Excited to share some back to school teacher gifts!
I know this school year will look different in so many ways, so I think it’s especially important that we lift up and support our teachers!! While it is not necessary to get your teacher a gift by any means, I know as a former teacher, any gesture was ALWAYS appreciated! It is a tough job, and encouragement and support from parents means the world….whether that’s in person or virtually!
I put together some easy ideas that will work for any budget, all with free coordinating instant downloads. A few I shared last year, a few are new and a few (I PRAY!!) only apply for 2020! It’s going to be an adventure!!
Directions for Printable Tags:
Below each image there is a pdf and jpeg file for each printable.
Download and save the file to your computer.
Print file from your home computer or send to a print shop (Costco, Sam’s, Office Max, etc.) They will look best printed on heavy white cardstock.
Attach the tag with ribbon or glue or tape it on a dowel rod or skewer.
Have your child sign the front and write a note to their teacher on the back.
I ALWAYS saved and cherished sweet notes from students!
Teacher Survival Kit: 2 Design Options
I made these tags and taped it to this tub I found HERE (available in gray, pink and a light blue!). You could fill a tub, basket or just tie this tag onto anything your teacher might need!
A few ideas from my tub: Disposable masks, kleenex, mints, chapstick, gum, advil, hand sanitizer, pens, stationary, water, snacks, wine…..kidding, sort of!
Click on the image to be taken to the item:
I found this tub HERE! It comes in lots of bright colors!
Queen of the Screen
With so many teaching virtually, I thought blue light blocking glasses might make a great gift!
Can’t MASK our Excitement
I have to just laugh a little that this is real life….but if we have to wear a mask, might as well have fun with it!
But if you buy a mask from somewhere else, like THIS ONE, you can just cut the written part off and tie it on, rather than using the whole card.
Wishing you a FANtastic year!
These neck fans have been one of my FAVORITE Amazon purchases this summer!
People look at me funny when I pull it out of my bag at the pool, but then I put it on them and they are sold! Haha! Three speeds, adujustable, lights up and charges via USB. Teachers that are outside for bus duty, recess, practices, etc. need one of these!!
Available in several colors HERE.
You could also use this tag for other styles of portable fans. Sharing a few below:
Just click on the image to be taken to the listing!
Let’s Start This Year Out Write
This tag could be used for pens, stationary, chalk….any supplies your teacher might need that ties in to writing!
Here a few ideas:
Sip Sip Hooray
This tag works for any coffee cup, water bottle, wine glass, etc. that you want to gift to your teacher!
Here are a few gift ideas! Click on the image to be taken to the listing:
Hand sanitizer is always a must…now more than ever!
I know hand sanitizer can be sometimes hard to find right now, but here are a few I found available online:
I loved these little pink bottles that are a hand sanitizer spray! I made a tag just to match them!
Lemonade out of Lemons
Thanks for making lemonade out of lemons! Our teachers will definitely be doing that!!
I found these hand soaps at Bath and Body works that all look cute with this tag! They were 4 for $20 or 6 for $26.
These are cute and practical gifts!
One Smart Cookie
I used these tags in the Spring, but changed the saying to fit the beginning of the year!
A sweet treat!
What You’ll Need:
Cookies, homemade or store bought
Plastic goodie bags
Ribbon or string and a hole punch
With you as my Teacher, I’m Sure to Grow
I also used these tags for teacher appreciation in the Spring, but changed the saying to fit the beginning of the year!
A plant or flowers is a great, budget friendly way to make your teacher smile!
What you need:
A plant, flowers, cactus, etc.
A dowel rod or skewer if you want to stick the tag in the dirt or you can tie it with ribbon on the pot
Gift Card Holder Printables
There are SO many expenses at the beginning of a school year for a teacher. Most pay for supplies and classroom decor out of their own pocket! A gift card to offset some of these costs, a restaurant gift card so they don’t have to worry about dinner or a gift card to just treat themselves is never a bad idea! This was my favorite gift to receive as a teacher.
Find all these gift card printables HERE.
Custom Teacher Sign
This adorable sign is perfect for preschool and younger elementary school teachers.
My son was SO excited to gift this to his teacher last year!
Be sure to check out these other Back to School posts…..
Back to School Traditions
Find them here.
Breakfast Ideas for Back to School
Find them here.
Cause you deserve a high five too Mama! We made it!
Find the easy instructions and printables here.
I hope these ideas will help you encourage and support your child’s teacher on the first day of school! I promise it won’t go unappreciated!
Wishing you the VERY BEST school year! I keep reminding myself that attitude is everything!
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