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End of the Year Gifts for Paras: The Insider’s Guide

As the school year comes to a close, you may be wondering what to get your para for an end-of-the-year gift. While it's not required, it's always nice to show appreciation for all their hard work throughout the year. But what should you get them? And how much should you spend?

With this end-of-the-year gift guide for paras, we will go over why we should show our appreciation, gift suggestions, and other times to show love to our paras.

A Para Pro end of the year gifts guide for paraeducators

Why Give an End of the Year Gift to Paras?

Paraeducators are givers. They support the school administrators, teachers, and students. They work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has what they need to succeed. they are always giving, whether it's their time, energy, or support. 

At this end of the year, show your appreciation for all they do with a thoughtful gift. They make a difference in the lives of everyone they touch. And they deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication.

What gift should I get my para for the end of the year?

There are a few things to consider when deciding on a gift for your para. First, think about what they would like and what would be useful to them. A gift card to a favorite store or restaurant is always a great option or something that would help them with their work, like a nice planner or a new set of markers.

Keep in mind that the best gift you can give your para is a heartfelt thank you. A simple card or note expressing your appreciation for all they do will be sure to make them feel appreciated.

11 End of the Year Gift Ideas for Paras

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1. Gift card to their favorite restaurant or store

person making latte art

2. A gift card to a local coffee shop

white and brown ceramic figurine

3. Gift certificate for a day of pampering (manicure, pedicure, massage, etc.)

2 women sitting on blue leather chair holding white and red plastic cups

4. Tickets or gift cards to a movie theater

gift basket

5. Gift basket filled with their favorite snacks and drinks.

brown leather boots beside blue denim jeans

6. Gift card for a new pair of shoes or clothing.

7. Tickets to a local show or event.

person holding white floral mug

8. Personalized mug or T-shirt.

white and pink floral notebook on table

9. New planner or a nice pen set.

women's sunglasses and black bag with watch and iPhone 6

10. Nice piece of jewelry or cosmetics.

three white printed papers

11. Hand-written note expressing your gratitude for all they do.

woman sitting on bed while holding book

12. Book or Blanket

white votive candle near plant pot

13. Candle or Plant


A unique and thoughtful gift that shows you appreciate all they do for you and your child.

Remember, no matter what you choose, your para will appreciate the thoughtfulness of a gift from you!

How much should you spend on end-of-the-year gifts for paras?

As for how much to spend, that's entirely up to you. There is no set amount you should spend on a para gift. Think about how much you want to spend. If you have a small budget, a $10 gift card or a homemade gift is perfectly acceptable but a good rule of thumb is to spend what you would on a close friend or family member. 

So, If you have a larger budget and you wouldn't hesitate to spend $50 on a gift for someone else, then that's a good amount to spend for a more substantial gift for your para. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Still, have questions about end-of-the-year gifts for paras? Here are some answers to commonly asked questions:

Q: Is $50 too much to spend on a para gift?

A: No, $50 is a perfectly reasonable amount to spend on a para gift. Keep in mind, however, that it's the thought that counts. So even if you can't afford to spend a lot of money, a heartfelt gift will be appreciated.

Q: Is a $10 gift card too cheap?

A: No, a $10 gift card is not too cheap. In fact, it's a very thoughtful gift that your para is sure to appreciate.

Q: What do paras want?

A: Just like everyone else, paras appreciate gifts that are thoughtful, personal, and useful. So take some time to think about what your para would really appreciate and you're sure to find the perfect gift.

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So, How are you going to say thank you to a paraprofessional at end of the school year? Whatever you decide to get your para this end of the year, just remember that the thought counts and that they will appreciate any gesture that shows you care

I also would like to add other times that are appropriate but not required to give gifts to paras are Back to School, Christmas, Paraprofessional Appreciation Day and  Retirement,

Happy gift giving!

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