DYI Teacher Gifts Ideas

School’s out for the Summer!! Well almost! Before you start packing up the pencils and books for the summer, don’t forget to think about the perfect gift to thank your teacher for all of their hard work this past year. When selecting a teacher gift remember that your teacher has many children in their class that are likely giving them a gift as well. Staying away from the typical #1 teacher is a good idea as they probably have an entire box of them at home. To help you create an amazing gift that your child’s teacher will love and use I searched the blogger world and came up with my top 10 favourites!

My Favourite Teacher Gifts

teacher giftNugglemama

teacher giftShannon’s View From Here

treacherMiss Frugal Mommy

Teachers Gift with SmartiesMom Vs the Boys

Teacher giftFlutter Flutter

teacher's gifts

Ordinary Mom

teacher giftEchos of Laughter

Teacher Gifts Blessed Life Atop a Cake Stand

teacher giftCreative Cynchronicity

Thank you to all the amazing bloggers that contributed to this round up! I love your ideas and inspiration!


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My name is Jennifer, I'm 31 years old, married to my University sweetheart and I'm a working mother of 3. 1 Heart, 1 Family was born of my love of sharing parenting advice to my mommy friends.


  1. Rebecca

    Awesome! I needed ideas! I’m going for one of these!!!

  2. Thanks so much for mentioning our #Linkedmoms Chat. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Great Post and I am going to do a few of these for sure!

    You can find us at 8 pm on Wed. – @Linkedmoms #Linkedmoms Chat.

  3. Angela Addington

    Great ideas. Thanks so much for this – perfect timing.

  4. There are some really great ideas here. I am going to save some for uses for my daycare kids to use for Mother’s and Father’s Day.

  5. Awesome! I’ll have to pin a few for next year.

  6. These are awesome ideas! It is so hard to find meaningful, frugal & useful gifts!

  7. Great selection of ideas. Our school tends to do the brown envelope method by which we all leave money in a brown envelope and someone buys a gift card from all of us. Not creative but easy enough for me to do.

  8. Definitely some cute ideas there! I also will have to pin some for next year!

  9. Great ideas, I always struggle with teacher gifts at Christmas and the end of the school year.

    This year we gave my sons teach a heart shaped pancake pan! It was cute.

  10. I love the potted plants! Something that can continue to grow long into summer and fall!

  11. These are awesome ideas! I saw a few I really liked!

  12. Great ideas – I’ll definitely be bookmarking for next year!

  13. I have really been contemplating what to give for a teacher gift and this post gave me some fabulous ideas!!! Thank you Jennifer!!!!

  14. Great ideas, thanks! I have to pick one of these fast too as our school year end is approaching!

  15. Bridgette Klose

    These are such great ideas. I love the creativity!

  16. Wonderful gift ideas. They looks like easy to make too. thanks for sharing

  17. I love everything that’s home made- especially if you can eat it LOL My favorite one – is the strawberry lemonade mix. I think every teacher would be happy with it! Thanks for sharing :)

  18. Super cute gift ideas thanks for sharing! I like the big flowerpot.

  19. Great roundup. I don’t have kids in school yet, but am stockpiling ideas for when I do!

  20. Perfect timing! Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!

  21. I think my favs are Shannon’s View and Echoes of Laughter! Awesome ideas ladies, good job!

  22. Samara Bressette-Lay

    Now those are cute! Both the cookie flowers and the Smarties jar are my favs!

  23. Dani @ lifeovereasy

    Great ideas! It’s always hard to find something unique to give, and I’m sure the teachers appreciate something handmade.

  24. Those cookie flowers are so cute! I’ll have to pin them for later use :)

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