Wondering what’s a good gift for a bus driver? Show your gratitude for the person who safely drives your kids around town with these clever bus driver appreciation gift ideas!
“Sit down and buckle up!”
Can you imagine saying that over and over while maneuvering a 45-foot-long vehicle on icy roads in traffic?
Your kid’s bus driver does that every day, all while transporting your precious cargo across town.
So whether it’s on School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, at Christmas, or at the end of the school year, it’s nice to acknowledge the patient person you count on to get your kiddo home safely.
How do you thank a bus driver?
Finding gifts for teachers is usually easier than gifts for bus drivers because teachers often have class wish lists, you can pool money with other class parents, or make a donation through the school.
Sure, you can give them a bus driver appreciation card and a Starbucks gift card (which would undoubtedly be appreciated).
Or, you can step up your game just a little bit to put a big smile on your driver’s face.
Unique Bus Driver Appreciation Gift Ideas
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These school bus driver appreciation gifts are inexpensive (all under $25), but super thoughtful! I updated this list in 2022 since some of the original gift ideas were sold out. So, you may see some slightly different options than in the original list.
Plus, keep reading for the BONUS bus driver gift ideas I recently found!
Bonus Bus Driver Appreciation Gifts!
Here are a few more gift ideas for bus drivers that I recently found:
1. Cute and comfy socks
How about a pair of fun socks to brighten your bus driver’s day?
2. Reusable face masks
Stuck on a bus with two dozen germ-filled kids? A bus driver might really appreciate a new set of face masks.
3. A pouch for essentials
This cute zippered pouch will keep the bus driver’s essentials close at hand.
4. Practical pot holder
A potholder is a neat gift idea, especially if you know your school bus driver enjoys cooking.
Free Printable Thank You Note for Bus Drivers
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Thoughtful Gifts for Bus Drivers
We live close enough for my kids to walk to school now, but they loved riding the bus in years past and it’s such a milestone to put your kid on the bus for the first time.
The best bus drivers are those that love children and have loads of patience and have serious driving skills. So when you luck out with an awesome driver, be sure to thank them with a special gift!