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If you’ve ever considered purchasing a scented candle for your child’s teacher…please read this post first.
Don’t get me wrong – scented candles are awesome for everybody, and they are a perfect gift for someone you don’t know too well (for example – your child’s teacher!). However, if you’ve ever asked a teacher how many scented candles they have…the number is usually in the thousands.
(Okaaaaay, maybe not thousands, but you get my point. One time, my aunt – who teaches elementary school – showed me her closet dedicated to scented candles. The smell is burned in my brain forever. It was like cookies meets evergreen forest meets cherry chapstick.)
Thankfully, cute and fun DIY teacher appreciation gift ideas have been on the uptrend for the past few years, so we decided to feature some of our favorites from around the ol’ inter-web.
We’ve tried to find a mix of useful, practical, creative, and cute ideas to share…so hopefully that means you never have to take a trip down the scented candle isle ever again!
Okay…I think I want one of these for me! Using a tote bag like this, and the beautiful freebie printable found here – you can make this truly gorgeous bag that I’m sure your child’s teacher will appreciate!
Teachers talk all day, so mints are a must! Love the fun mix of fonts in this quick and easy gift!
Plants are a good choice, especially when they are given like this!
Doesn’t every teacher need some hand sanitizer in the classroom?! I’m loving this easy and useful teacher appreciation gift idea!
Using this etching creme, (which…yes…is apparently a thing! Where has it been all of my life?!), vases from the dollar store, and this tutorial – you can make these awesome containers, a quick and easy gift – perfect for a teachers desk!
Who wouldn’t love strawberry shortcake in a jar?! Love this “berry” sweet gift!
Male teachers love gifts too, and this BBQ themed gift is perfection.
Isn’t this so heartfelt? Just print and go – it wouldn’t be too hard to be sneaky and get everyone’s fingerprints, right?!
Well aren’t these little beauties just so festive?! What a pop of color on a teachers’ desk!
The fun doesn’t stop there! You’re going to love our Sharpie-Inspired teacher gift, our oh-so-cute Donut-inspired free teacher appreciation printable, or our “One Smart Cookie” teacher gift idea!
What is your favorite gift you’ve given to teachers? Or – better yet – are you a teacher? Any gift giving tips? Tell us below in the comments!