10 DIY Gift Ideas for Inspiring Teachers

By Megan T. Brown on April 25, 2017

Each school year, educators work tirelessly to shape tomorrow’s leaders. Wondering how you can possibly show your appreciation for their impact on your child’s life? Reward them with the perfect summer sendoff! Here, we’ve rounded up 10 end-of-year gift ideas they’re bound to love.


Fun in the Sun Tote

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Help your favorite teacher make the most of their relaxation time with this basket full of beach essentials.

Skip to My Lou


Thanks a "Bundt"ch

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Who doesn't love a baby bundt cake? Mix and match flavors for variety, then tie 'em up with cellophane and a bow.



"Bless Your Sweet Hands" Lemon Sugar Scrub

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A heartfelt way to show appreciation for their hard work, this DIY hand scrub is the perfect way to treat teachers to some pampering time off.

Caramel Potatoes


Thanks for Helping Me Grow

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Fill a DIY planter with easy-to-care-for succulents for a versatile gift they can reuse in the classroom!

Shanty 2 Chic


Redbox Movie Night

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Give them the gift of a comfy night in with a Redbox code and an assortment of movie night snacks in a reusable popcorn tin.

Crafting Chicks


Thanks a Latte

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Invite him or her to cool down with a sweet sip this summer, thanks to this dressed-up gift card idea.

Just Add Confetti


You Were Mint to Teach

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Treat teachers to an entire basket of mint-themed goodies, or attach this sweet printable tag to a simple mint-filled jar. The possibilities are endless!

The Tiny Tiara


Orange You Glad It's Summer?

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We love this bright idea! Use any combination of items you can imagine to create a colorful gift to stand out from the rest.

Somewhat Simple


"Donut" Teacher Appreciation Printables

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It doesn't get any easier (or budget-friendlier!) than filling a jar with mini donuts and tying it off with a punny tag.

Salt and Pepper Moms


One Smart Cookie

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Homemade cookie mix and an assortment of kitchen essentials will provide a fun day of baking during summer vacation.

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