Yet another school year is almost in the books! But before you think about summer vacation, why not consider giving the teachers in your life end-of-year teacher gifts? They deserve it! Whether you’re a room parent, a fellow teacher, or a parent looking for ideas, we’ve gathered a variety of gifts that fit every budget.
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1. Thank You Note
Never underestimate the importance of a heartfelt thank you note! Students can create their own, or you can buy this printable card that lets them add color and add their own message.
Buy it: Colorable Teacher Thank You Card/Etsy
2. Gift Cards
Gift cards are one of the best gifts for teachers because the teacher can choose what they need or want. Amazon and Target are reliable choices, plus check out our full list of favorite gift cards here.
3. Lovepop Bouquet
Lovepop makes super cool 3-D cards. They’re all beautifully detailed, but we especially love the flower bouquet options. It’s a great way to give your teachers flowers without them needing to worry about caring for them.
Buy it: Wildflower Bouquet Card on Lovepop
4. Why You’re The Best Teacher Ever Book
You can also take your thank you note a bit further with this sweet fill-in-the-blank book. Your child can fill it out on their own, adding illustrations if they like. Or, for a truly special teacher gift, coordinate with other parents to have each kid in the class contribute a page. That’s a keepsake that a teacher will treasure forever!
Buy it: Why You’re The Best Teacher Ever Book
5. Simple Gold Chain Bracelet
This stunning bracelet is the perfect sentiment for 2021. It’s simple and class for any teacher’s wardrobe.
Buy it: Gold Chain Bracelet/Etsy
6. Seven Sisters Scones
A delicious option for any teacher! These Scones come in sweet and savory, and you can customize the flavor selections too. Plus, you can save 10% with code: SISTER.
Buy it: Sconie™ (Mini-Scone) Sampler/Seven Sisters Scones
7. Easy-Care Plants
I don’t know about you, but I love plants around the home! These are perfect for summer, and then they can bring them to decorate their desk come fall. For more ideas, see our favorite plants for the classroom here.
Buy it: Lewondr Succulent Pots, Set of 4
8. A Tote Bag
Teachers carry a LOT of stuff back and forth to home. Help them pack up their classroom in style with this basic tote with lots of external pockets! It comes in several colors, and multiple teachers gave it 5-star reviews. Find other 35 more teacher tote ideas here.
Buy it: Tote/Amazon
9. Customized Keychain
Teachers are never from their set of keys! This handmade leather option, customized with their name, is a perfect end-of-school gift.
Buy it: Keychain/Amazon
10. Crayon Custom Starbucks Cup
What teacher doesn’t love coffee? A custom Starbucks cup makes it even better. We love the crayons on this cup for cool drinks.
Buy it: Crayon Custom Starbucks Cup
11. Five Minute Journal
This reflective journal is perfect for teachers. In only five minutes a day, they can start to think beyond the chaos of the year and reflect on all that’s happened.
Buy it: Journal/Amazon
12. Customized Notepads
Personalize this set of four notepads for your teacher so they can jot down reminders and ideas with a personal touch.
Buy it: Notepads/Amazon
13. Custom Video Montage
Another great gift for the class. Assemble a video montage with Tribute! Their easy-to-use tools allow you to do it yourself or you can pay a little more and have a professional put together something spectacular.
Buy it: Tribute Video Montage
14. Photo Keepsake
Got class photos? Why not make them into a custom photo keepsake for your teacher? It’s like a Zoom session for the wall!
Buy it: Photo Heart/Minted
15. Teacher Pens
Teachers LOVE pens, and for most, Flair pens top the list. This set comes in cool colors and yummy scents, and they’ll use them all summer long! Find more favorite teacher pens here.
Buy it: Paper Mate Flair Scented Felt-Tip Pens/Amazon
16. Fun Office Supplies
Schools usually give teachers basic supplies, but they’ll appreciate these unique ones that show off their personalities.
Buy it: Owl Push Pins or Star-Shaped Sticky Notes
17. Personalized Teacher Library Stamp
Teachers build their classroom libraries with loving care. Help them keep their selections from disappearing with a personalized stamp like this one. (See more teacher stamps we love here.)
Buy it: Self-Inking Teacher Library Stamp
18. Mug Warmer
We never suggest a teacher mug (teachers have plenty of them!), but this one allows all those mugs to be put to use. They can keep their morning coffee and tea hot, all summer long.
Buy it: Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer/Amazon
19. Bouquet of Blooms
Start the summer off right with beautiful blooms from Bouqs. These flowers are sourced directly from farmers who use sustainable growing practices like minimizing waste and recycling water.
Buy It: Farmers Choice Bouquet/Bouqs
20. Desk charging station
Sometimes a teacher needs to keep their items organized! Cords for a phone, tablet, watch, headphones, and more can easily become a mess. This desktop organizer is so helpful and convenient.
Buy it: Desk Charging Station
21. Kindle Paperwhite or Fire
If you’re looking to splurge or for a gift from the whole class, the Kindle from Amazon is perfect for teachers. If your teacher already has one, consider a Kindle Unlimited membership.
Buy it: Kindle Paperwhite and Fire HD 8 Tablet/Amazon
23. Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker
Smart speakers with voice search built in have so many uses in the classroom. These little gems are so affordable now that they make great gifts for teachers. The Amazon Echo Dot is one of our favorites, since it’s so easy to use and coordinates with other Amazon products.
Buy it: Amazon Echo Dot
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