25 Awesome Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teachers work hard during the school year making sure our kids get a great education. They are deserving of our thanks each and every day, but sometimes we want to take it a step further with a fun gift or token of appreciation. These 25 awesome teacher appreciation gift ideas include presents that will fit every budget.

So, even if your kiddos have lots of teachers that you want to thank, you’ll be able to give them something meaningful, useful, or yummy. Let’s get to that list!

25 Awesome Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas - cute gifts for every budget

Awesome Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas for Every Budget

We know that many teachers say they prefer gift cards (and we’ve included several gift card ideas!), but that’s not always in the budget. So if money is tight or you just want to give something a little more personal and creative, you’ll find lots of inspiration for awesome teacher appreciation gift ideas here.

Food Gifts

If you’re on a budget and have a lot of teachers to show your appreciation for, these decorated candy bars are a cute and frugal idea!

decorated candy bars

Here’s another cute candy bar idea for the super teachers in your life.

super teacher candy bars

Give your favorite teacher a yummy snack with a gift that says, “We need s’more teachers like you!”

smore teachers gift

Gift a bag of gummy bears with a “Thank you beary much” gift tag. These could work as a thank you gift for anyone!

gummy bear gift

Thank you for making us Smarties this year! Love this Smarties gift jar.

smarties gift

School Supplies – Awesome Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

This backpack full of school supplies is such a cute way to say, “Thanks for always having my back at school this year.”

backpack of school supplies

A personalized supply jar filled with dry erase markers, crayons, glue sticks, etc. can always come in handy for elementary teachers.

personalized supply jars

Teachers can never have too many notebooks, right? Pair a pretty one with some nice pens or markers for this Take Note teacher gift.

take note teacher gift

This Chaos Coordinator teacher tote bag aptly sums up the year for most teachers.

teacher tote bag

Fill a cute tub with supplies to make this supply stash gift.

supply stash

Fill a pencil vase with some beautiful flowers… or a bouquet of pencils or pens! And here’s a version using colored pencils.

pencil vase

Gift Card Ideas

This Redbox teacher gift is so smart! Pair a Redbox code with a bag of popcorn and a box of candy for a super affordable gift for all the extra teachers and helpers that help educate your kiddos.

redbox teacher gift idea

Say thank you with this Chick-Fil-A gift card idea that reads, ” Thank you for Moo-tivating me this year.”

chick-fil-a gift card idea

“Thanks a latte for all you do” is a great way to give a Starbucks teacher gift card!

thanks a latte

Nothing could be cuter than these pencil gift card holders.

pencil gift card holder

We know Amazon gift cards are always appreciated, and you can use these DIY Amazon gift card holders to present them.

amazing amazon gift card

Other Gifts

Pair candles with this “Thanks for making me brighter this year” gift tag. So cute!

candle gift idea

A student autographed sign is a lovely gift to present to the teacher on awards day or the last day of school.

student autographed sign

Teachers plant seeds that grow forever. How true! A seed bomb gift is the perfect thing for a teacher who loves to garden.

seed bombs

Marbled nail polish mugs (perhaps stuffed with a yummy bag of flavored coffee beans or grounds) is a practical and pretty gift.

marbled nail polish mugs

Help your favorite teacher stay hydrated over the summer with monogrammed water bottles filled with school supplies or snacks.

monogrammed water bottles

Lotions, emery boards, nail polish, etc. are all great ideas for this “You are hands down the best teacher” jar.

hands down the best teacher

Here’s a cute mason jar gift tag to put on anything else you can fit in a jar!

mason jar gift

These colorable pillow boxes are a great way to present gift cards or sweet treats.

sweet being in your class

Really, a teacher appreciation gift basket can contain anything you like. We love the idea of including a potted plant with the school supplies.

teacher appreciation gift basket

Which of these awesome teacher appreciation gift ideas are you going to use? Let us know what you make!

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