Your child’s preschool teacher has been a true blessing to your family, and you want to get them a gift that reflects your appreciation for all they have done. Here’s 22 preschool teacher gift ideas that your child’s teacher actually wants!
1. GIFT CARD
No, they’re not impersonal. Yes, your child’s teacher wants them. Teachers purchase all of their own supplies for the school year, and usually don’t focus much on themselves. Teachers appreciate gift cards they can use towards school supplies, or to grab a well deserved special treat for themselves.
Great School Supply Gift Cards
- Visa gift card
- Discount School Supply
- Hobby Lobby/Michaels
- Teachers Pay Teachers
- Office Max
Great Special Treat Gift Cards
- Favorite restaurant
- Bath and body works
- Movie theatre
- Barnes & Noble
You can purchase gift cards from just about anywhere on Amazon, and choose between a variety of delivery options.
2. THANK YOU LETTER
This is a great addition to a gift, or a wonderful gift all on its own. Taking the time to recognize your child’s teacher in writing will mean a lot to them, and we guarantee they will hold on to it for years to come.
3. SOMETHING HANDMADE BY CHILD
Teachers love receiving special hand made gifts from their students. Teachers form a special bond with their students and will cherish having something that reminds them of that bond when they see it.
4. LOVE POP CARD
Check out Lovepop for the best kind of flower bouquet you can buy a teacher…The kind they can fold up and keep forever. You’re not limited to just flowers here though! If your child’s teacher is a Star Wars, Disney, or Marvel fan…there’s a card for them too!
5. MAKE A VIDEO
A video from your child will be a gift cherished forever. Just your child’s smiling face saying thank you and talking about what they loved about their time in preschool will bring a smile to their teacher’s face every time they see it.
6. BASKET OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES
If giving a gift card isn’t really up your alley, then throw together a basket of school supplies and save your child’s teacher from some shopping.
7. SOMETHING YOUR CHILD PICKED OUT
Let your child pick out a little something they think their teacher will like. Sometimes what may seem like something extremely random will end up being the most treasured gift a teacher gets.
8. A FAVORITE TREAT
If you happen to know your child’s teacher is obsessed with Dr. Pepper and Snickers, then those would be the perfect gift to brighten up their day! When giving treats to teachers, try to keep in mind they probably don’t need a dozen cupcakes, and perishable foods may go to waste before your child’s teacher has a chance to enjoy them.
If you just can’t pass up that beautiful tray of cupcakes you walked past, trying putting them in the teacher’s lounge for all of the staff to enjoy.
9. DONORS CHOOSE
If you want to make sure you give a gift that will truly be valued, check out Donors Choose, and see if your child’s classroom has any specific needs that you can help with.
Books make a great gift for teachers! You can give books for personal use or for your child’s teacher to use to teach children for years to come.
If you’ve never heard of Kudoboard, go check it out! You can create a digital card, and pass it around online for all of the families in your child’s class to add to, and then you can send it to your child’s teacher online or have a physical copy shipped right to them.
What an awesome way to get everyone involved in creating a truly special gift!
A blank journal for your child’s teacher to write down their thoughts. Teacher’s lives are all about schedules, and a blank journal is a great escape from schedules and to-do lists.
13. BOARD GAME
You can’t go wrong with a board game! Teachers can play board games at home with their family, or friends…or even use them in class. Creating years of laughter and fun, board games are a gift that keep on giving.
14. METAL BOOKMARK
If your child’s teacher enjoys reading, they will love these bookmarks! A metal bookmark is a great way to remind your child’s teacher that they are appreciated every time they open a book.
Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but if your child’s teacher has a love for the holiday, then a tree ornament can be a really special gift. If your child makes it then that makes it even more special.
You may have to do a little digging ahead of time to find out what your child’s teacher enjoys drinking, but if they have a particular love for black tea then they will truly appreciate being gifted a box of it.
17. BOTTLE OF WINE
If they’re not much of a caffeine drinker, trust us, they’re staying sane somehow. A bottle of wine will be a much appreciated gift after a long hard week.
18. TICKLE ME PLANT
The next best thing to a class pet…a plant you can tickle! When you tickle this plant its leaves close and its branches fall down. Grab this fun grow kit for your child’s teacher, wrapped in a special appreciation message.
19. FAVORITE FOOD DELIVERED
Who doesn’t love a surprise meal? Chances are your child’s teacher is going to scarf down that same sandwich they bring every day while trying to multi-task and get work done. Let them know they deserve a chance to sit and enjoy their lunch by having food they love delivered to them during their lunch hour.
20. VOLUNTEER TIME
Maybe you’ve noticed your child’s classroom has been a bit of a mess lately, and their teacher looks a bit more exhausted than usual. They could probably use a hand. Teacher’s jobs don’t end when children go home for the day.
Offering a helping hand after class could mean the difference of your child’s teacher going home and enjoying a nice home cooked meal, or warming up another tv dinner and heading off to bed.
21. DESK CHAIR
Chances are pretty high that your child’s teacher hasn’t purchased themselves a nice chair. If you’re looking for a great group gift, consider having everyone pitch in on a chair that will give your child’s teacher all the support they deserve.
22. SAY THANK YOU
You’d be surprised what a long ways a simple “Thank you” can go. Chances are, your child’s teacher has received all kinds of great gifts, but there’s nothing quite like being told you’re appreciated out loud.