So I’m just going to make myself feel better by assuming I’m not the only mom who still hasn’t gotten teacher gifts! I know I can run out and grab a gift card or something, which I will probably do in addition to, but I always like to make something for them too. Our Mason Jar Gift Ideas would be good choices for teachers, but here is a short list of other goodies for the amazing people who love and care for our babies 5 days a week!
1. Hand Sanitizer
What teacher doesn’t need hand sanitizer??? When you’ve got a classroom full of kiddos, you’ve also got a classroom full of germs. Check out this easy way to dress up and personalize hand sanitizer – so EASY! All you do is remove the label (try goo gone) and then add stickers or vinyl lettering, and you’ve got a super cute, easy and inexpensive gift!! I’d also throw in a refill bottle or two so they can continue to use the cute container and just refill it when it runs out
Found this picture on pinterest, but the link went to an "adult" website, so yeah, I won’t be posting that here!!
2. DIY Dry-Erase Boards
Make a dry-erase board from a picture frame. Just get some cute scrapbooking paper to go inside the frame and add some ribbon and other embellishments to the frame and bam – instant easy gift that any teacher will love!
Attach a dry-erase marker with a ribbon or velcro.
You can also use vinyl lettering to dress it up a bit more
3. DIY Personalized Clipboard
Another practical item that you can make super cute! I actually made this one a couple of years ago, and it was a huge hit! And very easy and affordable to make, too!
Materials I used were a regular sized clip board, scrapbook papers, coordinating ribbon, spray adhesive, mod podge, and 3-D flower stickers. First I sanded both the front and back of the clipboard so the pages would stick better. I printed the teacher’s name onto one of the papers with my laser printer, then covered the clipboard in the scrapbook papers and ribbon for accents. I applied a thin coat of mod podge to seal and protect and let dry. As a finishing touch, I embellished the clip with 3-D flower stickers and tied coordinating ribbon to it, and wah-la, all done! I think it turned out super cute, and my son’s teacher LOVED it!
4. School Supplies Cake
OK seriously, what teacher wouldn’t LOVE to get this?? It’s not as hard as it looks to make, just maybe a bit time consuming. I think it would be worth it though
5. Countdown Sign
This is just genius! We all know how kids have like zero concept of time and constantly ask, "how many days until _____ ?" lol. This sign would be so perfect for any teacher to hang in their classroom, letting the children know there are 8 days until Winter Break, or 4 days until Fun Friday, etc. It’s relatively easy to make, you just need some wood, paint, vinyl lettering and chalkboard paint. LOVE this idea!
6. Hot Cocoa Kit (Made from recycled frappuccino jars)
Another cute & easy DIY gift that can be done at the last minute! I think this is a super cute
7. Mason Jar Gifts
Fill a mason jar up with fun supplies like magnetic letters – so EASY!!
8. Gift Cards – Creative Packaging
Decorate a vase or other container with vinyl lettering/designs and fill up with pencils. A quick, easy, affordable gift EVERY teacher will appreciate!
Hope this helped inspire you! Have fun creating your teacher gifts