Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas

It’s that wonderful time of year where we get to recognize our teachers with the best teacher appreciation gifts! Teachers are AMAZING! Not only are they an important part of our children’s lives, but they also have a HUGE impact on our FUTURE! We entrust the most important little people of our lives into their hands on a daily basis. To have the kind of patience, love, kindness, and GUTS that it takes to be a teacher, you really have to be something special!

If you’re anything like us, you probably feel like you owe your teachers the world for everything they do for your child in addition to you and your family. For instance, if we could just give them all a raise, we would! Since we can’t do that, let’s all take some time (and use this list of teacher appreciation week ideas) to say thank you to these wonderful people. This post is chuck full of teacher appreciation gift and ideas, sort of like your “one-stop shop” for all things “teacher appreciation”! We just can’t say it enough, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to our teachers!!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

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From quick and easy gift ideas to festive door decorations…we’ve got you covered with the BEST teacher appreciation gifts and ideas!

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

Your teacher is going to FLIP for these adorable ideas! Consider the true needs of the teachers in your life. Hopefully you’ve been able to get to know your kiddos’ teachers and their preferences this year.  Look over the list and find those categories that really align with those educators whom you are thanking. Are you ready to get started?!   Let’s begin with…

Teacher Appreciation Gifts Ideas in a Jar

Jarred gifts are adorable, easy to transport, and useful! These teacher appreciation gift ideas are full of brilliance and cuteness! I would love to have a few of these on hand for whenever I need to thank a teacher.

A berry sweet teacher appreciation gift ideas.

  • Teacher Pencil Mason Jar Gift – How adorable is this pencil mason jar gift!? Using these cute jars, it’s the perfect idea for any teacher! Find the easy tutorial from Kimberly at A Night Owl on her blog!
  • Apple Dip in a Jar – Pack up this DELICIOUS caramel apple dip recipe in a jar and give it to your child’s teacher! Nothing says “thank you” like a sweet treat!
  • Gumballs in a Jar – This is such an adorable teacher appreciation gift in a jar! Create this fun idea for your child’s teacher this year – tell them it’s been a ball!
  • “Tickled Pink” that You’re My Teacher – I am totally in LOVE with this teacher appreciation gift idea from Courtney at Pizzazzerie! Show your teachers that you are “tickled pink” to have them with this original gift idea in a jar!
  • “Incredi-Ball” Teacher Gift in a Jar – Throw some gumballs in a jar and attach this darling tag from Somewhat Simple for the PERFECT teacher appreciation gift! It’s doesn’t get any simpler than that!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • You’re One “Sharp” Teacher – Create this DIY teacher appreciation gift in a jar from PinkWhen! This practical gift idea is perfect for any teacher and is BEYOND cute!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • You’re a “Star” Teacher Gift in a Jar – Show your child’s teacher just how wonderful they are with this ADORABLE gift in a jar! Don’t forget to attach this adorable “Star Teacher Award” certificate from Kara at Happy Go Lucky to complete your gift!
  • There’s No Teacher I Love “S’more” Than You – Create this yummy s’mores gift in a jar from Kimberly at A Night Owl! Whip up some delicious s’more snack mix and put it in a jar for a fun gift for your child’s teacher this year!
  • Teacher Pick Me Up Jar – Everyone needs a little “pick me up” every now and then, especially teachers! Check out this simple “pick me up” gift in a jar from Abby at Just A Girl and Her Blog! It contains the perfect ingredients to show your teacher you love them!
  • “If you Give a Teacher a Cookie” Gift – This creative teacher appreciation gift is based off the popular book, “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie“! Simply throw some cookies in a jar and attach this cute tag for an adorable teacher gift!
  • You’re a “Lifesaver” Teacher Gift – Those who know me know that I am all about QUICK and CUTE! — Which is why I love this teacher appreciation idea from B-Inspired Mama! She has done all the hard work for you by creating this adorable gift tag! Simply throw some lifesavers in a jar and attach this fun tag for the perfect gift for your teacher!
  • It Takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds Gift– How precious is this teacher appreciation gift idea from Happy Money Saver?! Show your teachers how much you love them with this thoughtful gift!
  • “Smart Cookie” in a Jar – Check out this delicious idea featured by Erin at Strawberry Mommycakes! Create a scrumptious cookie-in-a-jar for your teacher this year to say, “thank you”!
  • “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!

Practical Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher appreciation gift ideas can sometimes feel like a lot of work and fluff. Make the gift meaningful with these practical teacher appreciation gift ideas.

