Teacher's Gift Idea

When the end of the school year rolls around, it’s nice to give teachers a token of appreciation for the time spent and lessons taught to your child throughout the year. It’s often difficult to come up with gift ideas that are both unique and useful, but the one I created this year checks all of the boxes! Scroll on to see this cute DIY teacher’s gift idea.

When brainstorming the perfect teacher’s gift idea, I had three criteria:

  1. It had to be unique — no mugs here.
  1. It had to be useful and fun.
  1. Each gift needed to come in under $15. When you have multiple teachers, things can add up quick!

I brainstormed different classroom accessories, pampering gifts, and summertime fun until I landed on this idea.

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Ok, now back to the good stuff….

This gift isn’t just amazing for teacher’s, it could totally be used for anyone — employee’s, babysitters, nieces and nephews, neighbors, the list goes on!

I wanted the gift to feel luxurious so I shopped around for super plush, large beach towels and ended up finding some at a great price at Walmart. I’m normally a Target girl but their stock was a little light the day I went shopping.

Beach towel teacher's gift idea

If you’d prefer to have them delivered to you, check out these fun ones from Amazon:

To create the “Thank you” tag, I logged into my favorite design website, Canva (no, they’re not paying me to say that, I just really like the site).

I played around with the free templates, elements, and text until I was happy with the design and printed it off on cardstock.

Teacher's gift idea gift tag

Feel free to download it, here:

After that, it was simply a matter of punching holes in the tag, attaching some string, rolling up the towel, and tying it up! I attached a little bag of candy to the front to make the deal even sweeter. Pun intended 🙂

Stringing tag for teacher's gift idea
Thanks for being a sun-sational teacher's gift idea

Each gift came in at around $14 not including the cost of the paper and string since I already had those lying around.

Of course, the teachers absolutely loved their gifts and it was so much fun to give them something they could use throughout the summer.

Have you come up with any cool DIY teachers gifts in the past? Leave a note in the comments below!

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