Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

    Posted by  ·  May 1, 2009

    Get ready for Teacher Appreciation Week (next week) with these fun teacher gift ideas!

    You won’t want to mix these teacher appreciation ideas and these fun teacher gifts from some top bloggers.

    How about a fun candy gram! Shauna will show you how! You can find more candy gram sayings here.



    For those of you that love stamping Nichole Heady has some great teacher gift ideas like this basket full of a journal jar, embellished notebook and beautiful card. She also share links for many other ideas!



    Embellished hand sanitizer is a useful gift. Learn how from Lisa Johnson


    Michelle Rodgers has a darling candy bar cover.



    Every teacher could use some cute sticky note covers learn how from GreetingArts!




    At our school teachers must now wear a badge. Cute2Carry offers an easy tutorial for making a pretty lanyard for those badges.


    A cute coffee cozy along with a coffee shop gift certificate would also be an appreciated gift. Pink Milk and Fairycakes has a quick and easy coffee cozy tutorial.

    If you knit or crochet try these coffee cozy patterns:
    knitted Coffee Cozy pattern
    Crochet Coffee Cozy with finger pocket pattern


    Help your teacher take their lunch to school in style with this simple oil cloth lunch sack —filled with a gift certificate to a local sandwich shop would make it extra nice!


    Every teacher could use a bookmark —-attach a note that says, “You wrote the book on being a great teacher” and enclose a gift certificate for your local bookstore to make it extra special!

    How About Orange shows us how to make some pretty bookmarks from your favorite fabric.


    You can find more handmade bookmark ideas here


    I made these fabric covered steno pads for my children’s teachers. On the first page of the notebook I wrote, “Just a note to say…………………..” You may find the pattern in the shop.


    Little Birdie Secrets has a tutorial for a fancy notebook.


    I love these Mod Podge clipboards from Marta.


    How about this cute paper cake with a saying, You take the cake!” Heather has a great tutorial.



    More homemade gift ideas can be found here

    More teacher appreciation ideas can be found here.

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      Great ideas, Nothing says thank you like a hand made gift.
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    11. Lucy Harrigton
      Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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    13. Yolanda
      Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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    15. Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
      I am trying to come up with a way to present gift cards to my daughter's teaching in kinder. I want to make felt or fabric flowers and have a stem and put them in a flower pot with the kids' fingerprints as dots all over the flowerpot. Once I create this idea I will definitely post it on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing all these ideas on your blog! I love it!
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    17. Thursday, May 28th, 2009
      Oh my goodness! I just realized I never commented on this post. Thanks for including me, and thanks for all the other great ideas!! I had to bookmark all of them. :-)

    18. Monday, May 4th, 2009
      I am pumped to try some of these great ideas! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

    19. Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
      Great ideas. I used the lunch bag one to make a fabric variation for my son's teacher.

      Oh, and I DID give your blog credit for the pattern. You are such a fun inspiration. Thank you!!!
    20. Friday, May 1st, 2009
      Holy crap! You have just about the cutest website that I have seen in a long time. Not sure how I missed you before but I am over from MomDot. I love your place and I will definitely be back after I make about ten of those teacher things because I cannot decide on just one. Including the one that the first commenter added.

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      Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy
    21. justaflipflopmom
      Friday, May 1st, 2009
      These are FABULOUS... thank you for sharing!!!! Now to chose just one!!!
    22. Caroline
      Friday, May 1st, 2009
      Thank you for these great ideas!! I made the coffee sleeves this year and had them embroidered with our school name and year. I "stole" your idea of a coffee cup/gift card in a cellophane bag with the "Thanks a Latte" message. So far, the PTO thinks I'm "the bomb" - my husband calls me "Martha on steroids" since I'm sewing up 93 of these this week! LOL!! You're ideas are awesome and I tell anyone who will listen to me about your blog! Now I have ideas for next year! Thank you so much!! :)
    23. Friday, May 1st, 2009
      I can't believe how many amazing ideas are out there.... love it!
    24. Pamela
      Friday, May 1st, 2009
      Excellent ideas, I love all of them, specially the fancy notebook! The pencils on it are such a cute detail! I want to buy a gift for my coworkers, and this is now one of the top ideas... Please post more.
    25. Friday, May 1st, 2009
      Great links...perfect for the end of term gifts.

    26. Friday, May 1st, 2009
      I wish there was someway to forward your blog post to all my students :) What great and useful ideas!
    27. pam
      Friday, May 1st, 2009
      Thanks for all your wonderful ideas, your the best! I'm suring your may day tags today, thank you, I forgot to make mine and I remember you had some, wonderful! Thank you!!!!!
    28. Yasmine
      Friday, May 1st, 2009
      These are all nice ideas!! I always liked putting together candy bar cards- it was always a big hit!!
    29. Friday, May 1st, 2009
    30. Friday, May 1st, 2009
      I love all of your ideas and since my brain has been frozen lately it was very helpful. I have used many of your ideas so I'm sending you a great big thank you!

      I will be posting all of my TAW items on my blog soon and will of course be sending the credit your way since I was only able to come with ONE original idea this year. I guess I've exhausted all TAW creativity after doing this for 11 years!

    31. April
      Friday, May 1st, 2009

      My daughter is now in 6th grade, and she now has 9 teachers (eek!), but you would be surprised how delighted these teachers are when someone brings them a gift.

      We plan to use your ideas for small, daily treats all next week. Like "you are o-FISH-ally a great teacher!" etc.

      Those smaller projects are much more do-able for so many teachers.
    32. April
      Friday, May 1st, 2009
      LOVE the ideas. I was inspired t make May Day gifts for my kids' teachers, and they turned out lovely. Small yellow and red ceramic flower pots with the old wrapped-pens-and-flowers, using bright and large daisy shaped flowers in pink, yellow and red. Two each of each colored flower, and the pens are 2 each black, red and blue. We hand wrote the teachers' names under which each wrote "from xxx" and on the back we wrote "May Day 2009."

      They made the cutest tags to attcach, with a lovely poem about spring, and nestled in the flowers were handmade cards -- using daisies as the front graphic.
    33. whitney
      Friday, May 1st, 2009
      I think this would be a great teacher gift also: