It’s the end of the school year! Here’s a list of the best gifts for teachers. Leave a comment to add to the list!
After an especially difficult school year, I think all of our teachers deserve extra love and some spoiling, don’t you?!
Best Gifts for Teachers
1. Gift Cards
Teachers deserve some big treats after a long school year, wouldn’t you agree?! Write a kind and appreciative personal note, then slide in a gift card that will provide your teacher with free dinner, free ice cream, free coffee, free shopping, or free anything fun from around your community.
2. Supplies for the Classroom
When I asked for gift suggestions on my Facebook page, Stephanie said this, “I always ask the teachers if they have any classroom needs-supplies, games or activities for inside recess days, etc.” Brilliant gift idea! Restocking some fun and necessary supplies after a school year is a great idea to help them get ahead for next year!
3. Simple Cookbooks
This is what we gave Brayden’s teacher for Christmas and she was thrilled with the simple, tasty ideas! Get these books here.
4. Breakfast in the Break Room
Meredith shared this fabulous suggestion, “One year I brought in breakfast for the office staff of our elementary. We were newish to the school then, and I didn’t want to bring in homemade food that might make some uneasy, so I made up my own shortened (and with prices that fit in my budget per person) list of breakfast options from Panera and handed it out early with a date on it I needed to collect them. I brought in orange juice and iced coffee from the grocery dairy section and a chopped fruit bowl from the grocer (but bananas and oranges or apples would be good too, I was just really wanting everything to clearly be commercially prepared if that makes sense) to go with each person’s selections. Panera boxed all the other stuff up and I brought it in early before the kids arrived. It was about $6-7 per person and we have a small office staff. They really loved it!”
5. A Monogrammed Tote
Oh my goodness, how cute are these?! I think teachers will love this gift! Check out the options here.
6. Homemade Vanilla
7. Handmade Earrings
8. A Fun Tumbler
I love these! Choose from several different colors and styles. They are simple and practical and fun all at the same time! See these options here.
9. Car Wash Tokens
As someone who constantly has a filthy vehicle, I like this idea very much!! Lyn said, “When the boys got into middle and high school and had so many teachers, I started getting gift cards for the local car wash (one or two washes each). Our local place runs a “20 for $100? special each year. It’s inexpensive, different and they love them!”
Fill in the gaps! What are your favorite gifts to give teachers?