Teacher Appreciation gift ideas are a great way to celebrate National Teacher Day which occurs each year in May.
However, teachers should really be appreciated all year long.
Whether it is the first day of school, Teacher Appreciation Day, or the last day of school, here are some great DIY teacher appreciation gift ideas we love!
10 DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas
1. I Couldn’t Have Picked a Better Teacher–
- Flower pot
- Tissue paper
- Strawberry scented hand lotion
- Scented candle (strawberry)
- Strawberry flavored candies
Just add tissue paper to the bottom of the flower pot. Then, add the hand lotion, candle and candies. Finally, print and cut out the label and attach it to the flower pot.
2. So Fortunate to Have You as a Teacher–
Chinese takeout box
Add the tissue paper to the bottom of the takeout box. Add the fortune cookies. Then, print and cut out the label, attach it to the box and tie a ribbon the handle.
3. Thank You for Helping Me Grow This Year–
Small potted plant, like a cactus or a fern
Print then cut out the label and glue to the popsicle stick. Then, stick the popsicle stick into the plant.
4. Hands Down You’re the Best Teacher Around–
Bottle of hand lotion
Twine that matches the color of the label you’re using- blue, green, orange, purple, red or yellow
It’s as simple as printing and cutting out the label. Then, tie the label onto the bottle of hand lotion with the twine.
5. You Will Always Bee My Favorite Teacher–
Empty berry container, like from blueberries or strawberries
Yellow paper shreds
2-inch yellow ribbon
Add some yellow paper shreds to the bottom of the berry container. Then, add the Burt’s Bees items to the container. Next, wrap the yellow ribbon around the basket. Finally, print and cut out the label and attach to the ribbon.
6. Thanks a Bunch! I Can Nutella How Much I Appreciate You–
Jar of Nutella
All you have to do is print and cut out the label. Attach the label to the top of the Nutella jar.
7. Thank You for Coloring Our Lives and Making Us Sharpies–
Empty Crystal Light container (with label removed)
Brightly colored Sharpies
Put the Sharpies in the empty container. Print and cut out the label and attach it to the front of the container.
8. I Have to Ad-Mitt You Are a Sweet Teacher
Package of cookie mix
Place the cookie mix package and the spatula inside the oven mitt, then print and cut out the label. Finally, punch two holes in the top of the label and attach the label to the oven mitt, using the ribbon.
9. Teacher Tool Kit
Teacher supplies, like erasers, glue sticks, paper clips, pencils, pens and sticky notes
Add the teacher supplies to the compartments in the tote case. Then, print and cut out the label. Next, punch a hole in the top of the label and attach the label to the handle of the tote case, using the ribbon.
10. Thank You for Making Learning Sweet
Regular sized candy bar
Print and cut out the label. Then, using the Scotch tape, wrap and attach the label around the candy bar.
What are some of your favorite teacher appreciation gift ideas? Tell us below!