Valentine Treats and Gifts for Teachers

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Last Updated on September 30, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Looking for non candy Valentine gifts for teachers? Check out these easy Valentine treats for teachers on your list this year.

For many people, this holiday 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.  

Looking for non candy Valentine gifts for teachers? Check out these easy Valentine treats for teachers on your list this year.

Valentine Treats for Teachers 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 any 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 when it comes to Valentines Day gifts for teachers.

Non candy Valentines for teacher

We chose Valentine treats for teachers that aren’t edible 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 Gifts for Teachers

Because I wanted the tin to be usable throughout the year, I didn’t do a typical holiday pattern with red, pink, white, and hearts.  

You can use whatever color Washi tape you have on hand or buy some for a red and pink theme if you prefer.

Looking for non candy Valentine gifts for teachers? Check out these easy Valentine treats for teachers on your list this year.

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 green bucket being decorated with Washi tape

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.

pretty heart shaped soaps and body pouffs

Valentine Treats for Teachers

Here are some great ideas if you’re wondering what to get that special person on your list.

Looking for non candy Valentine gifts for teachers? Check out these easy Valentine treats for teachers on your list this year.

  • Boogie Wipes are perfect for snotty noses or sticky fingers.
  •  School supplies like pencils, a small ruler, Post-it notes, or erasers are always good ideas.
  • If you know the recipient well, you can always add an iTunes gift card or a gift card to their favorite restaurant for lunch.

a basket full of beauty and personal care items

What types of non-candy Valentine’s Day teacher gifts do you usually give? Here are some ways to celebrate this holiday without chocolate.

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37 thoughts on “Valentine Treats and Gifts for Teachers”

  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.
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  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 :)
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  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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  4. 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! 
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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. 
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