15 Must Try Meet the Teacher Ideas


Teacher thank you homemade gifts and free printables that are perfect for meet the teacher night. Some of the amazing gifts include a custom teacher name plate, survival kit, pencil holder, boutonniere, post-it note tags and a tote bag.

Meet the Teacher

We’ve taken away all the guess work on gifts to make for teacher’s with these incredible tutorials. For even more teacher gift ideas Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 108 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

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Teacher Thank You

Apple Post-It Note {free printable}

1.  Apple Post-It Note {free printable} ~ Teachers can never have too many post-it note pads.  Attach the adorable free printable tag (available in red or green) to the dispenser for a quick and practical gift the teacher is sure to love!

DIY Ruler Pencil Holder

2.  DIY Ruler Pencil Holder ~ These festive painted dipped ruler pencil holders are the perfect back to school gift for the teacher. You can use it as a vase for flowers or as a pencil holder. Either way it’’s absolutely darling! 

Teacher Boutonniere

3.  Teacher Boutonniere ~ Gift the teacher this year with a boutonniere for the first day of school.  Made with scrapbook paper so it’s guaranteed not to wilt.  {{wink}}

DIY Teacher Nameplate

4.  DIY Teacher Name Plate ~ Make a customized teacher name plate from a paint stir stick and stickers.  Learn how to distress for a a vintage effect.  You can pair it with school supplies or gift it by itself.  

My Future is Bright Post-It Printable

5.  My Future is Bright Post-It Printable ~ You’ll want to snatch up these adorable light bulb post-it’s from the dollar section at Target.  It’s a quick and easy gift for teacher’s this year.  Attach the free printable tag and you’re all set.

Key to a Great Future Gift Idea {free printable}

6.  Key to a Great Future Gift Idea {free printable} ~ I love this new gift idea.  It’s definitely out of the box and not seen all over bloggy land.  Attach the free key printable that reads, “you as my teacher, my key to a great future!”.

Tote-ally Golden Tote Bag {free printable}

7.  Tote-ally Golden Tote Bag {free printable} ~ Tutorial for making a hand stamped polka dot tote perfect for back to school, Teacher appreciation or Mother’s Day. Comes with free printable tag that says, “You are TOTE-ally golden”! 

Meet The Teacher

First Day of School Apple Gift {free printable}

8.  First Day of School Apple Gift {free printable} ~ Roses are red and apples are too!  Attach this sweet little poem to an apple and you have an easy peasy gift for the teacher.  

Extra Special Teacher Gift {Back to School}

9.  Extra Special Teacher Gift {Back to School} ~ Check out this super cute way to get on your child’s teachers good side! {wink} Super easy to make using the included tag and a trip to the grocery store to get a package of Extra gum. An easy and fun way to start the school year off!

Caffeine and Chocolate Gift Idea {free printables}

10.  Caffeine and Chocolate Gift Idea {free printables} ~ Gift teacher with the two most necessary items to survive the first week of school, caffeine and chocolate.  {{snicker}}  There are two label options to choose from, one blank and one filled in.

Back to School Tags {free printables}

11.  Back to School Tags {free printables} ~ These adorable geometric shaped “Back to School” tags are the perfect companion to a quick and easy teacher thank you gift. Add them to baked goodies, school supplies, flowers or even a gift card. The possibilities are endless. 

Cool Teacher Stuff

Ice Breaker Back to School Teacher Gift 
12.  Ice Breaker Back to School Teacher Gift ~ This gift idea is literally an ice breaker gift.  The attached label lets the teacher know a few fun facts about your child’s likes and attaches to a box of Ice Breaker mints.
 Junior Mint Teacher Gift Idea
13.  Junior Mint Teacher Gift Idea ~ Looking for a quick, easy and super adorable teacher gift for back to school? Look no further! This simple project can be completed with personalization in 5 minutes from start to finish once you have your supplies.
SuperPOWER Teacher Gift {free printables} 
14.  SuperPOWER Teacher Gift {free printables} ~ What’s your super power?  Attach this fun “super” label to a bottle of Powerade for a quick and easy gift for teacher.
DIY Emergency Survival Kit
15.  DIY Emergency Survival Kit ~ I adore this survival kit in a jar!  It includes a cute chalk painted jar filled with emergency supplies such as mints, chocolate, lotion, pain reliever, lint brush and first aid kit.  


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