Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day, part of Teacher Appreciation Week – a time to celebrate the major contribution that educators make to young people. Teachers are often overworked and underpaid, so show them how much you care with a thoughtful gift. Most teachers have plenty of cheesy refrigerator magnets, paperweights, “teacher of the year” mugs and porcelain figurines that say “best teacher.” This year, give them things they can really appreciate and will actually use. These five ideas will fit all budgets.

1. Kora Organics Revitalizing Body Pack, $162

revitalizing-body-pack-items_1 KORA Organics' Revitalizing Body Pack is the perfect gift for the beauty products-loving teacher. Photo: Courtesy/KORA Organics

Treat your favorite teacher to a skin-loving indulgence. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but Kora Organics, which was created by former Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr, is a line of all-natural, chemical-free and dye-free products. The gift set comes with Exfoliating Cream, Essential Body Wash, Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil and Enriched Body Lotion. The products are rich, moisturizing and Earth-friendly, the perfect gift for your favorite beauty-loving teacher.

2. Homemade Personal 'Survival' Kits

Don’t worry if you can't drop a ton of cash on a present for your favorite teacher. Homemade gifts can have a more personal touch. Pick up a medium-size plastic container that will fit numerous items. Then, visit a dollar store and buy items you know your teacher will use or that are useful for everyone. Items like soap, Tylenol, herbal tea, laundry detergent pens, chocolates, hand sanitizer, razors, shampoo and conditioner miniatures or small coffee packets are pretty much adored by everyone. Boom. Awesome gift for under $20.

3. Clairvoyant Beauty Candles, $30

candle This unisex candle is lead-free and will burn for hours. Photo: Courtesy/Clairvoyant

The life of a teacher is full of stress. Treat your favorite with gorgeously scented candles from Clairvoyant Beauty. These chemical-free candles are made with soy and will burn for hours. The company just launched two new scents – Vetiver Lemongrass Bergamot and Gardenia. The candles contain lead-free cotton wicks and environmentally friendly ingredients.

4. Homemade Breakfasts To Go

Teachers often lead busy lives, so make them some convenient meals that go with their hectic schedules. These homemade oatmeal jars can easily be made by purchasing some mason jars with airtight lids. Not sure which flavors your favorite teacher loves? Just ask. If they love sweets, add some chocolate chips or dried fruit. If they love savory treats, add some nuts or sea salt to the oatmeal blend. Check out more fast breakfast ideas below:





5. Subscriptions To Streaming Music/Television Services

Give your favorite teacher a month or two of Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora or Spotify for $10 or less. If your teacher has a smartphone, they can link their accounts and use the services on their Android or iOS-based devices. Teachers spend a large portion of their days catering to the needs of teenagers, preteens and young children, so a music or TV streaming service is the perfect gift for someone who loves to go home and relax – without the noise of the classroom.