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!
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.
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!).
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
“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!
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.”
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!
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!”
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!
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!
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 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.
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!
One Smart Cookie Gift by Pineapple Paper Co.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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” 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.
“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!
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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