Wrap up fun teacher gifts with these cute sayings! Just pick the perfect teacher appreciation quote from this long list, pair it with a small gift, and you’ll have them appreciating your thoughtfulness.
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, but you may want to check with your school to make sure they are using the same dates. Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Teacher Gift Ideas
If you need more inspiration, check out these great Teacher Gift Ideas! From clever gifts and fun tags to decoration ideas, you will find loads of ways to say thank you.
Cute Sayings for Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Here is a long list of cute puns. These thank you sayings work for a variety of small gifts.
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- “Thanks for helping our child ‘bloom’ “ or “grow” tag with a bouquet of flowers or growing plant
- “Thanks for giving our child a hand” tag with hand lotion
- “There is no “sub” stitute for you!” tag attached to a gift card from the local sub shop
- “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 really measure up” tag with a cool ruler, yardstick or measuring tape
- “You are ‘sum’ body special” tag with a calculator or math game for the class
- “Thanks for a ‘picture’ perfect year” tag with a movie gift card or nice picture frame
- “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 a selection of teas
- “Thanks for making our school year bright” tag with highlighters for a brilliant teacher
- “You are one smart cookie” tag with homemade cookies
- “Thanks for helping me grow” tag with flower seeds or a plant
- “Your teaching is right on target” attached to a Target gift card
- “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 takeout 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 paperweight
- “Here is a ‘pat’ on the back for doing such a great job!” tag attached to a gift certificate for a massage
- “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 an AW-esome teacher” tag attached to a six-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
- “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 S’mores 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 being a great teacher!” attached to pencils and books or a gift card from the bookstore
- “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 mitt 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 a favorite soda
Because every teacher loves a good pun, these thank you sayings are an easy way to take a simple candy bar and make it a fun gift. Incorporating puns will give both your child and their teacher a good chuckle! You could also write these cute sayings onto a piece of poster board, attach the candy, and give a giant size “sweet” appreciation gift to your teacher! What a great way to make a chocolate bar special.
- “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
- “We appreciate the ‘mounds’ of work you do” tag attached to a Mounds candy bar
- “You are ‘extra’ special” tag attached with a pack of Extra Gum
- “You are o’fish’ally the best!” tag attached to Goldfish crackers or Swedish Fish
- “Thanks for helping me become a real ‘smartie’ pants!” tag attached to a package of Smarties
- “You are worth more than a 100 grand to us!” tag attached to a 100 Grand candy bar
- “You’re a ‘treasure’ “ tag with Treasures candy
- “Thank for all your hard work. You deserve a ‘break’ today!” tag with a Fast-Break candy or McDonald’s gift card.
- “You ‘mint’ so much to us this year” tag attached to some mints
- “You’re an ‘amazing’ teacher” tag attached to an Amazing candy bar
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Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags
If you liked the funny teacher quotes above, here are 20 of the most popular puntastic sayings for teacher gifts. They are ready for you to download, print on cardstock and attach to a small gift. This will be your easiest Teacher Appreciation Week ever!
You will find tags for books, markers, note cards, candles, pencils, flowers(plants), candles, candy, scissors, duct tape or stickers, oven mitt, coffee, tea, tote bag, calculator or math game, picture frame, flashlight, highlighters, and Sharpie markers. Get the 20 Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags as an immediate download for $3.95.
Thank You Sayings for Gift Cards
Teacher Appreciation Day quotes are also good for parting gifts on the last day of school, or any time you want to show how much you value all your teachers do. Here are the cutest printable gift card holders for teachers. They are a clever way to give your teacher a gift card, and I have done my research—teachers love gift cards!
Don’t miss these other cute ideas for the end of school year teacher gift-giving.
- Ice cream cone gift card holder is so cute and makes a sweet way to give a gift card
- Your Teaching is Right on Target gift card holder! Perfect for good teachers!
More Teacher Gifts Ideas
Here are some perfect printables for flower puns.
Thank You for Helping me Grow (Bloom included too)