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The Ultimate End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas Guide

The Ultimate End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas Guide

There is only a few weeks left here in upstate NY before summer vacation is finally here. Let’s not forget to honor the teachers that have been with our kiddos this past year with an End of the Year Teacher gift! Especially since I know teachers had to learn how to virtually teach like overnight and they put in many extra hours so that my kids could learn from home!  Here are 75+ easy and frugal ideas to thank your child’s teacher this year.

End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas

What Gifts Do Teachers Want?

It’s no mystery that teachers sacrifice a significant amount of their time and money to invest in their students success.

This is why I love the gift ideas on this list that spoils your child’s teacher, without hurting your wallet.

You’ll find some incredible ideas that will gift your teacher some awesome school supplies (such as the Star Wars pencil sharpener), the pencil vase, personalized gifts, and more!

What Do You Say To A Teacher At The End Of The Year?

Oftentimes people rarely remember what we did, but they do remember what we said and how we made them feel.

As parents it’s important to share our heartfelt gratitude to the teachers who spent time with our children instructing and teaching them. But more so, we need to encourage our children to express their thanks and well-wishes.

Saying something like, “Thank you for your kindness and teaching me everyday,” or, “Thank you for sharing your passion and love for learning. I’m grateful I had you for a teacher this year” will make a long-lasting impression on your child’s teacher.

How Much Do You Spend On Teacher Gifts?

While some experts recommend spending anywhere from $20-$50 on teacher appreciation gifts (per teacher), you can find an incredible gift for your favorite teacher on this list that won’t break the bank.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas:

Coffee Themed End Of The Year Teacher Gift

Mason Jar Vase Teacher Gift

Simple and Affordable Iced Tea Cup Teacher Appreciation Gift or Year-End Gift with Free Printable Tag 

Paper Bag Apple Craft

Quick & Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift: Thank You for Making us “Smarties” Jar! FREE Printable

End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas

Berry Basket Teacher Gift

How To Use a Flower Loom to make a Desk Pen Holding Jar

DIY Teacher Gift:  Pencil Vase

How To Make at Etched Glass Water Bottle

Monogrammed Notebooks

Crayon Vase

End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas

Gum Gift Tag Printables

Decorated Candy Bar Teacher Gift

Star Wars Craft: R2-D2 Pencil Holder

DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs

Homemade Thank You Note Cards Using Shaving cream and Food Coloring

End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas

End of the Year and Back to School Teacher Survival Kit DIY

Teacher Appreciation Gift Pencil Vase

Easy Shower Jelly DIY Recipe

Teacher Appreciation Home Baked Gifts\

Easy Homemade Lavender Soap – Make 12 Bars in One Hour!

End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas

Teacher Thank You Gift Card Printables

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Free Printable for Chocolate

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts for End of School Year – Thanks For Helping Me Grow

DIY Inspriational Magnet Board

Looking for a teacher gift you can just click and purchase?  Here are a couple of ideas:

Monte Desk Organizer with File Sorters and Drawer – Rose Gold – these are beautiful and what teacher wouldn’t want one of these on their desk?!

Harney & Sons Tea Blends – There are some amazing flavors like blueberry green tea, African autumn, chocolate mint, green tea with coconut, pomegranate oolong and so many more!!

Boh Tea – They have many gift collections to choose from – get a variety box for your child’s teacher!!!

Want even more ideas?  Check out these posts with more multiple ideas:

Teacher Gift Ideas:  Free Printables

10 Handmade Teacher Gift Ideas

Over 50 Teacher Gift Ideas

End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas

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Nature Walk Activity for Kids

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