Small ways to thank your teacher for an awesome school year

During Teacher Appreciation Week, we compiled a list of some easy yet thoughtful gifts to show teachers just how much we appreciate all of their hard work. Now as the school year is coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to remind teachers just how much they’re valued and that all of their efforts don’t go unnoticed. Here are some small ways to thank your teacher for an awesome school year!

1.) Use a free printable to attach to your gift to add a little touch of personalization. Some great ideas can be found at Thrifty Frugal Mom here like a hand soap example or one that could match with a cute tote bag!

Inexpensive Teacher Gift Ideas (Tote-ally awesome)


2.) Help your teacher enjoy summer with a few poolside necessities like a towel, sunscreen and a magazine. We found this awesome idea on Big DIY Ideas.teacher gift


3.) These neon dipped pots from hellobee may look complicated but only require about five steps! Another great idea is to use succulents as your plant since they can survive on minimal amounts of water.


4.) Create a teacher “Emergency Kit” like the one below. included lip balm, a Tide To Go stick, chocolate and more!Emergency Kit Gift Idea... Perfect for teachers, friends and teens! #gifts


5.) Create a money book like this one from everything is pink! You can get the whole class involved by having each student donate $1 or $2 and even add some personal notes. Since most of the time teachers have to use their personal money to buy supplies, this gift would be greatly appreciated.


6.) Say thank you with a yummy treat and a free printable from

This is a great teacher appreiciation gift-thank you for making our year sweet! (free printable) #happymoneysaver #happythoughts


7.) A thoughtful letter like this one below can be more than enough to make someone’s day and will probably be something they’ll cherish forever.

A loving letter.


8.) Gourmet chocolate or coffee is another great way to show appreciation for your child’s teacher. Homemade treats work just as well too!

Edible Treats


9.) At the end of every school year, teachers school supplies are seriously depleted. Help replenish their inventory with this idea from!

School Supplies


10.) Another idea that plays off of the last one is to replace an item in the classroom that’s starting to get run-down. Replacing worn classroom fixtures with new ones will be appreciated by teachers and students!Classroom Refurbish


11.) Host a “Thank You Breakfast” for your teacher. This idea from is a great idea towards the end of the school year where teachers are overwhelmed with standardized tests and trying to finish up lesson plans.


12.) Like we mentioned in our Teacher Appreciation Week post, gift cards are always a great gift idea as well. You can choose an office supply store like Staples, retailers like Target or something a little more personal like a nail salon or spa!


For more ideas on ways you can say thank you to your teacher, check out our Teacher Appreciation board on Pinterest here!


*Disclaimer: We take no credit for the images above. Their original source can be found by clicking on either the linked sites in the description or by clicking on the image itself.

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