EASY Dollar Tree Teacher Gift Ideas
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 6 – May 10 this year, 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 3 easy teacher gift ideas 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 *These are just $6.99 at Kohl's right now if you have a Kohl's Card!
- 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!” You can print it here 🙂
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