7 Amazing End of the Year Gift Ideas For Students

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The end of the school year is so wonderful!  Teachers and students alike daydream about all the wonderful things to come.  However, it’s also a time of reflection over the year that passed, and for many it has a tinge of sadness about the things that will be missed. For these reasons, many teachers give their students parting gifts commemorating the year and looking forward to the next.  Oh, and there is no need to spend a fortune, most students are perfectly happy receiving goodies from your local dollar store.  Here are 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students that you must see:

1. Pencils

Any teacher out there can testify to the fact that pencils are forever in need!  Students are constantly misplacing them, so what better gift to give than that which they will need most.  You can personalize the pencils with messages like the one’s below.  You can also add an extra touch by including pencils with designs that your students will love.

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Acrostic poem messages… (Taken from Room Mom Spot)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
High fives! (Taken from Simplifying Radicals)

 

 

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
If you’re looking for something generic, these are clever! They also come with a coloring page for students.

If you have a classroom theme like Dr. Seuss, themed pencils would be a perfect gift idea:

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
(Taken from Under A Cherry Tree)

2. Bookmarks

If your end of the year gift is a bookmark, then you’ll be encouraging your students to continue reading throughout the summer, while also including personalized messages.

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
A simple DIY. Cut out card stock, write personal messages, laminate and you’re done! (If anyone knows who to credit this image to, please leave a comment below)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Melissa & Doug has this set of 12 adorable scratch bookmarks for only $6! Available on Amazon.
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
If you’re computer savvy, I love this option. (Taken from Mrs. Rios Teaches Second Grade)

 

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
How fun are these! (Taken from Babble)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
I’ve got some adorable bookmark favors, which also come with a coloring page!
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
These are simple and sweet. Your students can choose their own strings and make their own knots if you’re strapped for time. (Taken from Princess Pinky Girl)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Using a bookmark template will make things easier. (Taken from Teachers Pay Teachers)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Amazon has packs of 36 Dr. Seuss Coupons for under $5.

3. Encouraging Fun in the Sun

By the end of the year, your students will be so enthralled with the summer fun that awaits them.  So why not use that to give them an end of the year gift they can be excited about.  Here are some ideas I liked:

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Sand pails, filled with goodies. (Taken from Mrs. Terhune)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Encourage some sidewalk creativity with this easy DIY. (Taken from My Sweet Sanity)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Give students beach balls, and have them signed. (Taken from Your Teacher’s Aide)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Need I say anything? These are so adorable, and they come with a coloring page for your students.

4. Inspire Further Learning

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Give your students a subject specific gift. This is great because it can really be inexpensive as a DIY project. (Taken from Teach-A-Roo)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Encourage writing practice with these adorable gifts and tags! The tags are available here and also come with a coloring page for kids.
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Nurture your students’ love for art with some artsy craft favors. These cute tags are available here, and come with a coloring page.

5. Cherishing Memories

Each school year, students grow and exceed in leaps and bounds.  Both students’ and their parents will love being reminded of that!

 

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
If you’ve captured videos and images of your year as a class, what better gift to give your students then to preserve those valuable memories. (Taken from Teach Junkie)

6. Equip them with kid essentials

Students love receiving goodies that are just for them.  Try using these kid essentials with whimsical messages as your end of the year gift.

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
(Taken from Our Thrifty Ideas)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
You can find all kinds of miniature sports balls at the dollar store, which would go perfectly with these tags.
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
(Taken from Polka Dotted Teacher)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Too cute! The tags are available here and come with their own coloring page for your students.
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
These adorable tags also come with a coloring page!
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
Because… which kid doesn’t love playdoh.

7. Sweet Treats

I don’t typically encourage sharing food in the classroom simply because many families and students have dietary restrictions and/or allergies.  Therefore, use this gift idea with a good deal of caution.  If you’ve done your due diligence in the beginning of the year, know all dietary restrictions and allergies and have the go-ahead of school’s administration then this might be a nice idea to try out.

Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
I like that these include little awards for the students. If you can find a nut-free chocolate, this would a nice gift. (Taken from Seusstastic)
Every teacher needs to see these 7 amazing end of the year gift ideas for students.
(Taken from Mrs. Will’s Kindergarten)

Hmmm, now I will go ponder teacher gifts, which is equally important :P.

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