30+ Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

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30+ Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas for your kid’s teachers! Free printables + simple gift ideas = quick and easy teacher appreciation gifts that your favorite teachers are sure to love!

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It’s that time of year again – Teacher Appreciation Day is right around the corner! Whether your child’s school chooses to celebrate during Teacher Appreciation Week (the first week of May) or at the end of the school year, showing your child’s teacher how much you appreciate their hard work is always a good idea! The best gift of all is a handwritten note expressing your gratitude, but if you wish to add a little more for your child’s teacher, we’ve got some fun ideas or you!

We’ve rounded up a collection of the very best teacher appreciation gifts that your kid’s teachers are sure to love! These thoughtful gift ideas are a great way to show your school teacher and support staff that they are appreciated!


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30+ Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas & Free Printables

Show your appreciation for your kid’s teachers, who work not only with your children, but with classes FULL of children, for up to 10 hours every single day! Their day doesn’t end when the kids go home, so these small gifts are a sweet way to say thanks for all their tireless work.

From school room supplies to DIY gifts and from personalized ideas to gift cards, here are 30+ unique gift ideas for teachers. You’ll find useful and practical gift ideas as well a few that are just plain fun! All of these teacher appreciation gift ideas come with a free printable, so you’ll never worry about knowing exactly what to say!

pencils in cup with pencil gift tag

Pencil Jar Teacher Gift Idea by The Inspiration Board

There’s not a teacher anywhere who wouldn’t appreciate a set of freshly sharpened pencils, especially when gifted in one of these adorable glass jars that have been painted as the cutest pencil holders ever! School supplies are always a great gift that can benefit the entire class.

Graphic of "Thank You for Being an Amazing Teacher" printable gift card holders with gift cards on yellow background

Amazing Teacher Printable Gift Card Holder by Happiness is Homemade

Teachers love gift cards and gift certificates, so give a card of appreciation to everyone’s favorite online store that sells ALL the things, Amazon. This “Amazing Teacher” free printable makes the perfect background for an Amazon gift card, but it’s great for ANY store, really! Use this printable card for gift cards to their favorite restaurants, the craft store, or a local business or bookstore (every classroom could use new books!).

you totally rule gift tag on spools of measuring tape

Totally Rule Teacher Appreciation Idea by Love The Day

Rulers are always a great idea for teachers. There are lots of ways to present this appreciation gift: use a fabric ruler on a spool, or wooden or plastic ruler, or any ruler-inspired gift. Don’t forget to attach the “You Totally Rule!” free printable tag!

we donut know what we would have done without you! donut gift tag

Donut Thank You Gift Idea by Happiness is Homemade

Simply print out this sweet thank you note and add it to a box of donuts for a tasty teacher appreciation treat! This is SUCH a cute tag!

thank you for sticking with me and helping me learn sticky notes

Last-Minute Teacher Gift by The Happy Scraps

Grab a pack of sticky notes and this cute card for a SUPER simple last-minute and useful gift!

thanks for making me so sharp gift tag on glittery scissors

Glittery Scissors by Persia Lou

If you like giving a one-of-a-kind gift, try this DIY scissor that gets a little bling on the handles. Add a little Mod Podge, apply the glitter and let dry. Use the free file to create a printable tag to wrap them in. Such a fun gift idea!

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Thanks For Helping Me Grow by Three Kids And A Fish

For the teacher that would appreciate a little low maintenance greenery on her desk, these adorable little plants make the perfect appreciate gift. Go the complete DIY route and plant these succulents yourself in mini jars and attach a note using the free printable provided.

organizer with various office supplies and candy

Teacher Essentials Kit by Hi Sugar Plum

Grab a little sectional caddy and fill it with small office supplies like paper clips, erasers, tape, magnets, and hand cleanser. Add pretty decorative paper to the top and tie it with a ribbon and you’re ready to gift it!

youve been the highlight of my year gift tag on a jar of highlighters

Highlight Of My Year Appreciation Gift by Love The Day

A jar of multicolored highlighters are sure to be appreciated by any teacher. Attach the sweet free printable note to the jar and give this awesome school supply gift to the deserving teacher!

easy teacher appreciation gift tags on top of lysol wipes

Sanitizing Wipes Teacher Appreciation Gift by It’s Always Autumn

Keeping things clean, spiffy, shiny and sanitized is just one of the many thankless tasks that teachers do every day. Make it easy for them by gifting a canister of cleaning wipes. The printable gives 4 different colorful tags to attach to the top.

lifesaver gift tag with candies in gift container

You’re A Lifesaver Gift Idea by Live Laugh Rowe

For an inexpensive teacher gift, consider this adorable Lifesaver (TM) pillow box gift that you can easily pull together quickly. The free printable is a colorful touch!

thank you for pushing me to do my best this year gift tag on push pins

Thanks For Pushing Me Teacher Appreciation Gift by Liz On Call

Teachers can always use more push pins or thumbtacks, so this idea makes a wonderful gift. Purchase a small box full of colorful push pins, attach the thank you printable tag to the top, tie a bow around it and gift it!

thanks for bee-ing a great teacher on burts bees lipgloss gift

Bee-ing” a Great Teacher Gift Idea by Simply This And That

Attach this adorable free printable tag that says, “Thanks for Bee-ing A Great Teacher!” to any Burt’s Bees gift kit. These make awesome appreciation gifts and all you need to do is print and attach the tag!

