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23 School Supply Gift Ideas for Teachers

Updated 12/9/20

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From the practical to the whimsical, these teacher gifts made from school supplies are sure to please.

It’s no surprise that teachers love shiny new school supplies—especially the ones they didn’t have to buy with their own money or “borrow” from their spouse’s office!  With teachers spending over $450 a year out of pocket on supplies for their classrooms, consider this when it’s time to gift your teacher with a little something: Skip the personalized mugs and the pencil-scented candles (yes, they really exist), and instead, give the gift of school supplies. Any one of these 23 practical school supply themed gift ideas are sure to put a smile on your teacher’s face!


1. Make no mistake about it…I’m so happy you’re my teacher! 

Featuring erasers (wrapped in wax paper) and our printable gift tag.



2. You’re a five-star teacher!

Featuring Mead Five Star filler paper and our printable gift tag.



3. My future is looking sharp with you as my teacher!

Featuring Sharpie markers and printable gift tag from Skip to My Lou.




4. Hands down, you’re the best!

Attach this printable gift tag to soap or hand sanitizer for a…timely gift.


5. You are the write teacher for me!

Attach our printable gift tag to a nice notebook or some Paper Mate pens.


6. You’re a cut above the rest!

Featuring scissors and a printable gift tag from Homeroom Mom.



7. Mark my words…it’s going to be a great year!

Featuring Sharpie markers and printable gift tag from The Suburban Mom.



8. I’m looking forward to a bright and re-marker-able school year!

Featuring Sharpie markers and printable gift tag from Mothers Niche.



9. DIY dry erase board 

Dry erase markers would be a fun addition to this simple DIY erase board from Everyday Mom Ideas.



10. Teacher survival kit 

Featuring some of your teacher’s favorite essentials in a bag with our printable bag topper (fits 1-gallon bags).


11. Thanks for sticking with me and helping me learn

Featuring Post-it Notes and printable gift tag from The Happy Scraps.



12. Thank you for coloring our lives and making us sharpies

Featuring Sharpie markers a printable gift tag from Design Wash Rinse Repeat.



13. You are scent-sational

Featuring scented markers and a printable gift tag from Step Into Second Grade.



14. You’re one sharp teacher!

Featuring Sharpie markers and printable gift tag from Pink When.



15. All of the supplies (just about) 

Featuring folders, filler paper, highlighters, pens, scissors and our “scribble, sharpen” printable gift tag.


16. Teacher toolkit

Featuring erasers and other teacher essentials (don’t forget the chocolate!) from Hi Sugar Plums.



17. Dry erase markers bouquet

Featuring dry erase markers; get the how-to over on The Happy Scraps.



18. We are stuck on you

Featuring Elmer’s glue sticks and printable gift tag from Crissy’s Crafts.



19. Welcome back pencil vase

Featuring Paper Mate pencils and printable gift tag from Amanda Parker and Family (note, we recommend using glue dots instead to ensure your teacher can actually use the pencils).



20. According to our calculations…

Featuring small calculators and printable gift tag.


21. You’re the glue that keeps us together

Featuring Elmer’s glue sticks and printable gift tag from G* Rated.



22. Thank you for helping me bloom!

Featuring pencils, cupcake liners and printable gift tag from Lia Griffith.



23. This marks the beginning of a bright and colorful year!

Featuring Sharpie markers, a recycled soup can, and printable gift tag from Sweet Charli.



Originally posted 2015

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7 Comments for 23 School Supply Gift Ideas for Teachers


Please how easy will it be getting supplies directly from you in bulk to re-sell here in Nigeria?


    Hi Steph, We don’t sell supplies or distribute supplies. Sometimes we give away supplies to United States schools when we receive donations from our sponsors. TeacherLists.


I do want something of that because my teacher is awesome

Taylor Crews

I loved the teacher survival kit in the hefty bag.


Love all of these gift ideas. Would be great for our hard working middle school teachers.


Such cute ideas! I love the Teacher Survival kit!

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