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This post is all about teacher gifts. With the holidays coming up it's time to start thinking about what to get your children’s teachers. I've found ideas that are meaningful, personalized, funny, cute and that show appreciation for all the hard work your child’s teacher does.
I also found some ideas that are super easy and even a few DIY ideas. Read to the end to find out what teachers have said is the number one gift idea.
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WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER FLOWER POT
I love this idea because a plant is a great accessory to brighten up a teacher’s classroom. Click the link above and you can have them customize the plant pot. This does not come with the plant, but a small succulent would fit perfect.
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER GIFT BOX
This cute box comes with a teacher shirt, a bracelet and a mug.
WHERE TO FIND | SASSIEDESIGNS
Isn’t this box beautiful? You could fill it with homemade or store-bought goodies. This would brighten their day for sure!
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER PENCIL BOX
I love a gift that is sentimental but also useful!
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER GIFT BOX SET
This is a spa gift set with words of thanks and appreciation for your child’s teacher.
The next few ideas are perfect for the DIYer. If you love to sew or paint or do any craft, you can get your hands on then why not make your kids’ teachers their gift this year? Check out my favorite ideas to do just that below.
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Here's a cute idea for the DIYer. I love the little mouths on these guys. This would be a cute desk accessory for a teacher.
WHERE TO FIND | PENCILSANDPLAYGROUNDS
Here's a pretty DIY idea. Paint a plain clipboard from the dollar store and then customize with the teacher’s name. Teachers always need more clipboards.
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Here's another one for the DIYers. Check out the link above and you can find a free pattern for this cute pencil cup sleeve.
These next gifts are unique and creative ideas that I never would've thought of but I’m glad some one else did. Get inspired to get something very unique for your child’s teacher this year.
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She took an ordinary bouquet and added pencils, what a cute idea! Love this, the other items are from Target.
WHERE TO FIND | CUSTOM BOOKMARKS
Teachers always need more bookmarks. I love these one because they're not only pretty, but they have sweet custom notes on them.
These teachers are helping our kids hours a day molding their little minds. They have to be filled with patience, love and understanding to do this work. Let’s show them some appreciation!
Below are my favorite gifts that do just that show appreciation for the teachers in your child’s life.
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER CANDLE
Not only do these candles look gorgeous but they smell amazing too and she has tons of scents to choose from and different sizes too!
WHERE TO FIND | CUSTOM PLANT SIGN
What a cute idea. You could pick up a small plant anywhere in a pretty container and then order this custom planter stem and you have a very thoughtful gift.
Teacher shirts make great gifts because teachers love a cute teacher tee to add to their school wardrobe. Below are some of my favorite designs. They are all available on Amazon Prime in more colors click the links below to check them out.
TEACHER SHIRTS | WHERE TO FIND
TWO | 4TH GRADE IS MY JAM
THREE | TEACHER SQUAD
FOUR | BLESSED TEACHER
FIVE | TEACHING MY TRIBE
SIX | YOU MATTER
You can find more teacher tees here.
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER NECKLACE
Sometimes the packaging is just as important as the gift itself. Love this!
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER NECKLACE
Here's another example, these meaningful words would bring a smile to any teacher’s face.
WHERE TO FIND | PERSONALIZED TEACHER NECKLACE
I love this necklace, it's delicate and pretty. The icing on top is how sweet the custom packaging is.
WHERE TO FIND | DAYCARE WISH BRACELET
Can’t forget our daycare providers. Here's a sweet gift to show you're thinking of them too.
WHERE TO FIND | PRESCHOOL TEACHER WISH BRACELET
Here's the same idea as above but especially for the preschool teacher.
Is your child’s teacher a coffee lover? Probably, they need a lot of caffeine to do what they do! They'll love one of these awesome ideas that are perfect just for the coffee lover!
WHERE TO FIND | PERSONALIZED COFFEE CUP
Who wouldn’t want their own personalized Starbucks cup in their favorite color? Plus, these are cheap too!
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I like the cute sayings on these and what a great idea to fill with some K-cups! Here are some similar Rae Dunn mugs.
WHERE TO FIND | PERSONALIZED TRAVEL MUG
Women like things that are pretty with our names on it. It’s just a fact, win, win here!
WHERE TO FIND | PERSONALIZED TOTE BAG
Teachers always need more bags for all the stuff. I especially love these ones because they can be personalized and have a classic look.
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER NAME WOOD SIGN
These would look awesome in a teacher’s classroom!
WHERE TO FIND | PERSONALIZED TUMBLER
Personalized tumblers make great teacher gifts. They can have their favorite beverage by their side at all times.
WHERE TO FIND | ROUND CUSTOM DOOR SIGN
This modern custom sign would look great on a classroom door.
WHERE TO FIND | CUSTOM WATER BOTTLES
I love these pretty custom water bottles!
WHERE TO FIND | PERSONALIZED TEACHER SIGN
These custom teacher signs would look cute in their classroom!
WHERE TO FIND | CUSTOM TEACHER SIGN
Here's another pretty custom sign that would like nice on a teacher’s desk or door.
