Thank You Gifts for Teachers

School is winding down, and if you haven’t already thought about a thank you gift for your child’s teacher (or if you don’t have a class parent organizing a joint gift), here are three quick options:

Over at Orange You Glad are candy jars filled with sweet treats. Imagine these filled with your child’s teacher’s favourite candy . They’re easy to make — you just need some canning jars from your local hardware store.

Aren’t the labels adorable? You can find them at

I’ve ordered from Susie over at Mommy Pads and More a couple of times now, and have been really happy with both her service and her product.  You can have notepads printed in your choice of colours and sizes, personalized with your child’s teacher’s name. These also make good gifts for music teachers, day care teachers and coaches. Some of the boys’ previous teachers liked them so much, they now order their own each year:

Gibson notepad from Mommy Pads and More

One last option, if time is running short: consider a gift card for CanadaHelps. CanadaHelps is a registered Canadian charity whose goal is to make giving to charity simple.  And it really is simple: purchase a gift card in any denomination, and give it to your child’s teacher, who can then use the card to make a donation in that amount to their favourite Canadian charity. As purchaser, you get the tax receipt for the donation. This is a great gift for the socially conscious teacher who probably doesn’t need another coffee mug!