14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They’ll Love

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

It’s back to school season and that means shopping for school supplies, packing lunches, and setting up many many alarms. While shopping for school supplies, you might want to pick up a few gifts for teachers. Teachers are the backbone of this country and a small token of appreciation really goes a long way. The price tag isn’t what matters here, it’s the thought that counts! If you’re running into a shopping mental block, I went ahead and corralled 14 thoughtful back to school teacher gifts they’ll love. They’re super easy and will definitely bring a smile to your kid’s beloved teachers.

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Succulent Planter

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy The Crafted Sparrow

These adorable mini planters will liven up any teacher’s desk.

Tumbler Mini Gift Set

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy Simply Darrling

I love this idea from Kendra over at Simply Darrling. A tumbler is a great gift for teachers to keep them hydrated throughout the day and Kendra filled hers with hair ties, nail polish, chapstick, lotion and washi tape. Other ideas could include:

  • A gift card
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters or dry erase markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Sticky notes
  • Mini stapler
  • Candies and mints
  • Tea bags or flavored water packets, such as Crystal Light
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A thank you card

Pineapple Coconut Sugar Scrub

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy Country Chic Cottage

Gift teachers a little TLC with this homemade pineapple coconut scrub that’s 100% all natural and amazingly scented.

Cookie Mason Jar

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy DIY Inspired

I can’t think of a sweeter gift than cookies! What I love about this gift is Dinah uses grocery store cookies, which means absolutely no baking on your part but still makes an awesome gift. Plus, her free printables are truly too cute.

Cookies in a Jar

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy Building Our Story

If you want to take a more homemade approach, gift these heartfelt cookies in a jar. Casie took it one step further and included a mixing bowl, spatula and some pot holders for a super thoughtful gift!

Flower Pencil Bouquet

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy My Mommy World

Teachers will love to display her No. 2 pencils with this lovely bouquet that’s so incredibly easy to make.

Highlighter and Hand Sanitizer Gifts

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy Life Anchored

Teachers can never have enough school supplies or hand sanitizer. Gift these mini tokens of appreciation along with their adorable printable tags.

School Supply Cake

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy Happy Go Lucky Blog

I’ve been in love with non-cake cakes for as long as I can remember – diaper cakes anyone? This is a great gift that’ll wow their teachers.

USB Car Charger

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy The Crafting Chicks

Help teachers recharge before and after a long day with a USB charger.

Caramel Apple

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy Lia Griffth

Caramel apples are the perfect midday snack for hungry teachers.

Chalkboard Easel

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy I Heart Naptime

These mini easels are so cute and will brighten up any teacher’s desk.

EOS Lip Balm

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy The Suburban Mom

A red EOS makes the perfect apple substitute for the modern day teacher.

Glade Candle

14 Thoughtful Back to School Teacher Gifts They'll Love

Courtesy A Mom’s Impression

Every teacher needs a little unwinding after a long day and a nicely scented candle will definitely do the trick.


Teacher’s gifts are a fun little way to show your appreciation. And again, it’s the thought that counts! Another good idea if you’re at a block is to browse your favorite dollar aisle (mine is Target!) and pick out a few goodies for a personalized gift bag.

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