Thank A Teacher For 'Teacher Appreciation Week'


Teachers have always made sacrifices. Some buy supplies with their own money; others stay after school to tutor students.

But during the pandemic they’ve gone even further, finding new ways to teach and keep students engaged virtually – which is no easy task. With Teacher Appreciation Week coming up May 3-7, our product experts have shared some of their favorite gift ideas.


Stephanie West Field Sales Manager

Her Picks: Pristine 10000 Wireless Power Bank w/ UV Sanitizer | 7121-78                Thor Copper Bottle w/ Anti-Microbial Additive 22oz. | 1600-04


“My parents are both retired teachers. Three of my closest friends are in the teaching profession. I am literally surrounded by teachers, and they are all about avoiding germs right now. Their favorites are the Pristine 10000 mAh Wireless Power Bank with UV Sanitizer and the Antimicrobial Thor Copper Bottle. Anything that gives them a little extra protection is a winner for this group.”


Emily Douglas – Field Sales Manager

Her Pick: Sherpa 12oz Vacuum Tumbler & Slim Can Insulator | SM-6598

“This piece holds the same amount of coffee as a standard mug, but fits in a cup holder and also functions as an insulator for slim cans. It’s a great dual-function piece for teachers after a long week, month or year. :)”


Kathleen Hendrickson – Design Technician, Product Development

Her Pick: Paddlecreek Roots 73™ Full-Zip Hoody | TM18138/TM98138

“Teachers deserve to be comfy, which is why I recommend the Paddlecreek. It has classic style they can wear anywhere, and that fleece is unbelievably soft. And if you want to take it a step further, the little hidden pocket inside the right kanga pocket is the perfect place to slip a gift card.”


Josh Shields – Category Manager for Audio and General Tech

His Pick: A'Ray True Wireless Auto Pair Earbuds with ANC | 7197-42     

“After a long day of teaching students, there’s nothing better than some peace and quiet. Active noise cancellation is perfect for that – and also for listening to their favorite tunes or podcasts. Plus, true wireless earbuds are one of the hottest-selling trends in tech.”


Isaac Ward – Category Manager for Totes & Duffels

His Pick: Hayden Zippered Convention Tote | 2301-37

“The Hayden has plenty of space for a laptop, notebooks, planners and more. The exterior pockets are great for keeping things organized, and they can even use the D-ring to clip and carry their keys.”


Sarah Parker – Business Development at JournalBooks

Her Pick: Medium ClearView Notebook (with non-dated filler upgrade) | NB-100CVO

“Every teacher needs a productivity planner, and this one is great for tracking to-do lists and organizing their calendars.”


Lori Rolley – Account Development Manager

Her Pick: Volantis UV True Wireless Auto Pair Earbuds | 7197-41

“Who wouldn't love getting these as a gift? Earbuds are a great way to show them you care, and something they’ll enjoy using during their downtime.”


Apple Pan – Category Manager for Drinkware

Her Pick: Arctic Zone® Titan Thermal HP® Copper Tumbler 20oz | 1625-66

“Coffee is a teacher’s best friend, so an insulated tumbler is a must. I like this one because it’s super trendy, and the durable powder-spray finish prevents condensation.”