Looking for some teacher appreciation gifts? I’ve got a whole bunch that any teacher would love!
It’s hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close. Time flies when you’re having fun! Before we have the end of the school year festivities, we have teacher appreciation week. At my kids’ elementary school they plan out a whole week of different types of gifts to bring. But I wanted to share some of my very favorites with you to use for the teachers in your life.
Teacher Appreciation Gifts
I had one of my contributors write all about teacher gift ideas from a teacher’s perspective. She talked about how much she appreciates ALL gifts given to her. But that there are some she gets a lot of and doesn’t use. I don’t know about you, but no matter who I get a gift for, I want the receiver to like it. Her go to suggestions are – gift cards, small baskets with things that are from their interests, anything made from a child, supplies for the classroom, a heartfelt note from YOU. Allie goes into more detail in that post. Especially things that teachers DON’T want. Hint – apple related decor. Teachers get a lot of that!
I love giving gift cards to the teacher’s favorite store, restaurant, etc but adding a personal touch. Here are some of the gift card templates that I’ve given that you can print from home and use too:
You’ve Blown My Mind teacher gift – I added a gift card to the back of the tag for this one.
Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Ideas – teachers love that there is a gift card but handwritten note!
Apple Gift Card Template for Teachers – who doesn’t want an Apple/iTunes gift card?
Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas
Here are some ideas from some of my friends that are adorable and that all teachers would love!
- Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket from Somewhat Simple
- EOS Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas from Skip to My Lou
- Teacher’s Emergency Stash from Eighteen25
- Rolo Pencil Teacher Thank You Gift from Skip to My Lou
- Kitchen Gadget Teacher Gift from Somewhat Simple
- Smart Cookie Teacher Gift from I Heart Naptime
- “This year has been remarkable” Teacher Gift Idea from Crafted Sparrow
- Target Gift Card Teacher Gift from LandeeLu
These all really cute and clever ideas! From a teacher’s perspective, more than anything I would appreciate a positive handwritten note from a parent or student over a bag full of gumballs. Other ideas would be dry erase markers, a book for the classroom library, Post-It notes, and a gift card to stores that carry craft supplies. These items usually come out of my personal funds. Also, pass on any mementos that say “#1 Teacher, World’s Best Teacher…..”. To be honest, they typically get thrown away.