Finding practical gifts teachers actually want and will use is always challenging.
I typically dread this time of year because I really want to find something thoughtful and unique, if possible, for my children’s teachers.
They work so hard year round with our little ones. If your child has a great teacher, it’s a nice way to say thanks!
And this past year, thanks to COVID-19, educators have been feeling more stressed than ever!
And if your child has a male teacher, it can be even more challenging to find a thoughtful gift.
But don’t worry, I have you covered there as well in this article.
Don’t get me wrong, by no means are parents expected to get a gift for their child’s teacher.
If money is an issue but you really want to show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate him/her go the homemade route.
There are thousands of ideas on Pinterest.
This year I wanted to find something different, not just another candle, and started hunting around for some personalized teacher gift ideas.
If you are a regular reader of Seeme & Liz you may find this article to be out of the ordinary as I usually stick to writing about the importance of learning through play and give ideas around toys that promote speech-language development and help facilitate building foundation skills needed for future academic success.
However, I strongly believe that teachers play a significant role in our children’s lives.
If you and your child really like a teacher, why not show your appreciation with a thoughtful end of the year gift!
Here are some of the awesome gift ideas I found. Many are customizable to some extent!
Personalized Teacher Gift Ideas For The End Of The Year!
Teacher Tote Bag
Teachers have so much stuff to carry.
This customizable tote bag will allow her to carry her supplies with style! This bag is from Zoeysattic allows for personalization of the teachers name.
Teacher Appreciation Mason Jar Light
Isn’t this mason jar light beautiful? It would make a nice addition to a teacher’s desk or could be taken home.
The jar lights up via battery powered fairy lights which are attached to the lid.
It comes with two cr2032 batteries.
Funny Custom Wine Bottle Label
These wine labels are pretty funny, but you probably should know if your child’s teacher is a wine drinker and if they would find something like this humorous.
These labels are from iCustomWine and they have many different kinds to choose from (not just for teachers).
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Personalized Teacher Stamp
Any teacher of young children would sure find one of these stamps handy!
You can personalize the teacher’s name as well as the saying and symbol.
Personalized Teacher Key Chain
I would think it’s safe to assume that all teachers carry keys of some sort, so why not give your child’s teacher one of these handmade key chains!
What a great way for your child’s teacher to remember them!
Fashionable Lanyard For Teachers
Most teachers where lanyards, but it’s rare to see fun ones like these!
They really stand out from the rest.
When I first saw this item I thought “do people still write on paper?”
It appears that teachers do based on my experience working in various elementary school classrooms.
I have noticed that quite a few teachers had scraps of paper with notes all over their desks.
One of these notebooks would be a great way for her to write notes down and keep them organized.
Even though we live in a digital world, there is still something appealing about a good old piece of paper and a pen.
Will You Get An End Of The Year Gift For Your Child’s Teacher?
These gifts tend to be geared to female teachers, so I have written another article with gifts more suited to male teachers!
You have to admit, these are some cool gifts teachers probably don’t have and would actually use.
Giving a gift card is easy (and I have done it many times), but it’s not very personal.
And like I said before, teacher gifts are not an expectation, nor do they need to cost a lot of money.
Many teachers will really appreciate a homemade gift such as a card your child made along with a delicious batch of cookies!
All of these great gifts can be found on Etsy website.
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Many of these businesses are run by a stay at home parent like myself, looking for ways to help others while making money to support our families!