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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
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.
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.
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.
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 Valentines for teacher
- Washcloth or bath puff
- Lavender Soap (or make your own soap)
- Lip balm
- Hand lotion. We like the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion.
- Boogie Wipes are perfect for snotty noses or sticky fingers.
- Puffs Fresh Face wipes are great for after a workout.
- School supplies like pencils, a small ruler, Post-it notes or erasers are always good ideas.
- Instant coffee or a few bags of herbal tea.
- If you know the recipient well, you can always add an iTunes gift card or a gift card to their favorite restaurant for lunch.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.