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Birthday gifts are a way of expressing gratitude and saying ‘thank you’. Teachers have a very strong influence and a tremendous impact on the life of our children. They create a strong and unshakeable foundation on which the child’s life is built.

Finding an appropriate birthday gift for a teacher can be a challenging task. You have to choose something that is practical and useful, and at the same time be careful not to be very personal or inappropriate.

Here’s a list of 5 awesome and adorable ideas for good birthday gifts for teachers. Let them know that you are grateful and thankful for their presence and contributions in your child’s life!

1. Handmade Gifts

15 Best Birthday Gift Ideas for Teacher
Handmade gifts (Photo: mamacheaps)

Handmade gifts will never go out of fashion. A beautiful handmade card for a teacher, a scrapbook with a personal note from all the students of the class, pictures of special moments and achievements and more make a wonderful birthday present. Make a big box of cute handmade contributions from each kid of the class, and gift wrap it to present to the teacher. You can also add bouquets created from handmade paper flowers, art and craft projects, picture frames, pen stands, and drawings by kids into the box. It will definitely bring a big smile on the teacher’s lips and a shine in her eyes when the box is opened!

2. Food And Beverage Hampers

15 Best Birthday Gift Ideas for Teacher
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A goodie bag with homemade treats is a great idea as a birthday present. Include cake, cookies, chocolates, candies, jams, jellies, squash, muffins, sweets and more! Pack it in a beautiful basket and decorate with colourful ribbons. If your teacher loves to sip on coffee or tea, add a box of assorted teabags or a variety of coffee powder. A bottle of wine would be a great gifting idea along with a pair of beautiful and delicate wine glasses.

3. Baking Kit

15 Best Birthday Gift Ideas for Teacher
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Baking can be therapeutic! Head to the closest supermarket and shop for some cake moulds, essence, flavors, cupcake liners, confetti, fancy piping tools, and recipe books, and assemble a baking kit as a birthday present for your teacher. Be assured that the class will receive a lot of baked treats for the rest of the year!

4. Personalised Tote

15 Best Birthday Gift Ideas for Teacher
Personalised tote bag is an ideal birthday gift. (Photo: First cry parenting)

Teachers do carry a world with them. There are stationery supplies, copies to correct, lunch bag, water bottle, personal stuff and so much more. A huge tote bag would be ideal as a birthday gift. A personalized tote with their name or initial – even better, an eco-friendly tote – will be the ultimate winner!

Besides these, there are so many more options for a birthday present for a teacher. Check with your little ones what their teachers would like to receive as a gift and they may come up with the best ideas. Make sure to avoid gag gifts and overly expensive gifts to earn cookie points for the child in the class or as compensation for bad behavior. Always respect the boundaries of the student-pupil relationship while choosing a gift, suggested by first cry parenting.

5. Chill Pills

15 Best Birthday Gift Ideas for Teacher
This jar of candy may help release stress after a hard-working day (Photo:

Teacher possibaly deals with hyperactive students the whole day so they are vulnerable to stress and mental exhausion. This jar of candy may helpful teachers release those bad feelings. Fill a jar with hot tamales, m and m’s or any other candy you may think your teacher would love to have some extra of.

Then label it as “chill pills,” for a silly, thoughtful gift that he or she will love after a long, hard day. Thanks for the idea Cook. Craft. Love.! according to Diys.

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