Cheap and Cheerful Student Gifts

cheap and cheerful student gifts

Written by Bronwyn

In a matter of weeks, we’ll be saying a final farewell to our class. For some of us this will mean handing our kids over to other lucky teachers within our school. For others, it will mean saying goodbye as they head off to junior high or high school next year. No matter where our students are destined, we wish for them to have a safe and happy summer break!

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The end of the school year is a perfect time to give our students a parting gift; but what can we give that is meaningful, inexpensive, and easy to create?

Gifts for Bookworms

student gifts from teacher


The lengthy summer break is such a great time for kids to read! A bookmark is a great gift for students who will plow through books over their break (and a gentle reminder to less enthusiastic readers to pick up a book or two!). You can even personalize each bookmark with a handwritten message. Our gorgeous new You are You bookmark is available as a free download.

These are our top picks of gifts for students from our huge collection of bookmarks:

Younger Student Gifts: Play-dough

Gifts for Students

Little children love play-dough! If you’ve got the time or the inclination, you could make each of your students a little bag of play-dough. You could even pop one of our great play-dough mats together with it. If you’re pressed for time, you can purchase pre-made themed kits or multi-bags of small Play-Doh tubs.


School Graduation Gift

Gifts for Students

If you’re teaching grade five (or six), and planning to farewell your graduates, here’s a lovely gift full of meaning: our Elementary School  Graduation Gift.

For each pack, you’ll need to include…

  • Our downloadable Student Gift Tag.
  • A ruler (to keep them on a straight track).
  • A pencil (to help them be life-long learners).
  • A pencil sharpener (to keep their minds sharp).
  • An eraser (to help them repair their mistakes).
  • A rubber band (to help them snap back when life gets them down).
  • A chocolate (to remind them that life is sweet).

Inspiration Posters for Students

Gifts for Students

These beautiful posters are part of our Positivity Resource Collection and are free for you to download! I chose to print these two-to-a-page and mounted them on black cardstock for effect. A lovely touch would be to handwrite a note on the reverse side. These would make great gifts for students in the upper grades.

Crafty Gifts for Students

Gifts for Students

Personalized Pencils

Gifts for Students

We hope you have a relaxing and rejuvenating summer break, with plenty of time to reflect on all of the wonderful work you’ve done with your students this school year!

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