Our wonderful teachers are there for our kids every day during the week… It's time to show them how much we care by getting them a teacher appreciation gift that they actually want. Plus, they're all $5, so you don't have to worry about breaking the bank!
Oh, Pinterest. When it's time for gifting, you are our first stop. We love your ideas, and inspirations… But let's get real for a second. Not all of us are as crafty as we would like to be. Plus, who has the time to make glittery, elaborate gifts, anyways??
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So when it comes time for Teacher Appreciation Week this year, let's break the chain of getting Mrs. Suzie her 20th “I love my teacher” mug. Instead, let's give her want she wants! We're talking about quick and simple teacher appreciation printables to go with clever, cute, useful gift cards that don't break the bank.
TEACHER APPRECIATION GIFT CARDS
Gift cards are great because they are useful and they give the receiver a variety of options. Plus, you can select your dollar amount and even $5 can go far! So, here are a few cute teacher appreciation printables for you to use with gift cards to give to those teachers who do oh-so-much for our cute kiddos. All you'll need will be your gift card of choice, card stock paper, a printer, double sided tape and your favorite pen or marker. You'll have some cute teacher appreciation gifts in a snap!
TARGET, THEIR FAVORITE PLACE TO TAKE A STROLL
Let's be honest, who doesn't love Target? A quick $5 gift card can get them some great things. Especially in Bullseye's Playground! All you need is the gift card, printable and have your kiddo print their name at the bottom. They'll be relaxing and strolling the aisles of their favorite store in no time!
THEIR FAVORITE ICE CREAM SHOP
Is there any quicker way to brighten someone's day than by offering the gift of ice cream? Cold Stone, Baskin Robbins, Yogurtland, Sonic, a cute little local shop…
Pick your teacher's favorite place, pick up a gift card, attach it to the cute printable, and VOILA! They'll be licking that spoon with a smile on their face.
SCENTSATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION IDEA
Who doesn't love something that smells so good? But we all have different preferences when it comes to all of those smell-good things. Rather than getting them a lotion that they may never use because they can't stand the smell of it, why not let them pick it out themselves?
You could grab them a gift card from Bath & Body Works, Bed Bath and Beyond, or Walmart and let them choose their gift themselves! Between lotions, hand sanitizer, air freshners, candles, and more, they'll be sure to find something that they love.
THEIR FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP
It's no joke that we all struggle to get going in the mornings. Teachers have to get to school before our kids do, so we can only imagine that our favorite teacher may need a pick me up, too! Gift cards to a local coffee shop are great because they aren't just for coffee drinkers.
They have always have the best treats, plus a variety of other drinks, such as tea, hot chocolate, cider, steamed milk, etc. Grab a gift card to a local shop, attach it to the printable, and you've got yourself a gift that anyone will love!
Oh hey, best treat ever! Come on, who DOESN'T love a donut? With so many options including Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, or your local mom and pop donut shops, any teacher would be nuts to not love a donut gift card.
Just download the printable and you're set! You may just run into them the next time that you're grabbing donuts as a treat for the fam.
TEACHER APPRECIATION DRINK IDEAS
There's something about getting a nice, cold drink for a treat after school is over, right? If you feel that way, we can promise that your kids' teachers feel that way, too! Sonic is always a good idea because #happyhour. But really, any place that has a cold drink is a good place to get a gift card from.
And obviously, you can't forget about Swig! We can't think of a sweeter way to thank your child's teacher than with a gift card to Swig if you live in Utah. Pick one up during your next treat stop (because we all know who the regulars are), grab the printable, and your job is done!
AMAZON TEACHER APPRECIATION IDEA
Amazon is juuuust about the best online store ever, right?! Teachers always have things that they need for their classrooms, so why not help them out a little bit so that they can get what they actually need?
Grab a $5 Amazon card and attach it to the cute printable. They'll be on their way to the wonderful world of Amazon in no time!
And there you have it! You now have 7 great teacher appreciation ideas that your kids' teachers will love you for and they won't cost you an arm and a leg. The hardest part may be choosing which cute idea you want to go with! Let us know which one you're getting for your kids' teachers in the comments below!
Looking for more great ideas?
- Love these ideas, but wanting to get a little more personalized and crafty? Try out these teacher appreciation gift ideas!
- If you loved these ideas, then be sure to check out these back to school teacher gift ideas when the time comes!
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