Best Gifts for National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 07, 2018

On National Teacher Appreciation Day this May 8, celebrate your favorite teacher by thanking them with a thoughtful gift they’ll be sure to love. Below are a few easy, budget ways to make the teachers in your life feel appreciated!

Write a Handwritten Thank You
Handwritten notes in greeting cards can be a simple way to show appreciation to a teacher. Cards can make for the perfect standalone gift or in addition to another item like gift cards. Find everyday low prices on greeting cards at Dollar General along with a variety of gift cards from all your favorite stores, restaurants and brands.

Stock Up the Supplies
Consider assembling a small basket of school supplies to include items like pencils, pens, crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, loose leaf paper and more. School supplies can be an easy, yet practical gift.

Along with school supplies, cleaning supplies may also be in need of refilling. Disinfectant wipes, antibacterial wipes, all-purpose cleaner spray, facial tissue, paper towels and other cleaning supplies can be wonderful additions to a teacher appreciation gift. Save on cleaning supplies with private brands like DG Home that carries a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

Bring the Snacks
Fill a basket or bag with the teacher’s favorite snacks, candies and drinks for a sweet treat on National Teacher Appreciation Day. From Sour Neon Gummy Worms to Peppermint Twists, find low prices on candy and snacks with Sweet Smiles™ or Heartland Harvest™. This large bag of Heartland Harvest Sweet-N-Salty Trail Mix makes for an easy and delicious gift!

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