10 Creative Teachers Gifts for the First Day of School

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We love our teachers! They do so much for our kids each year. So why not shower them with a little love by giving them a fun homemade gift from the heart, welcoming in the new school year?

Teachers gifts are a great way to show appreciation for your child’s new teacher. As each teacher prepares for the year to come, with supplies, curriculum, and assignments, they will love to receive words of encouragement and love for all their hard work and preparation.

Get the kids involved, and help create a fun, homemade gift that will give their teachers a smile. As the new school year is upon us, craft up something special. You don’t have to make it expensive or too elaborate — even a simple card or treat will show them you care.

Here are 10 back to school teacher gift ideas for you to make and give from your A+ student!

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  • Apple of My Eye 2 of 11
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    Let teacher know they are the apple of your eye by gifting her a homemade caramel apple and printing out this darling tag!

    Get the tutorial at Make and Takes

  • No Mistakes About It 3 of 11
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    This thoughtful gift couldn't be cuter or easier to make for your kid's teacher. It's simply a container full of erasers, of which I'm sure the class will use during the year, and a fun printable message to put on it.

    Get the tutorial at Mud Pie Studio

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    These sweet treats are just the ticket for making your kid's teacher feel good — and it's all in the packaging. Print out this fun gift tag, and attach it with some twine, and it's all set for the first day of school.

    Get the tutorial at Simply This and That

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    Get the whole class involved with this floral gift for Teacher. Kids can get unique in their decoration for each flower, putting it all together in one pot for their classroom teacher. Your kid's teacher will love it.

    Get the tutorial at Spoonful 

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    I love this idea for a smart cookie tag for teachers. You can make your own homemade cookies to package with this tag, or simply buy your teacher's favorite package. Either way, they'll be sure to love it.

    Get the tutorial at Crunchy Frugalista

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    This darling tag is the perfect saying for teachers because the year is sure to bring in mounds of fun. Put together this jar of candy to give to your little one's teacher, and get set to ring in the new school year!

    Get the tutorial at Lil Luna

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    Start the year off right by showing off those rhyming skills to your child's teacher! In the poem, you can let them know you can't wait to get the year started with them!

    Get the tutorial at Positively Splendid

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    I know a teacher or two, or three, who would love to get a cake full of school supplies like this. Follow this tutorial to build your cake of supplies, and gift it to your teacher on the first day of school.

    Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin and a Princess

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    What teacher wouldn't love to receive a brand-new set of highlighter markers? And given the encouragement that it will be a bright new year? I love this clever idea and printable for a teacher gift.

    Get the tutorial at Tom Kat Studios 

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    I love this idea for a teacher gift, starting the year off "write"! A journal and a pencil set is just what Teacher needs to help with his or her classroom of learners.

    Get the tutorial at WhipperBerry

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