Non Candy Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts That Aren’t Sweets

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Looking for non candy Valentine’s Day teacher gifts? For many people, Valentine’s Day means candy and lots of it.   Everywhere you look, there are heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and colorful candy hearts. Red and pink lollipops sit in buckets at every cash register.   Candy isn’t always a great choice for a gift especially if you don’t know the person your shopping for personally.  Diabetics should avoid large doses of candy.  Someone watching their weight won’t appreciate a box of chocolate.  Because I follow the Paleo diet, I would rather not have a box of chocolate for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday.

Non Candy Valentine's Day Gifts for Teachers

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Non Candy Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts

We’ve never known the kids’ teachers well enough to know if they would appreciate candy for Valentine’s Day or not.  We chose non candy Valentine’s Day teacher gifts to be on the safe side.  I had a cute tin bucket that I decided to decorate with Washi tape.  After I decorated it, I filled it with a variety of different beauty products that could be used for pampering.  Because I wanted the tin to be usable throughout the year, I didn’t do a typical Valentine’s Day pattern with red, pink, white and hearts.  You can use whatever color Washi tape you have on hand or buy some for a Valentine’s Day theme if you prefer.

Non candy Valentine's Day gifts

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Non Candy Valentine's Day gifts for teachers

What types of non-candy Valentine’s Day teacher gifts do you usually give?

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  1. That's such an excellent idea. I am sure they are just overloaded with candy! I love the look of the tape, too!
  2. I think a non-candy gift idea is great. Most of my kids' teachers ask for classroom supplies (like Kleenex and wipes). I don't mind getting that but I want to add something a little more personal just for them. My sister is a teacher and told me she loves to get gift cards. 
  3. This is awesome, I was just searching Pinterest the other day for teachers gifts, so thank you! I love how unique this is, too!
  4. Really cute! We're a big fan of giving noncandy gifts since they get SOO much anyways. 
  5. What a cute and simple way to decorate the bucket, love that! We usually gift a gift card, so boring I know.
  6. Love what you did with the pail...cute way to repurpose things. I usually throw a gift card to the bookstore in there...that way they can use it for themselves or for the classroom.
  7. This is a great idea, because you can imagine how much candy the teachers get from their class.  They will love these!
  8. You are so creative, that it keeps me excited to see your posts.  This is so easy and smart.  I think it's a great idea for birthdays too! 
  9. Mama to 5 BLessings says
    Cute idea! I have heard great things about washi tape - love your "green" ideas! 
  10. Jessica @FoundtheMarbles says
    What a cute idea to use the tape!
  11. I love washi tape. This turned out adorable! This idea could be used for so many different occasions.
  12. This is a great idea. I know I would have appreciated gifts like this when I was a teacher.
  13. Joanna Sormunen says
    This is a great idea! It has the personal touch and things are fun and useful. Thank you for the tip!
  14. Heather @ It's a Lovely Life! says
    So cute! I think teachers tend to get candied out and really appreciate the gifts like these over candy!
  15. Jodi @ A Mom Having Fun says
    This is such a cute idea for a teacher's gift. I seem to always be so busy trying to get the kid's stuff done...I some how miss out on taking care of the teachers. This looks like a great easy way to take care of them too! Thanks. :-)
  16. Rose Scherer says
    Great suggestions! Another thing teachers love are cool colored Sharpies!
  17. I taught 3rd grade for years, and you wouldn't believe the amounts of heart-shaped boxes of candy I received each year LOL! This is a super idea :)
  18. Barb @ A Life in Balance says
    We usually do the teacher gifts at Christmas and the end of the year. I love the bucket with the washi tape! Usually I just give a gift card, not too exciting.


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