The end of the school year is coming up and as a teacher, I love to spoil my own children’s teachers! I know how much love they pour into my kids on a daily basis and appreciate them so much, so I love being able to give them a small token of appreciation by giving them some fun teacher gifts!
I typically get gifts for my children’s teachers for teacher appreciation week and at the end of the year, but this year I got them gift baskets for the beginning of the year too! I’m sharing some teacher gift ideas that I’ve given my children’s teachers this past year in case you are looking for some inspiration for gifts for your children’s teachers too!
If you are looking for teacher gift ideas, one of the easiest ideas I love to do is get a basket or gift bag and fill it up with some treats and a gift card! Here are some ideas that I’ve included in teacher gift baskets in the past or received from students!
Teacher Gift Basket Ideas:
- Gift Card (Target, Amazon, Starbucks, restaurants, book store, etc.!)
- Snacks (I am always a big fan of snacks! Ha!)
- Candle (This is a fun “Oh Happy Day” one!)
- Colorful pens (flair pens are a teacher favorite!)
- Post-it notes
- Cookies (there are lots of places that make super cute school supply or “best teacher ever” cookies!)
- Customized teacher cup (This one is super cute!)
- Personalized notepad (This one has fun color combos!)
- A cute little plant
- Anything else that you know your child’s teacher loves!
Teacher Gift Card Flower Basket
For teacher appreciation week my daughter and I made these cute gift card flowers as gifts for her teachers! We picked up gift cards to Starbucks, Target, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, and then taped them onto flowers that I printed on my Cricut and my daughter colored in!
Materials for a Gift Card Flower Basket
- Cricut (I cut the flower shapes out on my Cricut by searching flower designs in their Design Space! You could also just print out flower clip art and cut it out by hand too!)
- Green paper shred
- Bamboo sticks
- Styrofoam block
- Gift cards
I shared video of the process I used to make them over on Instagram! If you check out my Reels you’ll see it!
I had my daughter color in the flowers because she wanted to help make the gift! She was so proud to give them to her teacher! You could also just print on pretty scrapbook paper for the flowers though and that would look great too!
Student Cards Make the Best Teacher Gifts!
If you are looking for something super simple, one of my all time favorite gifts is a heartfelt handwritten note from my students! It brings me so much joy to read their kind words, and I save every note I’ve ever gotten!
What are some of your favorite gifts to give teachers (or to receive as a teacher)? Feel free to share in the comments!