Looking for gift ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7? We’ve done our homework! Check out our list of unique gift ideas that’ll get you to the head of the class.

Gift Ideas

A Sweet Treat

You can’t go wrong with a sweet treat from The Royal Chocolate or Macaron Tart. These local, woman owned businesses offer irresistible treats that will impress any educator.

Flowers or Plant

Express your appreciation to a fantastic teacher with heartfelt flowers or a new plant for the classroom. Eclectic Design Florist & Gifts will design an A+ arrangement, available for pick-up or local delivery.

Anthropologie Gift Card

Teachers love Anthropologie! Purchase a gift card so they can visit in-store and pick out a scented candle, a pretty planner, or a new addition to their summer wardrobe.


If your favorite teacher is a coffee junkie, you can’t go wrong with a gift card to Town Center Cold Pressed or a bag of their locally roasted beans and a travel mug.


If you want your kids’ teachers to really recharge on weekends, consider a gift card to Modern Salon or pick up  a set of relaxation products from Bluemercury.

Restaurant Gift Card

With over 25 restaurants to choose from, there is something to please every teacher’s palate in Town Center. You can even order a gift card online from restaurants like – Tupelo Honey, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Cantina Laredo, P.F. Chang’s and Yard House – and have it sent straight to her inbox.


Check out these teacher discounts some of our businesses are offering for extra credit!

  • Bravo Italian Kitchen | Enjoy 20% off your dine-in order, with the presentation of your valid teacher ID, from May 3rd to May 7th. Click here for more details.
  • The Cheesecake Factory | Buy a $50 gift card, now through May 9, and you’ll be set up with a $10 bonus card that does not expire.
  • LOFT | The LOFT Loves Teachers program gets you 15% off full-price purchases and special teachers-only perks year-round.
  • West Elm | Students, teachers, and school faculty can score 15% off with a valid school ID at select West Elm stores. Contact the store to confirm discount details.
  • Apex Entertainment | Receive a FREE 30-minute fun pass with a valid school ID.


Know Before You Go
  • The City of Virginia Beach provides free parking in all of the public garages located in Town Center of Virginia Beach. We recommend garage parking for leisurely visits. If parking on-street, be mindful of time restrictions (which vary throughout the center).
  • Visitors are encouraged to follow @towncenterofvirginiabeach on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag your experience with #towncenterofvirginiabeach