4 Gifts For Teachers That They Actually Want

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At the end of the year, some students & parents opt to give their teacher a small token of appreciation.  So I’ve put together a list of 4 gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful.  As a teacher, I can tell you that (even though it is dearly appreciated) some personal items are not relevant to all teachers.  For example, a box of chocolates may not be suitable for a teacher with an allergy or dietary constraint.  However, I can tell you that we certainly appreciate the thought and admire the effort.  Check out the list below if you’re interested in getting your child’s teacher a gift they’ll truly love and use!

1. Gift Cards

Who doesn’t love gift cards!?  They’re super practical and leaves the preferences to the teacher.  If you’d like a more personal touch, you can give a gift card to a specific store that you know the teacher would be fond of, or you can include a personalized message.  Take a look at the samples below:

A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
For a teacher with a sweet tooth. (Taken from Crazy Little Projects)
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
Because every teacher needs a coffee fix! (Taken from Buzzfeed)
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
A gift card that grants a wide array of products is most useful! (Taken from Fabulessly Frugal)

2. School Supplies

Teachers are kind of nerdy at heart.  So, receiving fresh stationary, markers, pencils/pens and other such items is, well, exciting!  Teachers love receiving gifts that they can use in their classroom for the coming year.  It will help them preserve their class budget for more unique items.  Here are some ideas:

A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
A teacher’s survival kit, equipped with the necessities. (Taken from The 36th Avenue)
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
Another survival kit, but in a jar. (Taken from Five Heart Home)
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
School supplies, in neat homemade packages. (Taken from Skip To My Lou).
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
Fresh, unused markers… oh yes! (Taken from Crafty Cupboard)
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
A pencil bouquet! Isn’t this so elegant? Any teacher would proudly display this on their desk. (Taken from Jamonkey)
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
A basket of notepads and sticky notes, with a nice design. (Taken from Love The Day)

3. Useful Books

Another thing teachers are: book hoarders! We love our books.  Teachers love adding to their class library and discovering new reads.  Here are some ideas that are specific to the topic of teaching, otherwise you could get any book you see as useful.

A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
A great book about a teacher’s ability to see the uniqueness in her students.
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
A book about school, by Dr. Seuss.
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
A book about appreciating teachers.

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A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
You could also include a handmade bookmark. (Taken from The 36th Avenue)
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
Or you could use a printable. (Tater Tots and Jello)

4. Show them they’ve made a difference:

I think what parents are trying to communicate through their gifts is that a teacher has positively impacted a student.  Try giving your child’s teacher a thoughtful note/book about the wonderful difference they’ve made, written by their students.  This is definitely something any teacher would hold on to.

A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
This might require a class effort. (Taken from Everything Is Pink)
A list of 4 amazing gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful, written by a teacher.
(Taken from The Suburban Mom)

Whats your favorite teacher gift to give or receive?

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