The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has given us greater appreciation for our kids’ teachers. Understanding the fundamental role they play in our children’s lives and education journey cannot be overlooked. It is utterly important to show them how much you care about their well-being during these challenging times. Big or small, coordinated event or a simple thank you letter, it really doesn’t matter as long as we take the time to focus on teacher appreciation during distanced learning.
- Send them a digital gift card
Teachers LOVE gift cards as gifts. It’s actually the #1 most requested and appreciated gift teachers receive, because they can choose what they want. Many stores allow you to send virtual gift cards so you don’t have to go to the store and buy it and then you also won’t have to mail it. Or email them a gift certificate for dinner through a delivery service like Uber Eats or Door Dash.
- Let Them Donate to a Charity
We are living in a time where many people are moved to donate to a charity that is meaningful to them. It’s remarkable to give people the gift of giving back. At Canada Helps, you can send someone a charity gift card which they can spend on one of over 86,000 charities. For example, they can choose COVID relief funds, or Black Solidarity Funds.
Consumable gifts are sustainable choices and also good when you don’t know the person’s taste well enough to buy them something they will keep long term. Who isn’t into the idea of a coffee subscription? Consider Parachute Coffee, a brilliant subscription that gets roasted the same day it ships. You can choose 3, 6 or 12 months, and I think most teachers love coffee! We also have a really amazing annual subscription of fair trade tea that delivers three different teas, four times per year. While a bottle of wine is nice, if you don’t know the teacher well, it’s often safer to send something non-alcoholic. That’s where this impressive botanical non-alcoholic gin comes into play. It’s called Lumette, and it comes in the most beautiful bottle and is also available to order online with delivery directly to the teacher. These contemporary-style, botanical based spirits, with zero percent alcohol are very popular right now, as a refreshing and health conscious option.
- Go in on a Group Gift
Other parents are also struggling with how to say thank you, so joining together to give a gift is ideal. First, you can get something bigger and more impactful, and second, you’re bringing the community together, which is always amazing. Another great subscription idea through Thoughtfull a fresh flower delivery service. This was created by Van Harten & Tossell and it’s a bit more expensive, ($225 for three months) but will be so special for a teacher. You can also choose 3, 6 or 12 months depending how many parents get on board.
- Head to School and Chalk a Parking Spot for Them
If you have sidewalk chalk, head to school and decorate a parking spot for them. You can also have other families go at different times to add to the artwork. Chalk out thank you messages and encouraging notes…then ask them to drive by and check it out.
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