Get ready for Teacher Appreciation Week (first week of May) with these fun teacher Appreciation gift ideas.

I have some great teacher gift ideas that teachers love, and that your child will be excited to give! I want to make this stress-free for you, so I have also rounded up these teacher appreciation ideas and these fun teacher gifts from some top bloggers.

we appreciate you stickers
Printable We Appreciate You Stickers

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

May is such a busy month, but I am here to help you plan ahead and hopefully make Teacher Appreciation week a little bit easier for you!  We all know how great teachers are, and how important they are in the lives of our children.  I think that we can all agree that teachers work hard and deserve a little recognition! 

Teachers love lip balm and these free EOS Teacher Appreciation cards make this simple gift very special!  Choose from different sayings, simply punch cut the circle, and insert the EOS lip balm!  This is a sweet way to appreciate the support staff too!

Related: Apple for the Teacher EOS Gift and BEST Teacher EOS Gift

EOS lip balm with teacher gift tag

For those of you who love a practical gift, providing extra school supplies can make a teacher’s day!  This cute free printable for Sharpie markers can be added to any size package of Sharpies, and makes the gift extra special!

Related: My Future is Looking Sharp with You as My Teacher Tag

teacher gift idea

This Di-Vine Teacher appreciation gift is super simple, and a plant is easy to find/purchase and makes a wonderful gift for the classroom, or for the teacher to take home.  The plant stake is a yellow No. 2 pencil and gives the gift an extra special touch!

teacher gift tag for plant thank you for being a di-vine teacher

Some years I am on the top of my Pinterest game and I have bought carefully selected gifts for each teacher, or even better, I have handmade personal gifts for each teacher.  Some years….well, a gift card is all my brain can manage. 

We’ve all been there (at least, I hope I’m not the only one!)  These printable gift card holders save the day!  They are super cute, and they make your gift card look extra special, and well thought out.  You’re welcome–I’ve got your back busy mama!

multiple gift card sleeves

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

How about a fun candy gram! My daughter and I did this for a special 6th-grade teacher and we really enjoyed making this crazy little project together. We thought about the candy available in the candy aisle and then worked out a fun story, telling how much we love her teacher using the candy.  When we got to the store, we found a couple of more fun candies to use, so we added them to the story.  It was so much fun to see how creative my daughter was at storytelling!

Related: 50 Cute Sayings for Teachers – loads of inspiration here!

poster with candy for teacher appreciation

For those of you that love stamping Nichole Heady has some great teacher gift ideas like this basket full of a journal jar, embellished notebook, and beautiful card. She also shares links for many other ideas!

Related: Apple Theme Teacher Gifts


Embellished hand sanitizer is a useful gift. Learn how from Lisa Johnson

Related: Hands Down Best Teacher Tag – this is perfect for hand sanitizer, soap, or lotion


Teacher loves a handwritten note and this printable stationary makes it perfect for younger children. Teacher Thank You Note can be printed for free!

Printable Teacher Thank You Note

Michelle Rodgers has a darling candy bar cover.

Related: Best Teacher Bar None Candy Bar Cover – who doesn’t love a little chocolate?


Candy loving teachers will get a giggle out of these Rolo Pencils!

Related: Just Write Pencil Gift

rolo pencil printable on composition notebook

Every teacher could use some cute sticky note covers to learn how from GreetingArts!

Related: Did you know you can print on sticky notes? Post-it Note Teacher Gift and Post-it Note Thank You Gift


Sewing is such a personal gift, and teachers appreciate the time that you spend on such special gifts.  At our school teachers must now wear a badge. This cute Fabric Lanyard Pattern {Teacher Gift with Printable} is perfect for that special touch!

DIY lanyard teacher gift


A cute coffee cozy along with a coffee shop gift certificate would also be an appreciated gift. Pink Milk and Fairycakes has a quick and easy coffee cozy tutorial.

Related: Crochet Coffee Cozy with “Thanks a Latte” printable tag.

diy coffee cozy for teacher appreciation

Help your teacher take their lunch to school in style with this simple oil cloth lunch sack —filled with a gift certificate to a local sandwich shop would make it extra nice!

oil cloth lunch sacks


Every teacher could use a bookmark —-attach a tag that says, “You wrote the book on being a great teacher” and enclose a gift certificate for your local bookstore to make it extra special!

How About Orange shows us how to make some pretty bookmarks from your favorite fabric.

Related: Handmade Bookmark Ideas


I made these fabric-covered steno pads for my children’s teachers. On the first page of the notebook I wrote, “Just a note to say…………………..”

fabric covered steno pads with pencil holder for teacher appreciation

Little Birdie Secrets has a tutorial for a fancy notebook.

diy fancy notepad

Decorated clipboards are a useful gift!

Related: Custom Clipboard and Child’s Artwork Clipboard

decorated clipboards

How about this cute paper cake with a saying, You take the cake!” Heather has a great tutorial.

Related: Mug Cake Gift with free printable “You take the cake” tag They can have a sweet treat whenever they need a pick me up!


Many teachers give out candy. Here is a way to gift the teacher some candy along with a sweet message. How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You Candy GiftBelieve me my free printable tags make for easy teacher appreciation gifts!

how sweet it is to be taught candy gift tag on a jar of candy

Do you have a teacher that knocks your socks off? This great gift will let your favorite teacher know! Thanks for Being a Great Teacher Sock Gift

sock teacher gift

Probably the easiest gift you can give is to grab some flowers, a plant, something for the garden and add this pretty tag! Thank You for Helping me Grow Printable makes a simple plant just a bit more speical with a heartfelt message.

thank you for helping me grow tag on plant


More Ways to Show Appreciation

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