Practical Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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; however, it’s one that your child’s teacher will use everyday!
  • Key Ring Teacher Gift Let your teacher know that they have been the “key” to your child’s bright future! Using some handy-dandy keychain tools, Skip to My Lou has paired up these practical teacher appreciation gifts with a clever FREE printable just for you!
  • Thanks for “Quenching” My Thirst for Knowledge – This is one of my absolute FAVORITE teacher appreciation gifts! Snatch a cup, and put together this cute idea from Lisa Storms! This is one your teachers will use everyday, all year long!
  • Teacher Appreciation Stationary Gift– Check out these DARLING teacher appreciation gifts from Becky Higgins! Attach one of her cute Project Life journaling cards to a pad of stationary for your child’s teacher!
  • 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!
  • 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 and fill it with useful supplies to say, “thank you” this year!
  • Personalized Teacher Clipboard Gift – Talk about cute and functional teacher appreciation gifts! Print this adorable subway art printable from Eighteen25 and buy a clipboard. After that, Mod Podge it together and give it to your child’s teacher!
  • Post-It Note Teacher Gift Make sure to take a look at this cute little teacher gift from Landeelu! She has designed an adorable printable “thank you” card to pair with post-it notes— in other words, every teacher’s favorite supply!
  • Teacher Appreciation Pencil Bouquet– Give your teacher the ultimate school supply gift with this adorable teacher appreciation idea! Simply turn a bundle of pencils into a beautiful bouquet!
  • 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!
  • 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 G*Rated for teacher appreciation this year!
  • 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!
  • 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!

DIY Teacher Appreciation Ideas

If you are a crafty mama then this is your section! Start working on these DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts – but first you’re going to have to choose which one to create!

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

  • Teacher Appreciation DIY Chalkboard Monogram – I don’t know about you, but I LOVE monograms! It’s no wonder I am obsessed with this adorable DIY chalkboard monogram from Maison De Paz! Using an MDF monogram letter, and some chalkboard spray paint, you can create this cute gift for your child’s teacher to show your appreciation!
  • DIY Flower Pencils– Check out this cute teacher appreciation idea from Lia Griffith! Attach DIY flowers to the ends of pencils and put them in a jar to create this original gift! Lia has even included a sweet printable tag to decorate your “bouquet”!
  • 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!
  • 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, you can create this cute tote bag for your teacher!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • DIY Monogram made from Crayons– Show your teacher that you appreciate their hard work with this original idea that you can make yourself. Your child’s teacher will love displaying this personalized work of art in their classroom all year long!
  • “You Rule” DIY Teacher Gift– Wrap a spool with a measuring tape and let your teacher know they “rule”! Also be sure to add this adorable tag from Love the Day to top off this cute DIY teacher gift!
  • 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!

Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Quick and Easy Ideas

Oh “quick and easy” – those are 2 words that really speak to my soul, especially during the month of May as school winds up. Depending on your time of life, they may also speak to you. Take a gander at these ideas that even the biggest procrastinator could pull off.

  • “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!
  • “Pop”ular Teacher Appreciation Gift – Check out this last minute teacher appreciation gift to make your teacher feel extra “pop”ular! Simply grab a popcorn bucket and fill it with fun items like snacks, school supplies, or even a movie theater gift card! Don’t forget to attach this adorable tag from Skip to My Lou to complete your gift!
  • “The Write Stuff” Gumball Pencil Gift– Create an adorable gumball pencil to say, “thank you” to your teacher this year! Use colored gumballs to create this quick gift designed by Jenny at Bloom Designs!
  • “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!
  • Teacher Appreciation Super “Power” Gift  I love this tag for a teacher appreciation gift designed by Just Another Day! It says “I am a teacher, what is your superpower?” I think it is a great reminder of the powerful influence of our teachers! Pair this tag with a bottle of Powerade for a meaningful gift!
  • Inspiring Teacher Appreciation Card – Here is another meaningful teacher appreciation card designed by Thirty Handmade Days! Simply pair this inspirational card with any treat/gift to show your teacher that you love them!
  • “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!
  • “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!
  • “Thank You for Making my Year…Snap, Crackle, Pop!”– Create a last minute treat for your teacher to say, “thank you” for a great year! Pair rice krispie treats with this clever tag and recipe from Poppy Seed Projects! Your teacher is going to LOVE it!
  • 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!
  • “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!

Printable Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas

Free – glorious free. These printables are super cute and super free. Enjoy the cute prints that will take your teacher appreciation gift ideas above and beyond!

Free, printable teacher appreciation week ideas.

Door Decorations for Teacher Appreciation Week

Does your school decorate teachers’ doors? I’m always excited for new teacher appreciation week ideas to surface. I love the big canvas a classroom door provides – for example, when else can one make an 8 foot replica of the Wicked poster?!

Door decorating ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week.

If you are looking for even more teacher appreciation gifts and ideas, be sure to also check out Teacher Gift Ideas for great ideas! In addition to great ideas for teacher appreciation week we also have 1st Day of School Gift Ideas.

About the Author: Shanelle

I am a reading, singing, shopping queen! (I'm very lucky that my handsome hubby likes shopping as much as I do) Married for 7 years and ready for forever, I love spending time with Brigham (my husband), our girls, and our new baby boy. I teach high school English and in the summertime we love to go on adventures in the great outdoors.

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13 Responses to Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

    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!