50 Teacher Appreciation Ideas that Are Creative and Unique 🍎

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 teacher 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 all of the AMAZING teacher appreciation day ideas we’ve rounded up!

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

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 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 YOU!

1 . Teacher Pencil Mason Jar Gift

DIY teacher appreciation ideas that also include a sweet treat are always a win. | The Dating Divas
Pencil and lemon drop teacher appreciation idea.

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!

2 . Apple Dip in a Jar 

Celebrate teachers and the fall season with a caramel apple teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Caramel apple teacher appreciation gift.

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!

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

Teacher appreciation gifts that will tickle teachers pink. | The Dating Divas
Tickled pink teacher appreciation ideas.

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

4 . You’re a “Berry” Sweet Teacher 

A free printable teacher appreciation tag for a "berry sweet" teacher. | The Dating Divas
Printable gift tag for 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!

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

DIY brownie mix for teacher appreciation week. | The Dating Divas
DIY brownie mix – a SWEET teacher appreciation idea.

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!

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

Teacher appreciation ideas for succulents and a free tag. | The Dating Divas
Teacher appreciation succulent gift with printable tag.

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

7 . Alphabet Letters in a Jar 

For alphabet themed teacher appreciation ideas, these vases are number 1. | The Dating Divas
Alphabet letter vase for teacher appreciation.

This is such a thoughtful teacher appreciation idea from Happy Home Fairy! 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! She used them as centerpieces for a teacher appreciation breakfast.

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

Sweets in a mason jar are a perfectly simple teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Candy in a mason jar for a sweet teacher gift.

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!

9 . DIY Crayon Candy Dish 

DIY teacher appreciation idea for a crayon candy dish. | The Dating Divas
DIY teacher appreciation crayon candy dish.

If you are looking for an original idea for teacher appreciation ideas, 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!

10 . Teacher Appreciation Tote Gift

Teacher appreciation tote bag that you can DIY. | The Dating Divas
Tote bag teacher appreciation gift idea.

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!

11 . Super Hero Teacher Candy Bar

Give a sweet treat and some thanks with these teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Super teacher candy bar gift.

I am absolutely in LOVE these adorable superhero teacher bars from Artsy Momma! This sweet DIY gift can be made in a matter of minutes! Find out the favorite candy and start crafting, your kids will love to help out.

12 . DIY Teacher Glitter Mug 

DIY a glitter mug for one of your teacher appreciation week ideas. | The Dating Divas
DIY glitter mug for teacher appreciation week.

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!

13 . DIY Glitter Scissors 

Glitter scissors are a perfect teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
DIY glitter scissors for a teacher appreciation idea.

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!

14 . Thanks for Making Me a “Smart” Cookie

Free printable "smart cookie" teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Smart Cookie teacher appreciation gift tag.

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 teacher appreciation idea cookies!

15 . Teacher Appreciation Composition Notebook 

Spruce up a composition notebook with this teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Composition notebook DIY for Teacher Appreciation gifts.

Check out this DIY teacher appreciation ideas notebook from Giggles Galore! Your child’s teacher will enjoy jotting down their thoughts and ideas in this darling notebook!

16 . DIY Monogram made from Pencils

Monograms are easy to make with this pencil teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Pencil DIY Monogram for a unique teacher gift.

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!

17 . DIY Teacher Appreciation Vinyl Jar 

Vinyl monogram pencil jars are a great teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Teacher appreciation monogramed pencil jars.

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

18 . “Star” Teacher Gift in a Jar

Starbusts are the perfect teacher appreciation gift for a teacher who is a STAR. | The Dating Divas
“You’re a Star” teacher appreciation idea.

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 for School Staff

How many gifts have you received that are cute, or yummy, but beyond that, serve no purpose? Or maybe you can’t even eat the treat that was given?! That’s the worst. Avoid those teacher appreciation ideas with some practical suggestions! These ideas will make the teacher smile, and be useful in and out of the classroom.

