National Teacher’s Day is a day to take time and recognize teachers who make a difference in our lives. After all, it’s through their dedication to the education of kids and adults that education thrives in America. From pre-schools to colleges, National Teacher’s Day is an open appreciation day to get creative with ways to say, “Thank you for all you do.” An assortment of colorful balloons, digital e-cards and a special text message of gratitude are popular gifts that get the job done in a fun way. Surprising your favorite teacher with their favorite meal at a restaurant of their choice or a shopping spree at a local specialty store are gifts that will stand out above the traditional gifts. Here are a few restaurants and shops that are stepping up to the plate to assist shoppers who are looking for that extra special gift for National Teacher’s Day.
Los Angeles Dodgers National Teachers Appreciation Day
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Date: May 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 22 and 24, 2015
Maybe your child has a P.E. teacher who is a huge fan of baseball. Give them the gift of season tickets to see the Los Angeles Dodgers during the month of May as the team recognizes and celebrates our teachers and our schools. In the month of May, on select dates listed, the Dodgers recognize National Teacher Appreciation Day, honoring teachers who are outstanding role models. Teachers and families can attend Dodger baseball games with a bonus of discounted tickets to cheer the Dodgers on as they play the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies. Individuals or groups who buy 100 or more tickets to attend on these select dates can nominate a teacher, staff, student or coach to be acknowledged with a shout out on the baseball field during the official pre-game activities.
El Coyote Mexican Restaurant
7312 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Treat your child’s home economics teacher with a special gift certificate for lunch or dinner at this delicious gourmet cafe and L.A. landmark Mexican restaurant. Teachers can celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day enjoying the restaurant’s signature flavored favorites like tender chicken tamales, fresh street tacos made with corn tortillas, chicken, diced onions with a choice of salsas. Another popular item is named after the restaurant’s first customer, Enchilada Howard, made of a cheese enchilada topped with chili con carne and delicious accompaniments.
Flax Pen to Paper
1078 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
A special gift for your child’s favorite Art teacher is a shopping spree at this L.A. landmark art supply store. Nestled in the heart of Westwood, the shop is a popular spot to visit with its signature colorful stationery, designer paper, classic fountain pens, decorative journals and other unique gift items that can decorate their art desk at school. They can take time to pick out items for both personal and professional use while enjoying their special day or recognition.
Deluscious Cookies and Milk
829 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90038
Your child will surely see a big smile on their favorite teacher’s face when they deliver a package of designer cookies from this signature L.A. bakery. The flavors of these cookies will leave your child’s teacher wanting more. When they step into the quaint boutique shop, they will savor the aroma of cookies baking in the oven. They offer a wide variety of choices that include vegan and gluten free recipes. Cookie flavors include chocolate candied pecan, peanut butter chocolate, cinnamon brulee and carrot cake whoopie pie. Gift packages include gluten free coconut macaroons packed in a decorate container along with a mix of orange and raspberry cookies as well as the spring collection of custom pastel lavender and pink cookies.