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Teacher Appreciation Ideas and Gifts: Your Ultimate List!

It’s that wonderful time of year, the time we start searching for teacher appreciation ideas! This special time to recognize our teachers deserves our attention!

If you’re anything like us, you probably feel like you owe teachers the world for everything they do. I mean, if we could just give them all a raise, we would! Since we can’t do that, let’s all take some time to say “Thank you!” to these wonderful people.

Just wait until you see alllll of the AMAZING teacher appreciation day ideas we’ve rounded up!

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We have even divided them up into categories for you including…

18 DIY Teacher Appreciation Ideas

14 Practical Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

18 Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Your teacher is going to FLIP for these adorable ideas! Are you ready to get started?!   Let’s begin with…

18 DIY Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Get crafty with these teacher appreciation day gift ideas from around the web! With 18 different teacher appreciation ideas, you are sure to find one that will work perfectly for the teachers in your life. The best thing is that most of these already have a cute (and FREE) tag to print and slap on – saving time for all of your other teacher appreciation week ideas.

  1. Teacher Pencil Mason Jar Gift

How adorable is this pencil mason jar gift!? Using a jar like these, it’s the perfect idea for any teacher! Find the easy tutorial from Kimberly at A Night Owl on her blog!

  1. Apple Dip in a Jar 

Pack up this DELICIOUS caramel apple dip recipe from Event Trender in a jar and give it to your child’s teacher! Nothing says “thank you” like a sweet treat!

  1. “Tickled Pink” that You’re My Teacher 

I am totally in LOVE with this teacher appreciation gift idea from Courtney at Pizzazzerie! Using a cup like this, show your teachers that you are “tickled pink” to have them with this original gift idea in a jar!

  1. You’re a “Berry” Sweet Teacher 

Check out this “berry” sweet teacher appreciation idea from Mariah at Giggles Galore! I don’t know what teacher wouldn’t love this delicious strawberry shortcake idea in a jar!

  1. You’re “Sweet:” M&M Brownies in a Jar 

Who doesn’t love yummy brownies!? Thank your child’s teacher this year with this “sweet” treat idea from Delightful Made! Layer the ingredients for the brownies in a jar and throw on this adorable printable tag!

  1. Thanks for Helping me “Grow:” Succulents in a Jar 

Succulent plants are ALL THE CRAZE right now! So it goes without saying, we are totally loving this modern teacher appreciation gift idea from Lolly Jane! They used real succulents, but you can use fake ones like these to make it a little easier. They have even provided a printable tag to go along with this great gift in a jar!

  1. Alphabet Letters in a Jar 

This is such a thoughtful teacher appreciation idea from One Charming Party! Simply take a plastic cup and fit it inside a large glass jar. Then add colorful alphabet magnets {love these ones!} to fill the space between the jar and the cup! Darling!

  1. Thanks for Being an “Uh-Mason” Teacher 

Simply throw some candy in an jar, and show your teacher how “uh-mason” you think they are! Lil’ Luna has even come up with a variety of colorful tags you can add to your fun-filled gift!

  1. DIY Crayon Candy Dish 

If you are looking for an original idea for teacher appreciation gifts, take a look at this fun crayon candy dish from Two Sisters Crafting! This fun DIY craft will look PERFECT in your teacher’s classroom this year!

  1. Teacher Appreciation Tote Gift

Create an adorable gift to say, “thank you” to your teacher this year! Megan from Balancing Home has shown us that with a few simple supplies and a tote bag just like this, you can create this cute tote bag for your teacher!

  1. Framed Teacher Appreciation Subway Art 

I am absolutely in LOVE with this quote and printable design from Eighteen25! This sweet DIY gift can be made in a matter of minutes! Simply print off the subway art design, put it in a frame, and wrap it with a bow!

  1. DIY Teacher Glitter Mug 

Add a little sparkle to a plain mug for fun DIY teacher appreciation gifts! Pauline from Chica Club Circle has given complete instructions on how to create this adorable gift! Check it out!

  1. DIY Glitter Scissors 

I am totally in love with this modern DIY project from Persia Lou! Create your own set of glitter scissors for a teacher appreciation gift this year! Don’t forget to also print off the adorable note that says, “Thanks for making me ‘Sharp’ this Year” and attach it to your finished product!

