Teachers Make A Huge Difference In Our Children’s Lives. They Help To Form Their Minds, Hearts, And Character. Teachers Also Ensure Every Student Is Looked After And Cared For. That’s Why It’s So Important To Show Heartfelt Gratitude By Saying Thank You For All That Teachers Do.


Looking for teacher thank you gifts they’ll actually enjoy? We’ve compiled 58 teacher appreciation week gift ideas to offer you plenty of inspiration. Find the perfect gift for your teacher that is both meaningful and useful.


1. Brownie Mix In Jar

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Give the gift of a quick dessert by filling mason jars with brownie ingredients. Layer all of the goodies, including nuts and chocolates, for a treat they’ll look forward to.


2. Gumball Jar

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Fill jars with colorful gumballs and other sweet treats as a afternoon pick me up. Add a ribbon or string for a little decoration.


3. Custom Necklace

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Spread the love by creating custom necklaces. This way your teachers can wear them close to their hearts.


4. Teacher Supplies

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The best teacher appreciation gifts are ones that they can use again and again. Compile teacher supplies like notepads, magnets and markers for a practical gift.


5. Teacup Candles

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Crafting these decorative candles is as easy as it is fun. Teachers will appreciate the creativity that went into making these keepsake candles.


6. Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Bake a double or triple batch of chocolate chip cookies. Package a handful for every teacher in a gift box or goodie bag. They’ll enjoy having these to snack on between lesson planning.


7. Festive Socks

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Roll a pair of socks into a small box for a present that will warm the hearts of your teachers. Choose fun, colorful designs with stripes and polka dots.


8. Heart Themed Jar

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Give a loving gift of gratitude by filling a jar with heart-shaped candies. Tie on a card that expresses your thankfulness with a quote or phrase.


9. Bucket Of Sunshine

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Brighten your teacher’s week with a bucket of sunshine. Compile your basket with yellow items like notebooks, pencils, markers, tissue and a thank you card.


10. Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar

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Fresh strawberries, shortcake and whipped cream make for a delicious treat. Decorate a jar with ribbon then place the yummy ingredients inside.


11. Chewing Gum

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Looking for easy teacher appreciation gift ideas? Group together packs of gum and add a cute tag for a simple yet effective thank you.


12. Teacher Tote

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Customize a tote for your teachers for all of their supplies—from pens and pencils to books and laptops. Place a quote and phrase on the front for extra meaning.


13. Set Of Markers

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Teachers are always in need of extra pencils and markers. Decorate a jar to hold all of the utensils on their desks.


14. Wrapped Candies

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Make unique labels specifically designed for teachers—ones with pencils, apples and thank you messages. Wrap them around chocolates or fruity candy and place them in a giftbox.


15. Notebook And Pencils

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For journaling, note taking or lesson-planning, give your teachers a notebook and a set of pencils. Add a gift card to a local coffee shop or candy store for an extra treat.


16. Star Teacher Award

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Craft a sign or card that tells your teacher they’re a star. Attach it to a mason jar or giftbox full of goodies.


17. Apple Themed Mason Jar

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Historically, parents gave teachers baskets of apples to pay for their children’s education. Now, giving a teacher an apple is a way to show them appreciation. Create a gift that’s apple themed using green and red colors.


18. Homemade Beef Jerky

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Pack protein into your teacher thank you gifts with homemade beef jerky. Choose roast or flank steak as your meat and add seasoning for a yummy taste.


19. Teacher Essentials Kit

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Every classroom needs the basics: paper clips, erasers, push pins and chocolate. Compile the essentials in an organized box for teachers to pull out when they need it most.


20. Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Freshen up your teachers’ spice cabinets by whipping up a batch of homemade taco seasoning. They’ll enjoy adding it to fajitas, tacos and quesadillas.


21. Appreciation Card

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Express your genuine appreciation in a handwritten note from your child. After all, the best teacher appreciation gifts come from the heart.


22. Candy-Filled Cups

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Fill a plastic drink tumbler with fruity candies—both hard and chewy. Add a card with a play on words for a complete treat.


23. Soda And Chips

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Gift your teacher with a special snack. Choose potato chips, kale chips, popcorn or pretzels—and pair it with their favorite soda or soft drink.


24. DIY Bird Feeder

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With decorative plates as the main supply, construct bird feeders that can hang outside of your teacher’s window. They’ll enjoy seeing and hearing the birds fly by, including robins, blue jays and sparrows.


25. Nail Files

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Teachers might not have time for salon manicures and pedicures. Bring the spa day to them by creating a nail file kit, complete with nail polish and polish remover.


26. Fruity Candy

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Sweeten your teacher’s day with a bunch of fruit candies. Place them in a mason jar or canister—giving your teachers extra storage space for knick knacks and school supplies.


27. Quote Art

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Design wall art for the classroom or teacher’s lounge. Incorporate an uplifting phrase or quote to put a smile on their face, no matter the day.


28. Bouquet Of Flowers

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Fresh flowers are a beautiful way to say thank you. Try a long stemmed flower like orchids or lillies.


