It’s that time of year: the backpacks get stowed away and kids say goodbye to the teachers who’ve been such a huge part of their lives for the past nine months. Tell these wonderful men and women, once again, just how much you appreciate all the time they’ve invested in your child by giving them an end-of-the-school-year gift. End of year teacher gifts can be simple; it’s always the thought that counts. Here are some teacher gift ideas to consider.
- Ask for a large plastic cup when you buy a Starbucks gift card and fill the cup with colored Sharpies (with the gift card hidden in the middle). Add a card that says “A little something to keep you ‘sharp’ over the summer!”
- Make a card that says “I’ll miss you a latte” and place a gift card to a local coffee shop inside.
- Give a Target gift card with a homemade card that says “Thank you for keeping me on target this school year!”
- Fill a reusable mug or plastic tumbler with a bag of tea and a card saying “Thank you for being a tea-riffic teacher!”
- Put together a s’mores kit with a label that says “We need s’more teachers like you!”
- Buy a cute container and fill it with snack-sized Mounds candy bars. Attach a note that says “I had mounds of fun with you this year!”
- Remove the wrapper from a large bottle of hand sanitizer and replace it with your own that says “Mrs. Jones’ Germ Juice.”
- On a gift card for the Apple App Store, place a note that says “An App(le) for my teacher!”
- For the fashionista, give her a bottle of nail polish with a tag that says “Teachers like you paint brighter futures!”
- Make a summer survival kit with a beach bag, a magazine that the teacher would enjoy, a novel, some lotion, and a fun pair of flip flops.
Homemade Teacher Gifts
- Personalize clipboards using inspiration from Pinterest.
- Get the whole class to create a fingerprint tree and frame it.
- Create a crayon wreath out of some crayons and use a cute font to make letters to spell out the teacher’s name.
- Paint a flower pot with chalkboard paint and trip the top to look like a ruler. Write “Thank you for helping me grow” and place a plant in the pot.
- Make a crayon monogram wall hanging out of bits of crayons.
What are your kids giving their teachers this year? Share with us in the comments.