I was chatting with my sister yesterday about homemade gifts for teachers. She loves to add a homemade personal touch to her gifts and wanted to be sure that her gift was something a teacher would really love.
She’s pretty sweet, that sister of mine. I thought it was a wonderful question, and one I wanted to know as well, as I need to make some homemade gifts for my little boys teachers this year.
So I thought and I thought and I thought … and then I searched Pinterest. Voila! Hundreds of ideas right at my fingertips.
No wonder my creativity has been a bit dry lately. I blame Pinterest.
Anyways, here are some of the most useful and appreciated homemade gifts for teachers brought to you by me with the help (a lot of help) of Pinterest:
First and foremost (and by all means only) homemade cards. (The ones below are far more than just birthday ideas too)
I compiled a whole bunch of homemade card ideas in this post I wrote last year: Handmade Birthday Cards for kids to make, but they are fabulous for any celebration – not just for birthdays. A thoughtful note and an appreciative sentiment is always the absolutely most appreciated gift for any teacher, guaranteed.
If you are looking to give a little more than just a card, maybe a few cookies in a mason jar?
These Christmas mason jar crafts are so fun for kids to make and really add a personal touch to a Christmas gift for a teacher.
Ice Cube Tray Homemade Chocolates by TipHero
I have tried making homemade chocolates before, but found them so fussy and finicky. These homemade chocolates look much more manageable – pour the chocolate into ice cube trays, add your candy centres, and voila! Beautiful and perfect for putting in a pretty mason jar. Teachers LOVE chocolate (at least this teacher does …)
Another great idea for putting in one of those sweet mason jars are these lavender lotion bars. They are SO simple to make taking about 10 minutes total and only 3 ingredients, but are so decadently lovely to use and to gift. Be sure to label these as lotion bars, as I don’t believe they would taste very good …
Pocket Handwarmers by I Heart Naptime.
Not to be negative, but one of my least favourite parts of teaching is yard duty in the winter. Sure the kids are running about staying warm, but teachers much slowly meander, stand still to help, and keep a watchful eye. While they FREEZE. How thoughtful would it be to give these pocket handwarmers as a gift? Let that loved teacher keep herself warm as she keeps your little loves safe and having fun.
Breakfast in Bed by Life is a Party
Food always makes a good gift — and a meal? Even better. I love the idea of making a “breakfast in bed” basket as a gift. There are lots of good ideas in the post, but oodles of others as well. Let your creativity go wild.
6 Homemade Soup Mixes by Wholefully.
Making a dinner for a special teacher would make such an amazingly thoughtful gift. Teacher’s work all day with our little ones, and then plan and prepare for the following day a lot of the evening. Preparing a meal to lighten the load for just one night would be incredible.
While sending in a meal might be tricky, these soup mixes in a pretty mason jar would be perfect. They look super simple to prepare — and I highly suggest making a few for yourself. You certainly deserve an easy meal too Mama!
Wine Gnome Toppers by Live Laugh Rowe.
Now while the wine likely won’t be homemade (though needed and appreciated, I can assure you), these gnome toppers are! And so simply too. Such an adorable way to add a personal touch to a thoughtful teachers gift.
I hope you found an idea or two helpful on my list of homemade gifts for teachers. I think we are going to go with wine gnome toppers this year, and of course a sweet homemade card too.
Thank you so much for reading friends!