End of Teacher Gifts from Some of Our Favorite Westchester Shops
Sure, cash is King but you also might want to give that special teacher in your kiddos life something a little more personal to express your appreciation. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite local Westchester shops to find a curated collection of really special gifts that any teacher will love to receive. Happy shopping!
$50 and under
Restaurant Gift Card: There are so many delicious places to eat in Westchester. One fun option is to give your child’s teacher a gift card for lunch (perhaps as a group present). Some favorites include Moderne Barn in Armonk, Village Social Restaurant in Rye and Mount Kisco, Burrata Pizza in Eastchester, or The Parlor in Dobbs Ferry, to name a few options.
$25 and under
Books: Give a book or book a gift card from a local bookstore such as from The Village Bookstore in Pleasantville; Scattered Books in Chappaqua; Booksy Galore in Pound Ridge; Pickwick Book Shop in Nyack; Arcade Booksellers in Rye; Womrath Bookshop in Bronxville; or The Reading Room in Katonah. You can also gift some books for their new classroom from All Together Now in Tarrytown or Mount Kisco or Bronx River Books in Scarsdale.
Candles: Give the gift of a calming and deliciously-smelling candle such as the Fig Tree Candle or Green Tea and Lemon Candle from KAHLO Collective in Pound Ridge and the luxurious Harlem Candle Co from PORCH in Mount Kisco.
Mug: Have your child make a special teacher mug that they can paint and personalize from A Maze in Pottery in Briarcliff Manor or The Pottery Factory in Mount Kisco. Make sure you give yourself enough time as the pottery has to be fired and glazed. Fill the mug with their favorite candy for a sweet end of year gift.
Jewelry: For a very special teacher in your life, you might even want to pass along a special piece of jewelry like the Flower Resin Necklace from PORCH in Mount Kisco; a handmade, artisan made bracelet or necklace from Africa from Luangisa African Gallery in Mount Vernon; a special necklace from Rhoda in Pleasantville; or some beaded jewelry from 100% Pure Beads in Chappaqua.
Journals: Give a special journal or notebook such as the Embroidered Layflat Journal or the Sky Layflat Journal from The Sustainable Haven in Cross River, Paper Source in Bronxville or Scarsdale, or the write now journal from The King’s Scribe in Chappaqua.
$15 and under
Sweets: Give the gift of chocolate with some treats from Chocolate Works in Scarsdale; gluten-and-dairy-free cookies from By the Way Bakery in Hastings-on-Hudson; cookies from Lulu Cake Boutique in Scarsdale; brown butter sweet and salty cookies from The Snakery in Larchmont; chocolate chip cookies from Bee’s Cakes in Armonk, cake pops from The Poppery in Mount Kisco; or some delicious colorful cookies and treats from Sugar Hi in Armonk.
Movie ticket: Give your teacher some entertainment with a gift card to one of Westchester’s movie houses, such as Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, The Bedford Playhouse in Bedford, or the newly opened LOOK Dine-In Cinemas in Dobbs Ferry.
Plants: A beautiful plant or some flavors with a handmade card is also a nice gift for the end of the year. In Westchester, you can go to Pound Ridge Nursery & Garden Center in Pound Ridge, Larchmont Nurseries in Larchmont, Rosedale Nurseries in Hawthrone, Lucente Nursery in New Rochelle, or a fun planting kit from the King’s Scribe in Chappaqua.
Coffee: Most teachers love their coffee! Get them a gift card or some beans from a local coffee shop such as from Mimi’s Coffee House in Mount Kisco; Bluestone Lane in Armonk; First Village Coffee in Ossining; Coffee Roasters Lab in Tarrytown; Hastings Tea and Coffee in White Plains; or Espresso Cafeto in Larchmont.
Tea: For tea lovers, get some fresh loose tea leaves from The Apothecary in Cross River along with the Crystal Tea Infuser from KAHLO Collective.
Cards: Don’t forget the card! Find a thoughtful and beautifully illustrated collection of cards from Beehive Designer Collective in Mount Kisco, The King’s Scribe in Chappaqua, or Write On! in Larchmont.
Free or Low Cost
And of course, there’s nothing better than a free gift made by your child. They can make a picture with a special message, you can also print out a picture of your child and their teacher and frame it, you can put together a simple iMovie/montage of the year, or simply say thank you!