you are the glue that holds our class together gift tag on glue sticks

Glue Stick Teacher Gift by The Happy Scraps

“I have too many glue sticks!” said no teacher ever. Buy a pack of these always appreciated sticks and attach the adorable printable tag, “You’re the glue that keeps us together.”

thank you for making a permanent mark in my life gift tag with sharpies attached

Teacher Appreciation Marker Gift by Hustle Mom Repeat

Grab some Sharpie markers and print out this card for an easy teacher gift that’s sure to be a huge hit!

i had a ball this year attached to rubber band ball

Rubber Band Teacher Appreciation Gift by Tried And True Creative

Office supplies are always a super gift and this ball of colorful rubber bands will surely be appreciated. Wrap it in cellophane, tie the ends off with twine and print out and attach the free printable tag that states, “I had a ball this year!”

just a note to say youre a great teacher on binder paper gift tag tied to stationary gift

Note Gift Idea by Crazy Little Projects

Write this gift off as super easy! Choose a cute little notebook and pen, then print out the free tag that says, “Just a note to say you’re a great teacher,” tie it with a pretty ribbon and gift it!

mrs harmon spelt out in scrabble letters with apple in background

DIY Personalized Teacher Name Plate Gift by Modern Mom Life

Scrabble tiles make the perfect DIY gift with this easy-to-make name plate that’s personalized with your teacher’s name. Everything attaches easily with a hot glue gun, so it comes together quickly with minimal effort. What a special gift and a fun way to show your appreciation!

a teacher takers a hand opens a mind and touches a heart thoughtful gift tag

Teacher Tote by Balancing Home

If you have a Cricut machine, you can easily make this awesome teacher tote bag, but if not, you can print and frame this pretty printable for your favorite teacher. A super fun and crafty idea!

thanks a latte for all you do gift tag

Thanks A Latte Gift Idea by Just Add Confetti

If you know your teacher is powered by coffee, she will appreciate this gift card tucked inside a Starbuck’s cup. Add a pretty bow and attach the “Thanks a Latte” tag.

thanks for being a great tea cher! gift tag with starbucks in hand

Tea Themed Teacher Gift by Tried and True Creative

If your teacher’s favorite drink is tea, use this fun printable along with a gift of a tumbler and their favorite tea bags, or attach the sweet printable to a Starbucks gift card for an even easier last-minute option!

thank you for making me one smart cookie gift tag on gift box with single cookie

Cookies are a great idea as small thank you teacher gifts! You could easily buy cookies (or have the kids help make them), place them in a gift box, and add this cute printable card to it! An easy and sweet treat for your favorite teacher!

teacher appreciation gift tag in bouquet of flowers

Thanks for Helping Me Bloom Bouquet by Everyday Party Magazine

Tuck this pretty printable note inside a bouquet of fresh flowers for a quick and easy teacher appreciation gift idea!

its a ball being in your class gift tag attached to mason jars with cookies

Ball Mason Jar Teacher Gift Ideas by The Country Chic Cottage

Want to give your teacher a great inexpensive gift to show your appreciation? Add a few goodies to a mason jar, then use these printable mason jar tags to make it even more special!

teacher appreciation gift tags attached to batches of wrapped cookies

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas + Tags by Play Party Plan

These versatile gift tags can be added to any teacher appreciation gift you desire, but I really like the idea of adding a free printable gift tag to individually bagged cookies as shown here!

you are just write gift tag on small pencils made from candies

Rolo Pencils by Skip to My Lou

These Rolo Pencil Teacher Thank You Gifts are the cutest! Made with a free printable to make this teacher appreciation idea super easy! Put these in the teacher mailboxes at your school for a sweet surprise on any ordinary day of school or take one to a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week.

I have to admit you are a sweet teacher gift tag on oven mit with betty crocker mix and spoon

Ad-Mitt You’re a Sweet Teacher by Eighteen25

This is a great gift idea for a teacher who loves to bake! Find a cute oven mitt, some cookie mix and a spoon or spatula, and then add the free printable tag – easy peasy!

mani thanks for a toe-tally fabulous school year gift tag with nail polish

“Mani Thanks” Gift Tags by Lolly Jane

For your kids teacher, just print off this cute free tag, “Mani thanks for a toe-tally fabulous school year!” and pair it with a nail salon gift card or your favorite bottle(s) of nail polish.

Im so chappy youre my teacher with chap stick and pencils pictured

“I’m So Chappy” You’re My Teacher Cards by The Dating Divas

This is another quick idea that would work for any teacher. Lip balm is a desk essential!

I think you have the write stuff gift tag attached to stationary gift

Take Note Stationery Gift Idea by Where the Smiles Have Been

Teachers can never ever have enough notebooks, so I’m sure that this cute stationery gift will definitely be well received!


There are so many great teacher appreciation gifts on this list that you’re sure to find something great for your favorite teacher! Which of these teacher appreciation ideas is your favorite?

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2 Comments

  1. Hello.
    I tried to sign up and have not received an email. I am interested to print the Rollo Pencil labels to use as gifts for Teacher Appreciation celebration at our school next week. Is this something you can help me with?

    Thank you
    Regards,
    Aimee Howarth

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