25 Terrifically Creative Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

We love, LOVE, love our teachers. At least one week a year we have a chance to honor and celebrate them. Thank you, teachers!  That includes our classroom teachers as well as the violin, soccer, karate and dance teachers in our lives.

Teacher Appreciation Day or Week is celebrated around the world on different dates.  In the United States, the first full week of May (May 5th this year) is the designated week for many, but not all schools.  (I have learned the hard way by being ready for the ‘official’ week only to find the school shifted timing to an alternate week). 

We have rounded up some of the most terrifically creative teacher appreciate gift ideas to make the gifts extra special.

You can find pictures of all of these ideas and more pinned to my Terrifically Creative Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas Pinterest board.

25 Terrifically Creative Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Handmade Gifts

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Photo CreditsTop row A Night Owl BlogKeeping up with the Comptons 2nd row I heart naptimeHow Does She Bottom row The Country Chic CottageLittle Birdie Secrets

1.  Fabric Bookmark (Little Birdie Secrets)

2.  Button Bookmarks (I heart naptime)

3.  Crayon Monogram (Keeping up with the Comptons)

4.  A Clean Teacher Appreciation Gift (How Does She)

5.  Pencil Mason Jar (A Night Owl Blog)

6.  Stamped Candle Gift Set (The Country Chic Cottage)


Food Gifts

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Photo CreditsTop row Hungry HappeningsFrom Glitter to Gumdrops Bottom row Domestically SpeakingBrie Brie Blooms

7.  Rice Krispy Treat Book Pops (Hungry Happenings) – brilliant use of modeling chocolate!

8.  Cinnamon Bun Bouquet (From Glitter to Gumdrops) – in a personalized mug

9.  Nail Polish Treats (Brie Brie Blooms) – check out the hidden marshmallows

10.  M&M’s Filled Jar with Poem (Domestically Speaking) – a sentiment for each M&M color



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Photo Credits: Top row Delightfully Noted for Uncommon DesignsDomestically Speaking 2nd row Somewhat SimpleKiki & CompanyDetail-Oriented Diva 3rd row Less Cake More Frosting; My Paper Pinwheel; Tried & True Bottom row eighteen25; The Lovely Cupboard; Mommy by day, Crafter by night

Printables are the perfect way to personalize a gift card or gift basket. Check out these appreciative sentiments:

11.  “Thanks for being the sweetest teacher ever” (Kiki & Company) – pair with a candy bouquet

12.  “I have to ad-“MITT” – You are a great teacher” (Somewhat Simple) – pair with a goodie-filled oven mitt

13.  “All year long you worked hard to make learning fun, so now it’s your turn to relax in the sun!” (The Lovely Cupboard) – pair with a beach bag filled with vacation items

14.  “Take “NOTE” you are one of my very favorite teachers! Thanks for a great school year!” (Mommy by day, Crafter by night) – pair with a fancy note pad

15.  “Roses are red, violets are blue, this pencil bouquet is just for you” (Less Cake More Frosting) – pair with a decorated bouquet of pencils

16.  “With you as my teacher, I’ll be one smart cookie!” (eighteen25) – pair with a delicious cookies

17.  “I had a BALL this year!” (Tried & True) – wrap a colorful rubber band ball

18.  “Thank you for helping me grow” (My Paper Pinwheel) – perfect with a flowering plant

19.   Printable Apple Gift Wrap and Mini Thank You Card (Delightfully Noted for Uncommon Designs) – beyond cute!

20.  “Don’t make a lot of DOUGH, and I say “That’s NUTS!” Here is some pay that is sugary sweet without any budget cuts!” (Detail-Oriented Diva) – pair with Krispy Kreme doughnuts


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21.  Dishwasher-safe Glittery Teacher Appreciation Apple Mug

22.  Teacher Appreciation Highlighter Roll

23.  Teacher Appreciation Apple Cookie Treats

24.  Teacher Appreciation Chocolate Bar “Inspire” Printable

25.  “Thank you for making me such a smart cookie!” Mason Jar Printable


What are your favorite teacher appreciation gift ideas? Please share below so we can get more ideas on how to make our teachers feel appreciated and special.


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Lynnee Jimenez

Lynnee Jimenez -> I am a wanna-be crafter who is inspired by my crafty sister Pauline, my tween daughter and niece. By day, I work in high-tech. By night, I dream of learning how to best use gloss, glitter & my daughter's glue gun. I really want to create memories with my daughter to last a lifetime. 


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  3 comments for “25 Terrifically Creative Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

  1. April 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks girls for including our printable… love all of the projects you’ve compiled!

    Take care,


  2. April 15, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Thanks for including my nail polish treats! This is an excellent resource full of great ideas!

    • April 15, 2014 at 7:52 am

      You are so very welcome Heather. What a clever use of marshmallows! I love it!

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