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    50 cute sayings for Teacher Appreciation Gifts

    Posted by  ·  April 22, 2013

    Wrap up a fun gift with these cute sayings for Teacher Appreciation Gifts. You might also like these great Teacher Gift Ideas.  With this long list of clever ideas you will be able to give your teacher a fun gift. Pick a saying and pair it with a small gift. Your teacher will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May.  Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
    50 cute sayings for teacher appreciation gifts

    Cute sayings for Teacher Appreciation Gifts

    “You are out of this world” tag attached to a Milky Way or Mars candy bar

    “You deserve an extra Payday” tag attached to a Payday Candy bar

    “There is no “sub” stitute for you!” tag attached to a  gift card from the local sub shop.

    “You are ‘extra’ special” tag attached with a pack of Extra Gum

    “Thanks for helping our child ‘bloom’ tag with a bouquet of flowers

    “We appreciate the ‘mounds’ of work you do” tag attached to a Mounds candy bar

    “Thanks for giving our child a hand” tag with hand lotion

    “Thanks a ‘latte!” tag with a gift card from the local coffee shop, special coffees or travel mug

    “You are ‘souper’!” soup mix, custom decorated soup bowls or homemade soup

    “Thanks for holding everything together” tags with fun paper clips

    “Just a note to say you’re special” custom note pads, purchased notepads or post it notes

    “You are a ‘treasure’ “ tag with treasures candy

    “You really measure up” tag with cool ruler, yardstick or measuring tape

    You are ‘sum’ body special” tag with calculator or math game for the class

    “You are the apple of our eye” with a basket of apples (Construction paper leaves with notes of appreciation are a nice touch)

    “You are ‘tea’rrific!” tag with selection of teas

    “You deserve a ‘break’ today!” Thank for all your hard work” tag with a Fast-Break candy or McDonalds gift card.

    “You are one smart cookie” tag with homemade cookies

    “Thanks for a ‘picture’ perfect year” tag with movie gift card or nice picture frame

    “Thanks for making our school year bright” tag with package of highlighters

    “Thanks for helping me grow” tag with flower seeds or a plant

    “Your teaching is right on target” attached to a Target gift card

    “You are o’fish’ally the best!” tag attached to Goldfish crackers

    “Thanks for lighting the way” or “You light up our world” with a flashlight or nice candle

    “We are your biggest ‘fan’!” with a cute desk fan, handheld fan or paper fan

    “Thanks for ‘time’ you spent with me.” tag on a cute clock, fun watch or pretty appointment book

    “We are fortunate to have you” tag with Chinese take out box filled with fortune cookies

    “You have been the ‘bright’ spot in our year” tag with a package of highlighters

    “You are a joy!” tag attached to an Almond Joy candy bar

    “Thanks for giving me a hand” tag attached to work or garden gloves filled with candy

    “You have been just ‘write’ this year!” package of nice pencils or pens in a case or container

    “You rock!” tag with pop rocks, rock candy, rock star soft drink or painted rock for a paper weight

    “You have been the ‘key’ to our child’s success!” tag attached to a key ring or pretty handmade key chain

    “We are ‘nuts’ about you!” tag attached to some nuts

    “You ‘float’ above the rest” tag attached to a balloon or fun pool float for the summer

    “You are worth more than a 100 grand to us!” tag attached to a 100 grand candy bar

    “You ‘mint’ so much to us this year” tag attached to some mints

    “You were ‘mint’ to be a teacher!” tag attached to some mints

    “Here is a ‘pat’ on the back for doing such a great job!” tag attached to a gift certificate for a massage

    “You are an ‘amazing’ teacher” tag attached to an Amazing candy bar

    “You are an AW-esome teacher” tag attached to s sic pack of A&W root beer

    “Thank you for quenching my thirst for knowledge” tag attached to a reusable drinking cup

    “I couldn’t have ‘picked’ a better teacher” tag attached to a fruit basket, or cookies in a berry basket

    “Thanks for helping me become a real ‘smartie’ pants!” tag attached to package of Smarties

    “Shooting for Brownie points” tag attached to a box of brownies

    “You are a ‘Fanta’ stic teacher” tag attached to a bottle of Fanta

    “We need ‘S’more’ teachers like you” tag attached to Smore’s supplies

    “Here’s the scoop… you are the best!” attached to Sundae supplies or gift card for an ice cream shop.

