35 End of the Year Teacher Gifts From Their Favorite Kiddo

By Candice Elliott | Updated: May 15, 2024

    Teachers are among society’s most important and hardest workers. Parents forced to homeschool their children during the pandemic found a whole new appreciation for their child’s teacher. Show them that appreciation with these end-of-the-year teachers’ gifts.

  1. Candle 
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    If you’re looking for the perfect teacher appreciation gift, this candle is right on target. The best teachers do more than teach; they inspire. This candle is made of soy wax, and the holder is ceramic. The candle comes in a pretty open-faced gift box. 

  3. Personalized Teacher Coffee Mug
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    This teacher mug is the perfect gift for teacher appreciation week (the first full week of May each year). The cup can be personalized with the skin color, hairstyle, and teacher’s name and with the quote. There are two sizes available, 11 and 15 ounces. 

    Reusable Whiteboard Notebook end-of-the-year-teachers-gifts-notebook

    The best teacher gifts are those they can use over and over. This notebook fits the bill. The notebook contains 36 lined pages that can be written on with the included pen and wiped clean with the included cloth. The Rocketbook app, which works with iOS and Android, can send their notes to cloud services. The notebook makes an excellent graduation gift for the soon-to-be teacher too! 

  5. Exfoliating Cubes
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    Exfoliating sugar cubes are sized perfectly for individual use. One body scrub cube will exfoliate and nourish the entire body. The soft rose scent is the perfect refreshing addition to your day. These best-selling exfoliating sugar cubes are a cult favorite of editors and beauty experts. It’s love at first sniff.

  7. Beach Bag
  8. This hand-made beach bag, boasts a super capacity to hold all beach essentials, including towels, hats, and sunglasses. Made of durable Oxford fabric with a waterproof inner layer, it features a zipper closure, multiple pockets, and a comfortable, wrinkle-resistant design. Ideal as a gift for teachers, this lightweight, fashionable bag is perfect for summer, offering practicality and style for their beach trips.

  9. Nelson Mandela Quote Print
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    How many teachers have chosen their profession after reading this quote from Nelson Mandela? This print will make a significant gift for any teacher in your life. The print is on white matte card stock, measures 8×10 inches, and is not framed. 

  11. Personalized Notepad
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    Dashing off all of those notes to parents will be a lot more fun with this adorable, crayon-themed notepad! The pad can be personalized with the teacher’s name. The pad has 50 sheets of paper and is available in two sizes, 5×7 and 8×10. 

  13. Cool Sun Care 
  14. Sun Bum’s Day Tripper is a collection of travel-sized sun care. This TSA-approved kit includes Sun Bum’s SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm, Cool Down Aloe Lotion, and a cute carrying case. The perfect gift for summer break.

  15. Desktop File Folder Tote and Organizer
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    Your favorite teacher will use this organizer every day from the first day of school through the end of the school year. The tote has plenty of room and individual pockets for everything they need during the school day and has handles to make it easy to bring home at the end of each day. 

  17. Zen Garden Desk
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    Even the best teachers have bad days. This desktop zen garden can help them find a bit of calm during a hectic day. The garden comes with all of the accessories shown, and your favorite teacher can add their own little trinkets for a personalized garden. 

  19. Teacher Appreciation Gift Box
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    This school teacher gift box has an array of gifts they’ll appreciate, including an apple scented candle, a sleep mask, an ornament, and a plant pot. The box is an excellent year-end teacher gift idea and a nice Christmas gift too. 

  21. Tea Drops
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    Some people prefer tea to coffee. In that case, these Tea Drops are a great choice because they’re so pretty and unique. Each Drop is loose-leaf tea mixed with a bit of sweetener. Drop one in a cup of hot water, stir, and enjoy! The tea leaves can be consumed for a nice dose of antioxidants. 

  23. Journal
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    From preschool to high school, teachers hear some things! This journal lets them note all of those memorable quotes down. This journal includes labels and prompts for the name and age of the kid who made the quote and the date they said it. 

  25. Straw Tote Bag
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    After the last day of school, she might be heading out to the beach or planning on spending her days next to the pool. Either way, this straw tote bag is the perfect accessory. The bag is made of hand-woven straw and has a zipper closure so it can be used as a day bag too. 

  27. Tumbler 
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    This travel tumbler is for the super teacher in your life! Made of stainless steel, it keeps drinks hot or cold for hours. It includes a straw and lid and holds 22 ounces. 

  29. Hand Sanitizer Keychains
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    Kiddos are little germ factories, so this is one school gift that will get lots of use! The keychains come with empty bottles which can be used to hold hand sanitizer, lotion, or sunblock, cure, and useful! 

