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Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas


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Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner. This year it begins May 6 and ends on May 10. As someone who has spent her share of hours volunteering in classrooms and working with teachers as a PTA member, I can assure you (though I bet most of you know this already) that most teachers are amazing individuals. They arrive well before the students in the morning, stay long after the students leave in the afternoon, volunteer their own time to help with events that benefit the school and students, and generously donate classroom supplies when school funding is short.

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Things To Admire About Teachers

The really great teachers are organization gurus, more consistent than the rising of the sun each morning, and more patient and tolerant than the general population. The skill set to be a good teacher is one that I do not possess and quite frankly, one that I greatly admire. For this reason, I spend a lot of time each year pondering the best teacher gifts because I do want to express sincere gratitude and appreciation.

DIY Teacher Gifts Are More Personal

I prefer DIY gifts because I feel they are more personal. DIY gifts also provide your child with the opportunity to contribute which not only makes the gift more meaningful for the teacher, but also fosters a spirit of giving and gratitude in your child.

Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas

My regular readers know that I do not claim to be creative or crafty. I freely admit that I rely heavily on others for my inspiration and ideas. So, true to style, below are my favorite teacher gift ideas from other sensational bloggers.

Colored Pencil Art

Colored Pencil Monogram Art from Studio 5

Crayon WreathCrayon Wreath from the Adventures of One Crazy Lady

Post It Pad

Post It Pad Present from Paper Wings

Planted Herb Mug

Planted Herb Mug by Laura Parke

School Supply Can

School Supply Can from Home of Ohm

Personalized Jar and Mugs

Personalized Jar and Mugs from The MamaZone

 If you have a favorite DIY gift that isn’t included above, please let me know so I can add it. With 4 kids, the youngest of which is in kindergarten, I have many more teacher appreciation weeks ahead of me!

17 thoughts on “Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas”

  1. Thanks for the great ideas I was thinking about what we were going to do. These are great gifts to show our appreciation for the teachers and give it a personal touch from the kids.

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  2. Oh I love these ideas, thanks for sharing! I am always trying to figure out what to get the teachers.

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  3. I LOVE the planted herb mug! My little brother goes to school on an agricultural program and that would make great gifts for his teachers!

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  4. I had no idea teacher appreciation week existed. Thanks for this. I have a son in kindergarten. This saved me from humiliation!

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  5. this is very crafty, i used to be artistic and unique before i reached my college days. for some reason everything was just gone. or maybe we just have a different priorities when we reach in some certain age.

    this one is pretty nice.

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  6. I love those ideas! My favorite is the Monogram from colored pencils. I made a really cute candy dish that looks like a gumball machine if you want to see it here is the link: http://mysocalledbalancedlife.com/2013/01/28/gumball-machine-candy-dish/.

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  7. I didn’t know it was Teacher Appreciation week soon, but you’re right, teachers are amazing, and they do deserve the recognition.

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