Beautiful cookies make great teacher gifts. If you are a baker, then you can create your own cute teacher cookies and place them in a pretty box or tin. If you're more like me, then you might be going to your favorite bakery and having them create the perfect teacher cookie for you. Below check out some amazing teacher cookies that any teacher would love to get.
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These personalized pencil cookies were placed in a tin pencil box. What a sweet idea!
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Check out her blog to find tutorials to make awesome cookies like these. Plus, love the saying “cause teachers can’t survive on apples alone.
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You can order these teacher cookies sets from the link above. She only has a limited supply though. What a creative idea and it comes in this pretty box with a thank you note!
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Another awesome cookie idea just for teachers!
WHERE TO FIND | CUSTOM PENCIL CASE
These are pretty pencil cases that you could fill with something little or leave as a standalone gift.
WHERE TO FIND | PRETTY PENCIL CASE
More pretty pencil cases for all the pens, pencils and markers that teachers have. They have a few different color and pattern options and matching accessories too.
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Here's a pretty teacher gift idea, click the link above for the details.
WHERE TO FIND | APPLE SOAP
These bars of soap are so amazing I probably wouldn't want to use them!
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER NOTEBOOK
Notebooks are always handy for a teacher. Just one of those things you always need more of.
WHERE TO FIND | PERSONALIZED TEACHER ART
This would be an awesome end to the year teacher gift from the class.
Teachers have to play and have a little fun too! These next gifts are for the teacher with a sense of humor. These are fun gift ideas sure to put a smile on their face.
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER WINE GLASS
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Ok, this may be my favorite. Yes, this is a cookie. If you have one of those kids, you may want to give this to the teacher at the beginning of school year. You may need them on your side!
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER STAMP
Name me a teacher who doesn’t need this.
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Its really all a teacher needs.
WHERE TO FIND | BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL BEVERAGES
For the teacher that needs a little help before and after school, which is every teacher ever.
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This one has a little extra something for the best teacher ever.
Another fun idea is to create a personal gift basket for your child’s teacher. I love to go to T.J. Max or Target and get cute items that I think they would like and put them in a pretty basket. You can even have your child help you pick out the items for the basket to make it even more special.
If you're not sure what to put in it, nice pens, little notebooks, plants, treats, or pretty mugs or tumblers are always a hit. Below are some ideas of pretty curated teacher baskets to give you a little inspiration to create your own personalized teacher gift basket.
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This lucky teacher got cute plants, a pretty tumbler, gel pens, a bath bomb and a cute notebook.
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This teacher got all sorts of beautiful and personal goodies in a pretty tin.
If you don't want to do the create your own gift box thing there are tons of options for pre-made gift boxes especially for teachers. My favorites are below.
WHERE TO FIND | CUSTOM TEACHER BOX
You can select an option that comes with a stylish shirt and a custom tumbler. This one also includes cute pencils, sticky notes and a cute little pin!
WHERE TO FIND | SUCCULENT TEACHER BOX
This teacher box comes with a pretty succulent and a soy candle, which you can pick from tons of scents, an adorable set of matches with succulents on them, and a card. You can choose to add-on several items including bath bombs, earrings or a bag.
Below are some cute boxes and bags that you can put little teacher goodies in. Two and three below are actually made of paper and you download them print them off and then fold them to create these adorable little boxes that would be perfect for a small gift like a teacher’s favorite candy.
WHERE TO FIND | PRINTABLE PAPER APPLE BOXES
WHERE TO FIND | TEACHER SURVIVAL KIT BAG
THREE | PRINTABLE PENCIL BOXES
So, I polled teachers and the number one response for their favorite gift is...drum roll please...gift cards! This is because they can pick out what they want or something that they need for the classroom. I also asked what their favorite gift cards were, find out the answer below. Ok, so we know they love gift cards, but sometimes I like to give a little more than a gift card or at least present it in a cute unique way. Check out the ideas below to do just that.
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I love how they put the gift cards and other goodies in these pencil holders that the teacher can use in the class.
So, are you dying to know what gift cards teachers want most? Check out below I put them in order of most requested.
#1 | Amazon or Target
#2 | Starbucks
#3 Restaurant Gift Cards
#4 | Lunch Gift Cards
#5 | Sweet Treats
Like I said I like to add a little something to the gift card or find a fun way to display it. Check out below my favorite finds for gift card holders and pencil holders that can hold a gift card or small goodies.
GIFT CARD HOLDERS | WHERE TO FIND
WHERE TO FIND | MY CHILD MIGHT BE THE REASON YOU NEED COFFEE
FIVE | PRINTABLE GIFT CARD HOLDER
WHERE TO FIND | CUSTOM GIFT CARD HOLDER
Now you've seen 65 awesome teacher gifts. Your child’s teacher works hard, and a meaningful teacher gift is a great way to show your appreciation. Any of these gifts would be perfect for back to school, Christmas, birthday, an end of the year gift, for teacher appreciation week or any time to just say thank you. What're your favorite gift in the list?
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