Thrifty Thursday – Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Teachers

I found the most FANTASTIC list of thrifty gift ideas – I just had to share them with you!!! These would be great to give to your children’s Sunday School Teachers, Pastors, and School Teachers.

I found these on Skip to My Lou during teacher appreciation week…

“You are out of this world” tag attached to a Milky Way or Mars candy bar

“You deserve an extra payday!” tag attached to a Payday candy bar

“There is no ’sub’stitute for you!” tag attached to a gift card for the local sub shop

“You are ‘extra’ special” tag with a pack of Extra Gum

“Thanks for helping Blake ‘bloom’” tag with a bouquet of flowers

“We appreciate the ‘mounds’ of work you do!” tag attached to a Mounds candy bar

“Thanks for giving Blake a hand” tag with hand lotion

“Thanks a ‘latte’!” tag with a gift card from local coffee shop, special coffees or travel mug

“You are ’souper’! – soup mix, custom decorated soup bowls or homemade soup

“You are a ‘treasure’ tag with Treasures candy

“You really measure up” tag with a cool ruler, yardstick or measuring tape

“You are the apple of our eye” with a basket of apples (construction paper leaves with nice sayings—A+ teacher, you’re special etc. can be hot glued to the stems)

“You are ‘tea’rrific!” tag with a selection of teas

“You deserve a ‘break’ today! Thanks for your hard work” tag with a McDonald’s gift certificates

“You are a smart cookie” tag with homemade cookies

“Thanks for a ‘picture’ perfect year” tag with movie coupons or nice picture frame

“Thanks for making our school year bright” tag with a package of highlighters

“Thanks for helping Blake grow” tag with flower seeds

“You are o’fish’ally the best!” tag attached to Goldfish Crackers

“Thanks for lighting the way” or “You light up our world” with a nice candle

“We are your biggest ‘fan’!”with a cute desk fan, hand held fan or paper fan.

“Thanks for the ‘time’ you spend with Blake” tag on a cute clock, fun watch or pretty appointment book

“We are fortunate to have you!” tag with a Chinese take out box filled with fortune cookies

“You have been a ‘bright’ spot in our year!” tag with a package of highlighters

“You are a joy!” tag attached to an Almond Joy candy bar

“Thanks for giving Blake a hand!” tag attached to work or garden gloves filled with candy

“You have been just ‘write’ for Blake!” package of nice pencils or pens in a case or container

“You rock!” tag with pop rocks, rock candy, Rock Star soft drink or painted rock for a paperweight

“You have been ‘key’ to Blake’s success!” tag attached to a key ring, maybe a pretty handmade beaded one

“We are ‘nuts’ about you!” tag attached to some nuts

“You ‘float’ above the rest” tag attached to a balloon or a fun pool float for the summer

“You are worth more than a 100 grand to Blake!” tag attached to a 100 Grand candy bar

“Here is a ‘pat’ on the back for doing such a great job!” tag attached to a gift certificate for a massage

I thank the Lord for the outstanding Sunday School teachers my children have had this year. Teachers need to know that their investment in our children’s lives is appreciated. Take the time to pick up something small and let your children write out the card to show show their gratitude.

Walk with the King!


  1. Love these! Thanks for the tips- even though my oldest is only in preschool, I appreciate his teachers so much, and you are right, even the smallest gift can mean so much to let them know they are appreciated!

  2. These are great sayings! Thanks for sharing them!

    My kids were blessed to have teachers who go above and beyond their duties. They not only teach our kids but they really show that they care about them, too. I hope that everyone will take the time to thank their kids’ teachers for all that they do.

  3. Thanks for sharing these great ideas! With 4 kids in school, I am always looking for creative (and inexpensive) ways to honor their teachers. Thanks for passing these great ideas along!!

  4. Great ideas, and so many can be used for lots of others we work with and appreciate. I will use them!

  5. Great ideas!! I sure will be using some of these, like Julie said… they can be for lots of occasions/people… some would even be fun to send in lunches to surprise our kids!

  6. Adorable! I love the combination of the two ideas & whoppers-Yum! Makes for the sweetest gift! ;O)

    pair that beautiful flowers to an original heart-felt poem, perhaps. ah, now that is a heart warming gift. 🙂

  7. While people may have different views still good things should always be appreciated. Yours is a nice blog. Liked it!!!

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