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25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation

25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation…the perfect way to let those special teachers know how important they are in the lives of your children!

Teacher appreciation collage

Everyone looks forward to the end of the school year, but I’m sure nobody more than teachers! Teachers are often unsung heroes and have such a critical role in the development of our kids. Now is the perfect time to let them know that their efforts and hard work have not gone unnoticed.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

These handmade gifts will be such a boost to their morale as well as a perfect send-off into their summer vacations – which they truly need and definitely deserve! The gifts here respect not just various budgets but also different crafty abilities! Many are ideal for bringing in the kiddos to play a personal part in showing their gratitude for their teachers as well – a great teachable moment thrown in!

Chocolate Nugget Treasures

This idea is so much fun and kids will love helping put it together! It is the perfect gift to show just how much teachers are appreciated.

Teachers Are Treasures + 25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation - the perfect way to let those special teachers know how important they are in the lives of your children!
I Heart Naptime

Teachers are Treasures

Smart Cookie Gift

Teachers will absolutely love this gift idea! It looks so delicious and is the perfect way to say thank you for a wonderful school year.

One Smart Cookie IHN + You-are-all-that-teacher-gift-idea-from-I-Heart-Nap-Time + 25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation - the perfect way to let those special teachers know how important they are in the lives of your children!
I Heart Naptime

“One Smart Cookie” Teacher Appreciation Gift

Chips and Drink Printable

This clever printable is sure to put a smile on any teacher’s face! Plus it is so easy to put together!

I Heart Naptime

Easy Teacher Gift Idea and Printable

Thanks for Helping me Grow Plant

Teachers will love this potted plant idea! It is the perfect way to express gratitude while giving teachers something they will actually use!

Faking It Fabulous

Thanks for Helping Me Grow Tag via Faking It Fabulous

Peanut Butter Popcorn

This popcorn is sure to be a hit! Kids will love to help make it and teachers will be so grateful for the extra effort!

Beyond Good Intentions

Peanut Butter Popcorn and Printable via Beyond Good Intentions

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

Who doesn’t need a little self care? Teachers will be so excited to use this sugar scrub, especially after a long school year!

Bless Your Sweet Hands Lemon Sugar Scrub + 25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation - the perfect way to let those special teachers know how important they are in the lives of your children!
Caramel Potatoes

Bless Your Sweet Hands: Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub and Printable via Caramel Potatoes

In Good Hands Printable

This handout with soap is fabulous! Teachers will appreciate the creative note and be grateful to receive a gift they can use daily!

the Idea Room

Printable Teacher Gift Tags via the Idea Room

Mani Thanks Nail Polish

Why not give the teachers in your life a gift that they can pamper themselves with! This idea will be just what those hardworking teachers need!

Lolly Jane

“Mani thanks” printable via Lolly Jane

Thank you Herbs

A beautiful plant and a cute printable is the perfect way to express thanks while at the same time adding freshness to the table! And the handouts are so creative and cute!

Thank You Herb Gifts + 25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation - the perfect way to let those special teachers know how important they are in the lives of your children!
A Night Owl

Thank You Herb Gifts via A Night Owl

Caramel Apple

This caramel apple combo makes my mouth water! It is the perfect twist on a classic teacher gift and will certainly be a hit.

Frog Prince Paperie

Apple Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea and Printable via Frog Prince Paperie

S’mores Trail Mix

S’more trail mix is the perfect gift for those extra sweet teachers! It is also super easy to make and oh so delicious!

Rachel Teodoro

S’mores Snack Mix Teacher Gift and Printable via Rachel Teodoro

Summer Beach Bag

What better way to kick off the summer then by giving the special teachers in your life a super cute beach bag? This idea is so fun and unique!

Skip to my Lou

Beach Bag Gift Idea via Skip to my Lou

100 Grand Chocolate Bar

This chocolate bar handout is a great teacher appreciation gift because it’s easy to put together and sends a powerful message of gratitude! Plus who doesn’t love chocolate?

Teacher Candy Bars + 25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation – the perfect way to let those special teachers know how important they are in the lives of your children!
Crazy Little Project

Teacher candy bar tags via Crazy Little Project

Gift Cards

Gift cards are wonderful gifts for teachers! These handouts are so creative and add uniqueness to any gift card!

Teacher gift card printable holders + 25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation – the perfect way to let those special teachers know how important they are in the lives of your children!
Skip to my Lou

End of the year teacher gift card holders via Skip to my Lou

Donuts

Donuts are always a great idea when expressing gratitude and this handout is adorable! Any teacher would be thrilled by this creative gift!

Bren Did

“Donut What I’d Do” Gift Tags via Bren Did

Flowers

Flowers always make amazing gifts and this cute handout makes for the perfect duo. This is so easy to put together and is always a hit!

Thanks a Bunch Flowers Printable Tag + 25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation - the perfect way to let those special teachers know how important they are in the lives of your children!
Simply Kierste Design Co.

Thanks a Bunch! Printable Gift Tags for Flowers via Simply Kierste Design Co.

Simply Lemonade

Let’s face it, simply lemonade is delicious! Teachers will love this idea and can be easily paired with a gift card if you are feeling extra generous!

the Idea Room

Lemonade Teacher Gift Idea via the Idea Room

Hand Cutout

How cute is this! Kids will have so much fun tracing their hands on paper to give to their teachers and teachers will absolutely adore the keepsake.

Modern Mom Life

DIY Hands Down Teacher Appreciation Gift via Modern Mom Life

Extra Gum

Gum is always a great option for a gift! This cute handout is sure to make any teacher smile!

Lou Lou Girls

Teacher Gift Extra Gum Printable via Lou Lou Girls

Oven Mitt and Cookie Mix

What better way to kick off summer then by making cookies! This oven mitt gift is not only adorable but so unique!

Just Add Confetti

Oven Mitt “Smart Cookie” Teacher Gift Idea via Just Add Confetti

Hershey Chocolate Bar Craft

These creative chocolate bars are for super teachers! Kids will love decorating a chocolate bar to look like their teacher and their teachers will feel so special.

iHeartCraftyThings

Superhero Candy Bar Teacher Appreciation Gift via iHeartCraftyThings

Flower Pencil

Teachers can never have too many pencils and these beautiful paper bloom pencils make fabulous teacher appreciation gifts! Making these can also be a fun family activity!

Teacher Appreciation DIY Flowers + 25 Handmade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation - the perfect way to let those special teachers know how important they are in the lives of your children!
Skip to My Lou

Paper Blooms to Top Washi Covered Pencils via Skip to My Lou

Mint Chocolate

This handout and chocolate duo is so clever and so easy to put together making it a great teacher appreciation gift. Plus teachers will love the sweet treat!

Me and My Insanity

“Thanks a Mint” Teacher Appreciation Printable via Me and My Insanity

Mini Cake

Cake is perfect for those extra special teachers! This is such a creative and tasty way to express gratitude and teachers will be blown away by your generosity!

Positively Splendid

Miniature Caake Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea and Printable via Positively Splendid

Has thinking about the end of the school year got you thinking about summer? It’s not too early to start planning! Here’s a Free Summer Bucket List Printable to make sure you don’t miss any of those memory-making moments!

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  1. Great gift ideas, Jamielyn! Personally I love hand made stuff, and hand made gifts is something I love even more! – Nicky