4 Fun and Creative Teacher Gift Ideas

Tis the season for giving! At times it can be difficult to think of gift ideas for friends, family and teachers. Take the stress out of finding the perfect teacher gift by giving them something they are sure to love. In our list of four fun and creative teacher gift ideas you'll find everything from gift cards to step-by-step guides to handmade gifts certain to be a big hit with teacher.

Hot Beverage Gift

Who doesn’t love a warm cup in cold hands this time of year? Find a great tumbler; add some coffee, tea or cocoa and a cute gift tag that says, “Thanks a Latte”! If you ‘re not sure about the teacher’s beverage choice, pick up a coffee card.

Gift Cards

We all love gift cards! I used to shy away from them because I thought they were too impersonal but for the teacher who receives way too many knickknacks and ornaments, they’re the perfect gift. Chances are, your child will have some suggestions as to where to get one.

Clipboard Cuteness

Why not jazz up a boring clipboard for their teacher. It’s something all teachers can use and with a bit of creativity, your child can make it personal.

Supplies needed:

  • Mini or regular size clipboard
  • Brush
  • Mod Podge
  • Scrapbook paper (one or two pieces for contrast)


  1. Trace paper and cut to fit board. (You can also cover the back if you would like.)
  2. Coat the clipboard with Mod Podge and press the paper firmly to the clipboard to avoid bubbles.
  3. After it has dried, trim the edges for a custom fit.
  4. Brush on another coat of Mod Podge and let dry.

You can embellish them with ribbons, monogram stickers or whatever your child’s little heart desires.

Monogram Masterpiece

With just a few supplies, you and your child can create a personalized keepsake.

Supplies needed:

  • Shadowbox frame
  • Crayons
  • Glue (hot glue or school glue)


1.Cut crayons in the shape of their initial. (Grown ups can help with this step.)

2. Arrange crayons on the back of the shadow box.

3.Glue crayons in place.

This cute keepsake is sure to bring a smile to the teacher’s face and a splash of color to the classroom.

Here’s the bottom line. It’s not about what you spend. It’s about bringing some cheer to the teacher who invests in your child every day. A simple, handwritten note from your child can make a huge impact! Have fun creating and remember what it’s all about.