The Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts for Non-Crafty Moms

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Each year I try to find cute ways to celebrate and recognize the hard work of my children’s teachers.  I’ve tried some of the excellent ideas on Pinterest only for my projects to end in a disaster which leaves me dashing through Target to buy last minute teacher gifts. I have finally concluded that my creativity and my craftiness are not aligned, and I'm ok with that.

If you are a busy mom, a non-crafty mom, or a mom who is looking for new gift ideas, please continue reading.




Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

  1. The All-Purpose Mason Jar: Mason jars are a dream come true for moms like me.  You can put almost anything into a mason jar, add a gift tag, and a ribbon and it's instantly cute!  Visit to order a gift tag for your jar, and you have an amazingly inexpensive and simple gift that your child's teacher will appreciate. If you don't want to fill your jar with treats, create a gratitude jar and have your child write the many reasons they are thankful for their teacher.

  2. Statement Journals: Even with the growing use of technology and various note-taking apps, many people still enjoy the practice of writing their thoughts or making lists. Conversation starter journals also make great desk accessories.

  3. School Supplies: Each summer we buy school supplies to send our children prepared for school.  Did you realize that many of those school supplies don’t last all school year?  This year, surprise your teacher by purchasing additional school supplies so that she/he doesn’t have to reach into their pockets to purchase these essential items.

  4. Gift Cards: Starbucks, Amazon, Target, Regal Cinemas, the sky's the limit.  Your child's teacher may appreciate the opportunity to buy whatever they want when they want.

  5. Wood Workshop Class:  Even if you aren’t crafty, your child’s teacher may be.  These classes are a great way for teachers to get outside of their classroom and into someone else’s.  Teachers can select a wide range of DIY projects including table centerpieces, serving trays, and wall art that will be perfect to display in their home or the classroom. 


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11th.

Teacher Appreciation day is  May 8th.

A good teacher is a doctor who heals ignorance and an artist who inspires creativity.
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