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24 Teacher Appreciation Gifts {homemade gifts}

Here are 24 amazing teacher appreciation gift and tutorials since school is almost over, which means teacher appreciation week is around the corner.  You’ll love these handmade gift ideas from creative Tip Junkie readers.  I hope they inspire  you to create something fun and meaningful for your child’s teacher.

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

1.  Great Pencil Gift
2.  Teacher Appreciation Cupcakes – apples are cake balls
3.  Class Tree for Teacher
4.  Apron and matching tote

5.  Teacher Record Your Story gift pack
6.  Jar of Appreciation
7.  Gift tote w/ post-it holder
8. Water bottle & Crystal Light tag tutorial

9.  Darling brownie mix teacher gift
10.  Soda can flower
11.  Seasonal button canvases
12.  Teacher appreciation purses

13.  Altered Clipboard
14.  School Tumbler for a new teacher
15.  Beach towel, magazine, and sunscreen
16.  Pencil Vase with flowers

17.  Altered Crystal Light
18.  Apple shaped gift card holder
19.   Monogrammed Cards
20.  The best teachers teach from the heart not the book, card

Decorate a Door for Teacher

21.  Teacher appreciation door decoration
22.  Teacher Appreciation Week door
23.  You are a”maze”ing door
24.  Thank you for “beeing” a great teacher

Looking for more Teacher Appreciation Week ideas or Gift Ideas.  Tip Junkie has the mother-load of ideas.

If you have any questions about learning to sew, free to leave your question in the comments or on the Tip Junkie Facebook page. Or if you’re looking for a specific pattern, let me know! I’ll be happy to find it for you.


  1. Justine

    Thank you so so so much for giving us this post nice and early as a wonderful reminder that gives us all time to create some amazing gifts.

  2. Donnetta Jaye

    I asked, and I received! 🙂

    Thanks SO much! I may make more than one!

  3. pamela ponder

    there are some really cute things here, wish I would have had this list when my boys where in school

  4. Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue

    Great projects! I have done the water bottle with children before and they love it!

  5. Hilary

    love this post!! i’m a teacher and would def. love getting any of these gifts!! it’s so special when you recieve something from your students or parents just expressing their appreciation!

    jump over to my blog and check out my giveaway that i am hosting!!!

  6. Adrian

    My favorite teacher gift isn’t for the teacher. Instead I give them something for the classroom. This year, the walls were looking a little bare, so I gave him a set of motivational posters, things like perserverance and success and whatnot. Or sometimes I give books or art supplies. The teachers really seem to like that because I know they get a lot of little doo-dads that they don’t always need.

  7. Crystal & Co

    Awesome ideas! I shared this link with my facebook fans!

  8. Sylvia

    I absolutely love the stationary and fabric flowers! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Alicia

    I love these ideas! I would love to get crafty gifts from my class. The clipboard is cute and practical, and the seasonal button canvases and the pencil flower vase are darling.

  10. Korby

    Cute Ideas. I have been worrying about what to do for my kids teachers. It is really important to me that they are special. Thanks

  11. Sarah Pendergrast

    Super cute ideas! I love seeing my button canvases in the mix – they’re much more colourful in person!

  12. Jenn

    Great ideas. Thanks

  13. Amanda

    These are good ideas. I’ve done a personalized tumber that I made out of the ones where you can make your own insert. I know from having teacher friends that office supply store and book store gift cards are always appreciated in any amount.

  14. Karen

    Cupcakes with apples is great. A classic and a hot entity combined!

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    How about crystal teacher appreciation gifts on http://www.diyawards.com/Teachers-Awards.html

  17. sandyhu26

    @adrian, you are right on the money. The reason sometimes the walls are bare is that we end up spending our own money on classroom “decor”, even though it is necessary. My favorite is the beach towel, sunscreen and magazine. Ideas? Gift cards from restaurants, office supply…places YOU would go! Please, please no more apples unless it is a first year teacher. The best “crafty” gift I’ve seen was a mini – scrapbook with a page from each student, some class activity/field trip pictures…a record of the year.

  18. Anita

    At least find out if the teacher likes apples and if so what kind does she like. Red delicious are not delicious but Galas and Fujis don’t last long at my house!

  19. San Diego Plumber

    Great ideas you have here! I also like the fact that some of the gifts here are made of recycled materials.

  20. Esther Moriarty

    These are all such great ideas!! Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Lorrie

    would love the directions for jar of appreciation !!!


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