Unique Teacher Gifts

Unique Teacher Gifts by Crafty Journal

Gifts Useful in the Classroom

Unique teacher gifts that can be used in the classroom are a helpful idea.

Since teachers need many items for their classes that are not supplied by the schools, they love receiving them as gifts.

Use these ideas for creative and useful ways to present the gifts.

Teacher Gift for a Man

But could also be used for a woman, depending on the paper you use to decorate this pencil holder.

Lunch Sack

Stitch a colorful lunch sack for the teacher’s lunch. Fill with goodies.

Quick& Easy Coffee Cozy

Stitch a quick and easy coffee cozy to help the teacher get through the morning!

Hand Sanitizer Gift

Remove the label from a pump bottle of hand sanitizer and add rub on stickers. Or Mod Podge a pretty picture on it. Tie a ribbon around the neck.

Another hand sanitizer here.

Pencil Bouquet

Use 20 to 50 colored pencils to make a pencil bouquet and tie with a colorful ribbon.

Magnets & Clips Tin

Make some creative magnets and clothespin clips, and package in a colorful tin.

Days of The Week Office Supply Holder

Transform a Days of the Week pill holder into a container for office supplies. Add one of the printable teacher sayings to each compartment.

Desktop Organizer

Create a pretty box and cover a journal or composition book to match. Make matching notecards, and add pencils or pens, binder clips and homemade stickers for the desktop organizer.

Soup Mug with a Stress Ball

Buy or make a special soup mug with a stress ball and other goodies for hectic times.

Coaster Caddy

This clever coaster caddy has places for a calendar, notepad, memo board and photo. And there’s lots of room inside to hold pens and pencils.

Chalkboard Clipboard

This chalkboard clipboard will be very handy, as it can be used with chalk or paper.

Teacher’s Clipboard

Make this creative teacher’s clipboard for a special teacher.

Pencil Cup & Matching Clipboard

Craft a pencil cup and matching clipboard for the teacher to use on his/her desk. Add some pencils to the cup.

Mod Podge Clipboard

Create an easy Mod Podge clipboard using colorful paper.

Giant Paper Clips in Gift Bag

Put together these colorful giant paperclips and place them in a decorated small bag. Or you could cut down a lunch sack and decorate it.

Desk Set

Make this attractive desk set of embellished notebook, pencil holder, clip and more.

Teacher Set

Create unique teacher gifts with this monogrammed tote with matching notepads and Post-it note holder for a nice teacher set.

Teacher Bookplate Set

Craft a colorful tin or box to hold a stack of teacher bookplates.

Small Appreciation Gifts

Here is a long list of small appreciation gift ideas with great teacher sayings.

Little Book of Notes

Make a little book of notes in the shape of a pencil.

Note Tin

Embellish a small tin and fill with paper sized to fit, to make a note tin for the teacher. There are cute gift bags pictured, too.

Post-It Teacher Gift

Craft a Post-It teacher gift with a plastic photo holder.

Post-It Note Holder

Create Post-It note holders for the teacher’s desk.

Sticky Note Books

Use this quick idea to make sticky note books. Give a few to your special teacher.

Teacher’s File Box

Make or buy a file box and cover and embellish it for a decorative teacher’s file box.

Teacher Post-It & Desk Holder

Craft a Post-it note holder and make a matching box to hold desk supplies.

Potted Plant

Line pencils around the outside of a paint can to embellish it, and add a small potted plant – for the teacher’s desk.

Calendar on a Jar

Use cork and cardstock to make a calendar on the side of a decorated jar. Keep the extra parts inside the jar.

School Bucket

Make a clever school bucket for the teacher’s desk and fill it with essential supplies: pencils, crayons, markers, glue, ruler and notepad.

Teacher’s Tote

Create a teacher’s tote by stamping a purchased tote (or make your own), and fill it with school supplies.

Desk Accessories & Coffee Cozy

Stitch colorful matching desk accessories & coffee cozy.

Teacher Quotes & Memo Clip

Craft a matching decorated jar of inspirational teacher quotes and jumbo clothespin memo clip for a special teacher to keep on her/his desk.

Enjoy making these unique teacher gifts.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. I will have to keep this for the next teacher gift we have to buy. I’m sure they don’t need yet another gift card from us :)

  2. These are great! As a teacher, I definitely appreciate practical gifts over cute and crafty ones. (Minh, I do love gift cards, too, though! Starbucks and Barnes and Noble are my favorites :) Also, I absolutely love books that can be added to our classroom library. All books in my classroom have been purchased with my own money, so books or Barnes and Noble gift cards are greatly appreciated.

  3. Cute ideas. I never thought about giving the teacher a back to school gift. Must be a new thing. Fun frugal ideas though!

  4. Love these! I am always looking for teacher’s gift ideas as I have 3 in school and always unsure what to get or make. Thanks for sharing

  5. These are all great ideas! When I was a teacher, one of my favorite gifts was personalized notepad…you can never have too many!
    Visiting from Snickerdoodle Sunday

  6. these gifts are so super cute and easy to find and make.

  7. How funny…I actually saw this post earlier today at another link party! You have some really great ideas and I’m so glad you shared with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  8. Great ideas. I always seem to be in need of a teacher gift. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  9. These are all wonderful, especially the Coffee Cozy and accessories. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas at What Are You Doing? Blog Hop #111.

  10. Great Ideas… cute and thoughtful. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop.


  11. What a great list! Thank you for sharing this at the Home Matters Party. Perfect timing.

  12. Jann Olson says:

    It’s always so nice to let a teacher know how much they are appreciated. Thanks for sharing this great list of ideas with SYC.

  13. Hey I came from the girl creative link up party and I love this list you made!
    Thanks for sharing!


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