Looking for a way to say thanks to the teachers in your kids lives, but don't want to spend a lot? Here are some Dollar Tree Teacher Gifts!
EASY Dollar Tree Teacher Gifts to Buy
I hopped over to Dollar Tree yesterday to see what kinds of new Springy/Summery stuff they were putting on the shelves and I spotted loads of stuff that would be cute for teacher gifts. Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 2 – 6 for 2022, so there's still a couple weeks to pull some fun little gifts together!
When you're short on time and money, and your creativity has also just left the building, these easy ideas for Dollar Tree Teacher Gifts will save your sanity! (Plus – they're just plain cute) 🙂
First is a fun way to help your teacher welcome summer break!
#1 – Summer Fun Tote Teacher Gift
For this poolside-themed gift I wanted to stuff several summer basics into a beachy tote. I found this little basket in the home organization aisle and – while it's smaller than I originally wanted – it will actually be perfect for carrying pool toys.
I filled it with the following – but you can go crazy and add as much as you want!
- Flip flops
- Pineapple hair scarf
- Water Bottle
- Crossword puzzle/Word Search book
- Lip Glosses
For just $7 I think this will be cute – especially once we include a handwritten thank you note. If you want to add more to your tote here are some extra ideas!
- Restaurant or Ice Cream gift card
- Favorite snacks
- Beach Towel
- Insulated Tumbler (Yeti-Style)
And if you're looking for a cute printable to go alongside this gift – SkiptomyLou has one that is perfect! It says:
“All year you have worked hard to make learning fun, now is your time to relax in the sun!”
My second easy Dollar Tree teacher gift idea is less expensive but also really cute….
#2 – Teacher Stationary Gift Idea
Dollar Tree has the most ADORABLE little tin pails right now in a few Springy patterns. I just held the pail in my hand and walked around looking for something to fill it with. Candy was my first thought – but then I spotted a whole display of cute stationary, pens and candles. Stationary Pail it is!
Here's what I added to the little tin pail for a grand total of $4:
- Pretty Notepad
- Pretty Pen 3-Pack
- Washi Tape 7-Pack
- Pretty Scissors
But you could certainly go bigger with this one by adding:
- Monogrammed Notecards
- Stationary Set
- Personalized Stamp
I spotted a cute printable recently on Pinterest that would go so well with this – it says “Take Note: You are one of my very favorite teachers. Thank you for a great school year!”.
#3 – Cute Watering Can
Here's what I used:
- pots and tins found from the Dollar Tree
- Ribbon 50% off at Hobby Lobby = $2 (was enough for 6 tins)
- Yellow confetti from the Dollar Tree = $1.25 (was enough for 6 tins)
- Easter Candy Marked Down (Easter is April 18 – so if you go April 19 or later, you'll probably spot some clearance!)
#4 – Lemonade Fun
Here's what I used:
- Lemonade Glass from the Dollar Tree
- Lemonade Mixes at the Dollar Tree (would be enough for 2 glasses)
- Yellow confetti from the Dollar Tree (would be enough for 8 glasses)
- Ribbon at Hobby Lobby 50% off = $1 (would be enough for 8 glasses)
#5 – Homemade Banana Bread
You can also just wrap up a loaf of homemade bread (like this Blueberry Banana Bread that I made earlier this week), and attach some ribbon with a thank you note or gift card.
#6 – Personalized Coffee Mug
We actually made these YEARS ago at my daughter's birthday party as an activity to keep the girls busy (so if you're looking to do some party crafting, these work great for that too), and saved the mug to give to her teacher. Gotta love getting two projects knocked out at once!
Here's what we used:
- Design your own mugs – Dollar Tree
- Post it Notes – Dollar Tree
- Clip boards (I forgot to get a picture) – Dollar Tree
- Plastic photo frames – Dollar Tree
- Scrapbook paper & ribbon (we already had ours from Hobby Lobby but the Dollar Tree carries it too)
- Mod podge (for clipboard)
- tape runner (this is my all time favorite tape runner for crafting)
- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut for monograms (or you can find pre-cut monograms at your local craft store!)
To make the mugs we just cut paper to fit the inside of the mug, then added some ribbon and a monogram.
For the clipboards (this was the hardest project!) we used mod podge to add paper to the clipboard, then added ribbon and a monogram.
The post it note caddy was the simplest project (and least expensive.)
Just use scrapbook paper to make a design on the back of your plastic frame, and add the post it notes using some tape runner. (Reagan added these while at her party ~ they're not quite straight but it'll do!)
So there you have it! Several super simple Dollar Tree Teacher Gifts that are great DIY projects for you (or even just to let your kids make!) over the weekend. These are perfect to give with a gift card, but let your kids bring a gift to their teacher too, all without busting your budget. 🙂