We all had favorite teachers. Perhaps yours was the one who let you get away with murder because he saw your true potential and believed in you, or maybe it was that teacher who inspired you to reach for the stars. Perhaps your favorite teacher was the tough one who challenged you and simply didn’t allow you to slack off, ever.
Back in the day, did you ever spend any time coming up with cool gifts for teachers? Did you ever say thank you? Do they know how much they meant to you? Probably not. In Lessons of the Masters, George Steiner said, “The calling of the teacher. There is no craft more privileged. To awaken in another human being powers, dreams beyond one’s own; to induce in others a love for that which one loves; to make of one’s inward present their future; that is a threefold adventure like no other.” October 5 is World Teachers’ Day when UNESCO encourages us to appreciate our educators and spread the word that investing in teachers is investing in the future. To do our part, here are 15 awesome gifts for teachers in your kid’s life because we think they are shaping the future!
1. Gift Cards
If you know the teacher’s interests, It’s Overflowing has some fabulously creative ideas for presenting your gift card. Or you can get the whole class involved and make a gift card bouquet.