99+ Best Popular Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts and DIY Ideas

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Here are 100 of the absolute best cute teacher appreciation gifts. From DIY projects to budget friendly gifts and adorable gifts in jars, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for the special teacher in your life.

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Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Looking for cute teacher appreciation gifts?

With the end of the school year quickly approaching many folks are looking for a thoughtful way to thank teachers for their hard work, dedication and encouragement.

We feel that DIY teacher appreciation gifts are a great way to say thank you. So, we wanted to share some homemade teacher appreciation gifts that are sure to make the teachers in your life feel extra special this year.

All of the ideas for end of the year teacher gifts we collected are easy to put together, thoughtful and above all budget friendly.

What will you find in this post? First, we discuss what might make a good gift for teacher appreciation whether it’s for end of the school year, teacher appreciation week or for teacher retirement. From there, we provide you with 100 of the best diy ideas for teacher gifts that you can easily make at home this year.

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What is a good gift for teacher appreciation?

Ideas for teacher gifts are truly endless.

The possibilities for creating homemade teacher appreciation gifts are so versatile. Most teachers will tell you that they don’t expect anything at all and it’s true.

But, as a parent we also know that sometimes you just want to thank the teacher who supported and encouraged your child all year long.

Homemade teacher appreciation gifts are the best kind.

They are thoughtful, totally personalized and really convey the gratitude we feel for another wonderful school year full of growth and enrichment.

So, if you are considering diy ideas for teacher gifts here are a couple of categories of gifts you can consider putting together for the teacher in your life

  • Gifts in a jar loaded with goodies (chocolates, school supplies etc)
  • Edible gifts (chocolate, fruit, candy baskets etc)
  • Gift cards (Amazon, Michaels, Bestbuy, Star Bucks etc)
  • Classroom supplies

Keep on reading to see the 100 DIY homemade teacher gifts that we rounded up for you.

We’ve conveniently divided this massive collection of ideas for teacher gifts into sections including:

  • Cute teacher appreciation gifts
  • Mason jar teacher appreciation gift ideas
  • Edible gift ideas for teachers
  • Teacher appreciation gifts under $10

When should you give a teacher a gift?

Teachers can (and should be!) be appreciated any time of the year.

So, although these cute teacher appreciation gifts are technically ideas for end of the year teacher gifts you can easily adapt these to a variety of teacher appreciation situations.

These ideas for teacher gifts are the perfect idea for

  • teacher appreciation gifts anytime of the year
  • teacher retirement gifts
  • teacher holiday gifts
  • homemade teacher Christmas gifts
  • get well gifts for teachers
  • new baby gifts for teachers
  • start of the school year teacher appreciation gifts

Here are 100 of the absolute best cute teacher appreciation gifts that are guaranteed to convey gratitude to that special teacher or teachers in your life.

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100 Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts

DIY Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts

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cute teacher appreciation gifts and ideas

(1) Spoil the teacher in your life with a super thoughtful Summer Themed Teacher Appreciation Basket (Tutorial available via See Vanessa Craft)

(2) Show your teacher some love with this super cute DIY Teacher Apperication Boomark (Tutorial available via Positively Splendid)

(3) Surprise your kiddos teacher with this adorable and useful Glitter Jar Teacher Appreciation Pencil Holder (Tutorial available via A Pumpkin and A Princess)

(4) Help your favorite teacher decorate next years classroom with a fun DIY Teacher Chalkboard Wreath (Tutorial available via A Pumpkin And A Princess)

(5) Teachers love Pencil holders! Here’s an adorable  Transfer Tape Pencil Holder that the teacher in your life is just going to love. (Tutorial available via Ginger Snap Crafts)

(6) Create a fun and creative totally personalized  Craft Vinyl Teacher Clipboard (Tutorial available via See Vanessa Craft)

(7) Or, show your teacher some appreciation with this Adorable Taco Gift Card Holder (Tutorial available via The Craft Patch Blog)

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(8) You can create an adorable Christmas Ornament Stuffed With Erasers that teachers would probably hang on their Christmas tree (Tutorial available via Pinterest)

(9) Frame a custom creation like this Crayon Art that teachers would love to add to their classroom (Tutorial available via Workman Family)

(10) Since teachers love coffee this custom pencil cup cozy is an adorable thoughtful gift (Tutorial available via Finding Pins and Needles)

(11) Or, send a personalized letter of appreciation with this beyond cute DIY spool card (Tutorial available via All Free Paper Crafts)

(12) A colorful bundle of post it notes so your teacher can take note of how important she was to you is a budget friendly gift that is incredibly sweet and thoughtful (Tutorial available via The Educators Spin On It)

(13) A box full of favorite school supplies to help your teacher stock her classroom for the next school year makes for a thoughtful and much appreciated gift idea (Tutorial available via Wonder Mom Wannabe)

