Teacher Appreciation Idea {Free Printable}

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Friday was the last day of school for my boys.  Just like every year, they had fabulous teachers, and I wanted to do something to show how much I appreciated them this year. I know there is only so much hand lotion/apple crafts/mugs that a teacher needs. I wanted to come up with a teacher appreciation gift that they would actually use.

I decided to do gift cards, because let’s face it, there’s not a single teacher on the planet that couldn’t use a little extra cash. Heck, everyone could use a little extra cash! I wanted to do gift cards from Target, but it’s 45 minutes from my house, so I ended up doing Walmart cards. In a pinch, I have also just taped some cash to the back of the card. 🙂 I wanted to make it a little more special than just handing over a gift card, so I came up with the idea of pairing it with a loaf of bread. I know teachers tend to get a lot of sweets on the last day, so I opted for a loaf of homemade wheat bread.
Teacher Appreciation Gift IdeaI think it’s important to have my kids contribute something to the gifts they give their teachers, so I had my son help make the bread, and left space on the bottom of the gift card for him to sign his name. 🙂
I came up with a printable gift tag that you can use. All you have to do is print it off, and tape a gift card or some cash to the back of the card.  I think it turned out pretty cute!
free-printable-teacher-appreciationIf you would like to use the gift tags, just click the following link:
Free Printable–Teacher Appreciation



  1. Kara comes through again! I was just thinking about end-of-school teacher gifts, and wondering what I might do that would be appreciated. I used your “reMARKable” Christmas gift, and now I’m going to use this one as well. Thank you!!

  2. What a cute idea! Many Thanks for sharing your idea and printable. 🙂

  3. I like how cute the tag is. I agree on giving something different. I like to give candles.

  4. Cute idea!!!! I am linking to your blog and featuring your flower clip today! your daughter is SO cute!!!!!

  5. Finally, a gift for a teacher that does not include a frame, crayons or ruler! I’m not a teacher, but really, giving a teacher a frame with crayons etc. is like giving donuts to the lady who works at a bakery! The bread is a good touch. Any amount in the form of a gift card is a great idea. Many school districts have not passed their levies and many teachers buy needed supplies out of pocket. Thanks for your post. You always have great ideas.

    • Haha! So true. In the past I have actually asked my teacher friends what type of gifts they like to receive. School supplies and gift cards are always mentioned. And I will never give any teacher a mug or an apple craft. LOL!

  6. rashelle says

    thanks for sharing that. its really cute.

    • Thanks so much Rashelle. It took a lot of tweaking for me to get it how I liked it, but I think that eventually it really did turn out cute. Not that I’m tooting my own horn or anything. 🙂

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