  1. Thanks for Making Me a “Smart” Cookie

Nothing says, “thank you” like a big cookie, am I right?! Pipe some “smart” cookies with icing to create a yummy treat for your child’s teacher! Toni from Make Bake Celebrate has given complete instructions on how to create these sweet treats!

  1. Teacher Appreciation Composition Notebook 

Check out this DIY teacher appreciation notebook from Giggles Galore! Not only is it super easy to make, but it is also fairly inexpensive! Your child’s teacher will love jotting down their thoughts and lesson plans in this darling notebook!

  1. DIY Monogram made from Pencils

Show your teacher that you appreciate their hard work with this original idea from Runde’s Room! Your child’s teacher will love displaying this personalized work of art in their classroom all year long!

  1. DIY Teacher Appreciation Vinyl Jar 

Here is another totally adorable DIY project for teacher appreciation gift idea! Create these personalized jars inspired by Shauna at My Mix of Six!

  1. “Star” Teacher Gift in a Jar

Grab a cute jar and fill it with Starbursts to create these quick and easy teacher appreciation gifts! Ashley from Simply Designing has even provided a cute jar topper to add the finishing touches to your adorable present!

14 Practical Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

  1. Thanks for “Pushing” Me – Check out this practical teacher appreciation gift from Liz On Call! Use push pins to say “thank you” to your child’s teacher this year!
  2. Personalized Calculator– Create these every-day DIY teacher appreciation gifts from Positively Splendid! This practical gift idea is perfect for ANY teacher! Amy has even come up with a FREE printable tag to top off this cute gift!
  3. School Supplies Cake – These are the ULTIMATE teacher appreciation gifts! What teacher would not love a bunch of new classroom supplies! Check out this practical and adorable idea from What’s Scrapping!
  4. Sanitizing Wipes Teacher Gift– Show your teacher that you appreciate their hard work with this original idea from It’s Always Autumn! Your child’s teacher will be so grateful for the practical gift and definitely put it to good use! Grab some wipes here!
  5. You are a “Mark” Above the Rest – Grab some dry-erase markers and attach this cute tag from The Happy Scraps to create a quick and easy gift your child’s teacher will use every day!
  6. Thanks for “Quenching” My Thirst for Knowledge – This is one of my absolute FAVORITE teacher appreciation gifts! Snatch a cup like that here, and put together this cute cup idea from Lisa Storms! This is one your teachers will use every day, all year long!
  7. Rubber Band Ball Teacher Gift – Create a unique gift to say, “thank you” to your teacher using practical office supplies, including a rubber band ball! Vanessa from Tried and True has shown us how in a matter of 15 minutes, you can create this functional gift!
  8. Teacher Essentials Kit– Fun, cute, and useful…the perfect formula for a great teacher appreciation gifts! This Teacher Essentials Kit from Hi Sugarplum definitely fits the bill! Use a bead organizer {a lot like this one} and fill it with useful supplies to say, “thank you” this year!
  9. Personalized Teacher Clipboard Gift – Talk about cute and functional teacher appreciation gifts! Attach this adorable subway art printable from Eighteen25 to a clipboard and give it to your child’s teacher!
  10. Teacher Appreciation Pencil Bouquet– Give your teacher the ultimate school supply gift with this adorable idea from WhipperBerry! Simply turn a bundle of pencils into a beautiful bouquet!
  11. Dropping a “Note” to Say Thank You – Brighten your teacher’s day with this cute gift of gratitude! Drop a “Note” to let them know they are appreciated! Fill a basket with note cards and writing supplies and attach this cute tag from Iris at Sweet Metel Moments!
  12. You’re the “Glue” that Keeps Us Together Teacher Gift– Every classroom goes through a lot of glue!  So, grab a box of glue sticks and create this practical gift inspired by Glued to My Crafts for teacher appreciation this year!
  13. Let me “Ream”mind You…Paper Gift – Here is another great practical gift idea that ANY teacher would appreciate! Grab a ream of paper and attach it to this clever tag from Lolly Jane!
  14. Craft Gift Card Teacher Appreciation Gifts – This is such a quick and easy idea from Kori Clark for teacher appreciation! Simply print off her adorable thank you note and attach a gift card to your nearest craft store! Your child’s teacher will LOVE choosing out some of their favorite art supplies!

