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19 Great Gifts for Custodians To Show Appreciation

Looking for the right gifts for custodians? If you aren’t sure what to get them as a sign of appreciation for National Custodian Day on October 2, at the end of the year, or any other occasion, you’ve found the right gift guide. Whether you are a teacher, student, principal, these custodian gift ideas will surely help.

Custodians work a lot to keep school buildings clean, tidy and safe. Their job has many responsibilities and they deserve to be shown some appreciation, don’t you think?

A simple gesture like a lovely gift would be very thoughtful and it would show them that you are thankful for the hard work they do. And that is why we’ve come up with some of the best gifts for custodians.

Custodian Gifts

Custodian Coffee Mug
The hard working custodians often get up very early because they have to get the school ready for the arrival of teachers and students. Getting up early also requires coffee that will push the custodian to be ready for early physical activity. Let one of the first things they will see after waking up be this cup that you will give them. This gift also describes how a janitor's job is as well as showing appreciation.
Treasure Chest Of Coffee
We mentioned in a previous gift that they probably need coffee to start the day. Well, if they already have a big mug to drink it from then how about you get them this special treasure chest that is filled with 15 different types of coffee to make sure they add some fun variety in their morning routine.
The Connoisseur Gourmet Gift Basket
Gift Baskets are universally known as a gift that shows appreciation. Mark the National Custodial Workers Appreciation Day perfectly. This is a great example of an appreciation gift that will mean a lot to them as well as provide them with some tasty treats. The basket is filled with all sorts of cookies, pretzels, crackers, candy, and more.
The Little Book Of Thanks
This is a helpful book that is intended to show the custodial staff members that they deserve to feel appreciated. It can serve as a nice gift that will show the one receiving it how thankful you are for everything they have done.
A School Custodian’s Dilemma, Book
A School Custodian's Dilemma by Daniel D. Johnson is a book that will make everyone laugh. It is a particularly interesting book for anyone who has found themselves in similar situations and interactions with students in middle and high school as the author of this book, who was a custodian.
Whiskey Glass Set With Chilling Rocks
Do you happen to be close with a school custodian who you know works hard every day and deserves a nice gift. If you do then this set of two whiskey glasses can be perfect for the occasion. Maybe they will invite you to enjoy a bottle of whiskey together and catch up.
Smart Fingerprint Lock
It’s definitely not new that there are reckless kids at every school that want to cause trouble. This smart lock will serve a great purpose in protecting the personal items of someone who works there. You can make sure they stay safe and avoid trouble with a lock that only opens for them.
Memory Foam Sneakers
A custodian job requires walking and standing for a bigger part of the day has its effects on the body. It definitely tends to stir pain to the feet. These soft memory foam sneakers can help with that problem and you can get this gift for a janitor who works very hard and surely deserves them.
I’m A Custodian Not A Magician T-Shirt
Read carefully everything the T-Shirt says and think about how it makes perfect sense. Kids make messes all day and every day, and the custodian is the one who makes it all disappear. It makes sense that people confuse the two and this T-Shirt is a pretty cool gag gift for them.
Brown Letter Alphabet Keychain
Unlike the average every day keychains, this one is meant to last a while and hold a lot of keys. It’s like it’s made for their job as it does involve them having the keys of almost every room of the school. A special bonus from this gift is that you can choose the first letter of the janitor's name and have it made uniquely just for them.
Men’s Vintage Quartz Pocket Watch
One of the many important jobs school custodians have is to always be on time and make sure everything is ready just in time. This high-quality pocket watch can serve them for years to come and will help make the job easier by always ensuring they are on time with their daily tasks.
Strong Tactical Self Defense Pen
Like with every job, this one has its risks and accidents can happen almost everywhere. This is a pen that is quite strong due to the fact that it’s made out of metal and it also has a feature that easily brakes glass in case they get locked out of a room or something similar. On top of all that it still serves as a perfectly normal pen for writing.
Dickies Men’s Short-Sleeve Coverall
Say hello to the perfect work clothes for someone who works as a school custodian. If they happen to be a very close friend or family member then you have no excuse not to get them this interesting gift for some special occasion. It would be a great gift for a new job. They can definitely handle anything the job throws at them.
Heartwarming Engraved You make a Difference Necklace
How about this heartwarming gift for this important part of the school members as a way to show appreciation for the work they do and all of the help to keep everything in tip-top shape? It says “You make a difference” and it is very true. A nice gift for the custodial staff to remind them that their work does make a difference for someone.
Personalized Grill Set
Ah yes, this one is surely a gift that will get someone who likes to be around a barbeque excited. This is a grill set that is cool in a way that it can be customized with the writing of the name of the lucky janitor you are giving it to. You could gift wrap this one and present it as a thoughtful gift for them for National Custodial Appreciation Day. It’s a nice and unique way to express appreciation.
School Custodian Funny T-Shirt
Here is another T-Shirt related to school custodians that will boost their confidence. It’s a funny gag gift but that doesn’t mean that what it says isn’t true. They work hard and their job matters quite a lot which is why this T-Shirt will be appreciated.
Universal Power Drill Adapter
As you know, these guys are responsible for a lot of things in the schools including fixing and repairing certain things. That’s where this useful little tool can come in handy. It’s a universal adapter for power drills that can fit any nut and bolt. It will save quite a lot of space and time.
Leather Tool Belt
This is another handly accessory that is designed to make custodian's a lot easier. It can hold a lot of useful tools that are necessary for the job and it can fit all sizes. If you wish to ease their job then don’t hesitate about this leather tool belt. If this one is too expensive for you can choose some more affordable tool belt.
The Best Custodian Ever Journal
If you currently go to school or remember going some years ago then you know that pretty fun and cool things can happen while you are there. You can make sure that a custodian who works there can keep writing about some of the interesting moments there in their brand new journal. Who knows, they might even write a book like Daniel Johnson someday and make some more money.