(14) Surprise your teacher with a water bottle with a fun customized thank you note (Tutorial available via Teaching With Crayons and Curls)

(15) Create a fun ruler pencil holder with very basic budget friendly supplies (Tutorial available via Make Zine)

(16) Personalize a notebook with a thank you note and let your teacher know how appreciated she is! (Tutorial available via Crazy Little Projects)

(17) Make a you’ve been the highlight of my year highlighter jar that any teacher would be proud to display on their desk (Tutorial available via Love The Day)

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(18) Surprise your teacher with a sweet DIY wooden apple ornament that she can proudly display on her Christmas tree (Tutorial available via Twin Dragon Fly Designs)

(19) Or, offer your favorite teacher a “I couldn’t have picked a better teacher” DIY berry basket loaded with scented hand sanitizers (Tutorial available via Eighteen 25)

(20) Write a sweet personalized note and frame it in a DIY ruler frame (Tutorial available via Dazzle While Frazzled)

(21) Create personalized handmade magnets in a mason jar (Tutorial available via Mod Podge Rocks Blog)

(22) Make a Mod Podge easy handmade decoupage clip board (Tutorial available via Plaid Online)

(23) Surprise your teacher with a DIY personalized teacher name plate (Tutorial available via Modern Mom Life)

(24) Spoil your teacher with a “fun in the sun” tote bag (Tutorial available via Fit Active Life)

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(25) Crochet an adorable gift for hot coffee or tea. This crochet hot plate is perfect for protecting teachers desk. (Tutorial available via Mashable)

(26) Get the kids to help make these adorable marbled bowls (Tutorial available via Hello Wonderful)

(27) Make a gorgeous Christmas ornament your teacher will remember forever (Tutorial available via Etsy)

(28) Surprise your teacher with a handmade teacher appreciation clip board (Tutorial available via Eighteen 25)

(29) Or, put together one of these adorable pencil bouquets (Tutorial available via Whipper Berry)

(30) And, if you own a Cricut this customized teacher tote could possibly be the perfect gift! (Tutorial available via Balancing Home)

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Edible Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts

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(31) Adorable Nacho Average Teacher edible goodie basket (Tutorial available via See Vanessa Craft)

(32) Clever oven mitt “Smart Cookie” teacher gift (Tutorial available via Just Add Confetti)

(33) Cute “thanks a latte” teacher appreciation gift (Tutorial available via Just Add Confetti)

(34) Genius “thanks for being a great TEAcher” cup and straw is an adorable and practical gift ideas (Tutorial available via Lisa Storms)

(35) Super sweet teacher appreciation movie snack gift box (Tutorial available via Skip To My Lou Blog)

(36) Adorable “thank you to a berry great teacher” appreciation box (Tutorial available via Fun Squared)

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(37) Clever “you are crushing this teaching gig” soda pop gift is one of those cute teacher appreciation gifts any teacher would LOVE to receive. (Tutorial available via Tauni Everett)

(38) By “June you deserve some wine” teacher gift (Tutorial available via Source Unknown)

(39) Cute Rolo pencil teacher thank you gift (Tutorial available via Skip To My Lou Blog)

(40) Adorable M&M marvelous & magnificent treat bags are one of those ideas for teacher gifts that are quick and easy to make but also very thoughtful (Tutorial available via Technology Rocks Seriously)

(41) Clever Thanks a “Bundt”Ch teacher appreciation gift (Tutorial available via Eighteen 25)

(42) Super sweet “you’re a lifesaver” gift for teachers is an adorable way to show your teacher how appreciated is by offering her a sweet treat! (Tutorial available via It’s Written On The Walls)

(43) Thank you Starbucks coffee goodie cup (Tutorial available via Hi Sugar Plum)

(44) Just add ice cream treat box teacher gift for the teacher who LOVES to eat ice cream! (Tutorial available via Primarily Speaking)

(45) Adorable “thanks for going the extra mile” treat bag for teachers to show teacher how much you appreciated her support all year (Tutorial available via The Penny Wise Mama)

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(46) Teacher appreciation “Creative Juice” gift idea is a clever and thoughtful play on words that lets teacher know how much you appreciate all her hard work (Tutorial available via Tater Tots and Jellow)

(47) Clever “Soda-lighted you were my teacher this year” gift idea is a great end of year teacher gift idea that you can quickly put together to show your teacher how appreciated she is (Tutorial available via Tammy Mitchell Photography)

(48) Adorable boxed “I donut know what I would learn without you” teacher gift idea (Tutorial available via Smart School House)

(49) Candy bar super teacher gift idea (Tutorial available via Artsy Momma)

(50) Homemade strawberry “teaching is your jam” gift idea (Tutorial available via Kate’s Creative Kitchen)

