In the spirit of celebrating our hardworking teachers, I’ve come up with a fun and adorable gift idea inspired by the beloved children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff. Teachers play such a crucial role in shaping young minds and deserve all the appreciation they can get. So why not show your gratitude with a perfect thoughtful treat?

Related: Does your teacher prefer muffins? Check out this “If You Give a Teacher a Muffin” Teacher Gift.

Free Printable Gift Card Holder Instructions

To create this adorable gift, start by downloading and printing the PDF file from the link below. Print in color on white card stock.

Free Gift Tags for Teachers

Carefully cut along the outer edges of the tag.

if you give a teacher a cookie gift supplies glue stick printabl , gift card

Next, fold along the dotted lines and secure with a glue stick to create a holder for a gift card. Slip a coffee shop gift card into the holder.

if you give a teacher a cookie free printable gift card holder

Make a single hole punch at the top.

punch holde teacher gift tag

On the way to school grab a cup of coffee and chocolate chip cookies. Tie it all together with a ribbon or string, and your thoughtful gift is ready to go! If you don’t want to transport coffee no worries just attach the tag to a cookie.


  • Print the actual size. The marking on of one of the flaps of the gift card holder will not print, but it is okay, just freehand cut mirroring the shape of the opposite side.
  • If you don’t want to give a gift card but only coffee and cookie I have included plain gift tags.
  • Wrap cookies in cookie boxes or a small plastic bag tied with themed ribbon to make them extra cute.

More Ways to Thank Teachers

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our communities, dedicating their time, energy, and passion to nurturing the next generation. Whether it’s guiding students through challenging lessons, offering support and encouragement, or simply lending a listening ear, teachers go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our kids. Anytime is the perfect time to express our gratitude and appreciation for all that they do. I hope you will find Skip to my Lou full of free resources to say thank you!

This “If You Give a Teacher a Cookie” gift idea is a simple yet heartfelt way to show your appreciation for the teachers in your life. Whether it’s for Teacher Appreciation Week, the end of the school year, or just because, this gift is sure to bring a smile to any teacher’s face. So let’s take a moment to thank the teachers who inspire us, challenge us, and believe in us every day. After all, they truly deserve all the cookies – and coffee – in the world.

teacher appreciation bundle

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