Teacher Appreciation Ideas – 100’s of the Best Ideas

Find the perfect teacher gifts and celebrate with these teacher appreciation ideas. It is that time of year when we get the opportunity to thank those wonderful teachers that help our children and impact their future.

I have found over 100 great DIY teacher appreciation gift ideas to get you started. You will find great ideas for sayings, crafts, gifts, and decorations for Teacher Appreciation Day. Be sure to scroll clear to the bottom because this page goes on and on with amazing teacher gift ideas! We also have over 50 cute sayings for teachers you won’t want to miss.

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When is Teacher Appreciation Day?

Teacher Appreciation Day takes place on the Tuesday of the first full week in May and is the main day of Teacher Appreciation Week. Whether you are seeking Teacher Appreciation Day ideas or ideas for the entire week I have you covered! You’ll find something for all your favorite teachers and support staff who care about the success of your children. If you need ideas for the entire week, see how to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week here.

These free printable teacher appreciation sign ideas are perfect for the school teacher’s lounge! Elementary schools usually do it up big.

Teacher Appreciation Lounge Signs

free printable Teacher’s Lounge Appreciation Signs

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FREE Printable Thank You Notes to Teacher

Printable thank you teacher card

Printable Teacher Thank You Note

Thank you teacher gift tag

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You are just write pencil thank you! A super sweet treat!

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Useful Teacher Gifts

From paper clips to water bottles you can give teacher things they use every day.  These cute teacher tags will help you wrap up inexpensive thank you gift ideas.

Every teacher can use more pencils. Let them know they are just “write” with this gift tag.

Is your teacher a cut above? Love this clever idea.

A tote bag is such a useful gift. Purchase or sew a tote and iron on this free printable, “I’m a teacher what is your super power.”

Teacher Candy Grams with Cute Sayings

For the best teacher bar none! Cover a candy bar with this cute candy bar wrapper.

Fill glass jars with candy for the teacher’s desk. Attach these printable candy sayings tags for a cute little gift. Don’t miss the list of more candy sayings in this post!

This “you’re sweet” gift tag works for any sweet treat!

EOS Teacher Gift Ideas

Give your teacher an apple with this printable Apple for the Teacher EOS gift idea.

Do you have the best teacher ever? Give them a blue ribbon teacher EOS gift.

Or is your teacher the best teacher in the world EOS lip balm gift?

Teacher Appreciation DaY Gifts In A Jar

Use a jar filled with goodies to celebrate your teacher. A DIY gift in a jar can be an inexpensive way to thank a teacher!

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“Incredi-Ball” Teacher Gift in a Jar – Fill a jar with candy, drink mix, gift card, school supplies, or any of your teacher’s favorite things and attach this free printable tag from Somewhat Simple.

There’s No Teacher I Love “S’more” Than You – Kimberly at A Night Owl shares a delicious s’more snack mix recipe to put in a jar and also makes a free printable tag for you to download and use to create a quick and easy gift for your child’s teacher!

“You’re A Star” Teacher Gift in a Jar– Ashley from Simply Designing shares a jar topper printable to place on the lid of a jar. Fill the jar with Starburst candies for a sweet treat!

“I’m going to be ONE SMART COOKIE with you as my TEACHER” cookie jar – This back-to-school gift will start the year off right. Whip up some delicious cookies and attach the free printable gift tag.

“You’re so sweet” Brownie Mix in a Jar – Everyone loves brownies! This easy M&M Brownie mix in a jar is the perfect “Thank You” for a teacher. It is also helpful, your teacher can make them whenever she needs them.

You’re a Berry Sweet Teacher” –  Mariah at Giggles Galore uses store-bought items to create a delicious strawberry shortcake idea in a jar!

Thank you for making me one smart cookie” – Who doesn’t love a tasty treat? Fill a jar or bag with yummy cookies and attach a cute folding printable tag. An economical teacher gift that is super sweet!

“Hope your summer is s’more and s’more fun” – Here is a fun end-of-year present. Your teacher will appreciate having all the supplies on hand for summer bonfires. To make this S’more Kit fill a big jar with chocolate bars, marshmallows, graham crackers, and tie skewers to the top of the jar.

How to Make Cupcakes in a Jar – Cupcakes in a jar are a delightfully sweet and simple DIY thank you gift for Teachers’ Appreciation week. You’ll wow any teacher with this handcrafted dessert jar!

Caramel Apple Gift – Make an apple for the teacher extra sweet by packaging an apple with a jar of delicious caramel dip! The printable tags and jar labels are adorable.

