Best End Of The Year Teacher Gifts

May 16, 2019

Image via Mad In Crafts

My mom and sister both happen to be teachers – and after many years as educators I’ve heard a lot about gifts they’ve received. From some of the most generous (a stay at the family beach home) to the most thoughtful (a headband for my mom who wears them all the time) to the most random.

One may think I’m a Pinterest mom who has her shit together and gifts ready at the start of May but honestly I’m 99% of the time doing it the night before. Or even the day of.

Last year I gave Piper’s teachers Starbucks cups with tissue paper – and inside there was a Starbucks gift card “I’ll miss you a latte” and then I also gave them a card with a Visa gift card. They turned out really cute – like the one above!

Here are a bunch of end of the year teacher gift ideas- some are more creative than others!

If you go the gift card route keep it generic – Visa, Target, Amazon are all good ideas.

Let your kid help pick the gift – some of the most memorable teacher gifts may seem quirky and random to you but hold significance to the teacher!

Wine with funny labels you can snag on Etsy and print off at home are always a hit (these glasses are funny too).

A copy of your child’s favorite book for the classroom (just try to be sure it’s not one they already have).

DIY self-care basket: think face mask, bath salts, eye mask & a magazine. You could also include a gift card for a manicure.

A nice tote bag is always a good gift – get something monogrammed from LLBean or go in with another parent(s) and splurge on something from Cuyana.

Mark & Graham has so many cute options – from personalized wine tumblers to fun tote bags.

You can’t go wrong with flowers or plants!

A nice coffee or water cup to use in the classroom next year (like Tervis or Yeti).

Personalized stationary is always a sweet gesture!



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  1. Marie says:

    I have just been loving your content lately. So helpful, timely, and practical. Thank you!