33 Ideas for Good Teacher Gifts

I’ve been volunteering this year as the leader of my son’s 3rd grade Sunday school class at church, and wow, has it been a tough job. All I can ever feel is awe for the teachers at school that take on these boys for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. It also makes me want to give them all kinds of good teacher gifts to show my everlasting appreciation for their work.

collage of Good Teacher Gift ideas

And while gift cards are nice, I sometimes feel like they are a bit impersonal…like I didn’t put hardly any effort into the gift at all.

And then there’s the fact that I don’t really know where our teachers like to shop, or the restaurants at which they like to eat out. I mean, I would hate to give them something that they would likely never use.

I’ve tried buying gifts like candles or Christmas ornaments, but then one year, I thought to myself, “How many teacher ornaments has Mrs. Brown received over the years? Does she now have enough #1 Teacher ornaments to decorate 2 or 3 trees?”

In the end, I decided that making a gift would be the best thing. But it couldn’t just be ANY gift…it had to be useful, and something unique, that she couldn’t just pick up in any old Target.

This collection of teacher gifts fits that bill…and they’re also cute to boot! So make sure to pin this post to your Pinterest boards, so that the next time teacher appreciation week rolls around, you’ll be covered!

Good teacher gift ideas

O-Fishally The Best Teacher Jar by The Typical Mom

Thank You for Helping me Grow sign by Sippy Cup Mom

Pencil Flowers in a Pot by My Mommy World

Thanks for Making Us Smarties Jar by Cincy Shopper

Fabric Tray by SWoodson Says

Movie Night Gift Basket by Trish Sutton

Fan-tastic Teacher Card by Skip to My Lou

Mason Jar Tea Kit by Sheri Silver

Teacher Care Kit by My Mommy World

Chocolate Caramel Apples by Hungry Happenings

Gift Card Bouquet by Sippy Cup Mom

Homemade Raspberry Lip Balm by Frugal Family Home

Dry Erase Teacher Gift by Keeping It Simple Crafts

Lottery Ticket Teacher Appreciation Gift by Coupons Are Great

Easy Sharpie Dot Mug by Organized 31

Post-It Note display by My Mommy World

Vanilla Fudge Apples by Hungry Happenings

Homemade Glycerin Soap by Organized 31

Crochet Teacher Book Mark by Craft Bits

Rustic Herb Planter by Creative Green Living

Peppermint Sugar Scrub by My Mommy World

Apple Cake Pops by Arts Crackers

Homemade Bath Bombs by Red Ted Art

3 ideas to use for good teacher gifts

Classroom Tissue Box by Ribbons and Glue

Homemade Lotion Bars by Frugal Family Home

Sweet Jar by Polka Dotted Blue Jay

Gift Card Printable by Mission to Save

Cinnamon Coffee Sugar Scrub by My Mommy World

Candy Bar Wrappers printable by Growing Up Gabel

Classroom Cleaning Kit by Craft Create Cook

We are Lucky gift by 3 Boys and a Dog

Printable Gift Tag for Sunday School teachers by Mission to Save

Peppermint Lavender Foot Soak by My Mommy World

And hey…what’s to say that these all have to be teacher gifts? You can make some of these for your family and friends, or even for yourself (hello, lavender foot soak!).

Happy Teacher Gift Crafting!

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