Unique End-of-Year Teachers’ Gift Ideas

The school year is winding down and the last day of school is quickly approaching. I’m not ready! But, there is one big, last homework assignment for Moms and that’s the end-of-year teachers’ gifts. I try to get my kids’ teachers something either really unique or something they could really use, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas.

I live in a neighborhood with a lot of teachers so I asked them what teacher’s gifts they appreciated most. You can read their answers in my post 10 Perfect Teacher’s Gift Ideas.

If you want want to do a little something extra and make a gift with your child for his or her teacher, check out these posts on Fun Homemade Teacher’s Gift Ideas and Easy and Inexpensive DIY Teacher’s Gift Ideas.

Here are two more unique end-of-year Teacher’s Gift ideas that I saw on Pinterest this week. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to pull these off.


I like this Summer Relaxation Beach Tote gift idea from SkiptoMyLou.org. Mostly because I want to make one for me.

The Homespun with Love blog created a cute bucket full of school supplies for teacher to use next year. Click through to see how easy it was to make.

Do you give gifts to your child’s teacher at the end of the year? Some people do and some don’t. Giving gifts to teachers is even illegal in one state. Read my article Teacher’s Gifts: To Give or Not to Give over at Patch.com to learn where. There are some nice comments from teachers at the end of the article.

What do you normally get your kids’ teachers at the end of the school year? Please share your ideas. Teachers, feel free to weigh in on what you appreciate the most.

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  1. [...] Unique End-of-Year Teachers Gift Ideas [...]

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  3. I have been teaching for 14 years. I could not handle 26 homemade gifts for each year for the past 14 years. Please do not give us anything food-related that your child made. Not all teachers read for pleasure nor do we all drink coffee. My opinion is to get them cash, gas card, Target gift card, or nothing at all.

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    Eating as a Path to Yoga
    5/13/12

  4. To the teacher of 14 years, unless you got into teaching for the gifts, it is not appropriate to dictate what you should not get. How about just being grateful for the fact that you are appreciated as a teacher and thought worthy of a gift? Hopefully, people will read your comments and give you exactly what you have asked for…nothing at all.

    Chris
    6/26/12

  5. I taught for more than thirty years. I loved every nice and tacky gift I was given including pictures the kids drew who didn’t have gifts. I enjoyed bookstore gift cards and gifts for my classroom. I still have the tackiest sparkling ceramic peacock one little boy picked out by himself! I have received a half slip, wine, Avon perfume, cups, candles, bags, and food. I have tossed stuff into the trash after kids leave, regifted, given to goodwill and left it in my classroom. It’s the thought that counts. I would leave it up to the child and parent to do as they feel. I personally love giving gifts and would not want to be deprived of that right.I feel that material to use in the classroom was my favorite since other students will benefit. I have received a copy of a letter written to the principal and superintendent of how much I had done for their child and a letter to the editor of the local paper. I didn’t teach to get gifts, praise from parents but because I wanted children to learn. But it does warm the heart to see the tangible.

    Jennie Lunsford
    12/11/12

  6. Jennie,

    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate you sharing your experiences and it sounds like you received some very special gifts. I really like your idea about a gift that benefits the whole classroom. I’m going to keep that in mind next time I get a gift for my kids’ teachers.
    Sue

    Sue Kirchner
    12/13/12

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