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The budget-friendly end of school year gift teachers will love

As the end of the school year approaches, what are the best teacher gifts so you can say thank you to your child’s teacher for their hard work? We’re going to reveal the long time best gift that consistently tops polls as a favourite of elementary and high school teachers, sports coaches, principals and more, and best of all it’s a budget friendly teacher gift too!

Spend with stores, restaurants, salons and more

The best teacher gift isn’t a mug, toiletries, scented candles, sweet treats or teddies (even though teachers get heaps of these each year). A May 2023 survey (voted by actual teachers) found that gift cards are the best gifts thanks to the flexibility they offer, and this is a result that keeps on being replicated. Downtown Gift Cards are even better because they offer even more flexibility, with numerous stores, restaurants, salons, attractions, hotels and more. It’s the gift card on every teacher’s wish list.

The choice is theirs

No need to spend hours ruminating over the store or restaurant you think the teacher would most like. Get them a Downtown Gift Card and they can choose to treat themselves to lunch with their family or a day out, a shopping trip or a pamper session at the end of the school day, the choice is theirs. So whether you’re buying for a high-school history teacher or sports coach, your child’s kindergarten teacher or their school principal, as teacher gift ideas go, this one is top of the class!

A journey of local discovery

And, as most Downtown Gift Cards feature multiple local businesses, you’re gifting them a journey of local discovery, making the best teacher appreciation gift. Forget identikit teacher gifts from Amazon, a Downtown Gift Card offers the very best of local.

The budget friendly teacher gift

It can be tricky to find quality teacher gifts on a budget – especially one that teachers won’t already have a cupboard full of in the teachers’ lounge. Thankfully, as Downtown Gift Cards are available from just $10, they fit the bill as both a cost effective teacher gift and a gift teachers will love. They can buy a coffee at the end of a long day, a new water bottle to keep them hydrated as they write their lesson plans, or put it towards something else they want or need. It really is the perfect gift for teachers.

They’re practical too

No-one wants to buy a teacher gift that will fester away at the back of the classroom stock cupboard. As well as being able to spend their Downtown Gift Card on all kinds of lovely treats, they also make a practical gift too. Whether they want to buy school supplies like paper clips and stationery in all different colours to get organised for the year ahead or buy their groceries, a Downtown Gift Card can be super practical too.

Ideal for teacher gifts from the class

Lots of parents/carers choose to team up on end of term gift giving to get a collective present from the class or group.  Not only is this a good idea to save time/money, especially when buying for multiple teachers, choosing a Downtown Gift Card also means the teacher ends up with a truly great gift. Collecting cash for a teacher in your child’s life? As well as online, many Downtown Gift Cards can be purchased in person. Check out your local program.

They can be personalized

Saying thank you to a favourite teacher is made easy with Downtown Gift Cards as a personalized note can be added to the order from your child (or all students in the class). Make it even more special by teaming the Downtown Gift Card with a handwritten note or handmade cards from the children, saying why they’re the best teacher. A little note telling them the difference they’re making to your child’s life is sure to make yours one of the most thoughtful gifts they receive.

And of course, Downtown Gift Cards aren’t just favourite gifts for the end of term, they make great holiday gifts and presents for teacher appreciation week too. Get your Downtown Gift Card today.