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Teacher appreciation gift idea: Caramel Apples

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.

    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!

      Apple Dip in a Jar 
      Teacher appreciation gift idea: Caramel Apples

      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!

        “Tickled Pink” that You’re My Teacher 
        Teachers will be Tickled Pink wiht this teacher appreciation gift. | The Dating Divas
        Tickled pink gift idea for Teacher Appreciation Week.

        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!

          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!

          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!

            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 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!

              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!

                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!

                  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 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
                    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!

                      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 
                        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!

                          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!

                            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 treats!

                              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 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 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!

                                  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!

                                    “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

                                    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 teacher appreciation day gift ideas will make the teacher smile, and be useful in and out of the classroom.

                                      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 your child’s teacher will use every day!

                                                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!

                                                  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 {a lot like this one} and fill it with useful supplies to say, “thank you” this year!

                                                      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!

                                                        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!

                                                          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 Glued to My Crafts 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!

                                                                18 Easy Gifts for Teachers

                                                                   “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!

                                                                    “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!

                                                                      “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!

                                                                          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 from BrenDid!

                                                                              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!

                                                                                “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!

                                                                                  “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!

                                                                                    Ice Cream Teacher Appreciation Tags

                                                                                    Use this cheery ice cream tag designed by SoFestive as a little thank you for your teacher this year!

                                                                                      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!

                                                                                        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!

                                                                                          “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!

                                                                                            “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!

                                                                                              “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!

                                                                                                “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!

                                                                                                  “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!

                                                                                                    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 these Back to School Teacher Gifts