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30 DIY Back to School Teacher Gifts They’ll Love!

Back to School Teacher Gifts

Yeah, don’t ask me where the summer has gone. All I know is that the kids in our district go back to school on Monday!

I remember the excitement that surrounded the first day of school when I was growing up. New clothes, new shoes, brand new crayons – and an apple for our teacher. All the kids walked or rode bikes to school when I was a kid, and it was common to see a row of little red wagons lined up against the back wall in classrooms on the first day. We had so many school supplies to bring in, it was just easier to use a wagon to carry them.  All that cuteness ended in junior high, when we’d only use a backpack and a paper grocery sack. In high school, we could only be bothered to carry a Trapper Keeper, a comb, Bonne Bell lip gloss and a Seventeen magazine.

These days, not only do kids have to bring in a mountain of new school supplies, but we always like to show our excitement and appreciation (sympathy?) with a little token for the teacher.  Sort of like “here’s my kid and I know what you have coming this year, so here’s a bunch of chocolate right up front, too. Good luck.”  *salute*

Well, if you’d like to do something extra special, I’ve gathered a list of more than 30 adorable and simple Back to School Teacher Gifts that they’ll truly love and remember!


Teacher Survival Kit

From The First Grade Parade

Cup with Drink Mixes

From Jade Mingmei Designs

Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Quickbread In A Bottle

diy giftsFrom Sunset

Crayon Monograms

Homemade teacher gifts - How to make a crayon monogram

From A Mom With a Lesson Plan

Candy Bouquet

diy giftsFrom Funky Polka Dot Giraffe

Honey Brown Sugar Scrub

diy giftFrom A Pumpkin & A Princess

Back to School Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit Gift Idea... Perfect for teachers, friends and teens!  the36thavenue.com #gifts

From The 36th Avenue

Personalized Glass Etched Gift

diy giftsFrom Make It and Love It

Pen Holder

From East Coast Mommy

Root Beer Float Kit

diy giftFrom I Heart Naptime

If You Give a Teacher a Cookie…

If you give a teacher a cookie back to school printable | Thirty Handmade Days

From 30 Handmade Days

Paint Dipped Kitchen Utensils

diy gifts

From Cleverly Simple

First Day of School Survival Kit

From East Coast Mommy 

Gardener’s Hand Scrub

diy giftsFrom One Good Thing

Apple Pretzel Bites

If you are looking for a very easy to make DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift or end of the year Teacher Gift try Apple Pretzel Bites - sweet, salty and delicious. Follow us for more fun gifts for Teachers.

From Two Sisters Crafting

Monogrammed Doormat

diy gifts

From Cathie Filian

Caramel Apple Dip

diy giftsFrom Event Trender

School Supply Cake

From The Butlers

Mod Podge Hangers

diy giftsFrom Long Live DIY

Mason Jar Pencil Holder


From Mason Jar Love

Cupcake Kit

diy giftsFrom Too Much Time On My Hands

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

From Caramel Potatoes

Box Of Sunshine

diy giftsFrom Happy Money Saver

Manicure and Lantern Mason Jar

Tidbits&Twine Teacher Appreciation Mason Jar Manicure Set and Light2

From Tidbits and Twine

Spa In A Jar

diy giftsFrom The Gunny Sack

Terra Cotta Apple

DIY Terra Cotta Apple

From Seven Thirty Three

Personalized Coffee Mugs

diy giftsFrom A Beautiful Mess

Back to School DIY Jars

Ice Cream Kitdiy gifts

From Mixing Bowl Kids

Vintage Ball Jar Pencil Cup

 Give You a Hand Gift

From Skip to My Lou

Hot Fudge

My most sincere thanks to all of the bloggers who have shared their creativity with all of us!  Be sure to visit their sites – I know you’ll love them as much as I do!

Do you have any cute teacher gift ideas?