20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Show your appreciation with these Teacher Appreciation Gifts!

Slower mornings, beach days, and fun with friends. I never want summer to end. But the reality is that the Back to School season is just around the corner. With my kids heading off to a new school next year, I’m full of anxious excitement. Who will their friends be? What will their teachers be like?

As a teacher myself, I know that a great way to foster a positive relationship with your child’s teacher is through involvement and communication. But showing your appreciation in other ways every now and then doesn’t hurt either!

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these 20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts.

With the help of fellow crafty bloggers, I’ve compiled a collection of Teacher Appreciation Gifts to welcome in the new school year and say “Thanks!” all year long.

20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these 20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts.


Lavender Bath Bombs // Wash away the day and stresses of the classroom with lavender bath bombs you can easily make and gift.

Dictionary Magnets // A cute craft with minimal supplies spells out something adorable.

Thank You For Helping Me Grow Printable // Paired with a flower or plant, this is a sweet way to acknowledge a teacher who inspired growth.

Easy DIY Teacher Thank You Cards // Attach a crayon, erasers, or a letter magnet to these little notes of appreciation.

Keep Calm & Always Return My Pencils Tee // For those of you crafters using a Silhouette, grab this free file to make a “Keep Calm” shirt for the teacher who needs her stuff back.

DIY Coffee Bath Scrub // Keep teachers energized and at the same time pampered with a DIY bath scrub.

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these 20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts.

Snacks & Treats

Smart Cookie Printable // Print and attach to a bag of cookies (homemade or store-bought).

DIY Candy Bouquet // Know your teacher’s favorite candy bar? Deliver a bouquet of them!

Apple Butter Mix // An apple for the teacher, but this time it’s yummy apple butter mix.

Coca-Cola Gift Basket // Share a Coke and an assortment of red goodies with your teacher.

Chocolate Candy Apples // A is for apple and C is for chocolate. Make apples-shaped chocolate treats for the teacher who’s teaching your child the ABC’s.

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these 20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts.

Cute Containers

Teacher Buckets // Inexpensive paint buckets from your home improvement store can be filled with all kinds of treats.

Berry Basket Teacher Gift // Looking for a sweet way to package small tokens of appreciation? This berry basket is so sweet!

Back to School Teacher Supply Crate // Use a crate from the craft store and transform it into a super cute place to store teacher’s stuff.

Easy Sharpie Dot Mug // Grande or Trenta, make your teacher a personalized coffee mug in just a few minutes with a Sharpie.

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these 20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts.

School Supplies

You’ve Got the Write Stuff Printable // Attach to cute stationary or a notepad for a practical yet adorable gift.

School Supply Tower // Teachers buy school supplies too. Using dollar store supplies, make a tower of the most needed supplies.

Bus Driver Printable // Don’t forget the school bus driver! Attach this printable to a yummy smelling hand soap or sanitizer for an inexpensive and easy gift.

Days of the Week Magnetic Clips // DIY clips to help keep teacher organized every day of the week.

Farm Animal Book Huggers // Story time is much more adorable when farm animals hold the place in teacher’s read-aloud book.

Mason Jar Desk Organizer // Keep pens and pencils handy with painted mason jars and a cute caddy.

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these 20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts.

A little gesture can make a world of difference in someone’s day. These 20 teacher appreciation gift ideas are an easy way to let your child’s teacher know how much you appreciate his/her dedication.

Share your favorite teacher appreciation gifts below!

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18 thoughts on “20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts”

  1. Brandy says:

    I love all the DIY ideas! Teachers are so important to our kids future, something home made is perfect for them to display on their desk.

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I feel like such a lame-o right now. I get my kids teachers Dunkin Donuts gift cards because I am not really crafty. I need to step up my game.

  3. MJ says:

    These are great ideas! Always good to be prepared and know what you will be giving the teacher for this day!

  4. Jenna Wood says:

    I think a handmade gift is perfect- anything with a witty pun always gives me a good laugh. Most of the teachers here also love a good sweet or two ?

  5. William Sweeney says:

    I know that my kids love to make gifts for their teachers!! These are great ideas hard to believe school is right around the corner again.

  6. Scott says:

    We have a local ice cream chain that we always buy gift cards to for the teachers and bus drivers. They love it when we give it to them!

  7. Myrah Duque says:

    You have given me quite a few ideas! These are so good and easy to do. Teachers are so appreciated, it’s important to express it!

  8. Liz Mays says:

    These would be wonderful gifts. I love the self-care ideas and school supplies are always super helpful.

  9. Tara says:

    What great ideas for teacher appreciation gifts. I can’t believe school starts in a little over a month. I like anything that the teacher would be able to use in the classroom.

  10. Brandy says:

    Wow what a great collection of teacher appreciation gifts to share. I will have to look into some of these, they are just adorable. I am so shocked back to school is already nearing!

  11. Tammilee Tips says:

    These are such cute teacher gifts! I love all the little sayings that go on the gifts super cute!

  12. Neely (@Neelykins) says:

    These are great ideas! Especiallyw ith school starting soon!

  13. Nellwyn says:

    Great ideas! Those containers are so cute!

  14. Adriana Lopez says:

    Beautiful ideas and with a lot of value because there is nothing better than a gift made with our own hands =)

  15. Michele says:

    The teachers Supply Crate filled with pencils and pens and maybe some other stuff sounds like the perfect gift that will also save that teacher some much needed funds.

  16. Nicole Escat says:

    These are very nice idea to give to our loving teacher, it’s also a way to say thank you and appreciation.

  17. Tiffany VanSickle says:

    These are some fantastic ideas!!! I’m horrible about giving my son’s teachers appreciation gifts. ? I never know what to get so I just get a Starbucks gift card. Thanks for some new ideas!

  18. Elizabeth O says:

    These are all wonderful gifts to give to a favorite teacher. They brought back memories of my classroom days and the thoughtful gifts I received. Wonderful! ?

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