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Best End-of-Year Teacher Gift Ideas

gift guidesUpdated May 5, 2022

by Catherine Lessman

Early Child Development Specialist


Can you believe we are almost at the end of another school year? This year seemed a little more “back to normal” for our children. Some may even have set foot into a school for the first time! As summer approaches, we parents always want to share our appreciation for our children’s teachers no matter how our year has been.

Coming up with a thoughtful and fun way to thank them for all they did to make your child’s school year the best can be challenging. Remember, it is not so much what the gift is but the fact that you recognize them.

Best Teacher Gift Ideas

Here is a range of gifts that will brighten any teacher’s day and let them know they are loved!

Write It Down

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The simplest yet most thoughtful gift I ever received in the classroom was a simple note. Take a minute and let them know how much you appreciate them. Involve your child; have them write a message or draw a picture. It is true; a simple note can mean so much! To make this even more special, creating personalized notecards would be a nice touch, thus allowing them to continue the note-making on their own.

Add to Their Library

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A teacher becomes part of our child’s story. What is more appropriate than giving them a book to remember your child by? The possibilities are endless on how to add to your teacher’s library. A way to have them remember your child is to give them a copy of your child’s favorite book from the school year with a note inside. You could also make this a class gift, letting each child pick out their favorite book, creating a whole new library to pass on to the next class.

On-the-Go Pleasures

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Most teachers are constantly on the go during their workday. Sometimes the smallest things like what they drink their water from will brighten their day. These new drinkware sets from rifle paper co. are the perfect little pick-me-up for the school year or summer months. Add some tea, coffee pods, or even a bottle of wine to make it extra special!

Gift Card

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It may seem impersonal, but the number one gift most teachers would request is a gift card. Giving a gift card to your local Target, restaurant, or even nail salon, will allow your favorite teacher to treat themselves when otherwise they wouldn’t. If you want to make a cute duo gift, creating a themed gift with the card is a fun way to wrap it!

To the teacher who is always on-trend, place a gift card to their favorite nail salon and pair it with one of these adorable manicure kits.

For the male teacher that you are not sure what to get, do not stress. A gift card to your local gas station or car wash is always practical and fun. Pair it with a new Brumate mug or an initial keychain to add an extra special touch.

Summer Survival Kit

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Most teachers try to enjoy the hot days of summer away from their classroom and soaking up the sun. Why not create a summer survival gift full of beach towels, a beach bag, or a sun hat, to name a few ideas?

I’m A Teacher Pin

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We all know teachers are super hero’s, so let’s show them how special they are! These darling enamel pins would make the perfect add on to any gift!  teachers try to enjoy the hot d

Personalized Stamp

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Most of the time, we do not want to get our teachers something for the classroom, but this personalized stamp was too cute not to pass up! They could use it on anything, and it is so thoughtful!

Airpod Case

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With technology being the way of instruction these days, why not make sure your child’s teacher is chic with this adorable AirPods case!

Bath Bombs

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These pencil bath bombs are just too cute to pass up! They are also made by a small business and mom! We love supporting such shops!

Sweet Treat

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A simple yet sweet way to thank your child’s teacher is with this Trio of Candy set! You could even break it up for multiple gifts with a gift card if you wanted to!

On-Trend Tote

Barrington Bag
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If you have one of these totes, then you understand the hype. They are so great, especially for those on the go, have all the things, teacher! It can be given even as a class gift, adding a personalization even if you wish!

Restaurant Gift Card

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Sometimes the idea of a gift card is challenging, but how about one for an experience? A restaurant gift card will guarantee that they have a great night out on the town!

Best Teacher Ever Book

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Warm their heart with this customizable book! Simply help your child fill in the blanks and voilà: it becomes a personalized gift your #1 teacher will read again and again.

Pretty Pouches

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You can never have enough of these scalloped edge pouches. Fill it with some emergency necessities or fun things for the summer like chapstick, sunscreen, and face mist!

Charm Bracelet

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Your child’s teacher may have impacted your entire school year. This beautiful charm bracelet will remind them of their impact for years to come!

Vintage Gumball Machine

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This gift is specifically for a teacher who always has a candy jar in their classroom. She can add a fun vintage gumball machine to her candy collection!

Engraved Pen

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Some teachers have a quote or saying that you may have heard your child learn and repeat all year. Why not give that inspiration back to them, to have. We love this pen that you can have engraved with their quote or name to live on. This is a great idea for those male teachers!

Funny Candle

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It may have been a tough year in school, and sometimes you have to just laugh about it. This is a lighthearted way of saying thank you for what may have been a harder year than most thought!

No matter what you choose to give as a token of your appreciation, educators will thank you for remembering them. When selecting a gift for your teacher, do not forget all those who also have a daily impact on your child’s school day. A simple thank you note to the bus driver, secretary, lunch aid, and even principal will let them know how much they are valued and TEACH our children how to admire those who help us daily.

To thank someone who has such an impact on our children’s lives can be overwhelming at times. It can feel like there is no gift great enough to thank them for the job they do daily. The gift can be big or small, but the meaning and the thought behind it are what truly counts.

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