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14 back to school teacher gifts that are perfect for the first day or anytime in the first term.
All these DIY gifts are easy and cheap to put together, but they are a whole lot of fun. The kids will love making and giving them just as much as the teacher’s will love receiving them.
Including printable, edible and teacher survival kits, there is something here for every teacher.
With the end of summer, comes back to routine. Getting the kids ready for school every day, packing their lunch box’s and, getting their homework completed and running around to after school activities.
It’s exhausting just thinking about it.
A lot of kids (and parents), like to start the year off by giving their new teacher a small gift of appreciation. A gift that says we are looking forward to the coming year, as well as saying we appreciate all that you are going to do for us.
These gifts don’t have to be expensive (in fact they really shouldn’t be), but sometimes coming up with a fun inexpensive gift can be difficult when you have so many other back to school things on your mind.
That’s where we have got your back. These back to school teacher gifts are ALL cheap, they are ALL easy to make and they are ALL fun.
Let’s check them out.
What Do Teachers Really Want For Gifts?
Short of asking them, there has to be a little bit of guess work here!
It can also be hard deciding on a back to school teacher gift if you don’t really know the teacher that well. If you have been at the school for a while, you might have an idea of the teacher’s personality, but if not it’s a bit of a guessing game.
That’s why this collection of back to school teacher gifts are ALL perfect for ANY teacher. They are all quite practical which means your teacher isn’t just going to have it sitting on their desk wondering what the heck they will do with it.
If the gift can’t be eaten it has to have some kind of purpose. A useful purpose!
So with that in mind, have a look to see which gift your child would enjoy creating for their teacher the most.
Edible Back To School Teacher Gifts
1. Apple Pretzels
Source: The Inspiration Edit
These apple pretzels are a lot of fun. The kids would really enjoy making them, and I’m sure that the teachers would enjoy receiving them.
They are look super cute and let’s not forget, delicious to eat!
2. Apple Rice Krispie Treats
Source: I Heart Naptime
Another great apple treat are these rice krispie treats.
Once again they are easy for the kids to make, and they would be super exciting presenting their new teacher with these delicious treats.
Packaged up in a little gift bag, they would make the perfect back to school teacher gift.
Printable Teacher Gift Ideas
3. Scentsational Teacher Gift
Source: Skip To My Lou
This scentsational teacher gift is super cute.
Whether the teacher chooses to take it home or keep it in the classroom, it is a simple gift that will be sure to bring a smile. The free printable is super fun too.
4. Colorful School Year Printable Tag
Source: Burlap and Blue
What’s one of the things that teacher’s use a lot?
That’s right, pens!
This gift is both practical and personal. Simply download the colorful school year printable tag, grab yourself a pack of pens and hey presto. The perfect teacher gift.
5. Marker Printable Gift
Source: On My Kids Plate
Love the idea of giving pens to your teacher? Well here is another gorgeous maker printable gift.
It’s small, but it’s super sweet.
Edible Teacher Gifts With Printables
6. S’more Teacher Gift Tag and Mason Jar
Source: Frugal Coupon Living
Put your hand up if you love S’mores?
Yep, thought so.
Everyone loves S’mores.
That’s why it makes the perfect gift, and this s’more teacher gift tag will help make that gift even more awesome.
Create a mason jar with the s’more snack mix, attach the adorable printable and the perfect teacher gift is ready to go.
7. Ice Breaker Back To School Gift
Source: Tried and True
I love this ice breaker teacher gift.
All you need is some Ice breaker mints then download the printable and you can make this super cute gift.
The printable allows you to include some details about your child which makes the gift even cuter.
8. Caffeine And Chocolate Gift
Source: Jasper and Willow
Does a caffeine and chocolate gift sound good to you? Of course it does.
Caffeine and chocolate is what makes the world go around right?
This is an adorable little gift with a free printable so you can make it for yourself too.
Craft Teacher Gifts
9. Fabric Tissue Holder
Source: I Should Be Mopping The Floor
If sewing is your jam, then you will love this fabric tissue holder.
It would look gorgeous sitting on a teacher’s desk and there is even a cute printable available to make the gift even sweeter
10. Teacher Tote Bag
Source: Color Me Crafty
If you are a Cricut lover, then this teacher tote bag could be just what you are looking for.
Follow the tutorial to have your gift ready in a flash.
11. Apple Bookmarks
Source: Red Ted Art
I love these apple bookmarks. They would be a lot of fun to make and would look super cute sticking out from the teacher’s books.
12. Water Bottle Gift
Source: Totally The Bomb
A super simple gift that takes no time at all is this sharpie water bottle gift.
It’s fun, practical and cheap. A great gift for teachers.
Teacher Survival Kits
13. Teacher Survival Gift Basket
Source: Homemade For Elle
This teacher survival gift basket has everything a teacher could need to help them get through the day.
Between the snacks and the health products, the teacher is definitely looked after.
14. Supplies Teacher Gift Basket
Source: Making Manzanita
This teacher gift basket has all the supplies a teacher could need.
This basket will help clear up any of those little messes that occur in the classroom.
There is also a cute printable that you can download and attach to your basket.
Is there a gift here that says just the thing that you want to say?
It can be an exciting time for the kids getting to know their new teacher and a little appreciation at the beginning of the year can go a long way.
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