Homemade Teacher Gift Ideas

Teacher gift ideas

It can be hard to find different and useful teacher gift ideas year after year—surely they’ve already got cupboards full of pretty soaps and don’t really want to spend the entire new year working off all of those chocolates the kids gave them before the holidays, right?!

Brisbane Kids has searched to find this collection of unique DIY teacher gift ideas to show your appreciation to those who have guided your child through another year of their education. They are things that you can make at home, and some are so simple that the kids could make most of it themselves. Gather your supplies now and really give your teacher a gift they’ll love this Christmas.

Hit the beach

Teacher gift idea

The end of the year also means Summer holidays for teachers. This great beach roll from Heidi Swapp is totally different from your usual end of year teacher gifts and so practical.

DIY Personalised Mug

Teacher gift idea

A plain mug is made awesome with the addition of an initial! Inspiration from Glued To My Crafts.

Book of memories

Teacher gift idea

Such a meaningful idea, this end of year teacher book from A Small Snippet holds memories and quotes from each student in the class for your teacher to cherish always.

Crafty Clipboards

Teacher gift idea

A personalized clipboard will always come in handy for a teacher—and will never be permanently ‘borrowed’ as it has their initial on it! This idea from Echoes of Laughter just takes a basic clipboard and adds some bling for a useful but attractive teacher gift.

Apple Tote

Teacher gift idea

Create a unique canvas tote for your teacher using apples as stamps. Full instructions can be found at Craft Stylish.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Teacher gift idea

Makes and Takes have beautifully presented this simple idea. Simply swirl these fudge and marshmallow sticks in a hot cup of milk and you have a delicious and creamy hot chocolate!

Six Pack

Teacher gift idea

Whilst a six pack of real beer is probably less than appropriate to be taking to school, this cute reindeer six pack from Yellow Bliss Road could be replicated with any number of drinks. We recommend cold-pressed coffee that is sure to score you some major brownie points.

Crayon Pen Holder

Teacher gift idea

Happy Kids Inc created this pen holder using a tin can, however a jar or plastic canister would also work for this teacher themed gift.


Teacher gift idea

Succulent plants are perfect for classroom windowsills and require little upkeep. This planter idea from The Idea Room adds an educational slant to the gift, which we love.


Teacher gift idea

Why not give the gift of everlasting coffee and present a coffee gift card with this witty message and holder. You can find full instructions, including a link to the free printable at Longing For Home Designs.


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