If there's anyone who understands kids as well as parents do, it's their teachers. They spend just as much time with our kids as we do (sometimes even longer), working long hours before, during, and after school to prepare— grading papers, writing lesson plans, planning field trips and so much more. Chances are, most teachers don't get the thanks they deserve. Luckily, there's a holiday just for them; giving students and parents a chance to say thank you. Choosing the perfect National Teacher's Day gift can be tricky, however. And whether your child's teacher has the passion of New Girl's Jessica Day or not, they deserve to be celebrated.
Whether you decide to make something yourself, have your child help, or buy something from a store, a simple gift can speak volumes. Your gift doesn't have to be expensive and it certainly doesn't have to be boring. Skip the apple, a new ruler, or a cheesy decoration for their desk, and give them something they actually want. Because if anyone deserves to be appreciated, it's the people who help educate our children. These next nine gift ideas would be perfect for any teacher, regardless of age, what grade they teach, or how well you know them.