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Show Your Gratitude on National Teachers Day - #Teleflora #ThankATeacher


May 2nd is National Teachers Day, so make it a point to show the teachers in your child’s life how much you appreciate them, with a bouquet of flowers from Teleflora, just as they’re counting down to that almighty summer break!


Our kids see their teachers 40 hours a week, about nine months out of the year. That means our children spend fewer waking hours with us than they do with them! And teachers aren’t expected to shape the lives of just our kids, but of about 30 other kids, too! It’s a pretty big task. Combine that with handling a few challenging students, some difficult parents, and pressures from testing authorities and it’s not exactly a job I want to take! How about you?!

Teachers make an average of $55,000 a year, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, teachers spend between $500 and $1,000 out-of-pocket on school supplies each year. They are expected to arrive at least an hour before the school day begins, many of them work through all or part of their lunch breaks, and they stay up to five hours after the school day ends, not only to help students and to grade papers, but for administrative meetings. In short, they aren’t compensated nearly enough for the hours they work and the impact they have on our children.


What’s the best way to thank them? They likely have tons of “World’s Best Teacher” paraphernalia and handmade items from students already. Here are a few inexpensive gift suggestions to show your gratitude on National Teachers Day.

Gift cards - You can at least afford to give a $5 gift card to their favorite coffee shop! If you can go bigger, go for it! He or she spends plenty on your child, whether you realize it or not! Because this teacher is a person like anyone else, think of restaurant, entertainment and even spa gift cards that you would give a friend, and not just gift cards relevant to the job. Although, a gift card to an office supply store, music store or art supply store means less out of his or her pocket during the school year!

Gift baskets - Use what you know (or find out more) about this person to put together a themed- gift basket. If she’s a tea drinker, get a cute mug, some tea bags and a box of biscotti, put it in a container that she’ll actually reuse (perhaps for classroom organization) and voilà! You can do the same for a book lover, a beach lover, a nature lover, and when all else fails, prepare a basket that’s representative of the subject he teaches.


Supplies drive - Reach out to the other parents and ask for classroom donations. Ask for the usual and unusual, like paper towels, sandwich bags, art supplies, office supplies, games, books, and electronics. School supply drives are popular in September, but by May, those supplies have depleted. You can even give the donations to the teacher in March or April as a gift for National Teachers Day (because it can be any day you choose, really).

Send a Bouquet - Nothing says I appreciate you more than a bouquet of flowers and everyone loves receiving them. They brighten up a dreary room and bring smiles to faces. This year Teleflora in collaboration with GLSEN wants you to deliver a bouquet of fresh flowers to celebrate teachers making differences in childrens' lives. During the week of May 8 -12, anyone who purchases Teleflora’s Be Happy Bouquet with Roses will receive 20 percent off their order. 10 percent will benefit GLSEN’s mission of ensuring safe and LGBTQ-inclusive school environment’s for all students to thrive to their full potential. Give a gift that gives back!



The Teleflora Be Happy Bouquet with Roses is a beautiful and cheery arrangement that will surely bring a smile to your favorite's teacher's face. Brimming with joyful yellow roses and playful daisies, they are arranged in a lovely keepsake happy-face mug for long lasting enjoyment.


To help you celebrate that special teacher in your life, Teleflora wants to offer one reader the chance to win a $75 gift code. Good on any bouquet sold at Teleflora.com. Gift Code expires May 16, 2017 and is one-time use only. Coupons cannot be combined. Winner will be randomly selected by PromoSimple and will have 48hrs to respond to the winning email. Failure to do so will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

How do you celebrate those special teachers in your life? 



Annmarie John
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  1. As a former teacher I couldn't love this one giveaway and the concept behind it more if I tried. I agree teachers (probably biased, but still) deserve the recognition. So, thank you for giving some simple ways here for all to do that :)

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  2. Sigh. This whole concept for teachers and trans youths.. for everyone. THIS. I'm almost wordless by this awesomeness.
    Scarlet's teacher is amazing. I'm legit sad she'll only be her teacher for another two months.

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  3. It's really nice to show teachers how much they appreciate them. They're a huge part of our children's childhood and they definitely contribute to our children's future. I think these are lovely ideas. It's nice to prepare something that would make them feel special and appreciated.

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  4. My kids teachers are awesome. I get them awesome end of the school year gifts.

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  5. I know a few teachers and I'm pretty sure they don't make anywhere near as much as $55,000 per year! Anyway, no matter what they are paid, it can never be enough! I believe strongly in acknowledging and commended teachers for all their hard work and dedication to their craft! Sending them flowers, chocolates, coffee mugs, apples, handmade gifts - ANYTHING - just to show them how much you appreciate them is priceless!

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  6. National Teachers Day is so important. They do so much for our kids on a daily basis!

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  7. We give a gift to our kids' teachers every year. They are a huge part of their lives, and they always do whatever they can to ensure they get a great education.

