Teacher Gift Ideas (with lots of free printables)

teacher socks

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Well this has crept up rather fast, the end of the school year.  With our house move and renovation I’m way behind the eight ball in regards to everything else going on around us but with the end of the school year only a matter of days away I’ve suddenly thought – eek (except it was a lot less polite than that), gifts for the teachers!  Just in case you are in the same boat as me I’ve pulled together a quick “Teachers Gift Ideas” guide that I’ve gathered from the interwebs (really just another excuse to be on Pinterest) and some things that we’ve done in the past too.

Here we go:

Have you seen all the fab “Jamberry” nail wraps that are super popular at the moment?  My friends Sam & Kim are both consultants and have me hooked but I thought that this was a fun idea.

jambery cards

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You can do your own cards and buy the Jamberry Wraps from Sam here or Kim here.

Still on nails but if the wraps aren’t your thing you may like this instead


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In the past we have given the teachers movie ticket passes or Westfield (shopping centre) gift vouchers.  This little gift card holder is quite cute to put them in don’t you think?

gift card holders

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The teacher may really appreciate this one…

wine label

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I particularly like this one and think I might give the girls teachers one each, I love a succulent!


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With whatever else we give the teachers we always give a Christmas Tree ornament too.  I like the look of these make your own ones (but I have already bought some from the shops (you know with the reno and all ain’t got no time for that) so this might be a holiday activity for the girls to do instead).

salt dough ornaments

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I found these on Etsy

pencil cufflinks


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and also these which adds some humour to the old socks and jocks Christmas pressies.

teacher socks

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Last year we gave everyone jars of cookie ingredients and little spatulas we found in Aldi

Christmas biscuits in a jar

We also made some Blueberry Chia Jam and gifted that with cute little knives to go with it – wives tale is that if you give a knife as a present you must also give a coin so that you are not severing the friendship, have you heard of that before?

Christmas gift ideas

More of my DIY Christmas ideas from last year can be found on the blog here.

Have you got any Teachers Gift Ideas to share? 




18 comments on “Teacher Gift Ideas (with lots of free printables)

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    November 24, 2015 at 6:53 am

    These are gorgeous!!! I remember getting some super thoughtful pressies off the kids in my class. Reading their cards was always the best bit. Mind you… a bottle of champas didn’t go astray either!

    • Vicki
      November 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      If I was a teacher I think I’d like the bubbles too!

  2. Dani @ sand has no home
    November 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I don’t have teachers to buy for, but my son’s speech therapist, Occupational therapist and respite carer, who have all made such a difference to him this year, and my 1 year olds daycarers. I am thinking candles and xmas decorations. Thanks for this added inspiration 🙂

    • Vicki
      November 24, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      My pleasure. We always give Christmas decorations with whatever else we give I think it’s a nice tradition.

  3. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    November 24, 2015 at 11:17 am

    These are great ideas – thank you!

    • Vicki
      November 24, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      My pleasure! x

  4. Natalie @ our parallel connection
    November 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Love the wine idea.. And yes I think I have 1 if not 2 teachers who may drink because of my kids #IBOT team

    • Vicki
      November 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Ha ha, I loved that one too.

  5. Caitlin
    November 24, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    These are great ideas. My kids finish on Friday. We are making Christmas bunting for the teachers. I still need to make some for the prep teacher, but my nine year old learned to sew and finished his bunting for his teacher last night, which made it special that he did it himself.

    • Vicki
      November 24, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      That’s impressive! I bet his teacher will love it.

  6. Eva @ The Multitasking Woman
    November 24, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I’m loving the ideas. We used the ‘mistle toes’ one last year and it went down a treat. I love the succulent one and might have to steal that.

    • Vicki
      November 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      They are cute aren’t they.

  7. HUgzilla
    November 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Oh love love love all of these! Had a little giggle at the wine label, and absolutely adored the plant with the lovely message. Teachers are the best!

    • Vicki
      November 24, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      The wine label made me giggle too, hats off to teachers!

  8. Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    November 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Love these! I have made my teacher gifts this year. I really should share on the blog. Thanks for the push. Crap! Not long now!

    • Vicki
      November 24, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Yes, I’d love to see what you made. I know ours finish next week!!!!

  9. Renee Wilson
    November 25, 2015 at 6:18 am

    I love these! I’ve seen the Jamberry ones before and will definitely be doing that for my girls’ teachers 🙂

    • Vicki
      November 25, 2015 at 11:48 pm

      The Jamberry ones are cute aren’t they. It’s going to be a Jamberry Christmas I think!

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