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Summer only started a few short weeks ago but before we know it the first day of school will be upon us. Making or buying your child’s a teacher a first day of school gift is a wonderful way to set the year into motion. As a former teacher, I can tell you that gifts never need to be expensive or complicated. Every teacher I know will tell you that the best gifts they receive are ones from the heart. Creative teacher gifts make an incredible impression and make the teacher feel appreciated especially at the beginning of the year. You know how kids get nervous heading back to school, well teachers feel the same way. A small token of your appreciation goes a long way to help soothe their back to school fears while reminding them this year is going to be the best one yet. Kick off the school year with these first day of school Gifts Teachers Will Love
First Day of School Gifts Teachers Will Love
Handmade Teacher Gifts
Let your creative juices flow with these handmade teacher gift ideas. Giving a gift from home is a wonderful way to show your child’s teacher how much you care. Many of these ideas are both quick and easy.
Celebrate the start of a brand new school year with this sweet & simple teacher gift idea. Grab some Q-tips, canvas and paint and create your own unique masterpiece!
Our back to school pencil mason jar craft is easy to make, a fun gift to give to your child’s new teacher, and would look great in your own home!
Here’s a quick and easy gift idea for a Teacher. It’s a cute chalkboard subway art sign that can hang on the wall or sit on a shelf or desk. You can make this cute sign with a cutting machine like a Cricut or Silhouette.
This teacher gift is a great use of those fast-food drink carriers! Turn the drink carrier into a decorative flower pot by having your kiddo decorate it. Follow these easy step-by-step directions. Also included is a free “Thank You For Helping Me Grow” printable card!
Make giving a store-bought gift personable with these easy printable Teacher Candle labels! They’re super easy to print and attach – and they’re FREE!
Need an inexpensive Back to school idea? This easy and fun teacher frame will brighten up their desk and is easy to Personalize with a message from your child.
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Teacher Gifts From Amazon
Not one for crafts? Listen, I get it. Some days I have endless amounts of creative ideas but lately I find myself saying “What could I PRIME instead?” Life is busy. There is not always time to make a handmade gift instead here are some very thoughtful teacher gift ideas you can purchase straight from Amazon.
Many of my teacher friends love wearing fun themed socks to school in the cooler months especially if they teach the younger ones. Silence the fashion critics in socks that appeal to everyone.
Teachers and coffee are the ultimate power couple. This slim and tall tumbler is stylish, functional, and designed to fit in cup holders in most cars. It includes a spill resistant clear lid with straw hole & slide cover.
When I was a teacher I LOVED getting gifts I could use in the classroom with my students. Most teachers have to buy supplies out of pocket therefore school supplies or fun classroom gagets make for a fabulous gift. Makes learning fun!
Teachers are always in need of post-it notes. In fact, teachers can never have enough post-its so this Apple themed dispenser makes a wonderful first-day teacher gift.
A teacher’s desk is basically their second home and what’s better than decorating your home? This adorable desk accessory is sure to make any teacher smile.
There is not a teacher I know that isn’t obsessed with laminating. An organized classroom is one where nearly everything is laminated. This is literally the greatest gift to give a teacher. They will be thrilled to have a personal laminator in their class. Every teacher would love one of these!
Ok, so this might not be the best idea for the first day of school gift but it is a great idea for an idea of the year gift. Are you a class that chips in to buy a large end of the year present? This is THE teacher gift. This is ideal to use to make classroom decorations/letters for the bulletin board. A teacher would get so much use out of this.
Stackable storage containers for a number of items in a classroom. Win Win!
Great for organizing the class and craft supplies.
Another perfect classroom storage option.
A fun, easy, and creative way to make an announcement, leave a message, post an inspirational quote, display a schedule, etc.
With a few drops of essential oil or perfume, relieve stress and tension.
Unlike bulkier bottles, these bottles are perfectly sized to carry easily and fit in cupholders. BPA free and dishwasher safe.