Pretty Jar Ideas

Alphabet Letters Vase – Who doesn’t love flowers, especially when they are gifted in a darling vase filled with colorful alphabet magnets.  Just fill a plastic cup and fit it inside a larger glass jar. Next, fill in around the plastic cup with colorful alphabet magnets. So cute!

Chalkboard Vase – This 1 minute DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Vase literally takes no time at all. This is a versatile gift. You can write anything on the vase.

Thanks for helping me grow teacher gift – The Shanty 2 Chic girls have come up with a clever wooden holder to hold glass jars for a beautiful tabletop garden.

Useful Jar Gifts

You’re One “Sharp” Teacher –  PinkWhen has a clever way to package up need Sharpie markers to show your teacher your appreciation! Free printable tag.

Mason Jar School Supply Organizer – This practical gift will keep your teacher organized in a stylish way! A complete tutorial for building a simple wooden holder with chalkboard labeled jars.

Apple Mason Jar Pencil Holder – This easy-to-make apple pencil holder is a useful gift perfect for holding pencils, pens, rulers, and flowers they are so simple to make.

“Tickled Pink that You’re My Teacher” – I am tickled pink with this teacher appreciation gift idea from Courtney at Pizzazzerie! Fill up a jar with pink items and attach the darling printable tag. This is the cutest last-minute present.

…and there are more ideas! In fact 100’s of clever teacher appreciation gift ideas. Scroll down to view them all!

Practical Teacher Gifts

Every teacher could use a few extra supplies for their classroom.  Many teachers love getting new books, games, and educational materials for the class to share. These useful presents keep the teacher from spending their own money on class supplies in a clever way! They also make great male teacher gifts.

Sharpie Marker Gift Idea useful gift of sharpies – what teacher doesn’t need extra sharpies?

DIY decorated Calculator gift with a free printable gift tag

Take Note printable gift tag helps you gift notecards and stationary!

Teacher Coloring Pages

These teacher appreciation ideas let your children get in on the action.  Let them color their thank yous!

Let your child tell exactly why they have a terrific teacher with the My Teacher Coloring Page.

Color and an award for your teacher with The Best Teacher Coloring Page.

If you would like to give your teacher gifs all year long that you know they will love having them fill out a My Favorite Things Coloring Page.

Teacher Gifts with free printable gift tags

The web is overflowing with clever teacher gifts.  Downloading a free printable tag and pairing it with a small gift is an easy teacher gift!

Edible Teacher Gifts

If you want to bake up something special these are some delicious homemade gift ideas.

This sweet printable fits on a large bakery container that you can fill with delicious homemade cookies!

Let your teacher know that they helped to make your child one smart cookie.

We love those little bundt cakes you get from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Purchase cakes from them or whip up your own and attach these cute “You take the cake” stickers.

Yummy chocolate-covered strawberries are a sweet gift when you attach this cute “I’m berry lucky to have a teacher as sweet as you” tag.

This is the kinda apple I would want if I were a teacher, the caramel apple kind! Attach this “You are awesome to the core” tag for the sweetest gift.

Donuts are a fun treat to take into the entire class on a morning during teacher appreciation week. Attach this “Donut Where We’d Be Without You” tag so the teacher knows how much they are appreciated!

Darling Apple Cupcakes are the perfect apple for the teacher!

Help your teacher start their morning off right with homemade granola. Put in a jar and put on these editable stickers.

Love these darling apple cake pops! Step by step tutorial will walk you through the whole process.

Teacher Appreciation Door Decorations

Does your school decorate teacher doors? These teacher door decorations will provide loads of inspiration!

12 Creative Teacher Door Decorations

26 Teacher Door Decoration Ideas

25 Teacher Door Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Holders

Most teachers appreciate gift cards. These gift card holder ideas make gift cards extra special!

This printable gift card holder lets your teacher know that their teaching is right on target! Too Fun!

These funny gift card holders are sure to bring a smile! I looked for a teacher gift idea on Pinterest but decided a gift card was better!

Teacher gift cardholder or gift tag printable use words of affirmation to say thank you!

These gift card holders are perfect for gifting ice cream or other cool treats!

Ice Cream Cone Gift Card Holder – Thanks for making this year scoops of fun!

Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Pockets – It’s Been SWEET having you as my teacher.

Printable Gift Cardholder – Thanks for being a cool teacher

Last-minute teacher gifts

printable candy bar cover for teacher

End of school year teacher gifts

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

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

And… make it super easy to thank your teacher with these 20 cute printable gift tags.

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Over 100 Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I hope you love all these Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas as much as I do. Give amazing gifts!

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