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Top 5 Teacher Appreciation Awards & Personalized Teacher Gifts

Whether it is teacher appreciation week or back to school season, your favorite teacher deserves some recognition, and we here at want to help you recognize your teachers! Regardless of if you are a parent, student, or school administrator, can help you find the perfect teacher appreciation award for your favorite teachers! Here, we've assembled some ideas to help you take teacher appreciation to the next level!

1. Crystal Apple Awards

Crystal apple awards stem from the tradition of students gifting their one-room schoolhouse teachers apples as payment. Today, many school districts and organizations all over the country offer crystal apple awards to recognize teachers who put in the hard work and that go the extra mile. Recognizing employees is important for success in any industry, and education is no exception.

Whether you are a parent who wants to thank your child's teacher or an administrator who wants to recognize a special teacher who goes the extra mile, a crystal apple is the perfect appreciation award for excellence in teaching.

Crystal Apples Make a Great Teacher Appreciation Week Award

2. Coffee Mugs

What better way to recognize that special teacher with something they could use every day? Teaching is a tiring job, and many teachers get through the day with the help of coffee.

At, we offer a wide selection of ceramic mugs and travel tumblers that you can personalize for your teacher or even your whole teaching team. These are great as administrative gifts to give to your teaching staff as a part of a "best teacher of the year awards" ceremony or as a personalized gift for your favorite teacher.

For a more elegant teacher appreciation award, try our crystal coffee mug that you can engrave for your teacher. Pair any of these with a gift card to a coffee shop and you have a cute gift bundle any teacher would love!

Personalized Gifts Are a Wonderful Way to Reward a Teacher's Hard Work

3. Desk Accessories and Gifts

For a small yet elegant gift, try our crystal paperweights! These elegant desk accessories are high-quality gifts for your high-quality educators. Our paperweights are small enough so they won't take up a whole desk. Even so, these little gifts can say a lot and remind teachers that they are appreciated every day not just during teacher appreciation week.

If you want a more individual touch, our nameplates are a more personal option! These glass and crystal awards are a great way to welcome new teachers to the team or old back to school. In any industry, nameplates add a personal touch to any desk. A nameplate is a personal and thoughtful teacher appreciation award.

Teacher Awards like Desk Accessories Provide Teachers Encouragement Throughout the School Year

4. Stationary

The New York Times reported that 94% of teachers buy their own school supplies, spending an average of $479. Show that outstanding teacher your gratitude with personalized stationary

Instead of plain pens, try adding a personal touch! Our line of pens and highlighters come with free personalization. Personalize pens and highlighters with your school name or logo to add to goodie-bags. If you want to make it more individual, you can add your teacher's name. We also offer journals and notebooks to welcome teachers and students alike back to school, with customization to encourage school spirit!

Personalized Stationary is the Perfect Way to Say Thanks to a Dedicated Teacher

5. Award Plaques

Our huge selection of teacher awards plaques can be custom engraved for Free with your school emblem and their achievements such as degrees, certifications, years of service, and more to everyone this school year.

Discover what their interests and concentrations are and do your best to show them how those skills could be used in different areas of your business. Be sure to engage student workers as well, in as many training sessions as possible to support and encourage their retention.