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Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Ideas

May 7th, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Easy, Affordable Gifts for Teach Appreciation Day

We love teachers! And if you're a student or parent, I'm guessing you probably have some great teachers in your life, too. This year on Teacher Appreciation Day, whether you want to honor your toddler's preschool teacher or your AP English teacher, we have collected some great Teacher Appreciation Day gift ideas that are easy (and cheap) to make. You don't have to go to great lengths or break the bank; you can show your appreciation with these cute, simple, and affordable gifts!

Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Ideas

Some people go over the top for Teacher Appreciation Day. Sure, you could send flowers or an expensive gift basket. But you can say "thank you" the same way with one of these simple gifts. If you just have a few minutes and a few bucks, check out the printable gift ideas. Or if you want to make something homemade, we have some great inexpensive ideas for that, too.

Teacher Appreciation Day Printables

If you want to say "thank you" but you don't have time for a crazy craft project, check out these simple printables!

If you are looking for a variety of easy gifts to make, visit A Bushel and a Peck. There are printable tags for tons of cute things! A bag of Swedish Fish candies gets "You are o"fish"ally the best!" or a photo frame gets tagged with "Thanks for a picture perfect year." My favorite is this water bottle with flavor packs – "Thank you for quenching my thirst for knowledge" You can print these cute tags straight from the site!


Teacher appreciation day printable tags

If you want to give your teacher a gift card, check out this adorable gift card holder! The original post was featured at eighteen25, and the printable with directions is at Skip to My Lou. Who wouldn't love this gift? Teachers need caffeine to keep up with those kids – so you can say "Thanks a latte" to your favorite teacher!


Teacher appreciation day gift card holder

If your favorite educator has a sweet tooth, you can say "Thank You" with some cookies! Just bag up some cookies (swing by the local bakery if you don't have time to bake your own!), and then add this cute printable tag from Crazy Little Projects! Teacher Appreciation gifts don't get any easier than that.


Teacher appreciation day personalized gift bags

If you are looking to pamper your teacher, a gift bag is a great idea. To make this fun bag from Detail Oriented Diva, just grab a couple Burt's Bees products, maybe a jar of honey, and wrap it up with this adorable "Thanks for Bee-lieving in me" tags! You can even personalize the tag with a cute little fingerprint bee made with your kid's fingerprints!


Pamper your teacher for teacher appreciation day

Easy and inexpensive Homemade Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Day

If you want to make something special for your teacher, these crafts are adorable and simple to make.

A spin on the traditional picture frame is to make a crayon frame, like this one from Felt So Cute. Following the directions on the site, you can easily make a beautiful one-of-a-kind homemade gift for your teacher. You might even want to put the class photo inside for an extra special gift!


Personalized picture frame for teacher appreciation day

One practical homemade gift is this sweet paper cube from How Does She. If you have several teachers to make gifts for, this craft is super affordable. She was able to make 9 gifts for just $11! What a steal! For a sentimental touch, have your child decorate the edges. Your teacher will feel the love every time she has to jot down a note. This is an affordable, easy Teacher Appreciation gift idea that is also heartfelt. It's a win-win-win!


Teacher appreciation day DIY gift

Another cute crayon craft is this crayon wreath from the Ballard Bunch. This wreath takes the crayon craft to a chic level with flowers and ribbon. This is another affordable Teacher Appreciation Day gift! If you buy your supplies at the dollar store, you can make this for around $5. And it only took her 20 minutes to make! Fast and simple gifts are the best!


Crayola<sup>®</sup> wreath for teacher appreciation day

If your child wants to help make the Teacher Appreciation Day gift, this Tea Bag Pouch from Piikea Street is a great one! Using the template they provide, you just cut out a paper teacup, and then decorate it. Show the "Tea-riffic" teacher in your life how much you care with this cute gift. And talk about cheap! You could buy a box of tea bags for just dollars, and make tons of gifts.


Homemade gift for your favorite teacher

No matter how you choose to say "thank you" to the teachers in your life – be sure you take time on May 7 to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day. If you make one of these simple gift ideas, we would love to see it! Share it with us on our Facebook page! Leave a comment below if you have other gift ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day – we would love to add to our list!

If you're currently a teacher, or ever have been, the U-Pack family wants to take a moment to honor and thank you. We know that you work hard to change lives and make an impact on the next generation, and we know that you don't hear the words "Thank You" near enough. So thank you. You are appreciated!