With the kids’ school year coming to an end I’m starting to think about some easy, inexpensive and unique gifts for teachers. 

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I’d ideally like to make the teacher gifts, with help from the kids. There are so many fantastic thoughtful and inexpensive handmade gift ideas for teachers on the web and we’ve collected here some of the best we’ve seen!

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If you still feel stuck for ideas and/or time, scroll on down to the end where we’ve shared some of the nicest teacher gift ideas for under $25 found on Etsy!

Crochet Cupcake Pincushion Sewing Kit

For the crafty teacher, or anyone really (everyone should have a sewing kit on hand) this adorable kit in a cupcake-topped Mason Jar from one dog woof would be a great end of year teacher gift. 

DIY Birth Month Flower Pendant with Resin

Make a DIY birth month flower resin pendant as a teacher appreciate gift idea. Plus over 20 other gifts for teachers!

Get your little one sleuthing to find out their teacher’s birth month and then make them a beautiful personalized pendant using resin. We recently shared the entire how-to tutorial over on the Resin Crafts Blog.

Lavender Coconut Aloe Vera Shave Gel

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This shave gel from You Brew My Tea with a combination of lavender, coconut and aloe vera would smell amazing and feel so soothing. This would be a nice handmade gift for a male or female teachers.

EOS Lip Balm Thank you Gift Idea

Adorable and easy teacher appreciation gift idea. Plus over 20 other gifts for teachers you can make!

Maybe it’s because I love EOS lip balm, but more likely it’s the adorable printable card that makes me smile with this teacher gift idea. Head on over to The Country Chic Cottage to grab the free printable.

DIY Mason Jar Caddy

DIY Mason Jar caddy teacher gift idea plus over 20 other gift ideas for teachers!

Mason Jar caddies filled with classroom essentials would be so useful, or fill them with little treats for the special teacher. Visit Shaken Together Life for all the how-to details.

Homemade Banana Chips

Who wouldn’t love a little healthy snack? These banana chips with vanilla coconut and honey cinnamon dipping sauces from Fat Fitness Girl sound amazing. We love that there’s a printable recipe tag that could be added to a nice package.

Easy Crochet Coasters with a Coffee Mug

So many great handmade gift ideas for teachers such as an easy set of crochet coasters and a new coffee mug!

Grab our free easy crochet coaster pattern for beginners and package up a set of them with a nice coffee mug! You can find our own nature-inspired line of mugs in our Society6 shop.

Lavender Body Butter

This body butter recipe from Bargain Briana looks so good you may be tempted to eat it. For the teacher that deserves a little spa treatment, this would be an excellent gift along with a card that read “Thank you for nourishing my mind” :) .

A Pretty Notebook

My daughter insists that her teacher LOVES to write, because she leaves so many red notes in her homework assignments! For the teacher who likes to write a set of these DIY embellished dollar store notebooks from Living On the Cheap would be nice along with a card that read “Thank you for teaching me the write stuff!”.

DIY Floral Miniature Notebook Gift Set

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DIY mini floral notebook gift set with free printable covers and step-by-step tutorial to make these versatile and thoughtful booklets.

Along these lines, you can follow our step-by-step tutorial with free printables to make a miniature floral notebook gift set. Affix a few great pens (these gel pens are our absolute favourite*) and you have a thoughtful and personal handmade teacher gift idea.

Personalized Teacher Appreciation Burlap Wreath

How creative is this DIY teacher appreciation burlap wreath by Kenarry blog? Isn’t that little book cover banner such a neat touch?

DIY Crayon Vase

DIY crayon vase teacher gift idea plus 19 other gifts for teachers you can make!

I just love how colourful, simple and thoughtful this teacher gift idea by Sugar Bee Crafts is. I know my kids would be super proud to hand this beautiful gift to their teacher.

Five More Simple Gifts for Teachers you Can Make with Items from Your Kitchen

At Christmas we made this video of five simple DIY gift ideas you can make using items from your kitchen and think these ideas would also make wonderful DIY teacher appreciation gifts.

5 simple gifts ideas you can make using items from your kitchen. Perfect also for teacher appreciation day or end-of school year thank you gifts.

Here’s the video showing how to make each of the ideas (be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more nature-inspired DIY and craft ideas!):

As we mentioned above, Etsy is a great place to find thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts for teachers. Here are a few great ones we’ve spotted for under $25*:


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What other unique handmade gifts have/would you give to your child’s teacher?

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