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19 Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts for Men {homemade}

Teacher Appreciation week is in May each year.  Celebrating teachers week with thoughtful homemade gifts can be easy and so much fun!  Here are some amazing teachers day messages perfect for male teachers for teacher appreciation week.  They include edible treats, handmade cards, grilling kit, printable art and monogrammed mugs!


As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for things to make for teachers, so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

1.  You are the Apple of our Eye ~ An apple for the teacher is tradition.  Kick it up a notch with an apple card and movie gift card.  The entire printable kit to make this adorable card is free!

Teachers Week

Teachers Week

2.  Grilling Kit {free printable} ~ Fill a basket or metal tub with fun grilling items.  Don’t forget the A+ steak sauce.  Simply turn the 1 into a plus sign.  Attach one of the cute free printables that read, “Teacher – you deserve an A+ for a job well done!” or “Teacher you’re on fire!”

Male Teacher Gift

3.  DIY Hat Idea ~ Add this fun super hero logo to an inexpensive hat.  On the back it reads, “I teach. What’s your superpower?”

Teacher Gift for Men

4.  Summer Survival Kit {male teacher} ~ This Summer Survival Kit is perfect for an outdoorsman.  It’s perfect for camping, a day hike, or taking along on a bike ride.  Some fun items to add to the bag include Clif bars and a water bottle.

Teachers Day Messages

5.  “Soda-lighted” Teacher Appreciation Printable ~ Looking for a quick, easy and super adorable gift for teacher appreciation week? Look no further! These tags have two separate sayings, one says, ”We are SODA-lighted to have you for our Teacher this year!” Room mom’s this is a great idea for you. {wink} The other says, “I am SODA-lighted to have you for my Teacher this year! Simply print, trim and attach the tags to a single bottle of soda or a 6-pack.

Teachers Day Cards

6.  Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Holders {Printable Card} ~ These printable gift card holders are perfect for teacher appreciation week or as a thank you at the end of the school year. Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

7.  Teacher Appreciation Gift Card {free printable} ~ Teacher’s feed young minds with the hunger for learning.  Isn’t that the truth!  You can feed their appetite with a gift card to their favorite restaurant and attach it to this awesome free card.

8.  Thanks a ‘Latte’ ~ This ‘thanks a latte for all you do’ card is fabulous!  You can add a Starbucks or other coffee house gift card to it.  The gift card will snuggly fit under the coffee sleeve.  Genius!

Teacher Appreciation Week

9.  Teacher Appreciation Cards ~ This gift can’t get any easier.  Simply print your card preference (there are 3 to choose from) and attach a gift card.  It can’t get any easier than that.  {wink}

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

10.  Printable Candy Bar Wrapper {free printable} ~ Thank your teacher with a delectable treat!  The candy bar wrapper is a free printable when you like Skip to My Lou’s facebook page.  All you have to do is print the wrapper and wrap it on a candy bar.  Easy Peasy! Teacher Appreciation Day

11.  Chalkboard Cookies with Fondant Icing {Recipe} ~ These chalkboard cookies are not only adorable, but they are topped with Marshmallow fondant, which is tasty, easy to work with AND inexpensive.  Make a whole batch of these for a class treat or fill a box for teacher appreciation.

12.  Apple Rice Krispie Treats {Edible Crafts Kids Can Make} ~ These yummy apple shaped treats are a fun gift for a teacher!  There’s even a free tag to download and print.

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

13.  Caramel Apple Pretzel ~ An apple a day helps keep the doctor away…is chocolate included?!  These delectable apples almost look too good to eat!

Teacher Appreciation Week

14.  Apple Cake Pops ~ Give a bouquet of apple cake pops for the teacher.  They’re fun bite size treats!  A lot of work, but definitely worth it!

Homemade Gifts

15.  DIY Subway Art ~ Using wordle you can create this super cool subway art gift for teacher appreciation week.  Have your child share some descriptive words about their teacher to help create this.  The whole project was done in under 30 minutes.

Teacher Appreciation

16.  Teacher Appreciation Printable ~ This awesome teacher appreciation printable was inspired by chalkboard art.  It’s an 8×10 printable perfect for framing.  Frame it in a masculine frame so the teacher can keep it throughout the years!

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

17.  Pencil Monogram ~ Create a custom monogram using everyday supplies.  Some supplies you will need are pencils (25), scrapbook paper and a shadow box from the dollar store.

18.  Make No ‘Mistake’ Teacher Gift ~ Make no ‘mistake’, you are an amazing teacher!  How fitting.  Make vinyl stencils to add your own message or word on an eraser.  It’s a quick and practical gift.

More Teacher Ideas

19.  DIY Monogrammed Mug ~ You don’t have to be a coffee drinker to love a monogrammed mug!  Use a ceramic marker to make the monogram.  An easy task for your child.

Additional Teachers Week Tutorials


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