Let’s be honest – holiday shopping is no easy task, especially when it comes to teachers. By this time, you’ve probably already used up the more classic teacher gift ideas: a new tote bag, a Starbucks gift card, fancy pens, another mug.
Teachers have told us time and time again that what they really want for the holidays is a Teachers Pay Teachers gift card. It’s not only a great tool for them, but also a gift that benefits their students’ in so many ways.
Over 4 million educators from around the world use TpT to buy, sell, and share original teacher-created resources – everything from lesson plans to classroom décor to teacher planners and more. Over 2/3 of teachers are already on TpT and it’s often referred to as “a teacher’s best friend.”
We asked teachers why they want a TpT gift card more than anything else this holiday season. Here’s what they had to say:
“TpT gift cards symbolize LOVE – something that educators give every single day. Being given a TpT gift card is like getting a piece of that LOVE back and being told, ‘You’re great. You’re wonderful. You’re loved. Thanks for all you do.’” – Jewel P., Illinois
“Getting a TpT gift card is the same as getting to check something off a wish list.. literally… because every teacher I know has a TpT wish list of resources they’d love to use!” – Melissa B., California
“Teachers work so hard to do what’s best for their students. A TpT gift card enables teachers to continue to do what’s best for their students. Whether it’s a cute graphic for their bulletin board, a Common Core Standards based unit, or the perfect addition to their social studies lesson. TpT gift cards are loved by teachers because teachers love their students!” – Marine, California
“When you give the gift of a TpT, you’re really giving the gift of TIME! Resources take so much time to make, and often teachers will spend hours and hours of their personal time creating resources for their classrooms. TpT gives teachers their personal time back without shortchanging students.” – Sarah F., Chicago
“TpT gift cards are better than chocolate. They sweeten your toolkit with teacher-tested resources that students L-O-V-E… without any sugar-induced side effects.” – Kelli W., Pennsylvania
“With a TpT gift card, teachers may feel empowered to take a risk and buy something out of their comfort zone: technology integration resources, digital interactive notebooks, STEM challenges, project based learning. It’s easier to try something new with a TpT gift card!” – Erin F., New Jersey
“Teachers are so generous… they spend so much of their own money on classroom supplies and resources. Why not treat them to something they won’t have to spend their own money on?!” -Aris R., California
“TpT gift cards are perfect for teachers because – as crazy as it sounds – we teachers actually love to spend our free time shopping for work!” -Tracee O., Illinois
“TpT gift cards… because we don’t need another mug.” -Jen L., Alaska
TpT gift cards can be easily purchased online – you can choose to print it out or send it directly to a teacher’s email inbox! It’s truly a no-stress gift that you can be sure they’ll love.
Still not convinced? Check out to our About Us page and browse over 2 million resources! Then head over to see #ResourcesThatGive – the stories behind the resources – directly from our community on social media.