Show your teachers and mentors how much you care this Teacher Appreciation Week

Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored
Mon May 6, 2019

The week of May 6 is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to thank the teachers and mentors who have had an impact on your life, both educationally and personally.

Aside from a thoughtful handwritten note or a DIY creation, a small gift serves as a reminder that your teacher's hard work has not gone unnoticed. We're firm believers that the best material gifts you can give your teachers are things they'll use every day, that have sentimental value or will help them relax and unwind after their 9-to-5 (after all, teaching is no easy job). This might be an empowering notebook that reminds them how awesome they are on a day-to-day basis, a custom photobook where students can highlight their favorite moments in the academic year, or even something as simple as a candle, which offers a boost of aromatherapy after a long day.

Below, we've outlined just some of the many ways you can say "Thank you" this Teacher Appreciation Week. Of course, you don't need a holiday to show your appreciation; these gifts make for great gestures any time of the year.

Teacher Coloring Book ($7.19; amazon.com)

Philosophy Thank You Set ($20; sephora.com)

Sugarfina But First, Coffee Tumbler ($25; sugarfina.com)

TonyMoly Red Apple Hand Cream ($12; amazon.com)

Teacher Nutritional Facts Mug ($14.99; amazon.com)

VITRUVI Quiet Blend Essential Oil ($26; nordstrom.com)

UGG Coastline Plush Throw ($98; nordstrom.com)

Gray Felt Letter Board ($22.95, originally $59.97; amazon.com)

Grosche Zurich French Press ($20; saksfifthavenue.com)

Fresh x Brooklinen Beauty Sleep Box ($78; brooklinen.com)

Custom Photo Book (starting at $14.39; shutterfly.com)

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser ($39.99; nordstrom.com)

Swell Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($35; amazon.com)

Echo Dot ($29.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)

Planner Essentials Bundle ($28, originally $34; bando.com)

Rough Draft Large Notebook ($11.99, originally $16.99; bando.com)