Back to School Teacher Gifts
Need ideas for back to school gifts for teachers? You are sure to find the perfect gift for your teacher from these 15 gift ideas.
When back to school season comes around, it’s not only the kids that need to stock up on school supplies.
Many teachers buy supplies out of their own budgets, and that can get quite costly in a classroom of 20+ students. If you want to surprise your child’s teacher with a fun back to school teacher gift, here are some things that they’ll actually use.
Teachers always appreciate gift cards and school supplies because it helps them replenish their supply closet, or they can at least buying some supplies out of pocket. It’s a nice way to get the year off to a great start, and it shows the teacher that you’re invested in your child’s education.
So, if you’re looking for inspiration for a great (and affordable) back to school teacher gift, scan and pin this list. It’s full of great ideas that will earn you the A+ parenting award!
Back To School Teacher Gift Ideas They’ll Actually Use
- Gift Card Back to School Gift
Supply your child’s teacher with a gift card to use at a store that sells school supplies. The tag reads, “Because back to school shopping isn’t just for students.” How fitting!
Get printable at Somewhat Simple
- Jar of School Supplies
A huge jar filled with school supplies and puns? Yes, please! Our favorite is the ruler with a tag that reads, “I hope I can measure up this year!”
Idea via Viva Veltoro
- Notepad Teacher Gift
Sticky notes are a teacher’s best friend! This “noteworthy” gift is inexpensive and practical, but the tag makes it look super cute and thoughtful.
See more at Hunny I’m Home
- School Glue Wreath Teacher Gift
Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st-grade teachers go through lots of glue each year, so you’ll be surprised at how quickly they’ll use up the supplies in this fun wreath.
This idea is from iheartcraftythings
- Scissor Teacher Gift Idea
Again, you really can’t go wrong with items that teachers can use in the classroom. And frequently, teachers have students whose families can’t buy school supplies for their children, so items like these scissors—with the super cute printable tag—come in handy.
Find this printable at Simple Everyday Mom
- Lip Balm Teacher Gift
Who says an apple for the teacher has to be an actual apple? This lip balm gift is so clever. And every woman knows you need a desk lip balm, a car lip balm, a purse lip balm… In other words, you can never have too many!
Cute idea from The Country Chic Cottage
- Highlighter Teacher Gift
Highlighters are a great idea for teachers! They can be used in planning, grading, or for students who forget to bring their own. You can make a bunch of these highlighter gifts for just a few dollars.
As seen on Hunny I’m Home
- Pencil Teacher Gift
Any first-year teacher who doesn’t have many decorations for her room would absolutely love a personalized pencil like this to put on her wall or desk!
Learn how with Artsy Fartsy Mama
- School Supplies Gift Basket
Put a gift basket together that contains lots of different school supplies! Dry-erase markers, glue sticks, white-out, pencils, and crayons are always excellent choices for elementary classrooms.
See how at Craft Create Cook
- Personalized Teacher Hand Sanitizer
It’s no secret that schools are one of the most common places where germs are spread. Hand sanitizer is a welcome gift in classrooms, and personalizing a large refillable bottle is a cute idea!
Find out more at That’s What Che Said
- Ice Breaker Back to School Gift
What a wonderful way to help the teacher get to know your child! This Ice Breakers mint gift includes a tag with the child’s favorite color, favorite book, favorite toy, etc.
Try this gift at Tried and True
- Dry Erase Marker Teacher Gift
Here’s an easy DIY you can do in just a few minutes using dry erase markers. The tag for a “re-mark-able” year is a sweet and colorful touch.
Tag available at On My Kids Plate
- Sharpie Teacher Gift
Here’s another back to school gift ideas for teachers with markers! This one uses Sharpies, but really, you can use it for dry erase markers or for boxes of markers for the kids to use in the classroom.
You can get this printable via The Suburban Mom
- Plant Pot Teacher Gift
These plant pot wrappers are gorgeous. You can put plants in the pots or fill the pots with school supplies instead. A plant may really brighten up the classroom if your child’s teacher is all set for school supplies.
Tutorial via Somewhat Simple
- USB Charger Teacher Gift
If you want something a little different for welcome back to school teacher gifts how about a charger. A car charger for phones and tablets can be useful, and the tag is fun and clever. You may want to find out what sort of phone your child’s teacher has before purchasing a certain type of charger; or, you could get the type that has plug-ins for both iPhone and Android phones.
See more at The Crafting Chicks
Supplies For Back To School Gift For Teacher
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