Locally Grown: Everyday is Teacher Appreciation Day!

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Welcome to Locally Grown! Locally Grown introduces you to the people and stories behind local Lake County Businesses. Have you met Randi Brill yet? She is the founder and Chief Peach of Teacher Peach. Today Randi is sharing in her own words about teacher appreciation and 5 tips for Giving Meaningful, Appropriate Teacher Gifts.

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Who was your favorite teacher? I know you know! Teachers make an incredible difference in our lives long after our formal education ends. While this school year’s just warming up, it’s the perfect time to consider creative, meaningful ways to thank the amazing teachers in your family’s world. Whether you give a “thanks for a terrific start” gift or wait for the holiday gift-giving season, preparation and planning save time, money, and stress—and acknowledge the dedicated teachers who work with our children each and every day.

The holidays will be upon us before we know it. We’ll soon be digging out the glue gun to mastermind this year’s Halloween costume. From there, we’ll jump to Thanksgiving and the blitz of the holiday season. Can you feel the stress already? As a busy working mom, I struggle with such pressures. I do have an advantage though; by running a company that focuses on teachers and kids, great teacher gifts are one holiday task I’m on top of. I hope these tips help you, too!

Teacher Peach, a company 100% focused on recognizing teachers and inspiring students to learn, can help you get a jump on this ever-important gift-giving pressure—just by jumping onto Amazon. Have creative ideas tucked in the back of your mind or on your wish list—now. You can spring into action, cross one important task off of your to-do list and thank the educators who help your kids become their best! Talk about a triple-win.

Some schools designate room representatives to collect money for a class gift card. While universal, gifts cards can feel impersonal. Teachers tell us they typically deplete gift cards to finish up their own gift shopping, rarely spending these on themselves. Teachers treasure thoughtful gifts, citing the time behind the present as the biggest gift. These dedicated professionals spend so much time focused on our kids, it’s never too soon to think about reciprocating with even a small gesture.

Show your teachers that your family appreciates them all year long. Teacher Peach knows first-hand what teachers like, so tuck these 5 Tips for Giving Meaningful, Appropriate Teacher Gifts in a handy spot—or better yet, shop now and inspire all the other families in your class to choose special and meaningful teacher gifts for the range of teachers on your list.

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5 Tips for Giving Meaningful, Appropriate Teacher Gifts

  1. Wish Lists Help Everyone!

Both families and teachers love wish lists, so invite your teachers to provide a few ideas. Gift givers like buying from wish lists and teachers enjoy receiving gifts they really want. It means a lot to teachers to be asked to choose gifts that truly appeal so make it easy—suggest they create a separate, wish list on Amazon and share it before Halloween to give everyone time to shop. Amazon is universal, Prime shipping is available and teachers can exchange and return. That’s why Teacher Peach teacher gifts are only sold on Amazon.


  1. Tote-ally Awesome Thank Yous!

To signal teachers that you seriously do want to know what they’d like to receive, make a few suggestions to get their wish list rolling. Send a couple of teacher-centric gift links; you might get an immediate “love it!” and you’re ready to shop. Teachers are proud of their profession and honored to sport a well designed teacher tote bag with a positive message. Check out this Jumbo Teacher Gift Tote or any of the other dozens of teacher-focused totes in the Teacher Peach Amazon lineup.

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Teacher Peach’s newest teacher tote bag line, Totes That Teach, is coming soon for this holiday season. These new totes sport messages teachers are delighted to carry because these positive and inspiring messages focus on those who matter most to teachers—their students. When students see these messages on teacher totes, teachers are reinforcing important life priorities. These roomy totes make it easy to “tote” tennis shoes and lesson plans, too. Everyone wins.

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Pool Resources for Bigger Gifts
Instead of inundating teachers with $5.00 coffee gift cards, get together with a few other families to pool your resources and purchase more robust teacher or even classroom gifts. Larger gifts can add value to teachers and A Once Upon a Box Teacher Gift for HOME underscores that you want your hard-working teacher to take a much-deserved break. Once Upon a Box Teacher Gift for SCHOOL is brimming with useful gifts and supplies for everyone to enjoy. Both arrive boxed, ribboned and ready to give.

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4. Everyday Trinkets, Tools and Thank You Gifts


Thoughtful gifts don’t have to be pricey. Useful everyday items add value and convenience to every busy teacher’s day. Explore great, economical gifts like Freezable Sandwich Containers that keep lunches cold and crisp, Travel Kits of commuter and on-the-go mini hole-punch, stapler and more, and NCR Quick Notes Home that make home-school communication a breeze.

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5. Be a Gift Detective

Pop into class to scope out what’s missing on the teacher’s desk. Would new supplies like Teacher Peach’s Positive Postcards, Teacher’s Only Sharpie® Markers, or a Remember sticky notes and flags gift spruce up the classroom and the teacher’s mood? What better way to start a new semester than with a few new supplies?

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Put a Bow On Teacher Appreciation Gifts

From wish lists to tote bags and other teacher accessories, there are many meaningful ways to show teacher appreciation with great teacher gifts that matter.  Plan ahead NOW to be ready to take advantage of fall sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other holiday deals. Explore terrific teacher gift options early—and save money. You’re not only expressing teacher appreciation—you’re also showing your kids that teachers give great gifts to your family every single day—gifts that last a lifetime. THAT’s the biggest gift of all! After all, you still remember your favorite teacher, right? Try sharing a few of your own favorite teacher stories at tonight’s dinner table and see what happens!

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Disclosure: Teacher Peach is our featured Locally Grown Business of the Month. This series of features is part of a paid partnership with Little Lake County. Contact littlelakecounty[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested in featuring your own locally-owned business in our series. Some links provided in this story are affiliate links. Little Lake County will earn a portion of sales made through these links, thank you for clicking!

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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