27 DIY Teacher Christmas Gift Ideas
Deciding what to give to your child’s teachers for Christmas is sometimes a struggle. You want to give a thoughtful gift, one that they can actually use, but you might not have a lot of time to go all out. That’s where this collection of DIY Teacher Christmas Gift Ideas comes in handy.
Stay ahead of the game this holiday season by knocking out all of your DIY gifts early. From the teacher with a sweet tooth to the one who frequents their favorite coffee shop before heading into the classroom, we got you covered.
‘Tis the season for homemade gifts! You will ooh and ahh over all of these DIY Christmas gift ideas for your child’s teacher. The best part is that you can easily use these ideas for friend and neighbor gifts too.
DIY Teacher Christmas Gift Ideas
I have a lot of teacher friends and family members that are teachers and when it comes to the perfect gift, they all want something they can use. The unanimously agreed that the best gift is a gift card.
If your budget can handle that, go for it. But when your kids reach middle school and high school and they have multiple teachers, that can get pricy.
That’s where homemade gifts come in.
I have it on good authority that one of the DIY gifts that I gave was one of that teachers favorite gifts.
So, with that said, let’s look at some of the criteria for the best DIY teacher gift ideas.
- Unique Gift – You want it to be something memorable that they will remember for years to come.
- Easy Gift – When you are making handmade gifts for multiple teachers it HAS to be an easy gift. Think buying in bulk and creating and “assembly line” to get them done. Enlist the help of your kids also.
- Fun Gift – If you can come up with a fun gift that will wow that special teacher, all that hard work will be worth it.
- Creative Gift – When I try to come up with a creative gift and a unique gift at that, I always think of what I can make with my Silhouette Cameo. Personalized mugs, shirts, ornaments come to mind. Giving something personalized will make your gift stand out and it will check the unique gift box.
- Cute Gift Tag – This isn’t a must-have but in my opinion the best DIY teacher gifts come with cute tags. It adds a nice personal touch to the gift if you ask me.
Gift Card Ideas
As I mentioned earlier, you can never go wrong with giving a gift card. They are super easy to give and you can pick them up in the grocery store. Although gift cards fall into the store-bought gift category, it’s one of the easiest things to give and it’s the perfect teacher gift idea.
In this roundup you’ll see some fun and creative gift card holder ideas which will give your gift a handmade feel.
Here are a few store ideas to pick up gift cards for:
- Starbucks Gift Card – We all know how popular Starbucks is and a Starbucks gift card is a great gift idea. They can use it on a coffee a delicious treat.
- Staples – Teachers often pay for school supplies for their classroom out of their own pocket. A Staples gift card would be greatly appreciated.
- Barnes and Noble – A gift certificate to Barnes and Noble or another local book store is never a bad idea. They can pick up a good book of their choice to indulge in over Christmas break.
- Target – This one really needs no explanation. Target is the mothership of gift giving. With a Target gift card your kid’s teacher can pickup whatever they want. From lip balm to bath bombs to a cute tote bag to carry all of their teacher gear, Target is the ultimate gift card option.
The Best Homemade Christmas Gifts and Budget Friendly Supplies to Make Them
You decided to give homemade Christmas gifts this school year and you want to create gifts in bulk. This will help keep the cost down and will save you time. Most of your supplies to make that special gift can be picked up at your local dollar store.
I have a collection of awesome DIY Christmas Teacher gifts below but here are some items you might wan to pick up ahead of time.
- Coffee Mug
- A Mason Jar or 10
- Hot Chocolate Packets
- Hand Sanitizer
- Candy Canes
- Tissue Paper
- Holiday Ribbon
- Gift Bags
These are just some ideas to get you started.
Take a look through the collection of Teacher Gift Ideas below and then go from there. One of the best things about this collection of gift ideas for your favorite teacher is that most of the ideas will work great for teacher appreciation week and as an end of the school year gift.
You may just need to find a new free printable tag to go with them but the ideas are awesome for any occasion.
DIY Teacher Christmas Gift Ideas
This apple sugar scrub homemade gift from Tried & True is perfect for teachers this holiday season.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub from A Pumpkin and A Princess is the cutest idea for gift giving during the holidays.
Grinch Sugar Body Scrub from Penny Pinchin Mom is perfect for elementary school teachers who love sharing Dr. Seuss stories with their students.
Nothing screams Christmas like the scent of this peppermint sugar scrub from Mom 4 Real.
Another minty favorite is this Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub from Good Life Eats.
What teacher wouldn't want to soak in the tub during Christmas break with these Lavender Bath Bombs from Crafts by Amanda.
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Baked goods are never a bad idea when it comes to gift giving. Grab a cardboard carton, some homemade cookies these cute reindeer buffalo check tags from The Girl Creative and you have yourself the cutest homemade Christmas gift for teachers.
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Know a teacher who loves to bake? This Christmas Cookie Baking Kit from Sprinkle Some Fun is sure to be a big hit!
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