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.
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
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!