19 . Thanks for “Pushing” Me 

Practical teacher appreciation gift and tag. | The Dating Divas
Practical push pin teacher appreciation gift.

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!

20 . Personalized Calculator

Give a personalized calculator for a practical teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Personalized calculator for a teacher appreciation idea.

Create these use-it-every-day teacher appreciation ideas 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!

21 . School Supplies Cake 

Practical teacher gifts are always supplies! Give a school supply cake! | The Dating Divas
School supply cake as a practical teacher appreciation idea.

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!

22 . Sanitizing Wipes Teacher Gift

Shine and sanitize with this teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Help your teachers sanitize and shine this school year.

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!

23 . You are a “Mark” Above the Rest 

Expo markers make a great teacher appreciation gift. | The Dating Divas
Expo marker teacher appreciation ideas.

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! As far as teacher appreciation ideas go, this is always a winner.

24 . Thanks for “Quenching” My Thirst for Knowledge 

Give a practical gift to help your teachers stay hydrated. | The Dating Divas
Tumbler themed teacher appreciation gift.

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!

25 . Rubber Band Ball Teacher Gift 

Thank your teacher for having a ball this year! | The Dating Divas
Rubber band ball teacher gift idea.

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!

26 . Teacher Essentials Kit

Prep a school essential kit for your kids' teachers this year. | The Dating Divas
Emergency school supply essentials as a teacher gift.

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!

27 . Personalized Teacher Clipboard Gift 

DIY a little clipboard with this adorable teacher appreciation subway art. | The Dating Divas
Clipboard Teacher Appreciation Quote

Talk about cute and functional teacher appreciation ideas! Attach this adorable subway art printable from Eighteen25 to a clipboard and give it to your child’s teacher!

28 . Teacher Appreciation Pencil Bouquet

Give a traditional school supply in a fun way, a pencil bouquet! | The Dating Divas
Give a teacher a 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!

29 . Dropping a “Note” to Say Thank You 

Drop a "note" of thanks with this bag of supplies for your favorite teacher. | The Dating Divas
Notecards and pens make a perfect teacher “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!

30 . You’re the “Glue” that Keeps Us Together Teacher Gift

Glue is a great supply to give to your practical teacher this appreciation week. | The Dating Divas
Practical teacher appreciation gift for glue.

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!

31 . Let me “Ream”mind You…Paper Gift 

Paper is always a great appreciation gift for teachers. | The Dating Divas
Ream of paper gift idea and tag for teachers.

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!

32 . Craft Gift Card Teacher Appreciation Gifts 

Every teacher loves a practical gift card for a thank you gift. | The Dating Divas
Gift card and card for a teacher appreciation gift.

Kori Clark is providing cute and practical teacher appreciation ideas! 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

Easy. Quick. These are a few of my favorite things! When it comes down to getting teacher appreciation ideas ready, I’m usually only 1 day ahead of the game. For this reason alone, I need this section! The best thing is that not only are these super simple teacher appreciation gift ideas, but they are also super cute. That’s a win – win, my friends.

 33 . “Apple of My Eye” Gift Card Pocket

Apples are a classic teacher appreciation gift, try modernizing it with a gift card! | The Dating Divas
Apple gift card holder for teacher appreciation gift ideas.

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!

34 . “I’ve had a Blast in Your Class” Sonic Gift Card

Sonic gift card and the most adorable tag for an easy teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Sonic gift card and tag for teacher appreciation.

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!

35 . “You’re the Balm” Teacher Gift

Say thank you to teachers with this cute lip balm tag for teacher appreciation week. | The Dating Divas
Lip balm themed teacher appreciation gift ideas.

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.

36 . “Extra”ordinary Teacher Appreciation Gift 

Extraordinary teachers deserve fun gifts like this gum themed appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Extra gum for an extraordinary teacher appreciation gift.

Grab a pack of gum and create some easy teacher appreciation ideas! 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!

37 . Nail Polish and File Gift Teacher Appreciation Gift

Say "thanks" with nail polish and a file this teacher appreciation week. | The Dating Divas
Nail themed teacher appreciation week gift ideas.

