They are responsible for teaching our little scholars reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic, plus so much more, so what do you get your kids’ favorite teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week? A handmade, heartfelt card from your little one would surely be enjoyed, but we’ve put together seven other ideas to help you say thank you to your favorite teacher May 8-12.

Beyond the Bouquet

A bouquet of flowers is always a beautiful gift. But this year, how about going an extra step by making a display of cut flowers in a sweet little vase from your local grocery store. Safeway has made it super simple and affordable, so even your littlest flower child can create a beautiful flower arrangement for their favorite teacher. Plus, Safeway now offers a variety of vases and bundles of bouquets for any budget. Your sidekick can pick out several vases, a mixed bundle of flowers and create a plethora of posies for his or her teacher, the lunch lady, the custodian and the principal. Vases start at just $2.99 and you can find a bouquet for around $15. Find your nearest Safeway store here.

Other suggestions: Metropolitan Market has excellent go-to arrangements that even Martha Stewart would be proud of. The Fred Meyer Garden Center in Ballard has a terrific selection of hanging baskets for $25 to $40. Or head to City People’s or Swansons Nursery and have the kids help put together a potted herb garden or wrap a bright ribbon around a few colorful perennials.

photo: Natalia Dotto Photography 


BonusTutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria has found a special way to thank teachers for their incredible hard work and to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Between May 1-5, 2017, all K-12 teachers will receive 20% off their entire check when they dine at any Tutta Bella location, simply by showing their school ID. Full details can be found here.

What is your kiddo giving his or her favorite teacher this year? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Natalia Dotto & Kristina Moy