11 End of Year Student Gifts for a Dollar (or Less!)

  1. DIY bookmarks: Create personalized bookmarks using cardstock or craft paper. Decorate them with markers, stickers, or stamps.
  2. Pencil toppers: Attach small toys or erasers to the top of pencils using hot glue or tape. Kids will love using these unique pencil toppers.
  3. Homemade playdough: Make your own playdough using basic ingredients like flour, salt, water, and food coloring. Package it in small containers or resealable bags.
  4. Friendship bracelets: Teach your students how to make simple friendship bracelets using embroidery thread. They can exchange these colorful bracelets with their friends.
  5. Origami bookmarks: Fold cute origami animals or shapes to create bookmarks. You can find easy origami tutorials online.
  6. Decorated rocks: Collect smooth rocks and decorate them with paint or markers. Students can use these as paperweights or decorative items.
  7. DIY keychains: Create personalized keychains using alphabet beads, colorful strings, and keychain rings. This is a practical and unique gift idea.
  8. Magnetic bookmarks: Attach small magnets to colorful paper or cardstock to create magnetic bookmarks. These will keep students’ place in their books.
  9. Bookplates: Design and print personalized bookplates with the student’s names. They can stick these inside their favorite books.
  10. Mini coloring books: Print out small coloring pages and compile them into mini coloring books. You can find free printable coloring pages online.
  1. Personalized certificates: Design and print personalized certificates for each student, highlighting their achievements throughout the year.

These affordable end-of-year gifts will surely make your students feel special and appreciated, without breaking the bank. Get creative and have fun making these gifts together!