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.  

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

Non Candy Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts

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. We’ve never known the kids’ teachers well enough to know if they would appreciate candy for Valentine’s Day or not. So, we try to think of other types of ideas to give.

Non candy Valentines for teacher

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.  

a pretty basket of soaps and bath puffs

Homemade Valentines

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 Teacher Gifts That Aren't Sweets

If you don’t want to create your own container, you can easily use a basket that you have leftover from a previous holiday. Or, you can pick one up at the store. We usually have at least two or three baskets in the closet that we haven’t found a use for.

a bucket with washi tape to hold non candy Valentine's Day gifts

Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers that aren’t candy

You can choose one or two of these ideas for a Valentine’s Day teacher’s gift. Or, you can choose a selection and make a gift basket. It really depends on how well you know your child’s teacher and what you feel comfortable doing. There are some years where we only gave a small gift. And, there are other years we got something a bit larger because the teacher had such an impact on one of the kids.

Non candy Valentine's Gifts for Teachers

Non candy Valentines for teacher

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

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37 thoughts on “Non Candy Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts That Aren’t Sweets”

  1. 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.
  2. 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 :)
  3. 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. :-)

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