Teacher Gift Ideas



Welcome back from the weekend, I hope you had a good one!

I have some last minute teacher gift ideas for you today! My friend Jamie came up with this first great idea. Both of our sons are in a preschool with five teachers, so buying teacher gifts can really add up. These simple ideas won’t break the bank even if you have multiple teachers on your list.

I love how Jamie used a pencil crayon to attach the flower and leaf. And her message “Thanks for helping me grow” with her sons picture is perfect!

I picked up this handy Xyron sticker maker at a garage sale for $4 last month, and it’s been super handy for work. I decided to put it to use to customize these great S’mores Kits so they look like Ben created them himself. And, of course, you can easily make your own S’mores Kit!

What is the best gift you’ve ever given a teacher? And if you’re a teacher, what is your favorite gift to receive?


  • Mark Smith

    Well, as much as I enjoy consumables (coffee, chocolates, etc.), the best gifts are always the ones with the most heart behind them. The little plant idea is very sweet. As a high school teacher, I usually just get a card with a nice message. My favourite gift was from one of my students who went to Cuba at Spring Break, and took an amazing b&w photo of pigeons just as they were scattering in flight. It was personal, and that’s what made it special.

  • colleen

    Being married to a teacher who has been @ it for over 35 years….THESE are great gifts! They all are creative but not intrusive & have a great deal of thought behind them! My” teacher ” has always advocated his kids not bring gifts…but you know kids they love to ! So a coffee card or a unique gift such as these are truly sweet!

    • Rosa

      Colleen, my dad was a teacher too, and from all those years the one thing I remember vividly is that teachers do NOT need mugs! 😉 What grade does your hubby teach?

  • Sheila @ SZInteriors

    As a Teacher Assistant, the best gift I ever got was a piece of art made by a student in Grade 1. She traced her hands and then coloured both in multi-colours as well as the background. It really struck me, and I saved it through the years until she graduated from high school. I then framed the piece and gave it back to her parents as a gift, and as thanks for bringing such a special student into my life…

    I love the plants in the pails with the photos – very awesome, and meaningful.

  • Tracey

    What cool ideas!!! I can’t remember what I used to give my teacher ….. I don’t think it was done back when I was going to school. Gosh, if that’s what you receive from your kids now, what a hoot it is to be a teacher!!

    • Rosa

      I can’t remember what we did for teachers when I was a kid either Tracey! Hmm, I’m guessing that it was just a card or something simple like that.

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock

    Those little plant pots are too cute! Love your ideas Rosa.

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