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Teacher Gift Ideas for Every Budget

The best teacher gift ideas for every budget in mind

It’s almost time for teacher appreciation week, are you ready to shower your favorite teachers? Teachers don’t expect presents but it’s always nice to be remembered.

Cards, hugs, and sweet letters are always nice and appreciated. If you are looking for something else, here are some great teacher gift ideas for every budget in mind.

When looking for new and fun ideas I always turn to Pinterest!

If you are someone that is crafty and can copy by picture check out these simple gifts that wouldn’t cost very much.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Thanks for Helping Me Grow

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This is such a sweet idea and perfect for when you are on a budget or have a lot of gifts to buy! I have gotten several of these and have always liked these. This idea came from BIGDIYIDEAS. 

Movie Night

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This is a perfect idea and would definitely be used! You could make these up for a team of teachers too! This idea came from Pinterest with no name link attached to the picture.

Summer Bag

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This is one of my favorites to give and get! This is great to put in large group gift or just as a solo gift. You add things to a summer theme.

Wrap up a new beach towel, sunscreen, flip-flops, and other summer essentials together for the teacher. This idea came from 30 DIY gift ideas that actually get used.

Starbucks Gift Card

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This idea comes from Just Add Confetti and includes a free printable. Attach a $5 Starbucks gift card and you’re done! This would be great if you have several teachers to give to.

Winter Holiday Teacher Gift Ideas

Wrapping Paper

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I personally love this gift. It’s so practical and something the teacher will actually use! This came from It’s Always Craft Time and includes a free printable as well!

Cozy Socks/Lotion/Nail Polish

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This is one I have done before. It’s great when you have a lot of teachers to give to. Grab some cozy socks from Walmart or Target, add some lotion or nail polish and wrap it up. This came from Touchet Soiree blog.

Stovetop Potpourri Recipe

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This is nice and would make their house smell nice for the holidays! You could easily do this for a group of teachers if you had to as well. This idea came from YellowBlissRoad on Crafting Chicks. 

Gift Card Ideas

Teacher love gift cards! We really do! There are so many great places teachers can use gifts cards for. Here are some ideas. Target, Walmart, VISA, Barnes & Noble, or a local restaurant is always fun. Most teachers have a “favorites list” at their school.

This usually tells all about them and what they love. Go off this list. They will be SO HAPPY 🙂

I know you might think gift cards are not personal but teachers LOVE THEM!!! Even if it’s a $5 Sonic card. That’s enough for a few happy hour drinks there and that will make their day.

One thing you might consider is joining in with a few classmates and getting a bigger gift card from the class. This is always a very nice gesture and then the teacher can go and pick out something really nice for themselves!

Don’t have time to make something?

Check out these great ideas you can buy and get delivered in a few days with Amazon Prime!

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Fun School Supplies!  Teachers always need school supplies. Did you know a lot of teachers have to buy supplies out of their own pockets? They do. It’s crazy.

Jewelry: This always makes a nice gift and gives the teacher something to remember you by. I have a few bracelets and earrings I’ve kept from very sweet students!

Amazon Gift Card: This would be an awesome gift as the teacher would be able to pick out whatever they want!!! If they like to read they might order a new book over break.

Like I said before, teachers do not expect a big gift. I nice card or a thank you go a long way. Teachers do understand that not everyone can buy gifts as well so don’t feel bad if you can’t.

What are your best teacher gift ideas? We’d love to hear them. Tell us about them in the comments below!

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