Teachers fill a special role in your child’s life. From day one of the school year, teachers watch your child grow and change. As a certified teacher, I made a list of items that any instructor would appreciate. Whether you are giving a gift individually or as a whole class, you can find an item that can appeal to parents with different price ranges. Often, the price of an item won’t matter nearly as much to a teacher as the sentiment will. Buy any of the following items to impress your favorite teacher.

Best Teacher Gifts to End the Year

Out of the Box Creations Apple Clock

Shopping for a gift from the whole class? With an apple clock from Out of the Box Creations, you can personalize a clock with each student’s name, the name of the school, the teacher’s name and the year. Since my daughter’s gift to her teacher will be just from her and not from her class, I personalized it with the teacher’s name, the name of the school and the year as well as a special message to thank the teacher for being incredible this year. The result was really cool! I know my daughter’s teacher is going to be super appreciative that someone took the time to personalize the gift because as a teacher, a personalized gift sometimes means the most. To get a discount, the code TEACH15 will offer 15% off thru June 12.

Homesweet Homegrown 3 Pack Grow Kit


Does your teacher enjoy planting? Having plants in the classroom can bring such joy. Over the summer, teachers can continue their love of plants by growing vegetables. With the three pack grow kit from Homesweet Homegrown, you can give the experience of growing fresh kale, scorpion peppers and ghost peppers. Since I’ve grown peppers before, I know how helpful it can be to have a pepper plant growing in the yard. When it’s time to cook, picking a fresh pepper or some kale is super convenient and delicious.

Love With Food Fiesta Fiesta Deluxe Snack Box from Love with Food


Instead of the traditional boxes of chocolate, give your teacher some savory treats to start his or her summer break off right. Each item in this Fiesta snack box has a delicious, exciting taste. I thought the chips were especially excellent. From popsicles to nuts, the snacks are just the right thing for a teacher on the go. Whether your instructor teaches Spanish or simply enjoys flavorful food, this snack box is a thoughtful, practical gift. Enter the code THERESASREVIEWS for a discount.

Case Logic Berkeley Deluxe Backpack


When going back and forth from school to home, teachers usually carry their laptops, textbooks, workbooks, and tablets for planning purposes. With this professional, gray backpack, teachers can be prepared for any work occasion, whether at the job or at home. Plus, the exterior of the back part of the item is soft, so even if you are carrying a lot, your back shouldn’t be hurt. With padded straps that clasp on the front, the backpack is made to prevent injuries, even when you fill it with everything you need. The backpack can also work well for vacations since some might also use technology for recreation. Inside the item, there are several compartments so it can hold everything you need, including a cell phone, a wallet, snacks and more.

For more gift ideas, check out Gift Guides. You can also follow Theresa’s Reviews on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagramFlipboard and Youtube.


I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.


22 Responses

  1. Christy Maurer

    As a former preschool teacher, I can tell you I would have really liked the food box! It is something really unique. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

  2. Alli

    When I was a Principal I would get the cutest gifts. That grow kit gift is one I would have loved. Great gift ideas.

  3. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    You post is a fantastic reminder to me to get thoughtful gifts to give to my kid’s teachers. Thank you so much! You have a lot of great ideas here!

  4. HilLesha

    These are wonderful gift ideas, especially the Homesweet Homegrown 3 Pack Grow Kit! I’d love this for myself.

  5. michele d

    Those are some wonderful gifts for teachers. My kids are already out of school here in Florida. That clock is awful cute!

  6. Jeanine

    Great ideas! My kiddos have been homeschooled this year so I’m not having to do this but these are all great!

  7. Nichole

    These are some great ideas. I made my son’s teacher a gift card tree from the class. It was a lot of fun.

  8. Uplifting Families

    These are wonderful ideas. I haven’t had to do teacher appreciation gifts in a long time. I have two teenagers now and my youngest isn’t in school yet.

  9. Ann Bacciaglia

    I love the clock idea. I will have to share this post with my friends with kids. I used to give a gift card to a nice restaurant .

  10. Lynndee

    I couldn’t agree more – those are really great gifts to give the teachers. I will remember those for next time. Thanks for the ideas.

  11. Erin Kennedy

    These are great ideas. I am always thinking of ideas for teacher and neighbor gifts. I have never heard of the Love with Food gift food boxes, they look awesome and delicious!

  12. Ashleigh

    It’s always so difficult for me to think of what my son’s teachers will want. This is a great list of suggestions.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: