We are so lucky to have such good teachers that spend so much time prepping and teaching our little ones. These teacher gift ideas are things that teachers will really appreciate as all the kids are heading back to school.

Back to school gift ideas for teachers and free printables! All ideas affordable, and under $5! www.FunCheapOrFree.com

Can you believe we're already heading into a new school year? I like to bring my child's teachers a little something special on the first day of school, just to thank them in advance, for the long year ahead.

I gathered up some of my favorite gift ideas and printables so you can find the perfect gift idea! Teachers put a lot of time and effort into helping our kids grow – its worth it to find a gift that is both practical and meaningful to them!

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These teacher gift ideas are all simple, easy, and super affordable! But more importantly these gift ideas will help our teachers get the school year off to a great start. Well, let's get to it!


We made some similar gift card printables specifically for Back to School – these are perfect for letting teachers know how excited you and the kids are to start the year with them!

Gift card printables for back to school teacher gift ideas from Fun Cheap or Free

All you have to do is buy a $5 gift card for your favorite donut place, ice cream or drink shop, restaurant or even stores like Amazon, Walmart or Target. Attach the gift card to one of these printables and have your kiddo sign the card and you're good to go!

Back to school gift card teacher gift idea from Fun Cheap or Free

BAM! It doesn't get much easier than that! Grab the printables HERE!

Need some more ideas?? Check out these teacher gifts we've rounded up from the interwebs… there are some extremely creative people out there and so many amazing resources for you!


Skip To My Lou has some of the cutest teacher gift ideas! My favorite are the cute candy puns that you can print out and attach to jars of candy. It lets them know that you're excited about having them as your child's teacher and gives them some treats to snack on when it's been a long day in the classroom.

Skip To My Lou Candy Puns from Fun Cheap or Free

Aren't those so stinkin' cute?! It's such an easy way to show your appreciation! Just grab a mason jar, some ribbon, candy, and the printables and you're good to go!

Another fun candy teacher gift idea comes from Eighteen 25. They have such a cute teacher's emergency stash idea! All it takes is a bead organizer, ribbon, candy, and the printable. Super simple and super cute!


If you want to help your child's classroom to stay germ-free, then this idea is for you! These disinfecting wipes printables are the cutest from Smart School House.

Smart School House Clorox Wipes Gift Tag from Fun Cheap or Free

All you need to make this cute teacher gift idea are some disinfecting wipes, the cute printables, and some double-sided tape (or even some regular tape rolled over).

Life Anchored has an adorable tag that goes on a bottle of hand sanitizer. I don't know about you, but I'm all about my kids using that hand sanitizer in school, so I'm happy to gift a bottle to their teacher! This cute tag says “Raise your hand if you're ready for a great year!” So cute and punny, right? Just grab the printable and a bottle of hand sanitizer and you have an easy teacher gift!


Skip To My Lou has another idea that I couldn't help but share! All it takes is a square sticky note, some tape and the printable and you've got a cute and practical gift idea that the teacher can use every day.

If you love giving pencils to your child's teacher, then this gift idea from Tilly's Nest is for you! Make them apple mason jar pencil holders by painting a mason jar red, cutting some leaves out of green colored paper, attaching them with twine, and filling them with pencils. Super easy and very practical for the classroom!

Sweet Rose Studio has an adorable idea for gifting writing utensils to your child's teacher if you're not super crafty. Just grab some pencils, pens or Sharpies, the printable and some ribbon (or twine, string, anything that you have lying around the house!) to make a cute little bouquet!

Sweet Rose Studio Pencil Bouquet from Fun Cheap or Free

Isn't that so adorable and so easy? Sounds like my kinda gift right there!

If you want to give your child's teacher some highlighters as a gift, then The Crafted Sparrow has you covered! Just grab some highlighters, this cute gift tag, and some ribbon and you're all set.

The Suburban Mom has a really cute Sharpie gift idea that is super practical. All you need are a few Sharpies, twine and this cute printable and you're set!


How cute is this printable from The Turquoise Home? Grab a small succulent from Walmart or your local plant store, a small 4-ounce mason jar (if you're anything like me, you have one of these lying around your house because they're great for storing all of the little things!), a toothpick and the cute printable.

The Turquoise Home Plant Teacher Gift Idea from Fun Cheap or Free

Bonus points if you have some paint lying around that you can quickly put on the jar to make it extra cute!

City Farmhouse has another plant gift idea that is sure to make any teacher smile! She uses a wooden ruler (such the perfect idea for a teacher, right?), clothespin, lavender plant, cute pot from the Dollar Store and a printable to make this gift. It's super easy and super cute!

Don't forget to grab our gift card printables if you want to send a little something extra to make your teacher's day! Do you have any teacher gift ideas that you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments! Happy school days!

Back to school teacher gift ideas, plus 6 FREE gift card printables from Fun Cheap or Free

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