18 Easy Gifts for Teachers

  1.  “Apple of My Eye” Gift Card Pocket– This is such a quick and easy teacher appreciation gift idea from Kiki and Company! Create this fun thank you note which includes a little pocket to insert a gift card!
  2. “I’ve had a Blast in Your Class” Sonic Gift Card– Any teacher would LOVE this Sonic gift card appreciation gift—and the best part about it? It is SO easy to put together! Grab a Sonic gift card and attach this cute tag from Giggles Galore for the perfect present!
  3. “You’re the Balm” Teacher Gift– If you are looking for a creative teacher appreciation present, but don’t have a ton of time, take a look at this adorable lip balm gift from U Create!
  4. “Extra”ordinary Teacher Appreciation Gift – Grab a pack of gum and create this easy teacher appreciation gift! This present will look like you put a lot of time and effort into it when you attach this adorable gift tag from Sweet Metel Moments!
  5. Nail Polish and File Gift Teacher Appreciation Gift– Spend less than 20 minutes putting together this creative teacher appreciation gift! Stacy from She’s Kinda Crafty has given complete instructions on how to put together this quick little thank you present!
  6. “Donut” Know What I’d Do Without You  – Give your teacher the ultimate gift of love— doughnuts! Mmmmm….it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it! Throw together this last minute gift with this ADORABLE printable from BrenDid!
  7. Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Holders – Check out these personal thank you notes from Thirty Handmade Days! They can double as a heartfelt note and an adorable teacher appreciation gift card holder!
  8. “You’re a Lifesaver” Teacher Appreciation Printable – Here is another totally adorable teacher appreciation gift printable from Kelly at Live Laugh Rowl!  This bright and colorful gift is sure to bring a smile to your teacher’s face!
  9. “Thanks for Being a Light” Teacher Printable– Pair this gorgeous teacher appreciation gift printable from The Crafting Chicks with a cute latern {like this one!} or candle to say, “thank you” this year!
  10. Ice Cream Teacher Appreciation Tags – Use this cheery ice cream tag designed by SoFestive as a little thank you for your teacher this year!
  11. Printable Teacher Appreciation Tic-Tac Labels– Create a unique gift to say, “thank you” to your teacher using these DARLING tic-tac printables! Stephanie from Somewhat Simple has shown us how it takes little effort to create a fun and meaningful gift for our teachers!
  12. Teachers are Treasure Printables – Show your teacher some love with this adorable gift idea from Kiki and Company! Can we talk about how CUTE these little printables she designed specifically for this gift are?! You can easily make this gift by wrapping chocolate Treasures or Hershey Nuggets in these gorgeous candy wrappers!
  13. “You Are the Sweetest Teacher” Candy Bouquet Printables – I recently discovered how to make “candy bouquets” and I have to say— I AM IN LOVE! Not only are they stinkin’ adorable once they are complete, they are also SO easy to make! Check out this teacher appreciation candy bouquet from Kiki and Company! She has even come up with some adorable coordinating printables to top off your bouquet!
  14. “You Knock My Socks Off” Teacher Printable– This is such a fun and practical teacher gift idea from Craftibilities! Simply add this clever printable tag to a fun pair of socks for an exciting teacher appreciation gift!
  15. “Classroom Full of Sunshine” Teacher Appreciation Printables – Your teacher will ADORE this bright and cheery gift this year! Say thank you for their hard work with this fun “Bucket Full of Sunshine” idea from U Create!
  16. “You Were Mint to Be My Teacher” Printables– Check out this simple teacher appreciation idea from The Creative Mom! Use her adorable printables to create a fun-filled gift for your child’s teacher this year!
  17. “Scoops of Fun” Teacher Appreciation Printable – I love this printable teacher appreciation card from Skip to My Lou! Pick up a gift card to your local ice cream shop and attach this FREE printable for a great gift!
  18. Teacher Appreciation Printable Bookmark – Here is a simple, inexpensive gift to show your teacher that you care! Just print off this cute bookmark from Positively Splendid!

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If you are looking for even more teacher appreciation gifts and ideas, be sure to also check out THIS awesome post for great ideas!

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