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  8. I ADORE this bouquet idea! An apple a day is nice, but this is straight up awesome. My kids' teachers are going to love this!

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  9. Love this positive reminder to send appreciation to teachers. What a wonderful way to show some love! Flowers are fab!

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  10. I give teachers a lot of credit for trying so hard to teach and make a very inclusive environment for our kids. Thanks for reminding me of this important day.

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  11. My children have had so many teachers that have helped them along the way and I am very thankful for all their hard work and dedication. Teachers week is coming up soon at my sons school but I'm not sure what is already planned .

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  12. Teachers are so important! They deserve so much more recognition than they get for sure, they have a difficult job!

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  13. What a great post! I love some of these ideas. I work in a school and I didn't even think of some of these! Thanks for sharing :) I'm definitely going to be paying it forward to some co-workers this year.

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  14. I love to give flowers on special occasions. The recipient always has such a perked up day when they see their bouquet!

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  15. Simple gestures like flowers and a card go a long way! I think these are wonderful ways to show some appreciation!

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  16. Such a cute idea! Teachers are so important and they deserved to be recognized. I still remember some of mine and thank them for their leadership.

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  17. Teleflora has some beautiful bouquets. They are sure to brighten the day of any teacher!

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  18. I love my boys teachers and now that I know Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up I'd love to give them each a special gift!

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  19. My two boys who are left in school have fantastic teachers and we can't wait to celebrate them, with them! - Jeanine

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  20. Special teachers in my life are rewarded with love, praise and an appreciation of their time. I have had many, many special teachers in my life!

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  21. Totally love this concept! A close friend of mine is a teacher - and a fantastic one at that! This would be a great gift for her!

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  22. These are awesome ideas! I will definitely try these for Teacher's recognition day!

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  23. Flowers are truly the perfect gift! I'm especially loving this vase and will look into this!

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  24. Teachers have a tough job. Thanking them is always a great thing to do. It really helps them to feel better about their job and how they do it. I think a supply drive is a great idea.

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  25. I agree teachers are no way compensated enough for the hours that they put in and the commitment they dedicate to their children. What a thoughtful idea x

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  26. What an absolutely stunning sunshine bouquet! I don't have a child and when I was a kid we didn't really have teacher's appreciation day so it's lovely to see such a nice tradition in other countries! x

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  27. My kids aren't in school yet, but these are wonderful ideas. My sister is a teacher and I know she always appreciates thoughtful gifts from her students.

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  28. Teachers are the unsung heroes of our lives and help our kids so much. Thank you for reminding me of this important day.

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  29. A bouquet of flowers would be a very nice gift for a teacher. They do so much for our children and this is only a small token to show our appreciation for their hard work.

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  30. Great ideas for teacher gifts. I know teachers really appreciate gifts they can use, especially since the don't always receive enough funding to purchase items for the classroom.

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  31. We love Teleflora! In fact, this is the floral company we use every year when we send flowers to my MIL every Mother's Day and on her birthday.

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  32. That has got to be one of the cutest bouquets. I don't have any teachers or children but this makes me excited to do this one day!

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  33. My mom is a teacher so I always give her love and flowers on special occasions.

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  34. We will celebrate by giving my son's teacher a gift. She's been so wonderful for the class this year!

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  35. What a fab giveaway! Teaching is such an important profession and they definitely don't get enough recognition!

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  36. This is so pretty! Anyone's day would be made brighter with this bouquet!!! I need to pick up something for my kids' teachers.

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  37. Getting a bouquet like this would make me happy! That yellow is seriously BRIGHT and full of happiness! I forgot all about Teacher's Appreciation day coming up! Thank you!

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  38. We really should show more gratitude. I have family that are teachers and they all the time tell me how they never get thanked by parents, only yelled at.

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  39. Teachers are amazing, they deserve all the recognition! I was homeschooled, my mom was my teacher, so I never did anything like this for her (that's what mothers day is for haha!)

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  40. I didnt know there was a national teachers day. This is nice and its always great to honor the teachers who really does a great job educating the kids with good energy.

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  41. Such a good idea! Teachers definitely need to be recognized and given standing ovations.

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  42. I love fresh flowers! They are probably my favorite gift, brings some sunshine in my home, and lifts my mood immensely. I think that would be a perfect teacher gift! Or a gift for any time really :-)

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  43. Our son's teachers are amazing. He shuttles between his homeroom and gifted class thanks to his amazing teachers.

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  44. These are great ideas. Our teachers deserve all our respect and appreciation everyday.

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  45. I honestly had no idea there was a national teachers day!!! Flowers make a fabulous gift for any occasion though, so I may just have to check out telaflora!!!!

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  46. These are great suggestions! My little one isn't in school yet but Ill def. keep these in mind for the future!

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  47. As a teacher, I can tell you how much it means when families recognize our efforts. Even the smallest gesture is appreciated. Thank you for this post.

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