Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Teachers

Back in 2014, Nicole compiled a wonderful list of suggestions for Teacher Appreciation gifts. We wanted to update her post with a few new ideas to show the special teacher in your child’s life just how thankful you are for them, especially as the end of the school year is right around the corner! Below are some of the most popular (and quickest!) ways to say “thank you.”

DIY Gift Ideas

Flowers: We introduced you to this cute idea in 2014, and it is a timeless gesture. These personalized, free printable tags can be glued on a popsicle stick or clothes pin for perfect placement. Purchase a potted plant and poof — you’re finished!

teacher gift ideas

Gift Cards: Another oldie but goodie. These printable 5×7 cards from Chickabug are hilarious. Instead of buying a plain gift card holder, print these sassy ones instead! Just print out on cardstock, glue together and attach a gift card.


Thank You Teacher Printable: This is especially adorable for the littles, and it couldn’t be more simple — print out this “questionnaire” and have your kids fill it out, complete with a hand-drawn picture of their teacher. It’s thoughtful (and usually hilarious). Pair it with a gift card to the teacher’s favorite restaurant, and you have yourself a thoughtful present!

Thank You Teacher Printable

Beach Kit: Nothing says summer like a day at the beach. I’m sure any teacher would appreciate a new beach towel, magazine and delicious snack! Print out a cute label and there’s your gift — a perfect beach kit.

Summers out thank you end of year teacher gift

Quick & Easy Store-Bought Giftables

Don’t have time for crafts? Here’s a few of our favorite local shops with unique gifts for that special teacher:

Fish Lips Paper FabricCreated by local mom, Kim Chronis, Fish Lips is an adorable Etsy shop with handmade items such as zipper pouches, makeup pouches, wet bags and much more. Slip a little cash or a gift card in it, and you have a fantastic gift for a great teacher!

Gypset and PearlLocated in Jax Beach, this newly opened women’s lifestyle boutique offers unique, fashionable gifts for that special teacher in your life.

MyDry Blowout Bar: It’s not a secret that we moms hate to spend precious time blowdrying and styling our hair. Well, can you imagine how teachers must feel? They have about as much free time as we do! What better way to treat her than with a blowout? It is one of our favorite guilty pleasures. With blowouts starting at $40, it is a thoughtful and affordable way to say, “Thanks!”

 What handmade (or store bought) gift ideas do you have for the end of the school year?

Jessica Morgan
Jessica was born in the “Bold New City of the South" and loves her some Jacksonville. Not only is J-Ville the place where she was raised with her twin brother, but is it also where she met and married her super-handy hubby, Melvin. Together they have a lovely daughter named Lily and a very competitive son, Henry. Professionally, Jessica spends her days as the Activities Director at Jacksonville Golf & Country Club,- because her target audience is 5-11 year old children. Jessica has appeared on local television discussing topics ranging from Black Friday to couponing, - dirty hair, consignment sales and summer camps. Jessica enjoys showing up to parties in costume, Florida Gator Football, all things Disney, singing show tunes, making fudge, big ugly shelter dogs, reading Emily Post and writing in cursive. Keep up with all Jessica's antics at



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