29. Homemade Earrings

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Add flair to your teacher’s jewelry collection with handcrafted floral earrings. She can wear them to teach, but also on the weekends and at social gatherings.


30. Candy Bars

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Treat your teachers to something sweet. Select an array of candy bars—from chocolate to fruity—and add clever tags to each one.


31. Giftcard Holder

Dress up a giftcard by designing a personalized holder. Place thank you messages and images of apples on your giftcard holder.


32. Mason Jar Tumblers

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Give two gifts in one: a drink container and sweet treats. Fill a mason jar tumbler with candy and a giftcard.


33. Fabric Measuring Tape

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Tape measures can be used for math lessons, crafts and sewing. Wrap a fabric tape around a wooden spool for a gift that can be used time and time again.


34. Coffee Shop Gift Card

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Whether your teacher loves tea or coffee, a giftcard to a local shop is a wonderful way for them to relax. Place the gift card in a reusable cup for an environmentally-friendly touch.


35. Owl Mug

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Unique mugs—like one with an owl or kangaroo—make for special teacher appreciation gifts. They can use them everyday, remembering the student who gave it to them.


36. Sports Drink

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Keep your teachers energized throughout the day with a sports drink. Purchase the drinks in bulk to save on cost and add a nice card or label for each teacher.


37. Painted Lantern

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Light up the life of a teacher by giving them a lantern as a gift. Paint it a pastel color like blue or green for a serene look. They can place it on their patio, porch or take it with them camping.


38. Decorated Classroom Door

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Surprise your teacher by decorating their classroom door. Include special notes and photos from students for a truly meaningful thank you.


39. Notecards And Stationery

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Present your teachers with a gift bag they’ll appreciate. Fill it with notebooks, stationeryand pens. Tie it with a ribbon and cute tag to complete the gift.


40. Dry Erase Markers

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Teachers spend a lot of time writing on dry erase boards—and often times, they have to buy their own supplies. Gift them with a set of colorful dry erase markers inclusive of green, purple and red.


41. Fancy Cupcakes

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Decorate a double batch of cupcakes in style. Top them with whipped berries, frosting and syrup.


42. Personalized Jar

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Customize a jar with your teacher’s initials or last name. Fill the jar with pencils for a sharp gift that can sit on their desk all year long.


43. Gift Card To Favorite Restaurant

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Does your teacher love a local burger joint, Mexican restaurant or vegan bistro? Give them a giftcard they can use for a nice evening out or Saturday lunch.


44. Healthy Muffins

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Stir up a batch of muffins made of healthy ingredients like bananas and nuts. Wrap them in giftboxes for a polished presentation.


45. Flower Bouquet

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Whether it’s mums or daisies, compile a bouquet of fresh flowers. Arrange the blooms in a teacher themed jar, like one with plastic letters and numbers.


46. Cookies In A Jar

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Layer a mason jar with the ingredients for chocolate chip, raisin or sugar cookies. Add a sticker to the jar with all of the baking instructions.


47. Mini Candy Bars

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Small candy bars fit perfectly into a teacher’s desk drawer for any time they need a pick-me-up during the day. Choose a variety of candies, including ones with nuts and caramel.


48. Thank You Garland

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Secure pieces of paper or cardboard across a string to create a garland. Put a letter on each piece to create a thank you message for your teacher.


49. Brownie Kit

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Stack the ingredients for brownies in a mason jar. Include special add-ons like nuts and chocolate candies. Complete the gift with a ribbon and cute tag.


50. Basket Of Apples

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Apples have long been a symbolic gift for teachers. Choose your favorite variety and gift it to your teacher in a wicker basket. Bonus points if you make it a caramel apple!


51. Push Pins

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Tacks and push pins are always needed in the classroom. Give your teachers a box of colorful pins for a festive vibe.


52. Homemade Card

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The most meaningful teacher appreciation ideas are ones that are sincere. Create a homemade card and write a message listing all of the things you appreciate about your teacher.


53. Mason Jar Pencil Holder

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Paint a mason jar red, then add green leaves made out of paper to resemble an apple. Place pencils inside for a truly practical gift.


54. Crayon Candy Dish

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Form a basket out of colored crayons and glue. Fill the basket with candy and other treats for a gift your teacher will love having on their desks.


55. Appreciation Art

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Frame words of appreciation to create art that your teacher will be proud to display. Include phrases, quotes or lyrics for an inspirational and uplifting message.


56. Party Kit Basket

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Make the next classroom party easy to host, whether it’s for a birthday or holiday. Place napkins, silverware and plates in a cheerful box.


57. Color Themed Arrangement

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Choose a color like pink or green and select gift items that match the theme. Include everything from gum to erasers to chapstick for a well rounded gift.


58. Chocolate Candy

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Who doesn’t love a little chocolate? Personalize yours with stickers then fill a gift box. Add a gift tag for easy packaging.

Showing gratitude for teachers is essential, especially when they help your child become both smarter and kinder. Brighten your teacher’s day with a personalized flower pot or something they can use in the classroom.

 

 

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