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Top 5 Teacher Appreciation Award Ideas

It's back to school season, and we here at want to help you recognize your teachers! Whether you are a parent, student, or school administrator, can help you find the perfect teacher appreciation award! 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 that go the extra mile. Recognizing employees is important for success in any industry, and education is not an exception. Whether you are a parent who wants to thank your child's teacher or an administrator who wants to recognize a teacher who goes the extra mile, a crystal apple is the perfect recognition award for excellence in teaching.

2. Coffee Mugs

What better way to recognize your 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 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!

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 teachers. 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.

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.

4. Stationary

The New York Times reported that 94% of teachers buy their own school supplies, spending an average of $479. With the school year just about to start, now is the perfect time to help out! 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!

5. Award Plaques

Our huge selection of award plaques can be custom engraved for Free with your school emblem and their acheivements such as degrees, certifications, years of service, and more.

Pay attention to 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 in as many training sessions as possible to support and encourage their retention.