    “Here ‘s a little extra ‘dough’! ” Thanks for all you do!” package with cookie dough or dollar bills.

    “You wrote the book on bring a great teacher!” attached to pencils and books or a gift card from the book store

    “You are the sweetest teacher! Thanks for making me a smart cookie!” plate of cookies

    “I am so lucky to have you for a teacher” attached to a lottery ticket or lucky charms cereal

    “I am bananas for you” attached to banana bread

    “You are the ‘highlight’ of my day!” attached to highlighters

    “Thank you for making our students bright!” attached to highlighters

    “We ‘flippin’ love you” with a spatula and cookie, brownie or cake mix

    “I have to ad ‘mitt’ you are one great teacher” oven mit filled with teaching supplies or other small gifts

    “You are a cut above” attached to scissors

    “From my calculations you are the best teacher!” attached to a calculator

    “We are ‘Soda” lighted you were our teacher” attached to favorite soda

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    End of school year teacher gifts

    Here are the cutest printable gift card holders for your teacher. These printable gift card holders for teachers make a clever way to give your teacher a gift card and I have done my research teachers love gift cards!

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    Don’t miss these cute ideas for end of school year teacher gift giving.  This ice cream cone gift card holder is so cute or this fun in the sun end of year teacher gift.

    Comments

    1. Kim Willoughby
      Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
      I was wondering if $3 was a one-time fee with unlimited printing or do I need to pay the $3 after printing a certain amount?
      • Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
        You pay $3 and download the pdf. You can print it as much as you want after you have the file for yourself.
    2. Wakababy0234
      Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
      This is very amazing in Fraser And Warren even Chesterfield , There's amazing Teachers! To appreciate every little thing they do is awesome and with out them .... How would w eve smart!? I'm studying to be a teacher and little witty bitty bitter. Sarah , these are nice little gifts for Teachers because of all hey do! And even you really don't like it just say "This is just to much" or "I'm not sure i like this " W Eco it out of the kindness of our her
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    3. Rachael
      Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
      We did:

      Thanks for helping _____"polish" their skills with a tote of tissue paper wrapped nail polish.
    4. Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
      As a retired teacher, I was looking for some ideas for my grandson's teachers. I volunteer at his school because I know how much the help is needed. As a former volunteer coordinator for the school where I taught, I appreciated any help given to any of our teachers. Your website has been extremely helpful!! Simple is great and so appreciated!! Keep up your good work in helping others!!
    5. JeaN
      Monday, April 28th, 2014
      SO sad to know that some of these SOUR people were teachers, my only hope it that they were not in elementary!
    6. Saturday, April 26th, 2014
      I love all these ideas! My daughter has some incredible PreK teachers and I really want to give them something creative. Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning this!
    7. Friday, April 25th, 2014
      To Sarah--I am so sorry that you seem to be so bitter about tokens of appreciation. I taught elementary school for 40 years and, more often than not, I loved my job. I truly appreciated any effort of gratitude from any student or parent no matter how small. Some days it made all the difference in my day and in my attitude.
    8. Sharon
      Thursday, April 24th, 2014
      In response to # 4.
      WOW!! Bitter much? This is a great list of suggestions to get the creative juices flowing. I try to do things like this throughout the year along with a few dollars here and there for things that they have to provide out of their own pockets. My children's teachers are sweet, hard working, sacrificial, and gracious. They appreciate being thought of no matter what you do b/c not everyone can afford to be witty to a handful of teacher's for a whole week. But a nice note or something thoughtful goes a long way. There is NO WRONG WAY to encourage an educator. Do not let one person's bitter ingratitude stop you from doing what you can to thank your child's teacher.
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    14. Jill
      Monday, November 18th, 2013
      We always remember to give small gifts or gift cards to our children's teacher, but the last couple years we have added in the music teacher, gym, art, and even the receptionist, nurse, & principal. I think they are often forgotten but are also a huge part of a great school and support team for our children & teachers. Also for teachers at different times in the year I will send an email asking how things are going, if they need any projects worked on, copies made, etc. or extra supplies they are running low on. Just letting that teacher know you are available to help make their job easier means a lot. You'd be surprised how much a box of Ziplocs or extra post-its will mean! I've never been a teacher I don't know that I have what it takes, this is my observations of how we all can reach out to those who play a huge role in molding our children's lives.
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    19. Peggy Eakins
      Friday, October 4th, 2013
      To Dee (April 29th)

