INSIDE: This is the best list of 25 teacher appreciation gifts! Ideas include items to buy and things you can make at home. Anyone can do these easy gift for teachers!
Christmas is coming soon, and that means you need to come up with some creative and affordable teacher gift ideas! Giving teachers a small gift is a simple way to thank them for all the hard work they do.
So often, teachers purchase their supplies and spend their free time helping kids learn and grow. Teachers are some of my closest friends, and one of the people who work for Penny Pinchin’ Mom is a former teacher. So I truly admire today’s teachers and educators for all they do!
We’ve rounded up some fun and unique teacher gift ideas for you to make to thank your children’s teachers! Whether they’re homemade gifts for the holidays or for Teacher Appreciation Week in the spring, it’s a nice gesture to tell your child’s teacher thank you.
Teacher gifts don’t need to be over the top. Even if you don’t want to make something (or you have little money to spend), a simple thank you card is all you need to give!! We’ve come up with some cute teacher gift ideas you can make at home in just a few minutes!
Alternatively, check out this great list of teacher gift ideas. After all, teachers love things that aren’t always just about teaching or apples!
TEACHER APPRECIATION GIFT IDEAS
Seeds of Knowledge Thank You Basket
Talk about an easy gift for teachers! A few years ago, I made this fun basket for my daughter’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week! It was super easy to make, and her teacher loved it!! Check out how I made this adorable Thanks For the Seeds of Knowledge gardening basket.
I love these cups!! You can find some great deals on these at lots of stores, and the drink mixes are sometimes on clearance on the end caps of store aisles! Head over and visit Lisa Storms for details on the flags and other ideas to make your gift extra special!
Swedish Fish Thank You, from Eighteen25
Another cute teacher gift idea is a play on words, such as using Swedish Fish with a note that your teacher is o”fish”ally awesome! Visit Eighteen25 to get this printable gift tag and some other whimsical ideas!
You’ve Been the Highlight of My Year, from Love the Day
This is a fun way to say thank you and even give your favorite teachers school supplies – highlighters! It’s definitely one of the best easy gifts for teachers. Visit Love the Day for all of the details.
Target Gift Card Holder, from Landee See Landee Do
Who doesn’t love Target?! Here’s an easy way to give your child’s teacher an appreciation gift plus money to get supplies or things she wants for herself! Landee See Landee Do has a free printable Target gift card holder you can download so that you can make your very own!
Scentsational Teacher Candle, from It’s a Fabulous Life
I love this teacher’s gift idea! It’s just a candle with a printable tag! It’s a Fabulous Life has the tutorial and printable for you to use if you want to try your hand at this one!
Rubber Band Ball Gift, from Tried & True
This would be a FUN teacher appreciation gift to make! Create a rubber band ball, then seal it up and add an adorable tag to the top! Get the details on how to make your own by popping over to Tried & True.
Key to My Success, from A Girl and a Glue Gun
Everyone has keys! A Girl and A Glue Gun has a super simple tutorial on how to make your teacher a keychain, so you can make this teacher appreciation gift yourself this year! Definitely one of the most loved easy gifts for teachers.
Hand Soap Thank You, from Eighteen25
Who doesn’t need hand soap? Pick up some at your local body shop (maybe when it has an awesome sale), then attach this cute tag! Print yours over at Eighteen25.
Soda-lighted Thank You Gift, from Tammy Mitchell Designs
If your teacher is a fan of soda, then this would make a GREAT gift! Tammy Mitchell Designs shares how you can make this cute teacher appreciation gift!
Donut Thank You, by Happiness is Homemade
Just print this tag and attach it to a box of donuts for a cute gift idea for your favorite teacher. Visit Happiness is Homemade to get yours!
Thumbprint Tree, from Balancing Home
It might take a bit more work to get all of the kids’ prints, but how cute is this? Get the details over at Balancing Home.
Extra Mile Thank you, from The Penny Wise Mama
This is another teacher appreciation idea! Download your free printable at The Penny Wise Mama and add some ribbon to your gum in a baggie!
S’more Teachers Like You, from Crystal and Comp
This is a gift we created one year for some of the teachers my kids visited just once a week. It was so easy to make, and the kids had fun building it with me. Get the printable and details from Crystal and Comp.
I Love My “Tea”cher Gift, from PBJ Stories
A mason jar filled with tea bags, with a sweet note attached, makes a simple appreciation gift. PBJ Stories shares this one on her site.
Thanks a Latte, from Skip to My Lou
Skip to My Lou has this adorable printable for you to use over on her site! Attach a gift card to a local coffee shop, and you’ll be set!
Thanks for Helping Me Bloom, from Bloomdesignsonline
This is a simple idea but so thoughtful! Attach a note to any bouquet of flowers. Bloomdesignsonline has the details on this cute gift idea!
Ad-Mitt You’re a Great Teacher, from Somewhat Simple
How fun is this teacher gift idea? An oven mitt filled with goodies was created by Somewhat Simple.
Gift Card Thank Yous, from Crazy Little Projects
Crazy Little Projects has several cute printables you can print out and attach a gift card. What an easy idea!!
Cut Above the Rest, from Spoonful
Inexpensive but colorful scissors and bags are all you need for this one. Spoonful shares the rest of the details you need to make your own!
Movie Star Thank You, from Tatertots & Jello
This is a cute way to give movie goodies to your teacher! Put a gift card and snacks inside a cute box!! Get tips on how to make this from Tatertots & Jello.
Easy Crayon Vase
This is a fun gift idea, too! Use crayons to create a one-of-a-kind vase, and fill it with fresh flowers! Get the instructions HERE.
Gift Cards, from Chickabug
These are great!! I love the whimsy, and how we know, we can’t all make those Pinterest-perfect gifts. Chickabug has a fun printable gift tag holder!
Bookmarks, by Positively Splendid
Here’s another unique gift idea – a printable bookmark! I love the saying on this one created by Positively Splendid.
Coming Clean Gift, from It’s Always Autumn
Teachers can always use disinfectant wipes! You can give some and add a bit of charm and fun by using a printable from It’s Always Autumn.
Worth a Mint to Us, from The Tiny Tiara
What a cute idea! Take mints and a cute printable gift tag from The Tiny Tiara to make a mint container!
So there you have it – 25 FUN teacher appreciation gifts anyone would love.