10 Easy Teacher Gift Ideas

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so thankful for all the teachers out there and we want to show them a little love :) If you are looking for a quick and easy gift, here are 10 ideas we’ve rounded up for you. {These would also be great for the end of the school year…. which is coming right up!} Here are a few of our past teacher gift ideas:
Crayon Art {Shadow Box}

This is a project a made a few years ago when my oldest graduated from preschool. When I first saw this crayon monogram, I knew I wanted to create something like it for his teachers. The name of his school was “Busy Bee Preschool” so I thought, how cute would it be to make a crayon bumblebee?
I found a coloring page of a bee online, added my text, and printed it on turquoise cardstock. Then I just started breaking up crayons, cutting wings from felt, and embellishing with fabric and buttons. {Oh, and I attached everything with low temp. hot glue… it didn’t melt the crayons!} I framed the finished project in an 8×10 shadowbox frame. I was pretty happy with the final result!
Mod Podge Clipboard {with a printable from eighteen25}

I can’t take any credit for this project! I got this adorable subway art printable from eighteen25 last year, and created a clipboard with it. I found some coordinating scrapbook paper, trimmed everything to size, then glued it all on with mod podge. I added some ribbon, and hot glued a colored pencil at the top for a little extra detail :)
Custom Photo Necklace

This is the gift I made for Jack’s kindergarten teacher at the end of the school year. I found a really fun locket at Michaels that had “windows” on both sides, and I decided to make it more personal by adding a quote and Jack’s school picture. I put his picture on the back side of the locket {she could easily remove it if she wanted to}, and had the cute quote on the front :) “A dream begins with a teacher who believes in you.”
Here are some other great ideas we think any teacher would LOVE and USE:

And lastly, I updated the tag from this idea we used at for teacher’s Christmas gifts last year. In case you missed it, we attached it to one of these cute plastic cups {just like Jen’s above} and filled it up with chocolate (+ a gift card or a bottle of their favorite soda!) It’s a 4×6 so you can easily print it out at home or wherever you print pictures.

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Check out our Teacher Gift Pinterest Board for even more ideas!

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  1. says

    This is a great article. I used to love buying gifts for my teacher when I was young. I usually would make her some type of arts and craft. I enjoy buying people presents and helping people with shopping ideas. Girls can be hard to shop for so I usually shoot for some sort of clothing. The idea of buying Sexy Dresses is a good idea because girls like looking nice when they go out. You can also find reasonably priced dresses these days.

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