In today’s post: Find 20 teacher appreciations gifts that are cute, easy to put together, and inexpensive!
I know we love giving teachers homemade goodies, but they often receive so many treats during teacher appreciation week they end up giving most of them away. Same with cute DIY decor projects – there’s only so many places to put framed handprints, etc. I’m sure teachers appreciate every single gift they receive, but let’s try giving them something a little more practical. Here are 20 easy, cute, and practical teacher appreciation gift ideas that teachers will love (many are cheap too!). Make sure to read #20 – it’s the single best gift you can give a teacher!
20 cute + easy teacher appreciation gifts
1. I love this soap & printable teacher gift idea from eighteen25 – teachers go through tons of soap each year, and this printable is super cute!
2. Teachers need lots of water (and/or soda) to keep talking to their students all day long, so Crazy Little Projects shares a cute cup & printable gift idea:
3. One of the best teacher appreciation gifts is a gift card, since teachers spend so much money on their classrooms! Make a gift card extra special with this personalized photo gift card holder from It’s Always Autumn.
3. This great teacher appreciation gift idea from Sweet Rose Studio helps replenish the teacher’s stash of books, stickers, etc:
4. This highlighter teacher gift from Love The Day is another way to replenish some of teacher’s supplies:
5. This Target gift card holder from Landeelu is such a clever teacher appreciation gift idea! Doesn’t everyone want a little extra Target cash?
6. Everyone loves lip balm! Package some up with a cute printable from Simple as That for a super simple teacher gift:
6. If you have lots of teachers you’d like to recognize, this cheap teacher gift idea via Spoonful might fit the bill:
7. Use these cute printables from Tatertots and Jello via Skip to My Lou to dress up a gift card to the teacher’s favorite fast food restaurant:
8. Here’s another teacher appreciation idea from Tatertots and Jello via Skip to My Lou: movie gift cards and a cute free printable.
9. This is a super cute way to package up dry erase markers for a cheap teacher appreciation gift (from Spoonful):
10. Here’s another super easy and inexpensive teacher gift idea (perfect for your junior high school kids who have 6 or 7 teachers to give gifts to!). From The Happy Scraps:
11. These teacher appreciation printables from Chickabug are hilarious! Pair them with a gift card for every teacher’s favorite gift.
12. This cute baking teacher appreciation gift could be put together with items from the dollar store! Idea + printable from Eighteen25.
13. Pair this adorable bookmark from Positively Splendid with a stack of books for the classroom for an easy teacher gift idea:
14. These cute drink sleeves from Finding Pins and Needles are a great personalized teacher gift idea.
15. If you like to sew, this simple kindle cover would make a pretty teacher appreciation gift (and since it only takes a bit of fabric it would be inexpensive too!) Find instructions at The Polka Dot Chair.
16. My mother-in-law used to go through massive amounts of sanitizing wipes when she taught school, so I knew I wanted to start giving these as a teacher appreciation gift. Get the free printables here:
17. It can be a little harder to come up with ideas for male teachers – but if he’s a golfer this idea’s perfect. From The Creative Cubby.
18. This stationary gift set from Becky Higgins is pretty and makes a practical teacher gift since teachers often write notes to their students.
19. Use these cute printables from The Tiny Tiara to package up some Tic Tacs, Altoids, or Andes mints for an inexpensive, practical teacher appreciation gift.
20. And lastly, for the truly best gift a teacher can receive: write a letter telling your child’s teacher what you most appreciated about him or her this year, and send a copy of the letter to the school principal. Teachers treasure personal letters (who doesn’t?), and by sending a copy to the principal, you’ll be adding a positive recommendation to her file that could be helpful when she is considered for advancement. The letter doesn’t have to be long – three or four sentences is plenty – and you can get ideas for what to say in this post. This completely free gift may be the best one your child’s teacher has ever received!
Looking for even more teacher appreciation gift ideas? Check out this post full of fun ways to give gift cards for teacher appreciation.