11 End-of-Year Teacher Gifts for Favorite Teachers

Updated by Amy Furr

Now that the last day of school is near or here, it’s time to show appreciation for everything your child’s teacher does with a thoughtful gift to mark the end of the school year and make their summer break extra special.

If 2020 and 2021 have taught us anything, it's how hard teachers work. Whether they’re preschool teachers or they teach high school, our tireless educators are tasked with guiding future generations to their best selves — no small task, to be sure! And this past year thanks to the pandemic, teachers have had to work harder than ever. They had to navigate online learning on top of everything else!

But what should you get your teacher as a thank you gift? Gift cards always make appropriate teacher appreciation gifts...but it might be seen as cold or impersonal to give a gift card solo. Instead, pair a gift card with a handwritten thank you note, plus something unique to show a favorite school teacher how much they mean to you and all the kiddos in her classroom.

And while a coffee mug, an apple basket, a tote bag, or a DIY art project are all nice options, they can come off as a bit boring...plus teachers already have those kinds of teacher appreciation gifts in excess. Give them something different that they’ll be able to use and enjoy through the summer and into the back-to-school season ahead.

If you’re looking for the best teacher gifts, keep reading! We’ve listed a few of our favorite teacher appreciation gift ideas below. (This list will also come in handy for holiday gifts and during Teacher Appreciation Week, too.) Whether you're looking to give something sweet just from you and your kiddo or you’re researching an amazing class gift everyone can contribute towards, we have all the thoughtful gift inspiration you need for a great gift right here.

Our Top Teacher Gift Ideas to Show Your Appreciation

Succulents Box

Succulents Box

From $4.95 per box
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Succulents are a great addition to any room. Start or add to a existing collection with the Succulents Box, a subscription that sends a variety of different succulents in 2-inch pots. Choose to get between 1 to 4 plants each month, and whether they're a first-timer or have a time-tested green thumb, each month's box is sure to bring something new.

Shipping: Your first box ships 3 business days after purchase. Your next box will ship between the 18th-20th each month. Your plant will be meticulously wrapped in bubble wrap and tissue papers and shipped in a sturdy box. Most 2" plants are shipped in their original plastic pot with soil. *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.

Customer Review

“Beautiful plant. Perfect packaging. Quick shipment and even comes with care instructions!!!” – Faith B.

Monthly Premier Paletteful Pack

Monthly Premier Paletteful Pack

From $39.90 per box
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Paletteful Packs brings artists open-ended creativity! These monthly gift sets include a curated selection of top-quality art supplies and materials.

Shipping: Orders placed by the 30/31st will ship on the 1st. All boxes ship on the 1st of each month.

Customer Review

“I bought this for my teen who has taken 3 years of art. There was so much in the box!! Supplies are well worth the price, copiac markers in our set and good quality paper. We have now ordered 3 month subscription. Looking forward to creating new art pieces with supplies. Satisfied momma.” – Michelle T.

The Original Vintage English Teatime Box - Eat, Drink, Read & Keep

The Original Vintage English Teatime Box - Eat, Drink, Read & Keep

From $37.62 per box
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Vintage Teatime delivers everything needed to enjoy afternoon tea with a great read. Each month subscribers can expect a new book, a variety of 8 teabags, biscuits, and a vintage teacup complete with a saucer and plate. All boxes also include a surprise gift to compliment tea time!

Shipping: Free delivery for UK subscribers

Customer Review

“I absolutely love these boxes the tea sets are beautiful, I enjoy trying the tea always fun to try flavors I would probably not buy on my own. The books are always fun to read and the biscuits are very yummy.” – Sandi B.

Finders Seekers Mysteries

Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Solve puzzles while traveling the world with this thrilling escape room game! Finders Seekers is the perfect gift for puzzle solvers and mystery fans who loves a challenge! Enjoy this game with the family or venture off and uncover complex clues with a single use mystery game inclusive of hands-on and online gameplay.

