20 Inexpensive Teacher Gifts (& lots of FREE printables)

It’s that back-to-school time of year again!  I was sad to say goodbye to summer break, but always welcome the change of seasons and the fresh start that the school year brings.  My son is just starting kindergarten and I’m absolutely loving this age and his fun personality.  I really need to start recording or writing down some of the things he says because they are just too good and I don’t want to forget! We’re also excited about the teacher he has this year because she also taught our nephew and he (and his mom) said she was his favorite teacher ever (and he’s in middle school now). 
We like to give our teachers a little something special to let them know we appreciate them at the beginning of the year.  Teachers always love getting gift cards, whether it’s to Target, Amazon, Starbuck’s their favorite restaurant.   And they can never have enough school supplies, many of them often buying things for their classes out of their own pocket.  Thoughtful, personal notes rank high on teachers’ most favorite gifts, so even if you give an actual gift, send along that sweet note as well. 😉
Today, I rounded up 20 inexpensive, and relatively quick teacher gifts that I’m sure any teacher would appreciate.  Many of these gifts come with FREE printables that you can find at the original source, which I’ve linked for you.  
Wishing y’all a great school year! 

20 great, inexpensive teacher gifts with lots of FREE printables

Teacher Gift- Thanks a Latte Starbucks gift card with free printable via Skip to My Lou
Eighteen25 via Skip to My Lou with free printable


Teacher Gift - Have a Bright School Year with free printable via The Tomcat Studio
The Tomcat Studio – with free printable tag 

Teacher Gift - Tickled Pink with free printable gift tag via Pizzazzerie
Pizzazzerie – Tickled Pink with free printable gift tag 

Teacher Gift - Chalkboard Mason Jar via A Pumpkin and a Princess
A Pumpkin and a Princess – Chalkboard Mason Jar Teacher Gift 
Teacher Gift -  with a FREE printable gift tag via Eighteen25
Eighteen25 – with a free printable gift tag 

Teacher Gift - Sharpie Gift with free printable via The Suburban Mom with FREE printable
The Suburban Mom – Sharpie Gift with free printable 

Teacher Gift via Eighteen25 - Teacher Survival Kit
Eighteen25 – Teacher Survival Kit 

Teacher Gift - via Tilly's Nest - Apple Mason Jar with pencils
Tilly’s Nest – Apple Mason Jar with pencils 

Teacher Gift via Jolly Mom with free printable
Jolly Mom – this one is for V-day, but would make a great back-to-school gift too, includes a free printable

Teacher Gift with FREE printable via One Swell Studio via Pizzazzerie
One Swell Studio via Pizzazzerie with free printable 

Teacher gift -Personalized Soap Dispenser with FREE printable from Crash Course Creative via Design Mom
Design Mom – Personalized Soap Dispenser with free printable from Crash Course Creative here

Teacher Gift - Crayon Pencil Vase via A Pumpkin and a Princess
A Pumpkin and a Princess –  Crayon Pencil Vase 

Teacher Gift - $10 succulent with FREE plans and printable via Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic – with free plans and printable 
Teacher Gift -  DIY Tea Wreath via Kolo Designs
Kojo Designs– DIY Tea Wreath 

Teacher Gift - Dipped Tea Towels & Painted Spoons via This Heart of Mine
This Heart of Mine – Dipped Tea Towels & Painted Spoons
Teacher Gift - Teacher Survival Kit with FREE printable via Tried & True
Tried & True – Teacher Survival Kit with free printable 
Teacher Gift- School Tools with FREE printable via Lil Luna
Lil Luna – School Tools with free printable 
Teacher Gift - FREE printables and download via Bloom Designs via I Heart Naptime
Bloom Designs via I Heart Naptime – free printables and download 
Teacher Gifts - DIY bookplate with FREE printable
Lavender’s Blue– DIY Bookplate with free printable 

Teacher Gift - Amazon gift card with FREE printable via The Creative Mom
The Creative Mom – Amazon gift card free printable 

I hope these help give you some great teacher gift ideas.  I’m putting our teacher gifts together today!

20 great, inexpensive teacher gifts with lots of FREE printables

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Love all of these. I do miss coming up with teacher gifts. I always loved putting together things for the girls teachers each year. And, now that we have a teacher in the family I know how much it is appreciated by those who do teach.
    Hope he is enjoying the start of the school year. He looked so sweet in the first day of school picture.

  2. I absolutely love that you included teacher gifts for back-to-school. As a pre-service teacher, I know that many teachers are underappreciated and do pay lots of money for school supplies out of pocket. It's nice to know that there are parents out there who do care 🙂

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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