      How about "You Are One "Scent-sational" Teacher! Thanks for all you do.
    20. lacee
      Thursday, September 26th, 2013
      How sad it is to read some of the negative comments. I teach 2nd grade and love getting these little gifts. Yes I love gift cards but a gift is a gift. You take it and say thank you! I am also a mom who loves to do these for my kid's teachers. It is just nice to have someone think of you and a cute phrase doesn't hurt.
    21. antara yadav
      Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
      love you teachers
    22. Brenda
      Saturday, August 24th, 2013
      To all of the Teachers out there. I do believe you are under payed and under appreciated. It is sad this country will pay someone millions of dollars to play sports..really full grown Men and Women making millions while our Teachers pay is about 20 - 30 thousand a year to start and to care for 20 -30 children. I have 2 full grown children and while raising them almost everything on a daily basis was a challenge, can't not even image what our Teacher's endure each day while trying to teach our children.

      I wish I had the power to change the way things are..

      Thank you to all the great Teacher's out there!
    23. Brenda
      Saturday, August 24th, 2013
      To # 4 Sarah...are you really a Teacher? If so you apparently are in the wrong profession...so happy you are NOT my Grandson's Teacher!
    24. Alexander
      Friday, May 31st, 2013
      This Note is for Sarah. Thanks God you are a former teacher and I feel so sorry for the 30 children you took care in your years of service; as a parent the worst thing is to have an arrogant and careless teacher for my kids. I truly hope teachers like you be smarter and instead of choosing teaching as a career choose a more profitable profession like Engineering or Medicine, but I guess that will also be too hard for you. For all those teachers out there who really love their jobs a huge appreciation in all ways, let me say thank you for making my kids life important and teaching them that good knowledge and good people is what this world should be full of, because teacher are an extension of the parents at school.

      Sarah I hope your retirement be happy and not even your grandsons or granddaughters bother you too much!
    25. Lola
      Sunday, May 12th, 2013
      For someone like, who has a hard time coming up with things to say to a teacher without coming off too mushy(lol because my child's teacher this year really has made a huge impact on her) I think these sayings are cute and say thanks in a different and lighthearted way :)

      My child's teacher lives snapple so I got a six pack of snapple and attached a little not that said ' thanks for making this year a snap'.

      Anyway thanks for sharing you ideas with all of us :)
    26. Ellen
      Saturday, May 11th, 2013
      Thanks so much for this great website and ideas. This year our PTO gave little surprises each day to the teachers and we all LOVED them. It isn't the size of the gift that matters. It is knowing that your hard work is appreciated. So to all you parents out there who do things like this for your kids' teachers-Please continue to do so. We really are happy that you appreciate us.
    27. Krista
      Thursday, May 9th, 2013
      So happy I found this on pinterest today! I think it is important to thank your child's teacher whenever possible. I don't think it's important that the gift be expensive, but something that your child can be involoved in to learn about giving thanks.

