May is the time to appreciate teachers and after teaching through a pandemic, teachers need appreciation more than ever! Here is a fun shopping guide to some cute gifts sure to brighten any teacher’s day.
Most teachers survive on coffee, so you cannot go wrong with a Starbucks gift card. You could tuck it inside this cute, funny mug from DoubleDareCreativeCo (US).
Send a teacher to school in style with this charming and accurate coffee-themed tote by pheebsdesigns on Redbubble (worldwide).
For tea lovers, pair the mug with some thank you tea from the Karel Capek range at Rainbowholic Shop (JP).
Working with students means using a lot of hand sanitizer, so hand cream can go a long way to sooth dry skin. How about a Sanrio hand cream & lip balm set from A Cute Shop (TW)?
For something personal and sweet, I love this necklace at Paper Source (US) with the subtle message, “You’re a star!”
I don’t know what it is, but teachers love Flair Pens. You can find them at any office-supply store. While the pens aren’t kawaii themselves, you could present them in a kawaii DIY pen holder like this one from RedTedArt.
The key to a great gift is knowing someone’s personal interests. For example, I would be delighted if someone gave me this Molang Happy Mood Masking Tape (EU) for Teacher Appreciation.
If none of these suggestions feels exactly right for the teacher in your life, try creating a personalized Teacher Survival Kit. There are some great suggestions from Days With Grey.
Truly, the best and most coveted gift of all is a heartfelt note. Certain sentiments are best expressed in a card, like this adorable design by TheArtyApplesTeacher at Zazzle (US). How will you thank the teacher in your life this year?
Nova is a contributing writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest in America with her husband, young daughter, and 3 cats – Evey, Ophelia, and Adora. She is an introvert and a traveler who has been to over 20 countries. Her first years as a teacher were teaching English in Japan, so Japan and all things kawaii will always have a special place in her heart. Nova’s favorite color is grey, character is Rilakkuma, and cartoon is Adventure Time