Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up soon. That means you need to come up with some creative and affordable teacher gift ideas! Giving them a small gift is a simple way to thank them for all the hard work they do.
So often they purchase their supplies and spend their free time helping kids learn and grow. Having teachers as some of my closest friends and one of the people who work for Penny Pinchin’ Mom being a former teacher, 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 yourself to thank that special teacher in your life! Whether it is a gift for teacher appreciation week or an end of the year teacher gift, it is a nice gesture to tell your child’ teacher thank you.
Teacher gifts do not need to be over the top. Even if you don’t want to make them something (or have no money to spend), a simple thank you card is all that you need to do!! 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
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 — sometimes are on clearance on the end caps! Head over and visit Lisa Storms for details on the flags and other ideas to make your gift extra special!
Another cute teacher gift idea is a play on words – like using Swedish Fish with a note that your teacher is o”Fish”ally awesome! Visit Eighteen25 to get this and some other whimsical ideas!
Love the Day: You’re the Highlight of My Year
This a fun way to say thank you and even give your favorite teacher school supplies for next year – highlighters! Visit Love the Day for all of the details.
Who doesn’t love Target?! Here is an easy way to give your teacher a thank you gift + money to get supplies or things she might want for herself! Landee See Landee Do has a free printable you can download so you can make your very own!
I love this teacher appreciation week idea! It is just a candle with a printable! It’s a Fabulous Life has the tutorial and printable for you to use if you wish to try your hand at this one!
This would be a FUN teacher appreciation week gift to make! Create a rubber band ball and 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.
Everyone has keys! A Girl and A Glue Gun has a super simple tutorial on how to make your teacher a keychain so that you can make this teacher appreciation gift yourself this year!
Who doesn’t need hand soap? Pick up some at your local body shop (maybe when they have an awesome sale) and then attach this cute tag! Print yours over at Eighteen25.
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!
Just print this tag and attach it a box of donuts for a cute gift idea for your favorite teacher. Visit Happiness is Homemade to get yours!
This 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 by 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!
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.
A jar filled with tea and a sweet note attached makes a simple appreciation gift. PBJ Stories shares this one on her site.
Skip to My Lou has this adorable printable for you to use over on her site! Attach your gift card to a local coffee shop, and you’ll be set!
Thanks for Helping me Bloom from Bloomdesignsonline
A simple idea but so thoughtful! A note attached to any bouquet of flowers. Bloomdesignsonline has the details on this cute gift idea!
How fun is this teacher gift idea? A mitt filled with goodies created by Somewhat Simple.
Crazy Little Projects has several cute printables you can use to print out and attach a gift card. What an easy idea!!
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!
This is a cute way to give movie goodies to your teacher! Gift card and snacks inside of a cute box!! Get the tips on how to make this from Tatertots & Jello.
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.
These are great!! Love the whimsy, and how we know we can’t all make those Pinterest perfect gifts. Chickabug has a fun printable you can use and attach a simple gift card to the front!
Here’s another unique gift idea – a bookmark! Love the saying on this one as created by Positively Splendid.
Coming Clean Gift from It’s Always Autumn
Teachers can always use disinfectant wipes! Find out a way to give some and add a bit of charm and fun by using a printable from It’s Always Autumn.
How cute! Take mints and a cute printable from The Tiny Tiara to make a mint container!
So there yo’ve got it — 25 FUN Teacher appreciation gifts anyone would love.