A thank you note for your teacher is sure to be appreciated, but on many occasions you'll want to add a gift as well. Here are 100 – yes 100! – ideas for gifts your teacher will love!
There's never a wrong time to present your teacher with a thank you gift! In many countries, however, it is customary to do so on the annual
(see below), or at the end of a semester or school year, or before the holidays. Other times when you may wish to thank your teacher, instructor or coach with a gift include when you pass an exam, win a prize or trophy, or graduate. And of course, a gift is a lovely way to say 'thank you for everything' when a favorite teacher moves away or retires.
Here are 10 categories of gifts, each with 10 ideas, to consider when searching for the
Teacher Appreciation Day around the world
World Teachers' Day, instigated by UNESCO in 1994, is celebrated on 5th October in over 100 countries.
Many countries have their own days on which teachers and teaching are celebrated. For a list of these, see Wikipedia
In the US, students honor their teachers not only on the annual Teacher Appreciation Day
, but for a whole Teacher Appreciation Week
! This takes place in the first full week of May
of every year, and Teacher Appreciation Day falls on the Tuesday of that week.
And don't forget Kindergarten Day
, celebrated annually on 21st April, the birthday of Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) who founded the first kindergarten in a public school in Germany in 1837.