Top Picks For Teacher Gifts


As the school year comes to a close, there can be many mixed emotions, especially if your child had an exceptionally great teacher this year.  If you’re like us, it’s tough deciding what to do for teachers to show them how much we appreciated all of their hard work throughout the year. We’ve asked our readers and gathered some great ideas for end of the year gifts!


Make a Card

Many teachers love hearing “thank you” especially from their students! Have your child make a card to give their teacher on the last day. Be specific and be sure to have them include their favorite thing from the school year!

Sweet treats at Village Sweet Shoppe

Sweet treats at Village Sweet Shoppe

Sweets and Treats

There are so many options for specials treats in our area!  You’ll definitely be able to find some great gift ideas at Village Sweet Shoppe in Ballston Spa, Joanne’s Candy, The Candy Company, Coccadotts Cake Shop, Healthy Living Market and more.  Berrylicious Bouquets always make great gifts too.

Gifts Cards

Gift cards might seem impersonal, but they are totally appropriate for a teacher gift.  The more you know your teacher, the more specific you can get.  If you’re really unsure, Amazon, a mall gift card, or a coffee spot would work Spa Treatementfine.

For the spa-loving teacher, consider Make Me Fabulous, Bella Rouge, The Skin Bar in Schuylerville, Sanctuary Spa or farther north in Queensbury, On the Right Path.

Saratoga Strike Zone Treat your fave teacher and her family to a fun night out!  Some ideas include: Saratoga Strike Zone, movie passes, Super Bounce, mini-golf, or even ice cream!

Sunnyside GardensPlants or Flowers

Who doesn’t love fresh flowers or house plants as a gift?  Sunnyside Gardens is our go-to spot for plants.  Not sure what to get?  A gift card would certainly be appreciated!

Make a Donation

Chose a local charity that you know your child’s teacher would be interested in, and make a donation in their name.

Classroom Materials

Barefoot Books make great teacher gifts

Have your child chose a book or a game for the classroom, many teachers love having a classroom library for their students and games to play for indoor recess or free time! Check out some of the book options at Barefoot Books and games at G. Willikers!

Check out Pinterest!

craft organizer

There are so many creative ideas for gifts on Pinterest. Here are a few we found:

Use a craft organizer to create this gift with a variety of treats and tools to help organize, from Clean & Scentsible. flowers

Purchase a flower and use these printables from Skip to my Lou to create a personalized gift.

tea jug closeFill a tea jug with special summer inspired treats like this one, from Pinned Sisters.

We hope you found some ideas among our top picks for teacher gifts. 

Do you have any others you’d like to share?  Add them in the comments section!

Tell us what you think!


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