10 Teacher Gift Ideas That Will Knock Their Socks Off

Ideas for Teacher Gifts.

Teacher Gift Ideas

The end of school year is quickly approaching! Are you looking for some creative teacher gifts to give to the teachers in your child’s life?

Here are 10 of my favourite teacher gift ideas that I found while browsing Pinterest recently.

Teacher Gift Package

Berry Basket

Teacher Gift Soap Labels

Awesome Teacher Soap

Teacher Gift Marker Cup

“Sharp Minds” Cup & Sharpies

Teacher Photo Bouquet Gift

Students Flower Garden

Sticky Pop Teacher Gift

Sticky Pop

Teacher Fingerprint Tree Gift

Classroom Fingerprint Tree

Hands Down Teacher Gift

Hands Down Soap

Tea Gift for Teachers

I Love My TEAcher

Personalized Mugs

Personalized Mugs

Teacher Plant Gift

Helping Me Grow

I am so thankful that there are many phenomenal teachers out there that my children will soon have the opportunity to learn from. I know that they work exceptionally hard and are not acknowledged for their efforts as often as they should be.

So, to teachers everywhere, from the bottom of my heart – thank you for everything you do!

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  1. Nancy says:

    I agree with Jess. As a teacher I don’t like clutter and don’t need a bunch of stuff. I prefer a handwritten note from the heart. No gift needed.

  2. jo says:

    thnx for the link to the dollarstore house, great ideas. 🙂

  3. Dawn says:

    I don’t care what the teacher thinks. If she wants to throw out the gift my babies made for them so be it. I care about how my children feel spending the time making them and learning about being grateful for the education they have had throughout the year. The looks on their little faces when they proudly present them to the teacher is totally worth it! Hey, maybe she is disappointed she didn’t get a gift card, but the kids are happy and proud! And to me, that’s what school is all about! May the teachers enjoy a well deserved summer off.

  4. Jenny says:

    I am a teacher and a ton of my friends are teachers and we all LOVE to get presents like these. I think they are cute and I appreciate the effort put into them. I am at a school in which parents can’t afford gift cards and things of that nature but they can take the time to put together a cute present that does not cost much. To me, that is way more important than a gift card.

  5. Lalis says:

    I guess you will throw away or not depending on who you are, in my country and specially in my school, people cannot always spend money on a present, but most kids, try to find the way and give you something, sometimes they are even strange things with no use but that are real cool because you just can see them growing up, so I keep them, just because I appreciate their effort yep sometimes I am overflown but what the heck?
    I think we cannot theach what we do not know or understand!! So if we teach them that we prefer five dollar cards, or starbucks instead of heart given gifts, they will learn that their effort is not good enough, that money will always be more important than even them. This is what I think but well we all were born free.

    P.S I think stationary supplies are always great and handy, and I aggre to Louise must of the time come from your pocket, so I really love them. Sorry for bad grammar or my spell my first language is not Englis so if you have any observations please let me know.

  6. millie says:

    I think it depends on the teacher. I’m in the classroom and around the teachers enough to tell who likes homemade stuff and who doesn’t and give accordingly. My kids always create something by hand whether it be a home made card, thoughtful note or a picture. I am sure these end up in the trash as much as I am sure that the sentiment stays with the teacher forever! I can see why someone would post that most of what she gets ends up in the trash while another teacher would post, I cherish everything I receive. Both are ok responses to gifts. Gifts should be given with this in mind and it is not too hard to figure out which side of the fence your teacher falls on. Honestly, I don’t think either response is bad. I always end the year with a nice gift card to a store (usually clothing) where I think the teacher would shop. We are not a wealthy family but we try to spend between 30 and 50 per gift card. Its something I plan and save for all school year from cash I set aside every month. Its important to me. Teachers are important to me. It’s also important to me that people like the gifts I am giving. I figure you can’t go wrong with food, kind words and shopping.

  7. Teasa says:

    My daughter made homemade pickles one year for her teachers. She had learned from her girl scout troop and thought her teachers would love them… and they did! It was very easyand inexpensive. We put a note on them not to open till Dec 25.

  8. Nina V says:

    What I can’t stand is ungrateful people they are children for goodness sake if you are a teacher just to get gift cards and things that you like you shouldn’t be a teacher. One more thing why don’t you go out and buy your own things that you want. And someone that actually post something like this you are a disgrace.

  9. Kandra says:

    Wow, that is so sad! I think your post says a lot about you! People put a lot of time, effort and thought into teacher gifts because we appreciate them more than words could ever say! Maybe you should learn to do the same!

  10. Dawn says:

    I can’t believe someone would say they throw away gifts that’s just wrong..really would it be that hard to display the items even if its for a short length of time and then pass on to a teacher would would appreciate you can always find someone who would love to have come on now. I sub in my children’s elementary school and the kids draw my pictures and I bring those home and hang on my frig. My kids love seeing them as well as myself! I can honestly say your post makes me thankful there aren’t teachers like you in my child’s school. Or if there is we don’t know it cause they show appreciation for each and every gift!

  11. Nicola says:

    Jess, I think that you and your friends are few and far between! As a teacher I love to receive gifts that I know the child was involved in choosing! It makes me proud to think that they went to the time and effort to thank me for doing my job! Sure a gift card will be used, and no I do not NEED to receive anything – but seeing how excited my students are to give me something makes me truly appreciate it – especially the homemade gifts!

  12. Louise says:

    My husband is a teacher and never expects a gift and appreciates anything that he is given. His favorite gifts are hand written notes or things made by the kids. One year he got a crocheted trivet with a mix for a cranberry bread where you just add eggs (or whatever). Equipment/material he can use for his classes is always appreciated and when he receives a gift card he usually spends it on something for his class (if he can). I would be inclined to get teachers something consumable (tea, coffee, chocolate, fruit bouquet, cookies) or a gift card for scholar’s choice, staples or chapters where they can buy books, toys, posters, whatever they want for their class – especially since so many of them spend money out of their own pocket to have material for their classes.

  13. Sandi says:

    We get the teachers each a bottle of wine. I bet they need it after the school year!

  14. Callie says:

    I grew up as a child of a teacher, and not one present in our household got thrown away before it was used or displayed. There was a lot of chocolate, lots of mugs, and lots of pictures, cards, etc. Eventually things were thrown away, but at least the effort was recognized. Receiving gifts is not a right, it’s a privilege.

  15. Erica Ashley says:

    We sure do! Heck I’m enjoying a nice glass of wine right now!

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