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9 Ways to Say “Thank You” to Teachers

Whether they're in the classroom or online, educators work incredibly hard. Show your thanks with these heartwarming teacher gifts. We have ideas for sweet treats, practical supplies and more.

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Cute Cookie Bouquet

Learning is going to look a little bit different this year. Celebrate a beloved teacher with this virtual-themed cookie bouquet featuring apples, notebooks, chalkboards and other school-related icons. (Here’s how to make a cookie bouquet, step by step.)

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“Thank You” Flowers 

Give your child’s teacher the gift of green with this gorgeous gardenia plant. It’s the perfect size for a desk!

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Scented Candle

Most classrooms can be pretty drab. Help spruce it up with this sleek candle. The wax is hand poured with an eco-friendly cotton wick, and the glass is made from recycled bottles.

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Tea Sampler

After a long day, give your favorite teacher the relaxing gift of tea. This sampler contains flavors for everyone, including Cream of Earl Grey, Green Passionfruit and North African Mint. Here’s why tea is so good for you.

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Personalized Tumbler

Whether it’s used to hold iced coffee or H2O, any teacher will appreciate this adorable tumbler. Plus, it’s completely customizable with different colors and names!

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Pretty Organizer

Swap your teacher’s sad clipboard for this pretty clipfolio. It contains a clip, legal pad and pocket—plus a gorgeous floral design.

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Custom Treats

Candy is a classic gift, but it can be hard to know a teacher’s tastes or dietary restrictions. Instead of guessing, send over a Sugarwish. They can pick out all of their favorites and have ‘em delivered straight to their door!

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An Apple…with a Twist!

The iconic apple just got a modern makeover. Gift your teacher a jar full of this incredible Pie Jam from Adam’s Apple Co. It tastes just like the beloved apple pie—but without all of the work! We’re particularly fond of it atop vanilla ice cream. (Psst! Here’s how to have an amazing day of homeschool.)

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Good ol’ Gift Card

You can never go wrong with a gift card. Pick one up for Target, Amazon or a local coffee shop. Next, check out our best recipes from teachers.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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