23 Favorite End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas (+2 to Avoid)

Looking for the right way to say goodbye and thank you to a special teacher? Teachers love receiving thank you gifts from students at year end. We researched hundreds of ideas and narrowed them down to 23 top-rated picks teachers will absolutely love. From elementary to middle and high school, we’ve got you covered with creative ideas. Our ideas include great individual gifts as well as group classroom gifts. Enjoy!

If you’re looking for a year end idea for an English teacher, look no further than these great literature-inspired English breakfast tea bags. Each includes a unique quote.
$13.50 USD
$14.95 USD
This notebook is the perfect year end gift for a teacher who loves to write. It reads “an awesome teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget.”
$6.24 USD
$6.99 USD
Thank You for Helping Me Grow
This lovely card is perfect thank you gift for a teacher who’s made a real difference in a student’s life. Comes with a small tree pendant necklace symbolizing his or her nurturing influence.
Is your teacher a bit of a bookworm? Warm her heart with this lovely literary-inspired gift basket. Complete with treats to keep her weekend reading sessions fueled. Also a great idea for librarians.
For teachers who are as good as gold, this apple lapel is a wonderful way to show your appreciation.
$7.99 USD
$7.99 USD
School is out for summer, so give your teacher something to do! They’ll love a gift card to the movies.
$25.00 USD
$25.00 USD
These fun cactus-shaped tealights are a unique, creative idea for a teacher who has it all. Makes a great home decoration.
$7.99 USD
$11.59 USD
Does your teacher have kids? He or she will be thrilled to bring this back home to celebrate the start of summer break with the kids.
$25.71 USD
$25.71 USD
This marine-themed premium-printed glossy card comes with a starfish key chain. Tell your teacher what a big difference he or she has made.
$18.97 USD
$18.97 USD
Have your entire class sign this giant 8.5” x 11” thank you card, complete with an appropriately sized envelope.
$9.62 USD
$11.95 USD
Teachers can never get enough pens. Give them some extra creative expression with this great set of 18 different colors.
$5.95 USD
$16.99 USD
Have a female teacher with a math/science bent? Consider this fun “infinity scarf,” symbolizing the infinite things you appreciate about her teaching.
$19.85 USD
$19.85 USD
The perfect idea for a math teacher, this pi poster spells out pi to hundreds of digits. He or she will be thrilled to display this for next year’s students. There is space for the students’ signatures if desired.
Yes, apples can be over done. But we think your teacher will appreciate and actually use this high quality marble paperweight. A good gift idea for newer Kindergarten and early elementary teachers.
$25.00 USD
$25.00 USD
These adorable animal-shaped paperclips will delight your teacher!
$8.99 USD
$11.69 USD
Is your teacher a coffee drinker? There’s no simpler way to make him or her happy than a Starbucks gift card.
$25.00 USD
$25.00 USD
Looking for an idea for multiple teachers?
This set of six pens comes with rotating messages build in such as “thank you for teaching me.”
$7.99 USD
$14.62 USD
The year is nearing the end, and your teacher could probably use some serious relaxation. Bath bombs are the perfect soothing antidote to stress.
$12.99 USD
$12.99 USD
This personalized candle comes with an inspiring message on the front: “the influence of a great teacher cannot be extinguished.” Enter your teacher’s name with the order and it will be written on the candle’s cap.
$24.00 USD
$24.00 USD
While we’d generally avoid generic mugs, we think your teacher will be delighted to see you took the effort to personalize a gift. The mug reads “[teacher’s name] – best teacher ever.” Something she’ll be proud to use every day.
$17.99 USD
$17.99 USD
Give him or her something sweet. These Hershey’s Kisses are labeled “best teacher,” “A+” and “thank you” on the back. Would look great in the mug above.
$7.99 USD
$7.99 USD
Looking for a year end gift for your music teacher? Consider this quality teacher journal.
$5.99 USD
$5.99 USD

What should you avoid giving a teacher at year end?

1. Funny/gag gifts. It’s too easy to go wrong with these unless you know your teacher’s humor really well.
2. Any product with a quote that says “it takes a big heart to shape little minds.” The market is flooded with these products and chances are your teacher’s seen it already.