Friday Favorites–Gifts for the Teacher

I’ve been volunteering in my kids’ classrooms and at their schools since my oldest started preschool.  That puts me at sixteen years of hanging out with teachers.  They are awesome people, doing an increasingly difficult job, and deserve a little something special once in a while.  I decided since a friend of mine, the voice behind a lovely blog called Welcome Company, suggested my Binder Bandolier would make a good teacher gift, I’d throw out a few more ideas I found.

I’ve watched many a teacher spend his or her own money to buy things for the classroom.  Sometimes it’s a book, other times it’s supplies for students whose family may not be able to afford everything they need.  Sending a few extra supplies is always welcome, and why not make it cute like these Back to School Bouquets from Oleander and Palm?

Oleander and Palm

This Pencil Cake from One Charming Party is almost too cute to take apart and use.

One Charming Party

Craft Quickies shares a list of gift ideas teachers like to receive.  Be sure to read about #1:  A heartfelt letter.

Craft Quickies

A beverage of some sort is a common sight on a teacher’s desk, and I’ve often seen that take the form of a jolt of afternoon caffeine.  This Soda-Lighted Teacher Appreciation Printable from Seven Clown Circus on Skip to my Lou is a great way to gift it.

Skip to my Lou

You could fill this Apple Sachet from Willowday with just about anything teacher-related.


I’ve heard some teachers like chocolate.  These Printable Candy Bar Wrappers from Skip to my Lou might stay on until lunch.

Skip to my Lou 3

There isn’t enough hand sanitizer in the world when you’re spending time in a classroom.  This Hands Down Teacher Appreciation Gift from Eighteen25 is shown on a bottle of hand soap but either way, goodbye germs.

eighteen 25

This Edible School Glue from The Celebration Shoppe makes me smile.  Just be sure the little ones understand the difference.

The Celebration Shoppe

This Summer Survival Kit from Today’s Creative Blog on Skip to my Lou is intended for a male teacher at the end of the school year, but my kids have had teachers of both genders that would love this anytime.

Skip to my Lou 2

You could fill this Terra Cotta Apple from Seven Thirty Three with school supplies or edible treats.  Or a little of both.

Seven Thirty Three

If your school supply list is as long as many I’ve seen lately, you might not have any extra resources to buy or make a gift for the teacher.  No worries.  A heartfelt “Thank you” is always welcome.  Teachers rock!