Shipping: We ship on the 23rd of each month, for all orders placed by the 21st. All subsequent games will ship by the 23rd of each month. For last-minute gifts, we provide a fun PDF gift message that you can personalize and email or print. Shipping is $6 within the US, Canada shipping: $7.95.

Customer Review

“I have been getting Finders Seekers boxes for over a year, and I cannot lie, I'm obsessed. The mysteries are a lot of fun, and they are so much fun to do with friends, especially those that haven't done something like this before. Occasionally, the puzzles are evil (I'm looking at you, Paris box!), but the fact that after a year they can still challenge me is a good thing.” - Rachel C.

Paper Bliss

Paper Bliss

From $15.00 per box
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Curated around a new theme every month, like Panda Paper Overload or Into the Woods, Paper Bliss is a monthly subscription box that sends a mix of Japanese stationery items that are totally squee worthy. Gift them an unboxing experience filled with cute items and supplies, including pretty paper, artistic stickers, pens and pencils, notepads, and more.

Shipping: Your first welcome box ships off in 5 days or less. For existing subscribers, We ship out boxes on the 5th of every month. Only one Shipment is sent is sent per billing cycle.

Customer Review

"Only 2 boxes so far but It’s a good little box with cute stationary supplies. Always 1 sheet of stickers, 2 pens, 2-3 mini note pads, 1 mini-card, 1 postcard, an eraser or sharpener and a cute little pencil case, etc. The items are small but I like the variety of items in one box. And love the packaging concept with layers… more fun when unboxing! :)" - Marie-Eve D.

SnackSack Classic

SnackSack Classic

From $26.91 per box
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Looking for the ultimate snacking subscription? This box delivers between 11 and 13 surprise snacks every month centered around a fun or seasonal theme. There are four snacking plans to fit different lifestyles: classic, vegan, gluten-free, or vegan and gluten-free.

Shipping: Secure your April SnackSack today, shipping on April 18th! Act fast – limited quantities available until sold out. Don't miss out on our "Mother Earth" theme, celebrating Earth Day with an array of refreshing snacks and spring flavors! Order now to guarantee your spot in this delicious adventure!

Customer Review

“I am enjoying everything that came in my monthly box, there wasn't a bad snack in the entire selection! Also, I love the cute bag to keep my snacks in; it's a really nice touch. I can't wait to see what other delights are in the other months to come.” — Kareema B.

Celebrate States!

Celebrate States!

From $44.00 per box
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Celebrate States will allow you to support small businesses from all over the country while staying in the comforts of home. A great gift for travel lovers and adventurous souls, each month features a different state, sending small-batch treats and artisan goods from local businesses, along with interactive information and fun facts. Explore and expand your horizons with every box.

Shipping: We will ship your first box between two and five business days of your order. Subsequent boxes ship between the 11th and 22nd of each month.

Customer Review

“As a Geography Teacher, I have been getting this box for over a year and have been nothing but happy! They always have great stuff sourced from each specific state that delights me and/or makes me say “wow! I didn’t know that came from there!”. They also always include great print info about the state like travel brochures, maps, visitor’s guides etc that adds extra information and value. Very worthwhile purchase!! Highly recommended!” – Layne S.

TheraBox | Self Care Box

TheraBox | Self Care Box

From $34.99 per box
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Therabox is a monthly gift box that can help any woman welcome more happiness into her day-to-day life. Thoughtfully curated by therapists who aspire to spread delight, each box features 5-7 treats that have been intentionally selected to help calm the mind and inspire joy, including organic skincare and bath products, aromatherapy, journals, teas and #goodvibesonly.

Shipping: ✨ Reserve your “SUNKISSED” TheraBox today with $203+ worth of soothing self-care treats perfect for sunlit days and serene coastal escapes! ✨ Box ships between 24th-29th of July

Customer Review

"I’m always amazed at the size and quality of the products I receive each month. They’re not the small sample sizes many subscription boxes send you. The products are always amazing and things I would never think to buy for myself but end up loving!" - Lauren M.