20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts are a great way to appreciate your teachers! Of course, gift cards are nice but they are more expensive and it’s hard to remember the individual who gave it to you ten years later unlike these special homemade teacher gifts.  Each of these teacher appreciation gifts will run you under $5, some even less, and most of them come with free printable tags for you to print out and gift.

These frugal gift ideas will help bring a smile to a teacher’s face. Don’t forget the music teacher, physical education teacher, computer teacher, etc. Often the “specials” teachers get over looked. Remember the secretary who can make your life a tad easier when you are running late or trying to get a note to your child. 🙂

A Note on Teacher Gifts

I come from a long line of teachers in my family including my Mum. One year for Christmas she got a photo of Istanbul. No joke. Except we did. We all cracked up {sorry} I love giving teacher gifts but throughout blogging some of these I’ve been told by a couple of teachers that some just end up in a box. They’re grateful for the thought but simply can’t use another mug. One teacher said,

“I honestly enjoy when kids make me home made paintings. I’ve had a few on canvas done… little ones that cost $5.99 and really liked it. Painted with a child’s favorite memory from class or a portrait of me and the student. And I’m speaking for many teachers….as much as gift cards don’t have sentimental value, they are truly favorites. I like getting mugs, notepads, etc but you soon run out of places to put them. I love the creative edible gifts that are so cute and thoughtful while enjoyable and you don’t have to pack it away in a box in a closet or basement.”

Simply click on the link to be take to the teacher gift craft complete with photos and instructions.

20 Teacher Appreciation Gifts.

teacher appreciation candy bar poem 1) Candy Bar Poem For Teachers

This bad boy – Teacher Candy Bar Poem –will run you around $20 but is oh so worth the fun your teachers will get  out of it! When we gave it lots of other teachers kept commenting on how cute it was!

Teacher Appreciation Gifts Natural Spa Tin

2) Natural Spa Tin

Pretty and functional too!

Teacher Appreciation Gift homemade coffee syrups

3) Coffee Syrups

A great gift for a coffee loving teacher is one of these 10 homemade coffee syrups.

teacher appreciation gifts Easter Teacher Gift

4) Easter Teacher Appreciation

Although I created it for Easter this Teacher Appreciation Gift is simple and good year-round and also comes with a printable tag!

Teacher Appreciation gifts

5) Candy Bar For Teachers

Don’t give an apple, give candy instead with this “just because” teacher gift.

Cinnamon Coffee Scrub Teacher Appreciation gifts

6) Cinnamon Coffee Scrub

Got a teacher who loves coffee? Make some of this Cinnamon Coffee Scrub as a gift.

Teacher Appreciation Gifts berries

7) Berries

Change up the apple idea a bit and give some berries complete with a free printable tag for you.

Simple Notebook Teacher Appreciation gifts

8) Simple Notebook

Teachers are always making notes, this DIY composition notebook your kids can help you make is a fun way to say you’re thinking of a teacher.

shortbread Teacher Appreciation gifts

9) Shortbread

This homemade shortbread recipe is a favorite of my friend Kathy’s and would make a cute gift on a nicely decorated plate.

Oreo Balls Teacher Appreciation gifts

10) Oreo Balls

Truly scrumptious and a great little treat are Oreo Balls.

bath salts Teacher Appreciation gifts

11) Bath Salts

I bet you have most of the ingredients needed for Homemade Bath Salts in your house just in case you need a gift in a pinch! {I know I’m not the only one who forgets stuff and then hurries around making something}

Essentials Kit Teacher Appreciation Gifts

12) Essentials Kit

Even if I have lots of gloves I always forget them so why not give some strictly to put in your car?!

Spiced Nuts Cone Teacher Appreciation Gifts

13) Spiced Nuts Cone

Popcorn is a great gift and even better when you make it yourself with this great recipe.

Coconut Honey Scrub Teacher Appreciation Gifts

14) Coconut Honey Scrub

This is what I gave my son’s teachers recently. I made about 10 containers for around $15. I’m using it myself and love it!

Homemade Banana Bread Teacher Appreciation Gifts

15) Homemade Banana Bread

Mini banana bread in a mini bread tin is adorable!

Cupcake Socks Teacher Appreciation Gifts

16. Cupcake Socks

At Christmas this was by far and way the most popular teacher gift idea on Mummy Deals! Simple fuzzy socks set the scene for a simple gift that makes you look really crafty!

Foot Spa Teacher Appreciation Gifts

17. Foot Spa

Teachers are on their feet all day; this will help them relax!

18. Car Kit

Grandma always taught me to carry a few things in my car during the winter in case of a breakdown. This is a fun male gift using Grandma’s idea.


reusable cups Teacher Appreciation Week Gift

19) Reusable Cups

Fill these Reusable Cups with coffee packets or lemonade packets and even a gift card to say thanks to a special teacher.

RL 20) Rosemary Lemon Scrub

This Rosemary Lemon Scrub is a great one to give a teacher and it smells di-vine!

Candy Bar Poems eBook

NEED MORE IDEAS LIKE THIS ONE? For JUST ONLY $4.95 you can grab a copy of my Candy Bar Poems eBook. It’s a collection of 19 candy bar poems and unique gifts for Dads, Graduates, Moms, Retirement, Birthday and more including a Teacher Candy Bar Poem. Plus: There’s a poem made of Yankee Candle tarts! It comes with full color pictures and instructions! Buy it now, or read more about it – Sugar Words Information

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  1. Love the spa tin and fresh berries — such a different way to say thank you to teachers and sometimes they receive so much candy and cookies, it is nice to have something different. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. 🙂


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