  31. Women of Change Bath Balm Gift Set 
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    Teachers are big girls creating change by teaching little girls how to create change! So they deserve a little self-care, and these bath balms provide it. The balms feature Rosa Parks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, and Maya Angelou and each one has a magnet inside. 

  33. Coffee Gift Set 
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    Move over, Starbucks! This coffee gift box contains nine varieties of organic, whole bean coffee from Uganda that are hand-roasted in small batches for rich flavor. Their mornings just got a lot better! 

  35. Composition Notebook Pouch
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    Old school teachers will remember these old-fashioned notebooks well! The pouch is made of cotton canvas and measures 9×6. The bag is excellent for carrying pencils, cash, credit cards, ID, keys, cellphones, chargers, and other small items. 

  37. Amazon Gift Card
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    Many teachers dip into their own pockets to buy school supplies for their students, so one of the best gift ideas is a gift card, so they’re not spending their own money. Or they can treat themselves! Amazon gift cards are available in various denominations, and you can choose your own amount too. The card comes in a gift cardholder. 

  39. Lunch Tote
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    This lunch tote is a great gift for a teacher who doesn’t want to eat cafeteria food! The tote is insulated with aluminum film, keeping things hot or cold. The lining is easy to wipe clean in case of spills, and the tote has a mesh pocket for their phone or water bottle. 

  41. Sand Art 
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    The sand slowly floats through this sculpture, calming and mesmerizing! The statue can help promote calm and mindfulness on even the craziest days. The sculpture is available in several colors and is a great conversation piece. 

  43. Teacher Stamps
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    These self-inking stamps are a thoughtful gift for busy teachers. The ink is oil-based and safe for kids, and the stamps are great for a preschool teacher.

  45. Felt Letter Board
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    This felt letter board is a fun way to announce lessons, birthdays, and special events in their classroom. The 10×10 inch board includes 296 white and 145 gold characters, including numbers, emojis, symbols, cursive words, the 12 months of the year, and seven days of the week. 

  47. Coaster Set 
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    These coasters make a nice end-of-year teacher’s gift and are a great hostess gift too. The six coasters are made of ceramic and come in an iron holder. The coasters are lined with cork so that they won’t damage furniture. 

  49. Keepsake Figurine 
  50. The best year-end teacher gift ideas are those they’ll treasure for years to come. This figurine certainly qualifies. The sentiment behind the figure is “Open books, open minds.” The hand-painted ornament is made of resin and measures four inches in height. 

  51. Mason Jar Plant Box 
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    This planter box is an especially lovely gift for a preschool or elementary school teacher. The wooden plant box includes three Mason Jar planters that can grow real plants or hold silk or live flowers at home or school. 

  53. Thank You Notes
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    Thank you notes are always a thoughtful gift because they often come in handy. Especially for teachers who may get the first day of school gifts, birthday gifts, holiday gifts, teacher appreciation week gifts, and end-of-year teacher gifts! There are 100 cards, envelopes, and sealing stickers. 

  55. Desktop Organizer
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    This natural wood organizer can help keep their desk tidy. The organizer can be stacked and adjusted to suit their needs. The unit has two racks with five different units and can be used to organize and display everything they need to have handy in the classroom. 

  57. Chocolates
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    A good piece of chocolate can make a good day better and a bad day bearable! This box of Godiva chocolate contains 19 pieces of assorted chocolates, light, dark, and white, with a mix of fillings. Perfect with a cup of coffee. 

  59. Mug Warmer
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    It can be hard to finish a cup of coffee or tea before it gets cold when you’re a busy teacher. This mug warmer will solve that problem! The warmer offers two temperatures, and no special mug is required. The warmer shuts off automatically after eight hours and goes into sleep mode when the cup is lifted from it. 

  61. Wine Labels 
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    Give that teacher a gift that will erase the bad memories of the past school year, wine! Well, wine labels. These fun labels are peel and stick and can be affixed to any standard bottle of wine. These labels are a great gift if you have older kids who change classes every period. 

  63. Customized Recipe Box
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    If you’re the type of parent who is good at organizing things, this would be a great teacher gift, especially for a home-ec teacher. Each child could contribute a recipe, and the box can be presented to the teacher at the end of the year. The box comes with cards and wooden dividers, and the engraving can be customized. 

  65. Enamel Pins
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    These enamel pins are a fun gift for any teacher! The pins can be fixed to a jacket, a tote bag, a lunch tote, a gym or computer bag, or even shoes for a fun bit of accessorizing. 

  67. Felt Tip Pens 
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    Remember how excited you got as a kid when you got a shiny new box of crayons? That’s how a teacher will feel when they open this set of felt tip pens! There are 24 pens in 24 different colors, and the ink is quick to dry to help prevent smears.