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11 Perfect Gift Ideas for Kindergarten and Preschool Teachers

Kindergarten Teacher Shirts

Well, this is a website that sells teacher shirts, so obviously we are going to have to plug our own kindergarten teacher shirts.  The site exists because teachers do love these as gifts.  The shirts show their personality and the job they take pride in.  Check out some of our kindergarten tshirts here.

Teacher Gift Baskets

There are plenty of awesome gift baskets that you can get for your kid's kindergarten teacher.  If you know what they are into (like coffee, chocolate, wine) then you can get a good specific gift from a site like Edible Arrangements or  There are even some great gift baskets on Amazon, some of which are specific to teachers like the one in the image above.  That's great if you're in a rush and need something sent fast with Prime.

Thoughtful Letter from Your Kid

Cute handwritten thank you note from student to teacher

This is something that kindergarten teachers really love to get.  Whether you just give this or add another gift a long with it, a cute handwritten note from your son or daughter goes a long way with their teacher.  Most teachers hang onto these notes for a long time or keep them on their refrigerator at home to show off how much their students love them.

Journals and Planners

Chaos coordinator kindergarten teacher gift idea

Journaling has had a recent resurgence.  Kindergarten teachers are often likely to keep a journal for themselves as a way to decompress and also something to reflect on and remember all of the special times with their kindergartners.


And while those teachers are journaling, some might also like to unwind with a nice bottle of wine.  By some, we mean most.  You might want to deliver this to the teacher yourself rather than risking getting your child in trouble for bringing alcohol to school.  If you want to go a little further, you can also get a custom wine bottle label with a cute design, a funny saying, or a picture of your cute kiddo. If you want, you can get any bottle of wine for your kid's teacher and order the label for the above image here.

Coffee and Coffee Mugs

While most teachers like to enjoy a nice glass of wine after school, even more need their coffee to keep them going through the long school days.  Find a nice coffee brand for your teacher gift and present it with a cool teacher coffee mug that they'll be able to show off in their school's faculty lounge.  Check out some of our teacher mugs!

Adult Color Books

Funny coloring book for teachers

This is a cool gift idea since a lot of the "assignments" your child's kindergarten or preschool teacher will be giving the class is to color.  Why not get them their own coloring book so they can join in the fun.  Adult coloring books have become popular over the last few years as they have been shown to be a great meditative act to help tone down stress.  The example above is on Amazon and a funny idea for your kid's teacher.

Something for Home

Instant Pot Pressure Cookers are a great gift idea for any teacher

After a long day of teaching, the last thing your kid's teacher wants to do it start cooking dinner.  It could be a very thoughtful gift idea to get him or her a present that makes it easier for them to have a hot home cooked meal ready when they get home.  Pressure cookers/Instant Pots and sous vide machines have become some of the go-to products to be able to prepare dinner before you leave for school and have it ready when you get home.

Spa Day or Massage Gift Cards

A massage gift card or spa day makes a great teacher gift idea

Can you notice the theme I'm building here with some relaxation gift ideas?  Teachers need to decompress and unwind just like anyone else.  They are also in charge of you're precious children all day long, so it might be a good idea to make sure they are in the best mood possible.  What better way to get them in good spirits than a day at the spa or a rejuvenating massage?  You can find a local spa to get a gift card or most major cities have a Massage Envy or even some apps have someone who will come to your home or office to give a massage.  If you go the app route, use my promo code for the Soothe app to save $20 (PROMO CODE - QXTAG).  Trust me, it's not as weird as it sounds.


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Everyone loves flowers, right?  This is a cute gift that your kid can bring to school for his or her teacher that'll start the day off on a bright now.  Even if the teacher is somehow in a bad mood that morning, he or she will be all smiles when your son or daughter walks into class with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for them. You can find some good flower arrangements at a local florist or 1-800-FLOWERS does have some good bouquets or gift baskets that can be delivered to the school as well.

Cold Hard Cash...or Gift Cards

teacher target gift card holder

No person is going to balk at a thank you card with some money in it.  Educators aren't exactly teaching because they think it'll make them millionaires, so a few dollars can go a long way.  Most teachers are actually paying out of pocket for school supplies and decorations for the classroom.  It could be very helpful to get them a little help in that department.  There are plenty of crafty ways to present a gift card like the image above.  Here are a few more ideas-

Homemade Treats

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If you're a half decent baker, a nice sugary treat would be an amazing thing to send to your teacher.  It might be hard to fend off all of the children and the other teachers in the faculty lounge, but if those delicious homemade cookies or brownies make it home then they will be in sugar heaven for the next few days.


That's it for now.  Do you have any great teacher gift ideas you'd like to share?  Leave a comment below.

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