      @ Sarah, I was disappointed to find such a negative post on a site designed to give praise to YOUR profession. If you don't like your job then you are the only one to blame; not the 30 kids that drain the energy out of you. Really? I hope you don't have kids of your own with that attitude.
    28. Riana
      Thursday, May 9th, 2013
      I too, debated and mulled over what to do for my teenagers' teachers. They have truely been a blessing to me. So as I walked around the store, I thought I wanted to give them something special that doesn't go bad, doesn't make you fat(since so many of the teachers are health concious. I went with a short vase with the colored blue and green glass stones. I then took pens and bought artificial flowers and floral tape. I attatched the flowers to the pens. The pens stand up in the vases like a bouquet of spring flowers. But I was at a loss for what to write on the plain gift bags. These ideas were GREAT. To Sarah, it's a good thing you DON'T teach at my kids' school because you wouldn't have been given the option to retire. With an attitude like yours, you would have been fired!!!! When teachers are trying to teach kids attiude is one of the hurdles teachers must overcome. You however are not being a very good role model. So how can you honestly expect a classroom of 30 kids to act accordinly if you yourself can't keep it together. In addition to the cutsey note or tag, I am having MY CHILDREN to hand write a THANK YOU note, depicting why they appreciate them.
    29. Lori
      Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
      Great ideas for appreciating teachers or anyone who makes our lives a little easier. As a current teacher Sarah's posting was rather disturbing. I am glad that you are a "recently former teacher" because teachers like you give the rest of us a bad rap. Yes, having little notes from students and parents ARE wonderful and I treasure the ones I have gotten in the last 21 years. But(!) they are few and far between. I appreciate ALL the little "rewards" I receive from my students and their parents, even the candy bars with the goofy puns. Sometimes it might just be the comment as they leave the class, "Wow! I can't believe class is over already!" Or "I really like this book!" Most days it IS just the little things...
    30. Dede
      Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
      @SARAH why do you even teach? You went into this profession knowing the pay is little, and that it's very hard work. You touch lives everyday and that should be PAY enough. The mini treats and puns are just extra...and should be appreciated. I'm very disappointed in your comment:( I hope your poor attitude doesn't carry over into your classroom.
    31. Tiffani Lepley Ault
      Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
      I forgot...my son's teacher is wonderful! he lost his tooth in school, she emailed me and was upset that SHE forgot her card for her camera and couldn't take a picture right then, for the initial "reveal"! Always a smile, quick replies if emailed, and Ry LOVES his class and her!!
    32. Tiffani Lepley Ault
      Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
      Oh my goodness, I just found this site this morning and LOVE IT!! I am a now, stay at home mom, but before the kids and once they are grown, I will go back to teaching middle school! Love that age! My son just started school this year and my daughter preschool...so I sell Longaberger and got some of their Bloomin' flowers to attach the "bloom" note to, and did an Longaberger wooden apple (hahaha, won't go bad!) w/ the apple comment! then the kids signed in a hidden spot also! I am starting w/ PTO this year, so this will be a GREAT site to follow!! Also, I may have missed it, but a star plate or cookie cutter or something starry w/ a "Super Star" or "out of this world" tag might be neat!! Thank you again!! :)
    33. Kaylan
      Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
      Wow Sarah....I'm seriously disgusted by you! If my child were to ever get a teacher like you I'd yank him out of your class so quick!
    34. Jeanne
      Monday, May 6th, 2013
      Teacher, Sarah needs a new profession. Sounds like she's burned out. Is that truely what she thinks when anyone student or parent makes a kind gesture giving a cute little something, that says we are thinking of you! What, you are expecting something with monitary value $$? Sarah, you knew before going into the profession,that it entailed, including pay...we all have choices. With an attitude like that how effective can you be?
    35. Regina
      Sunday, May 5th, 2013
      I normally do not post comments on sites but I have to agree with others, Sarah obviously should have retired a long time ago. Sarah must not have appreciated things parents did for her. I have been involved with PTO for years. When you have a limited budget to work with, the PTO cannot go out and buy lavish gifts/gift cards. Maybe she would have preferred that but your ideas are great. It is difficult to come up with ideas because I know teachers receive so many gifts. I would think receiving a small token of appreciation would be mean so much. Sarah needs to remember that parents with PTO volunteer their time and don't get paid. I have been in my kitchen for almost 4 hours cooking for teacher appreciation week along with making goody bags for 75 faculty/staff. I do PTO because I appreciate all that teachers do in educating our students. Teachers do not get enough respect or appreciation for all that they do but when you have one sour apple like Sarah make ugly comments to you, it makes me upset. I have put hours and hours in planning for teacher appreciation week at the school where my child attends but thinking a teacher has negative comments to make like Sarah honestly makes me not want to do PTO. I feel I am wasting my time and energy in trying to make a special week for everyone if that is how teachers feel (I think Sarah is an exception). If you have negative comments to make, leave them off this site because I think the ideas that have been shared have been 'GREAT". Thanks for sharing!!!
    36. Carolyn
      Saturday, May 4th, 2013
      Thank you very much for these cute ideas. As a teacher myself, I always appreciate any little gift of thoughtfulness that comes my way. I too pan to use one of these ideas to brighten the day of my fellow teachers. Your sight was exacty what I was looking for today. Thank you for helping to bring a little sunshine into the classroom.
      • Saturday, May 4th, 2013
        Thanks Carolyn for your sweet words!
    37. Saturday, May 4th, 2013
      Love this and your blog! I would love to have you come and share this at my link party that is just up and going! Come join us! We would love to have you at greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com
    38. Friday, May 3rd, 2013
      I was a teacher for 4 years before becoming a stay at home mom, and teacher appreciation day was one of my favorite days of the year! Thanks for sharing these cute sayings...hopefully lots of moms will use them to make their kid's teachers feel appreciated! :-)

      I featured this on my blog
      • Friday, May 3rd, 2013
        Thank you for the feature and I do hope people love and use these ideas!
    39. Friday, May 3rd, 2013
      Such clever saying and gift ideas.

