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Teacher gift idea + free printable {Teacher Appreciation}

Posted by  ·  April 18, 2012  ·  Last Updated: April 18, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Through all of April I am excited to share some amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation series! It’s a great month! You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!

Please Welcome Ashley…
With the teacher appreciation & the end of the school year coming up, it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for teachers.

Sometimes finding the perfect gift can be tricky. If you are like me, cost is always a huge factor. As much as I would love to be able to spend a ton on a gift for a special teacher in my child’s life, budget doesn’t always allow for that. Especially if you have more than one kiddo in school! So the trick is- coming up with something thoughtful, yet frugal.

For this idea, I picked up a cute stack of note cards at my local TJ Maxx/Homegood store.

{Tip: That is my go to place for note cards, stationary, etc because they always have a unique variety at a great price! This darling stack of note cards cost $3.99. BARGAIN!}

I came home and tied it up with some bakers twine and added this cute little tag that reads:

Take “NOTE” you are one

of my very favorite teachers!

Thanks for a great school year!

Love, ________________

You could use this little tag with a notebook, sticky notes, journal, etc and it would work perfectly! Super easy!

To print these tags, click HERE.

Feel free to stop by my blog to say hi anytime! I love coming up with new tutorials, love to sew, and make free printables… plus all my other crazy crafting ventures while my kiddos sleep at night!

Thanks for having me!!

xoxo, Ashley

you might also like these other teacher appreciation ideas.



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  1. Nicole Griepp
    Monday, May 6th, 2019
    Thanks so much for making these available for free!! What our teachers do for our littles is so important and it's nice to be able to show them some love in a cute way!!
  2. Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
    Cute idea! Thanks for sharing.
  3. Luanne Pang
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    now i have an idea what to give this coming school year for my son's teacher.
  4. judy chelf
    Friday, March 15th, 2013
    Help! I downloaded a printable that said "Thank you for helping ----
    bloom!" I need more as a gift for my tutors, but I can't find it. Is it still available? If so, where do I find it?
  5. Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    A lovely gift.I can tell you this would be appreciated!Thank you so much for sharing!!
  6. Tracey
    Saturday, June 9th, 2012
    Those are super cute. I was just wondering what font that you used. I want to add it to my collection, :)
  7. Beth
    Friday, May 25th, 2012
    Ashley, thank you! I was just wondering what kind of graphics program you use for your freeze printables..I love them and would like to be able to make some of my own..thanks!
  8. Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
    Love this!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Off to pin it! :)
  9. Kellie Smith
    Saturday, April 28th, 2012
    What a great idea! Many Thanks for sharing :)
  10. joni sigurdson-simpson
    Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    I LOVE this great gift idea!! We'd love to make one, but is there any way to change/edit the wording? We up here in Canada use 'favourite' instead of the American 'favorite'. We'd love to give some well-deserving teachers this cute note. Any ideas? Thx :)
  11. Debra Kapellakis
    Thursday, April 19th, 2012
    A lovely gift. thank you for sharing
  12. Kathie B.
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    Thank you for this tag download. I ordered personalized notepads for each of the teachers & specialists that my children have. I plan to add fun pencils and post-its and your tag is the perfect way to tie it all together. Thanks!
  13. Tina Moore
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    Thanks for the great ideas AHEAD of time!! I am the aunt who gets the duty of making teacher gifts (since I'm the crafty one). I am also a teacher and notes are forever used, FYI: this would be great filled with post-its too!!
  14. Eva
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    As a retired teacher, I can tell you this would be appreciated! I love that you are doing this!
  15. Suzanne
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    I love TJ Maxx and Marshalls for stationery too! Cute idea and catchy card.