The end of the school year is upon us! Here are several clever and even meaningful ways to tell a teacher, Thank you!   Don’t let this chance pass to show your appreciation. These last-minute teacher gift ideas are both useful and appreciated by teachers (I did ask).  Whatever you do, do something!  It doesn’t need to cost much money in expensive thank you gifts are great, a heartfelt note is always cherished. Learn more about teacher appreciation week and get more ideas here. You will also want to check out these teacher appreciation ideas you will find many DIY teacher gifts there as well.

Last Minute Teacher Gift Ideas

Gift Card

In my opinion gift cards are the number one gift you can give a teacher!  No matter how much “stuff” they receive everyone can always use a gift card!  You can make it cute with a free printable card holder like this ice cream cone gift card holder.
last minute teacher gift ideas

You are TOTE-ally Awesome

Fill a tote bag with summer essentials and attach this cute TOTE-ally Awesome tag!  Every teacher will love getting a cute tote bag filled with summer fun!
last minute teacher gift ideas


Most teachers love chocolate. This treat is simple to give and perfect for even high school and middle school teachers (since you probably have a lot to give). Simply print these Teacher Appreciation Candy Bar Wrappers and wrap it up!
last minute teacher gift ideas

Plant or Flowers

It’s the perfect time of year to give a plant or flower! Simply stick a pic inside with a sweet printable flower pick!
 Last day of school gift ideas

You Take The Cake

This easy last minute gift will be a favorite of every one you give it to! Think of office workers, aides etc…  Simply buy or make a cake and use my free printable you take the cake tag.
you take the cake teacher gift idea

Write a Note

Be sure to take a minute to have your child write a simple note of appreciation to their teacher ( you should too)!  This will likely be of more value than any gift, treat or clever idea.  Teachers love hearing how they have helped each of your children and how they are making a difference! Print this “take note” tag to add that special touch.

Take note printable tag


I am in love with these Rolo Pencil Teacher Thank You Gifts! The best part they are made with a free printable to make it super easy! I could see putting these in the teacher mailboxes at your school for a sweet surprise!
DIY Rolo pencils Printable

Lotion or Hand Sanitizer

You are the best teacher hands down. It doesn’t get any easier than this. Print off the gift tag, grab some ribbon or a cute clip and head to the store for some hand lotion or hand sanitizer. This can all be done on the way to school!

hands down teacher gift idea free printable

Plant or Flower

This thank you for helping me grow teacher gift really is a thoughtful gift that could be given any time of the year when you want to thank a teacher.  The printable plant stake makes it easy to gift a plant or blooming flowers.

thank you for helping me grow teacher gift

Lip Balm

These EOS teacher gifts help you gift something useful, and inexpensive. Who doesn’t need a lip balm?
Looking for clever ways to thank your favorite teachers?  These printable teacher appreciation gift tags will do the trick and make gift giving super easy!

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