(51) Super cute “you’ve blown my mind” gum ball mason jar gift idea is adorable and thoughtful idea for end of the year teacher gifts (Tutorial available via Thirty Handmade Days)

(52) Clever “you’re one smart cookie” end of year treat bowl (Tutorial available via Building Our Story)

(53) Colorful “thanks for making us smarties” candy cups (Tutorial available via B Inspired Mama)

(54) Adorable DIY candy filled apple jar is a quick and easy teacher appreciation gift that any teacher would be thrilled to receive. (Tutorial available via The 36th Avenue)

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(55) Super sweet jar of sunshine teacher gift is a sweet and thoughtful way to let teacher know how appreciated she is! (Tutorial available via Happy Go Lucky Blog)

(56) Easy DIY teacher appreciation candy wrappers (Tutorial available via It’s Written On The Walls)

(57) Adorable and easy DIY candy bar report card for teachers (Tutorial available via It’s Written On The Walls)

(58) Clever “I can Nutella how much I appreciate you” edible teacher gift (Tutorial available via Landee See Landee Do)

(59) Easy “you deserve a million hugs” kisses in a jar idea (Tutorial available via It’s Written On The Walls)

(60) Super cute “orange you glad it’s almost summer” gift basket idea (Tutorial available via PTO Today)

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Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts Under $10

(61) Teacher Appreciation Gifts Key Chain It Takes a Big Heart to Teach Little Minds

(62) 10$ Amazon Gift Certificate

(63) Blue Blessings to the Teacher “Touches a Heart” Mug

(64) Polka Dot Trimmed Box Sign A Teacher Shapes the Future

(65) Teacher Notebook: An Awesome Teacher Is

(66) Because I Had a Teacher by Kodi Yamada

(67) Teacher Appreciation Gift: It Takes a Big Heart

(68) What If There Were No Teachers?: A Gift Book for Teachers and Those Who Wish to Celebrate Them by Caron Loveless

(69) Teacher Notebook: Thank You for Helping Me Grow

(70) #1 Teacher Appreciation 20 oz. Acrylic Travel Sippy Cup with Straw

(71) Teacher Appreciation Table Toppers Gift Set of 2

(72) Stainless Steel I Couldn’t Pick A Better Teacher Guitar Pick

(73) Infinity Collection Teacher Keychain

(74) Infinity Collection Teacher Keychain, It Takes a Big Heart to Help Shape Little Minds Rose Gold Jewelry

(75) A Teacher Takes a Hand :Inspirational Notebook or Journal

(76) Journal for Teacher Gift: The best teachers are those who teach you where to look

(77) Heart Pendant Teacher Keychain Set

(78) Custom Baking Gift Set Teacher Appreciation Gift

(79) A Teacher Appreciation Notebook: A Thank You Goodie for Your Favorite Art

(80) Teacher Appreciation Gift Notebook or Journal: Thank You Notebook for Teacher

(81) Pink Blessings to the Teacher Big Heart Mug

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DIY Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts In A Jar

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(82) Adorable “You were mint to be my teacher” gift in a jar (Tutorial available via Simple As That Blog)

(83) Super fun and ultra decadent brownies in a jar (Tutorial available via Bake Play Smile)

(84) Spoil your teacher with this cute pedicure in a jar idea (Tutorial available via Mama Cheaps)

(85) Cute Dr. Seuss Read in a jar gift idea (Tutorial available via The Country Chic Cottage)

(86) Easy lavendar bath salts in a jar teacher gift idea (Tutorial available via Tater Tots and Jello)

(87) Super cute caramel apple in a jar treat jar (Tutorial available via The Gunny Sack)

(88) Spa & Pampering gift in a jar idea (Tutorial available via Classy Clutter)

(89) Thoughtful summer in a jar gift idea for the summer holidays (Tutorial available via Raising Up Rubies)

(90) You’re my No.1 pencil mason jar craft (Tutorial available via A Night Owl Blog)

(91) Yummy apple caramel dip mason jar treat gift (Tutorial available via Old Salt Farm)

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(92) Mason jar gumball teacher gift (Tutorial available via Darice)

(93) You’re a “star” Starburst  mason jar teacher gift (Tutorial available via Simply Designing)

(94) Super cute “pick me up” teacher mason jar gift (Tutorial available via Just A Girl and Her Blog)

(95) Adorable sweet and ah-mason teacher gift (Tutorial available via Lil Luna)

(96) You’re so sweet! M&Ms brownies in a jar (Tutorial available via Delightful E Made)

(97) Thanks for being an incredi-ball teacher gift idea (Tutorial available via Somewhat Simple)

(98) It takes a big heart to help shape little minds (Tutorial available via Happy Money Saver)

(99) Crazy cute thanks for being a “berry” good teacher mason jar gift (Via Giggles Galore)

(100) DIY mason jar succulents teacher appreciation gift (Tutorial available via Lolly Jane)

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