Many parents struggle when it comes to ideas for teacher gifts. Most instantly think apples or a candle. We’ve rounded up a list of teacher gift ideas they will absolutely adore – and won’t cost you a small fortune!
We’ve asked this question in the past, and many of you struggle with what in the world to get for your child’s teacher, coach, dance instructor, etc. If you asked a teacher, he or she would say that she really doesn’t want anything at all.
In fact, a personal note from your child would thrill them to no end. However, if you are going to get them something, please try to avoid these items (they have more than their fair share):
- Apple-themed items
- Coffee mugs
- Jewelry or accessories
- Lotions (or other beauty products)
If they’ve been teaching for a while, they have plenty of these. Try to go with something different for them instead! We’ve come up with a great list of teacher gift ideas, which are things they really want.
1. Movie Night
Buy a gift certificate to the local theater. Make sure you include a little extra for snacks. Or, you could buy a box of microwave popcorn, bowl, and a Redbox gift card for a movie night in.
2. Adult coloring books and pencils
Teachers like to color too! I love this funny #TeacherLife coloring book filled with a bit of snark for the teacher with a great sense of humor.
3. Desk cup holder
This clip-on cup holder is a fun gadget to keep the drinks off of his or her desk, but keep them handy. This is inexpensive enough that you could add in a Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts gift card too!
22. Foods in a jar
These are so fun to make and are the perfect gift! You can find them for bread, soup, brownies, cookies — so many ideas! Best of all, they are easy to create, and you can usually make a few of them out of a few packages of ingredients.
23. Personalized Clipboards
When they have your name on them, no one can steal them! These cute clipboards are customized with your teacher’s name in all sorts of adorable patterns and colors.
A bookmark is a fun gift for your teacher. One way to make it unique is to get one of these adorable personalized bookmarks. They are customized with a personal note from your child to your teacher.
25. Photo frame
Who doesn’t love to show off their students? Teachers are proud of the kids in their classroom, so a photo of them would be great — in an adorable frame! This one is printed with your teachers’ name and the year.