Thank You Gifts for Teachers

May is here, and that means it’s almost time for the school year to come to a close. Your child’s teachers have been busy all year giving your child the tools he or she needs to succeed. Here are some great gifts to thank teachers for all of their hard work.

Gift Cards

Ask your child if he or she knows if their teacher gets a cup of coffee or tea on their way to school.  A coffee shop gift card will be greatly appreciated by the teacher! You also can never go wrong with a gift card to a popular restaurant or the movies.

A Supply Cup

Teachers also always appreciate having extra markers and pens for those moments when writing instruments don’t work. You can gift these writing utensils inside of a mug or eco-friendly water bottle to give two gifts.

Classroom Memories Photo Book

For the class moms out there, here’s a great idea that will surprise the teacher. Email all of the parents asking them for pictures from the first day of school, field trips, and holiday parties. Then, take a look at some of the stories or other literary works that your child might have read. See if there are any great quotes from them. You can then put together a scrapbook of memories from the past year.


Teachers really appreciate when a parent donates books for the entire classroom to use. This is actually how most teachers build up their libraries. You can gift your child’s favorite book and have him or her sign it.

Games for Indoor Recess

This is another gift that can be used in the classroom by all future students. Ask your son or daughter if there is a board game that’s missing or if there are any in bad shape that need to be replaced.

Monogrammed Gifts

This is always a safe and appreciated option. Consider items like notepads, notebooks, pens, and other classroom supplies.

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