      We've love for you to show your posts with our readers at our Finished Friday Link-up.
    40. Lorrie
      Friday, May 3rd, 2013
      Sarah seems a little burned out, but her main thought seems to be...It really is important to feel respected, and appreciated. One does not need to spend money, or go to a lot of time to make a cute thing, a simple heart felt thank you, is very effective. THANK YOU for posting all these great ideas, and doors. They are a lovely way to brighten the day, bring a smile, and a laugh. Who couldn't appreciate that? Teachers who posted...we love your kindness, support, and appreciation! You are right, there are fewer and fewer of us, who make a great effort, to MAKE the time, to thank you...you deserve more, and teachers like you, make it WORTH the effort of those of us, who enjoy loving you, and encouraging our children to support, and appreciate you. YOU ROCK! People who take the enormous time to make places like this, for those of us who are really good at copying and adapting others work... YOU ARE THE FUEL TO OUR FIRE!! KEEP BURNING BRIGHT!! THANKS!!!
    41. Stephanie
      Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
      I agree that any token of gratitude would be greatly appreciated. I am also a teacher and plan to use one of these ideas to bestow upon my co-workers because we all need all of the kindess and support we can get these days.

      Thanks for posting this great list of ideas!
    42. Elanoer
      Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
      As a teacher, for someone to give me anything for all the hard work we do is very much appreciative. I love my job and would never think of doing anything else. Beggers can not be choosers. I thought giving each teacher a little gift with a pun attached to it was very nice and thoughtful. It also made my day that much better and that much easier to get through. It makes me mad that Sarah would try to put people to shame for trying to do something so kind. Maybe she should have retired a little earlier.
    43. loosygoose
      Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
      To Sarah. I too spend my days taking care of other people's children for 8 hours every day. And I would be thankful for any and all goofy trinkets or mini sized junk food that those childrens' parents would see fit to bestow on me as a token of their appreciation for doing the job that I love no matter how physically or emotionally draining it may be. Maybe you should consider a career change so you can appreciate the small things once again.
      To Dee. How about 'you are simply "scent"sational.
    44. Kim
      Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
      Thank you for posting these ideas! And @ Sarah - as a current educator, I'm saddened by your pessimistic comments. So few people even bother to say thank you at all, so why would you demean the efforts of those who do?
    45. Luanne Pang
      Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
      awesome list! thanks for sharing these.
    46. Dee
      Monday, April 29th, 2013
      I love all your cute little sayings matched up with the little gifts. I have so many different teachers to get for, so grabbed more than one of your ideas!
      I was wondering if you can come up with one for the scents, our teacher loves her room a little dim and full of wonderful smells. . She holds a relaxing atmosphere for the children and was thinking of getting her maybe the electric candle wax , remember we can not have candles with fire. Maybe something like you touch all of our senses , but I think you may be able to come up with something better?
    47. Sarah
      Monday, April 29th, 2013
      As a recently former teacher, I'd much rather have had a short sincere note written specifically to me. Skip the candy, the goofy trinkets, etc. It belittles what I do to have you attempt to sum it up in a ridiculous pun. 'Oh, thanks so much for the mini-sized junk food; it really makes up for being paid poorly for draining every drop of energy and emotion in my body as I take care of 30 children's every need for 8 hours every day.'
    48. Aubrey Hierholzer
      Friday, April 26th, 2013
      Love it! I'm showing this to our PTA as we shower our staff for the week! Thank you for generously sharing you're creative juices!
    49. stayathomemomma
      Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
      Hate to point it out, but your editor must have been snoozing. There are several goofs in these.......from "your" instead of "your are"....to "cute" above the rest....there were a few others as well. There might be some pople that would repeat those errors. Just saying.
      Cute ideas, though. I picked up some cute writing supplies yesterday and planned to say something about teacher having the "write" stuff.....this was before i ever saw your post.
    50. Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
      What awesome ideas! Thanks for making us a list. Our teachers work so hard loving on our children...your ideas help us appreciate their blessing in our lives.