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!

38 . “Donut” Know What I’d Do Without You  

Give a sweet treat with this donut themed teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Donut gift tags for teachers.

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!

39 . Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Holders 

Another adorable idea for gift cards for the star teachers this Teacher Appreciation Week. | The Dating Divas
Gift card holder and note teacher appreciation ideas.

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!

40 . “You’re a Lifesaver” Teacher Appreciation Printable 

Teachers are lifesavers, treat them right with this teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Lifesaver teacher appreciation gift ideas.

Need more teacher appreciation ideas? Well here is one adorable gift idea that’s printable from Kelly at Live Laugh Rowl!  This bright and colorful gift is sure to bring a smile to your teacher’s face!

41 . “Thanks for Being a Light” Teacher Printable

Thank a teacher for being a light in your child's life with light-themed teacher appreciation ideas. | The Dating Divas
Light themed teacher appreciation gift idea.

Pair this gorgeous teacher appreciation gift printable from The Crafting Chicks with a cute lantern or candle to say, “thank you” this year!

42 . Ice Cream Teacher Appreciation Tags

Teacher appreciation ideas for ice cream. | The Dating Divas
Ice cream teacher appreciation ideas.

Use this cheery ice cream tag designed by SoFestive as a little thank you for your teacher this year! I love that it’s black and white so I can easily print it from home.

43 . Printable Teacher Appreciation Tic-Tac Labels

Freshen up your teacher appreciation ideas with these Tic Tac gifts. | The Dating Divas
Fresh Tic Tac gifts for teacher appreciation.

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!

44 . Teachers are Treasure Printables 

Chocolate treasures for your school's teachers. | The Dating Divas
Treasure treats for teacher appreciation week.

Show your teacher some love with this adorable teacher appreciation 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.

45 . “You Are the Sweetest Teacher” Candy Bouquet Printables 

Candy bouquets tags lead to great teacher appreciation ideas. | The Dating Divas
Candy bouquet tags for yummy teacher appreciation ideas.

 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 some teacher appreciation ideas for candy bouquets from Kiki and Company! She has even come up with some adorable coordinating printables to top off your bouquet!

46 . “You Knock My Socks Off” Teacher Printable

Surprise your teacher with some socks! | The Dating Divas
Teacher appreciation ideas for socks.

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!

47 . “Classroom Full of Sunshine” Teacher Appreciation Printables 

Brighten a teacher's day and classroom with this yellow teacher appreciation idea. | The Dating Divas
Bucket of sunshine gift for the classroom.

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!

48 . “You Were Mint to Be My Teacher” Printables

A simple and easy teacher appreciation gift with a tin of mints. | The Dating Divas
Mint teacher appreciation gift.

Check out some simple teacher appreciation ideas from The Creative Mom! Use her adorable printables to create a fun-filled gift for your child’s teacher this year!

49 . “Scoops of Fun” Teacher Appreciation Printable 

A cute ice cream note for a teacher appreciation gift idea. | The Dating Divas
Ice cream card to say “Thanks” to a teacher.

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!

50 . Teacher Appreciation Printable Bookmark 

Quick and easy teacher appreciation book mark. | The Dating Divas
Printable teacher appreciation 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 ideas, be sure to also check out these Back to School Teacher Gifts.  Or if you are looking for “1st Day of School” ideas, these teacher gifts are adorable and easy!

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22 Responses to 50 Teacher Appreciation Ideas that Are Creative and Unique 🍎

    1. Thank you for your nice comment!! We’re SO glad that you love all the ideas! Aren’t they awesome?! We love that people are SO creative and willing to share their ideas!

  1. It’s really thoughtful to give out gifts to our teachers every once in a while to show appreciation. Glad to have found your list, it’s amazing!

  2. So many ideas for giving gifts and here I am always wondering of that one perfect gift to give someone. Haha. Just amazing ideas for kids and even to give grown ups other than teachers. Love this.