Back-to-School Teacher’s Gifts for Every Budget

How do you make sure, from day one, that your child is Teacher’s Pet?  You send a teacher’s gift on the first day, of course! We’re all on a budget these days. Don’t let the idea of a teacher’s gift make you put a Master Lock on your wallet.  You can give an impressive “thanks for teaching my student” token of appreciation for as little as a couple of dollars.  Really.  Keep reading.

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/1/ A Succulent Garden – This succulent garden will be special on day one of the school year and beyond.

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/2/ Let’s Kick Off this Year with a Splash! – Fill a child’s {new} rain boot with a few of teacher’s essentials and maybe even a gift card to offset her expenses. This gift she’ll surely get a kick out of!

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/3/ Teacher Subway Art – Here’s a super simple gift idea that will cost you very little. You can print this free printable from home or send it to your local printer. Pop it in an inexpensive frame or clip it to a clipboard {as shown}.

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/4/ Pencil Coffee Sleeve and Notebook Paper Mug Rug – Are you a whiz behind the sewing machine? I realize this DIY isn’t for everyone but, if you can sew, it’s certainly going to be loved longer than an apple for teacher.

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/5/ DIY Etched Organizing Vases – Did you know that you can etch glass at home? You can. The finished product is very professional and classy looking. Your teachers will think you paid a fortune.

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/6/ Chalkboard Journals – Chalkboard anything is HOT right now. And it totally screams “Back-to-School”!!! Your child’s teacher will LOVE these!

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/7/ “Back to the Grind” Coffee Gift – Every teacher needs a little pick-me-up at some point during their day. These instant coffee packets are perfect for when they can’t make it to the teacher’s lounge for some fresh brew.

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/8/ Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes in a Jar – I can personally attest to the yummy-ness of these cupcakes. I made this gift for my boys’ teachers a couple of years ago, thanks to Tidy Mom’s tutorial.

 

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/9/ “According To My Calculations” Teacher’s Gift – Not a whole lot of time on your hands to put together a fancy-schmancy gift for teacher? This one will be finished in a jiff!

DIY Back-to-School Teacher's Gift Idea
/10/ Crayon Vase with Flowers – Take Teacher a bouquet of fresh flowers on the first day. When the children come in from recess all sweaty and stinky she can stick her nose in them!

We’d love to hear what Back-to-School Teacher’s Gifts you have planned. Will you share with us on our Facebook page? Or, if you make one of the ones listed above we’d love to see the finished product!

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About Melissa Hillier

Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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