Give teachers a gift they’ll be sure to enjoy with these teacher appreciation gift card holders you can print!
It’s the end of the school year, which means it’s time to show your child’s teacher some love with teacher appreciation gifts.
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One of my favorite things to give teachers is gift cards — everyone can use them, and it’s a great way for teachers to get a little something for themselves.
End of Year Teacher Gift Card Holder Ideas
Your child can share some of their favorite memories of the year with this printable teacher appreciation gift card holder from My Printly.
Alpha Mom‘s Starbucks-themed teacher gift card holder is perfect for teachers who love java!
Isn’t an Amazon gift card the perfect gift? It’s even better with this sweet packaging idea from The Creative Mom.
This school bus gift card holder from Design Eat Repeat is so cute!
These printable gift card holders from Hip 2 Save feature every teacher’s favorite stores!
How fun are Make It To Love It‘s pencil-shaped gift card holders?!
These gift card holders from Skip to My Lou are simple, colorful, and fun!
Show your teacher that they are out of this world, with a space-themed gift card holder via Simply Styled Home.
Print out these fun doodled card holders from Yellow Bliss Road for a unique gift.
Skip to My Lou has another Target gift card holder idea that is super cute!
Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Holders
Help your teacher make the perfect playlist with these iTunes gift card holders from Alpha Mom.
Now here’s an apple most teachers will love! How sweet is this idea from My Sister’s Suitcase?!
Kids will love coloring these printable gift card envelopes from Do Small Things With Love for an extra special touch.
Haha! Teachers and moms will get a laugh out of Chickabug‘s funny gift card holders.
Eighteen 25 has another gift card holder that’s perfect for a coffee-loving teacher!
Let your kids write a heart-felt note for their teacher on this printable gift card holder from Pretty Providence.
We all know teachers would prefer a gift card over an apple! Tell them you understand with this cute card holder from Lil’ Luna.
Insert a gift card into these cute bookmarks from Yellow Bliss Road.
Everyone has to eat, right? Give your teacher a night out with this restaurant gift card holder from Skip to My Lou.
I just love this Jamba Juice gift card holder from Tatertots and Jello! So fun and unique!
How Much Should I Spend on a Teacher’s Gift Card?
This is completely up to you and your budget! When my daughter was younger, and there were only one or two classroom teachers, the room parent organized it so that all of the parents would chip in toward one larger gift or gift card.
Now that my daughter is in middle school, we focus in on her core teachers, or the ones who she worked closely with, and we get them each a smaller gift.
Really, it’s the thought that counts, not the amount! Don’t dismiss the value of a thoughtful, handwritten thank you note, too!
What Do Teachers Really Want?
I asked a couple of teacher friends to tell me about their favorite gifts. None of them really focused on material items. Reading with your kids at home, backing up their lessons with fun books to keep your kiddos interested outside of the classroom, and working as a united front with them were high up on the list.
My teacher friends didn’t go into this career for money or gifts. Their happiness is working with children to help them learn and understand new concepts about the world. That being said, they have received certain gifts that they loved. A mug that a child made, or an ornament. One friend received a tote bag with a student’s artwork on it that she treasures to this day.
Gift cards are suited to everyone, and that’s what makes them such a nice gift to give! When you are gifting a gift card to a teacher, you can either recruit your kiddo as a secret investigator and challenge them to try and find out some of their teacher’s interests, over the course of the year.
Or, you can fallback on certain gift cards that all teachers will love such as gift cards to: Starbucks or a local coffeeshop (for those late night grading sessions!), movie theater, restaurants, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or a local bookstore, or Target.
Teachers spend so much of their own money on supplies and books for the classroom, so another idea would be to offer to send in any items they might be running low on mid-year, so that they can hold onto more of their hard-earned money!
Teacher Gift Ideas
What are you planning to give your child’s teacher this year?