The Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts – Cute, Cheap, and Easy!

Apr 27, 2021 | Gift Ideas, Lifestyle

Our kids' teachers are such important people in their lives and we are so blessed to have those who care about our kids. We've rounded up the best teacher appreciation gifts that are easy to put together and cheap to make!

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Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner! Are you prepared and already have all of the gifts done and ready to go??? *crickets…* We didn't think so! If you're anything like us, you've been so busy running the kids to their extracurriculars and enjoying the warmer weather that you just haven't had time yet.

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Lucky for you, we've scoured Pinterest and found some of the best, cheapest, and easiest last-minute teacher appreciation gifts for you! Grab you some chocolate, get cozied up on the couch, and let us bring all of the best ideas to your fingertips. 😉


It's no joke that our kids' teachers do so much for our kids! They encourage them in school, help them build their confidence, and are with them for the majority of the day. It's time to return the favor and let them know just how much we love them with these teacher appreciation gifts. Choose the route that's right up your alley and go to town!


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Food is one of our favorite gifts to give and receive! Everyone loves a little treat to help get through the day. *Cough, Cadbury Mini Eggs, cough* Whether it's homemade or store-bought, you really can't go wrong with food!

Here are a few cute treat ideas:

Don't those all sound so deliciously cute? You really can't go wrong with food-related teacher appreciation gifts!


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Teachers work so hard for our kids and they spend a lot of their own money! They are always in need of supplies and fun little kits that are perfect for the classroom.

Here are some great ideas that they're sure to love:

  • Gift Card Teacher Appreciation Gifts – You can never go wrong with gift cards! Grab our super cute and free teacher appreciation printable and $5-10 gift card and make their day.
  • Sharpies in a Jar – A teacher can never have too many Sharpies! Just grab a pack of them, a jar, the printable from Vicky Barone, some string, and you're good to go!
  • Manicure in a Jar – Here is the cutest manicure set a teacher can keep in their classroom for anytime they need to touch up their polish or fix a broken nail. All you need is a jar, nail file, nail polish, clippers, the cute printable from Hip 2 Save, and some string.
  • Thanks for Helping Me Grow Plant – All you need is a small plant and this cute printable from Crisp Collective and they have an adorable decoration for their classroom!
  • Pencils and Holder – Teachers go through so many pencils in the classroom, so why not help to restock them? Grab some pencils and a jar and you have one of the most useful teacher appreciation gifts!
  • Post-It Note GiftSticky notes can be so helpful in the classroom! Use this cute tag from The Happy Scraps and you've got yourself an easy gift idea.

We can promise you that these teacher appreciation gifts will be loved and used almost immediately!

So there you go, a dozen teacher appreciation gifts that won't break the bank and your kids' teachers are sure to love! Which one are you going to do? Let us know in the comments!

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Looking for more great ideas?

Now go thank those teachers!


  1. Kara Pickering

    I love a fun teacher gift idea!!

  2. Heather B

    The idea with the starbursts is such a cute idea!! I will have to keep that in mind!

  3. Bertha Camacho

    these are some great ideas and super cute, thank youuuuu!!!


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