonade making.

Glass tumblers // Target

Handwritten Card

As a teacher some of the most special things I’ve ever received are those notes and letters from families I’ve come to love. Those special words written out mean so much as the years go by. This cute stationary set is from Target. Surprise!

Teacher appreciation stationary // Target

Now that school is out, it might be a little late for you to send something with your child to school. Or it’s safe to say you can use these ideas for teacher appreciation week next year! Regardless of if you’ve tackled gift giving already or not, it’s never too late to say a simple “thank you” to those amazing teachers guiding your child through life.