Quick and Easy End of the Year Teacher Gift

teachers gifts

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my boys and I’ve finally gotten around to getting together some gifts for the teachers, any one do this kind of thing last minute? No worries, I got ya covered if you are running out tonight or just pin this post and you’ll be ahead of the game for next year!

I used to work in a day care and was on the receiving end of gifts from parents, some were thoughtful and some were…..well, not all of them made it home if ya know what I mean. Sorry parents! 

The key is to keep it simple and our gifts this year are just that! I picked up each teacher an insulated cup or bottle for keeping hydrated in the classroom and all summer long, these run between $5-$10. I know I keep a similar one on me at all times here at home filled with water!

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Next I choose a pack of Sharpie markers to fill two of the cups (I made three in total) and a pack of coloured pens to fill the other cup. Who doesn’t love fun things to write with? I sure do! 

To tie it all off, I made a quick and easy note on coloured card stock I had on hand. I went with a simple “Have a great Summer” greeting, but you could totally get all fun and cheesey and come up with clever sayings to play on words like “sharp” or “bright” if you wanted to! This Post, has a cute idea! I printed the teachers name and my child’s name right onto the cards, I’ve just removed the names for privacy to include in this post. Tie the note on using a co ordinating ribbon and you are good to go! 

teachers gift

For another easy and inexpensive Teacher Gift, see this ‘Smartie’ idea!

smartie teachers gift


  1. I love these ideas! So creative and fun!

  2. Adorable, I love this! And so handy too!

  3. I love this idea – teachers always need more markers/pens/pencils – definitely a thoughtful and useful gift!

  4. So funny….we did this for our teachers this year with a tag that said, ‘Thanks to you, my mind is SHARP for XX grade next year.’ I also added an LCBO gift certificate. 🙂

  5. Love this! We were so late with the teacher’s gifts this year. Usually have them finished by mid-June and the kids did them the night before this year. lol Ours was simple, too. I just bought a pack of Bernardin drinking glasses that have handles, and a pack of chalkboard stickers. Put the stickers on and the kids wrote their teachers names on them. Turned out really nice!

  6. Those are such cute ideas! Love them! So easy and so practical. Any teacher would love these I’m sure. Thanks Jen! (keeping this in mind for next year!)

  7. These are amazing. I actually shared this in a mommy group the other day because someone as asking about great teachers gifts!

  8. Christy Martin says:

    I love the water bottle/reusable cups. You can never have to many or too many pens or markers. Such a thoughtful and cute idea!

  9. Florence C says:

    Great idea. Never thought of doing that. Thank you for sharing.

  10. I wonder if it would be deemed inappropriate if I gave my teacher a bottle of wine? I know I need it after a tough day with ONE child haha.

  11. Such a great idea as a gift for anyone in education. I love to give gifts that are unique and something my boys can help me put together. Thanks for two great ideas.

  12. Debbie White Beattie says:

    What a great idea and so inexpensive. Every teacher would love this because they can use it.

  13. Elva Roberts says:

    ‘This is a really neat idea for a teacher’s gift. She uses both all summer and probably uses the pens longer than that. Kudos for the creativity and for sharing with us.

  14. Very easy to make and does not cost much

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