Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas From a Teacher
Teacher Appreciation week is almost here! Therefore, it is time to start working on gifts for those awesome educators. Lest I not be completely honest with you, I am a teacher. 🙂 However, I am also a mom of 2 and have had many years of experience buying and making teacher appreciation gifts. So what makes the very best gift?
Inasmuch as I truly love handmade gifts, to be honest, unless they are handmade by the student, I would prefer something more useful. While crayon wreaths and custom planters are adorable, there is only so much space for them. Since I am a traveling teacher, I only have a small office that I share with the other Spanish teacher. Thus, there is not much space for anything other than teaching materials. In truth, the very best teacher appreciation gift is one that combines something personal from the student with something practical for the teacher. As such, here are some of my favorites.
Personal Teacher Appreciation Gifts
First, here are some great ideas for personalized gifts kids can make for their teachers.
Gifts preschoolers can make
- First, these painted bowls are fun, cheap, and look great!
- Next, even little ones can help make these Lavender Lotion Bars.
- Wrapped Up in Lights Fingerprint Frames
- Sharpie Art Coasters
- Hand Print Sun Catchers
Gifts elementary and older students can make
- Make Your Own Bath Salt
- Sugar Scrub ~ A Gift Kids Can Make
- DIY brooches
- Bath Bomb Recipe – Gifts Kids Can Make
- Felt Heart Ornament Craft Keyring
- Tissue Paper Votive Holders
- Tie-Dyed Bookmarks
- Fizzy Scented Bath Bombs
Gifts to Purchase
Gifts for Any Teacher
Gifts for Special Teachers (Art, Music, P.E., etc.)
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Do you have any more ideas for awesome homemade or store bought teacher gifts? Please leave a comment and share!!