The Gifts Teachers Actually Want
The end of the school year is approaching, and you know what that means, parents. The kids will be home, so brace yourselves. Also? It's time to say thank you to your child's teacher for an unforgettable year with a gift that they might actually want. Meaning, no paperweights shaped like apples, please.
We spoke to teachers from preschool classrooms to 12th grade to find out what they'd really appreciate from grateful parents. Turns out, classroom supplies are a good bet, but personal gifts—think beauty products like beautifully wrapped soaps, or something that says it's VACATION TIME like a beach towel—also do the trick. Below, all the other gifts teachers actually want, according to teachers themselves.
The Cool Tumbler
If you always notice your child's teacher has an iced coffee in hand at drop off, this fun, summer-minded grab-and-go tumbler is the perfect gift (especially if said teacher is environmentally conscious and looking to cut down on single-use plastics). This 20-ounce acrylic tumbler comes with a soft silicone straw and is BPA, lead, and phthalate-free.
A Lux Beach Towel
Whether your teacher is headed to the shore, or just the local pool, a beautiful beach towel is one of those summer break necessities that's always appreciated. Gift her a towel she wouldn't necessarily buy herself, like this cool circular one. It's 59 inches wide and it also makes a nice park throw.
A Terrific Tote
This versatile tote bag is at home in the classroom or on vacation at the beach. It's available in navy gingham, yellow stripes, or cheetah print. Interior pockets will help her stay organized and it's big enough to fit the beach towel we mention above too.