5 Awesome Gift Ideas Your Kids' Teachers Will Love

June is officially here, and families everywhere are getting ready to say goodbye to a unique and memorable academic year. Teachers brought innovative thinking to the virtual classroom, and while there were some challenges, one thing is certain: educators went above and beyond for our kids, and they deserve an awesome end-of-the-school-year gift. Here are five teacher gift ideas we know they’ll love.

Something Tote-ally Awesome From Your Kids

Teachers have a lot of stuff to carry around, so why not help them do it in style with a simple, attractive tote bag by Staples-exclusive brand Gry Mattr? This vegan leather tote is perfect for lugging around books, planners, school supplies, first aid kits and more. Bonus idea: put some fun extras inside the bag, along with a heartfelt note from your child.

Say Cheers to Summer

Want to stick with a classic teacher gift idea, but make it modern? Get your favourite educator a great travel mug that will let them enjoy hot coffee or tea all day long. We love this Gry Mttr beverage traveler because it’s got a high-quality glass insert and a sturdy, attractive exterior that keeps drinks hot for hours.

If your child’s teacher isn’t a tea or coffee drinker, or they’ve already got a great travel mug, consider a beautiful water bottle like this teakwood option from S’well. It will keep water cold all day, doesn’t sweat and looks pretty cool on a desk.

Go For a Group Gift

If you’re able to organize a group gift with a few other parents in your child’s class (or are feeling super generous), consider something like this amazing Google Nest Mini, a smart speaker and virtual assistant. It’s perfect for using in the classroom, the school gymnasium or even outdoors at recess, and teachers will love having it at home over summer break. Dance party in the backyard, anyone?

Make Your Own Teacher Gift Basket

A handmade gift basket is a thoughtful, personalized gift that any teacher will appreciate. It doesn’t need to involve an actual basket, of course — a great gift bag, small box or a reusable tote bag will work nicely. Fill it with items like this fresh-scented lemon verbena hand soap, this relaxing peony candle, a set of colourful Sharpies, a nice package of tea (or coffee) and of course, some delicious chocolate.







Give an Awesome Gift Gard

When it comes to teacher gifts, a gift card is always a good idea. Educators will love and appreciate a Staples gift card that allows them to buy something they want (or need) for their classroom or home. They’re available in stores and online in a variety of denominations from $5 to $250, so it’s easy to select one that fits your budget. A Staples gift card is a flexible, practical gift that lets your favourite teachers choose their own adventure. You can even get gift cards for other retailers at Staples. Just add a nice, handwritten card that expresses your gratitude, and you’re all set.

What a perfect way to say “thank you” to an amazing educator.

By Staples Canada

June 02, 2021