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The Art of Gift Giving for Teachers

Gifts for Teachers: Smart Ways to Say Thank You

Teachers deserve gratitude for everything they do. Celebrate them during Teacher Appreciation Week in May and thank them again at the end of the school year with teacher gifts they’ll love.

Thoughtful Teacher Gift Ideas

Parents know how challenging it can be caring for their own children. Wrangling an entire classroom of kids requires extraordinary patience, along with remarkable dedication and a sincere desire to make a difference. Teachers shape lives. They give our kids the foundation for a lifetime of learning. They instill confidence and esteem. And they open our children’s eyes to a world of possibility. How do you even begin to find gifts for teachers that can thank them for all that?

Teachers deserve endless gratitude for the work they do. Fortunately, there are times when we’re reminded to give teacher gifts and show our educators the recognition they earn every day of the year. National Teacher Appreciation Week is always the first full week in May. (Teacher Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Tuesday of that week). The winter holidays and the end of the school year are also appropriate times to consider teacher gift ideas.

So, what do you give someone who already has a cupboard full of “World’s Greatest Teacher” mugs and enough paperweights to cover their desk several times over? Our gift ideas for teachers can help you plan a memorable Teacher Appreciation Week and help you find end-of-the-year teacher gifts they can enjoy over the summer and into the next school year.

An American Express® Gift Card is always a thoughtful option. Present one from the class during Teacher Appreciation Week or enhance any of our teacher gift ideas with a Gift Card at the end of the year. Gift cards for teachers take the guesswork out of figuring out what teachers need and lets them choose exactly what they want.

Now we’ve all learned something. Here’s to our teachers!

American Express Gift Cards: The Gifts that Stand Out
  • Can be used virtually anywhere in the U.S. where American Express Cards are accepted
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  • Choose from a variety of designs appropriate for the educators in your life

Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Plan the Perfect Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week in May. Plan something special for your children’s teachers each day and thank them with teacher appreciation gifts they’ll love. Read More...

End of the Year Teacher Gifts: Fun Ways to Say Thank You

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Gift Cards for Teachers

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