5 Teacher Gift Ideas for Back-To-School

teacher gift ideas for back to school

School is almost back in session and everyone is preparing to head back to school. With the rush to get all of the essentials needed for our kids sometimes we lose sight of the one who’ll be taking care of our kids once they arrive at school.

Here are a few great teacher gift ideas for back to school. Some practical, some cute, but all are great ways to thank your child’s teacher before the beginning of the school year.


1. Teacher’s Survival Kit –

Every teacher needs a Teacher’s Survival Kit like the one About A Mom shows us how to make. This kit is a small box containing a few essential items, along with a few items that will help the teacher out.

From over-the-counter headache medication to a tasty chocolate bar. Everything your child’s teacher will need after a day with the kids.

DIY Pencil Holder

2. DIY Pencil Holder –

This simple DIY Pencil Holder featured on Formula Mom is a great way to get your kids involved in crafting. Not only do they get to color but they don’t have to stay in between the lines!

With repurposed materials and a simple message attached any teacher is sure to love this great gift.


3. Smart Cookie Back to School Gift –

I love the idea of simple gifts. This Smart Cookie Back to School gift from Crunchy Frugalista is such an easy idea and you can customize it many different ways by making homemade cookies or store bought cookies.

Pack it along with your kids on the first day and make sure they know not to start eating the cookies before gifting it to the teacher! I’m sure come recess your child’s teacher will be thanking you.

back  to school taste of summer gift

4. Back to School Taste of Summer Gift –

One of the hardest things for me to let go of in the coming school year is the fact that summer is over. This Back to School Taste of Summer gift from Formula Mom is the perfect thing for your child’s teacher to give that taste of summer that might be missing.

Personalize this gift with a label and the teacher’s name, it’s a great gift for any grade level. And your child can definitely help you make it.

classroom supplies cake tonya staab

5. Classroom Supplies Cake –

This classroom supplies cake from Tonya Staab has everything your teacher might need for her classroom needs. From crayons to erasers to dry erase markers, this three layer cake is a fabulous way to shower your child’s teacher with items she’ll use all year long.

What’s great is that she gives you tips on how to assemble the cake and even asked her children what their teachers used the most to get ideas for what to include.

Looking for more ideas? Check out these great gifts! 

First Day of School Teacher’s Crate from Sippy Cup Mom

Back to School Crayon Wreath from In Random

Back to School Teacher Gift from Mom Endeavors

Apple Gift Card Holder from Tonya Staab

Pencil Monogram Teacher Gift from Celebrating Family

Are your kids heading back to school?

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  1. We have almost one month left. Thankfully!! I would like 2 more months thanks! But these are fabulous ideas. I am going to attempt some of these I think. I love the cake I just wondered how the bottom marker layer stays put. I will need to check the post out to see. Great photos!

  2. These are so cute!

  3. What fun idea’s!! I love the smart cookie one, tooo funny!!!

  4. I like the “thanks for making us sharp” pencil holder. I think we might make that for Jasmine’s new teacher. Thanks for sharing such cute ideas.

  5. I made a school supply cake last year and it was a huge hit!! I’m definitely making them for the teachers again this year 🙂

  6. Great ideas!

  7. I love seeing the different teacher gifts at the beginning and end of the school years. Some great ideas that people come up with. Love the “Smart cookie” gifts.

  8. Love these crafts and most of them are simple enough that I can even do them!

  9. We made an ‘end of school year’ teacher gift and it went over so well! They really put in so much hard work with out kiddos, I think it’s such a small thing to do to say ‘thank you’!

  10. You have such clever ways of dressing things up that are simple to show it is really “the thought that counts!” I hope you don’t look down on me for dropping off a whole box of white printer paper and some dry erase markers haha!

  11. I love that most of these gifts are simple to make and not extremely expensive. It is just the thought that really matters and showing them that they are appreciated makes all the difference!

  12. Thanks so much for featuring our back to school teacher gift. Who doesn’t like cookies? I have to check out these others too! They are so cute!

  13. these are all really great idea!! I’ve never done a gift at the beginning of the year, but have bookmarked these for a quarterly gift idea!!

  14. Love the lemonade jar! All very clever ideas.

  15. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days..

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