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Best Gifts for Preschool Teachers

Kindergarten schoolgirl giving a gift to her female teacher in a classroom, side view, close up

Preschool teachers don’t get enough appreciation — especially when you consider that a preschool teacher is often the first person to help children form an impression about the school experience. Plus, preschool teachers spend their days working with rambunctious children with short attention spans. So, express your gratitude for these special teachers by sending your tot to school with one of these cute gifts.

Tell your favorite teacher that you think they’re sparkly and special with this beautiful mug. Just let them know that this gift should be hand-washed to prevent scratching the gold and that it can’t be put in the microwave.

This roomy pouch has a waterproof coating and a heavy-duty zipper for added durability. Fill up the bag with little treats and goodies and you’ve got the perfect preschool teacher’s gift.

We like that this preschool teacher gift set is a smart economical approach if you’re the parent of multiple preschoolers. The vibrant red apple and silver chains on these keychains will remind teachers every day that they are doing meaningful work.

This preschool teacher gift tote says, “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds” in a stylized black and gold glitter font. It’s made from 100% cotton and is durable enough to carry a laptop, lunch container, shoes and other teacher essentials.

We like the fun print on these socks that features books, a ruler, an apple and a pencil. The socks are available in one size that fits shoe sizes 4 through 10.

Expert Commentary

Teachers appreciate knowing that they’re valued, and even a simple gift can show how thankful you are for the work they do with your child. The gift options here are sure to be enjoyed by any preschool teacher.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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