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5 teacher gifts you can give without knowing their mailing address

Didn't get a chance to say thank you to your kid's teacher? It's not too late.

By Simone Olivero

5 teacher gifts you can give without knowing their mailing address

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If there is one thing having kids at home all day during the pandemic taught us, it’s how grateful we are for the hard work and dedication of teachers working year-round to support our kids. Not sure how to thank your kid’s teacher this year? Even if you don’t have your teacher’s address, it is possible to send them a small token to show how much they’re appreciated.

Here are some e-gift ideas that will go straight into their inbox

1. Reading materials

Teachers like to read, right? Help them bulk up their summer reading collection with an e-gift card from Indigo. If you want to make the gift extra special, try checking in with your local book shops to see if they also offer this service (Indie Bound is a great resource for finding independent book sellers near you.)

2. A sweet treat

Are you that parent who bakes cookies for your kid's teacher each year? With an Uber Eats, DoorDash or Skip The Dishes gift card you can still treat them to something sweet of their choosing.

3. Caffeine fix

Retailers like Tim Hortons, David's Tea and Starbucks all offer electronic gift cards—most can even be personalized. For a more local option, check out Giftly, which has an array of independent coffee shops that offer e-gifts and are listed based on where you live.

4. Movie night

Gift them a night out with buttery popcorn and an escape from reality with a Cineplex gift card. Cards start at $10 and include a personalized message.

5. Let them choose

Need some more inspiration? You can find tons of e-gift cards for major retailers and restaurants on or

This article was originally published on Jun 05, 2021