Do your kids give their teachers a gift at the end of the year to say thank you for teaching them? My boys have always made something as a token of their appreciation to their teachers. At Christmas we are renowned for our thumbprint robin or reindeer mugs, so we like to shake it up a bit each year depending on the sex of their teachers.
Teacher appreciation gift ideas
My boys are currently in year 4 and 5 of primary school (age 9 and 10) and have a mix of female and male teachers. They have a form tutor, but individual teachers for literacy, maths and physical education, in addition to teaching assistants who help out in the class.
Wine and chocolate teacher appreciation gifts. Last year we were short on time, so I created some free printable labels to add to bars of chocolate and bottles of wine ” my child may drive you to drink/chocolate, so here is a bottle/bar on me”. No teacher has ever turned down a bar of chocolate or a bottle of wine and they were greatly received!
Personalised notebooks. The mini Mads stamped and personalised notebooks to read Mrs Blanks book of amazing ideas. They then decorated the covers with stamps and washi tape. This was a really inexpensive but thoughtful gift.
Apple printed bags. We had so much fun fabric printing book bags for the teachers with bright green and red fabric paint. Due to the fact we already had the paint this was only 99p per teacher for the fabric bag. This is a great activity for younger children.
Sharpie dyed lavender bags. So I am going to admit that I did the sewing on this bags, but the fabric dying was all the boys own handiwork and the lavender was harvested from our garden.
Thumbprint porcelain. Even the youngest of children can mark make with their fingers and you can embellish it with a porcelain pen. Just make sure you add your childs name and the date on the bottom of the item.
These personalised dishwasher safe mugs, yes they are dishwasher safe (MadDad has been using his for six months) are so simple to make. The boys made these with very little intervention from me. You could do the teachers name or initials.
These are great to make even with the youngest kids. We recycled the boys art in to bookmarks and they are lovely things to have and gift to nursery teachers as who doesn’t like to read. Again make sure you add the date and your childs name on the reverse.
These kid painted plant pots are so simple to make and really effective and inexpensive gifts to make. We love giving plants rather than flowers as they last much longer.
I hope you may be inspired by our simple, but thoughtful teacher appreciation gifts and give them a try for your kids teachers. I know that some classrooms have a collection, but we much prefer to give our own handmade gesture, along with a homemade thank you card.
Wow you’re ahead of the game this year Jen! We don’t usually give them til end of summer term.
I don’t know many teachers who’d pass on that wine and chocolate 😉
An awesome set of ideas! The label on the bottle of wine made me chuckle! x
What some fantastic ideas! The wine made me smile.
Some really lovely ideas here. The fingerprint mugs and personalised notebooks are my favourite items here but all are great.
Fab ideas! I love the printable labels, Such a simple idea, yet so clever! I love it x
I love all these ideas – I am too young for school yet, but would definitely make the finger print mugs! x
I love these idea, your mugs are fantastic. So many genius ideas, Its a fab idea to give something to the teachers that they can keep, makes it a real keepsake rather then a box of chocs. Lovely, thank you
Lots of lovely ideas here, thanks for sharing!
Love the bottle of wine idea with that special label.
I absolutely love the caterpillar idea on that cup that is something i would give our teachers , they always drinking teas lol x
I love the wine and the mugs! xxx
Gosh you’re organised ! I’m loving the gifts you give , very thoughtful
I love the wine bottle idea – that is so cool I’m going to get them!! x
I am totally loving that wine bottle label! .. i think my kids could cause someone to drink lol .. they do me .. lol
Oh thanks for the reminder! I ALWAYS mean to order something personalised but always forget lol
We have started doing collections at school now and doing a big present instead of smaller ones
I usually forget and have to nip to the co op before the school to buy something mist the time! some great ideas here will bookmark 🙂
Thanks for sharing these fantastic ideas. I especially love the personalized notebooks! #pintorials
I love those fingerprint mugs and the notebooks are amazing – I’d be really happy to receive one of those!
That wine bottle is hilarious. I have never seen that before. It definitely made me LOL. Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party! I can’t wait to see what you share this Sunday night.
Bethany from The Southern Couture
This year is my little boys first year at school so the first year we will be doing teachers gifts and I will definitely be taking a closer look at some of these fab ideas! x