5 Insanely Cheap & Easy Teacher Gifts For End Of Year


Quick post today for a super easy and insanely cheap teacher gift for the end of the year–that teachers will actually like!

As the end of the school year approaches, you want to tell your child’s school or daycare teacher “thank you” in a cute yet inexpensive way. Here’s a perfect idea that costs less than $3! This really helps if you have a handful of teachers, aides, etc. that you’d like to buy gifts for. Here’s the top budget-friendly teacher gifts this year:


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Step 1. Buy Burt’s Bees Chapstick

Burt’s bees chapstick is awesome and right now it’s super inexpensive. Like, the lowest on record! Get it from Amazon for just $2.88 for a 2-pack.

That’s only $1.44 a piece, which is insanely cheap. It’s a great natural, moisturizing, and smooth chapstick that both male and female teachers would use. These are regularly priced at almost $4 each.


If you miss the hot deal, this 2-pack can usually be found for around $5, which is still a very inexpensive yet cute end of year teacher gift.

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Step 2. Add a Tag or Thank You Note

Either use a cute printable or write your own card thanking the teacher for “Bee-ing” a great teacher or how your child was So lucky to “Bee” your student this year.

Add the chapstick and voila!

Here are a bunch of cute bee ideas and printables I found using the chapstick. Take your pic. 🙂

If you’d like to personalize the card, teachers love hearing special moments that stood out for your child this year. Those memories and expressions of gratitude mean the most to a teacher.

A quality tube of chapstick is just icing on the….lips.

Step 3. You’re Done

Cross that off your To Do List and have fun practicing gratitude with your kids and enjoying spring!

While you’re at it, add an extra set to your Amazon cart. I can’t be the only one that has chapstick in each vehicle, purse, the bathroom, my coat pocket…am I?

These can also come in handy for those Just “Bee”-cause gifts too. Snag this deal before it’s gone.

“Bee” smart with your money! Gift buying doesn’t have to be expensive.

More End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas

After surveying teachers, here are a few more gift ideas teachers will appreciate that are budget-friendly.

Teacher’s Favorite Pens to Brighten Her Desk

Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens are a teacher’s favorite (and mine, really!). This 16-pack of bright and beautiful colors will brighten any teacher’s day. And for less than $15, this is an incredible deal!

Succulent Plants to Liven the Room

A 5-pack like this of real live succulent plants will brighten any classroom or teacher’s home. These plants are so easy to care for, so don’t worry if he or she has the dreaded “black thumb.” These succulents are a perfect unique gift teachers would enjoy looking at each day.

Insulated Wine Tumbler With Lid

Send your beloved teacher off to summer vacation with a new mug for sipping her wine. No more worrying about the wine glass tipping over and breaking. This glass is unbreakable and has a lid…perfect for sipping wine around the bonfire and concerts at the park. There are several super cute colors to choose from like teal, magenta, and rose gold!

Gift Card For The Win

As someone who worked in schools for years, has tons of teacher friends and family, and is still married to a teacher please listen up: Teachers Love Gift Cards. I have heard teachers complain about a lot of things, but getting a gift card has NEVER been one of them. Whether it’s a Thank You Teacher like this print-at-home one from Amazon or $5 to Starbucks or $10 to a local gas station, teachers always love and appreciate gift cards.

Teacher Gifts for End of Year

If it’s the end of the school year and you want to let your child’s teacher know how much you appreciate their work throughout the year with a gift, these are all ideas they will love. Adding something like a cute printable, chapstick, plants, a wine glass, or even a gift card to a hand-written thank you note is something that will mean the world to any teacher. They chose a teaching career to make a difference in student’s lives, and if they made a positive impact on your child, it’s nice to let them know with an end-of-year gift ideas like these.

Save This Teacher Gift Idea List For Later

Save this list of gift ideas to Pinterest so you always have teacher-approved gift ideas when you are looking for something budget-friendly yet meaningful to give a teacher. Whether it’s the end of the year, Christmas, or Teacher Appreciation Week, these gifts are sure to please.




Val Breit

Val Breit empowers women to create a life they love with simple money hacks and productivity tips. Once buried in debt, stuck in a stressful 9-to-5 job, she hated that money stood in the way of her dream to be a stay-at-home mom. After getting intentional with how she spent her money and time, Val and her husband paid off $60,000 in debt. Now she is blessed to be a work-from-home mom, earning a full-time income online, doing work she loves.

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