Teacher Thank You Gift (Cup Of Art) Learn + Link With Linky

Even though we homeschool my children still have teachers that they are with weekly. Every Wednesday morning while I go to my Bible study class all 5 of my kids go to their classes, they are with other homeschool children with volunteer teachers that they do a Bible lesson with, crafts, sing, etc. They have these teachers for 9 months. Our study has ended till the Fall but next year they are moved up a class and will get different teachers so we wanted to give them a little something as a thank you. 

Frugal Gift Idea

With a total of 8 teachers (some of my kids have 2 teachers per class) gifts get pricey. So we made them personalized mugs. Shhhhhhhhh, they only cost a $1.00 each! The Dollar Tree has these mugs – design your own travel mugs (11 oz.).  These mugs pull apart and come with a coloring page inside that kids can color but I flipped it over and my kids made their teachers their own personalized artwork that the artwork can be viewed from the outside. My older ones wrote personalized notes and drew them their own pictures while with my 3 year old and baby I traced their hands and wrote a thank you message for their teachers. 


 For Mother’s Day I am having pictures of my kids printed off and I will make one for their grandma too! My kids enjoyed personalizing these or their teachers and once all of their teachers unwrapped them Wednesday they were thrilled!

Frugal gift idea

  What gift ideas do you have for teacher thank you gifts? 

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  1. That’s a GREAT idea! I can’t imagine any teacher not totally loving such a thoughtful gift.

  2. Those cups are super cute, and sure to be adored by the teacher that receives them.

  3. That is such a great idea! I know lots of people who would love that gift!

  4. Those are pretty cute and I love that they aren’t expensive at all! I might pick some of these up just because! 🙂

  5. We did something similar, but included some schoolwork art that they had done in class under the teacher’s instruction. That way he recognized it right away!

  6. What a cute idea. We generally went with bath & body products.

  7. These are so cute and I like the personal touch from the kids. My daughter creates special hand clay sculptures that she gifts to her teachers. They are so cute as well! Great idea Nicole!!

  8. I love your idea. Because I like to cook I’d probably bake something yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Those are a great idea. I need to live near a better dollar store 🙂 we usually gave a small treat basket or movie tickets when I only had to buy for 2 teachers. After the kids moved out of elementary school we stopped doing anything.

  10. That is a great idea and I love how the kids can personalize it!!!!

  11. Such a cute idea! That’s something to look at to make you smile all the time!

  12. What a cute idea. Teachers just love this personalized stuff. 🙂

  13. This is a really nice gift idea for teachers! Thanks for this idea!

  14. What a truly awesome gift.. and for only $1 each you really can’t go wrong! I am going to have to find these, I love Dollar Tree!

  15. What A Great Idea Adorable Gifts & Easy To Do Love it!

  16. Oh that’s such a fun idea! I love that it’s practical too.

  17. What a perfect gift for anyone who loves the child, not just mom 🙂

  18. Such a great gift! Easy, practical and personal!

  19. Cute cups! My son made me a cup like this for Mother’s Day last year and I LOVE it!

  20. This is such an absolutely fantastic idea. You really can’t go wrong with a budget-friendly gift that is personalized!

  21. What a great idea and the kiddos can update with new artwork too!!

  22. That’s a great idea! The price is totally right, they are personalized and definitely useful.

  23. That is just so sweet and it’s inexpensive. When you have five kids, that’s especially important!

  24. Those are adorable and I’m sure the teachers will love them and I’m sure the kids had a bunch of fun making them.

  25. I love that idea! So creative and fun.

  26. What a cool gift! great idea.

  27. These are too cute! As a former teacher, it is the little gifts of art and drawing that I miss the most and treasure from my old students!

  28. Those are really cute teacher gifts! Dollar Tree has the best stuff!

  29. This is great for any teacher! I need these tips. We’ll start having teachers in Kindergarten next year and I want to stay on top of Teacher’s Day!

  30. Awwwww. These are actually cups of heart. So much love put into these!

  31. I have a few of these from years past. My favorite type of gifts for sure!

  32. Cute idea. Great place to hide a gift card too.

  33. This is really cute. As a teacher, I always loved getting personalized gifts.

  34. I would have loved that when I was a teacher.

  35. Those are so cute! What fun travel mugs!

  36. Cute gift! I am lazy and buy them all gift cards to Dunkin Donuts! I am such a slacker compared to some of you!

  37. Rebecca Swenor says:

    Very creative love this idea. It shows yours kids to be creative also. Great Job. 🙂

  38. michele d says:

    What a awesome idea for a thank you gift for the teachers.So affordable yet appreciated.
    Thanks for sharing!

  39. Such gift would make any parent happy and proud of their toddler! Nice idea..

  40. That is very smart of you! 🙂
    I like the ones that had the hand traced. It’s a present that teachers would love to receive.

  41. Maria Oller says:

    When my kids were younger we used to do some gorgeous crafts for their teacher as they grow older it was mostly a card for their favorites ones. miss having little kids tho =(

  42. Dollar tree is the best gifts.
    Others are great. Love your idea. Good post here.

  43. When my son was small I always loved getting artwork with his hand or footprint. I love the ones where they put their hands together to make the shape of butterflies. The cups are a cute idea!

  44. This is so awesome! I really love the whole personalized thing!

  45. This would be perfect gift to parents from kids on special occasions.

  46. These cups are so cute! You could even add photos to them to personalize them even more.

  47. super cute gift. It’s not about the price, but the effort you put into the gift so don’t feel bad that they were from the dollar store. I LOVE the dollar store!

  48. This idea is so cute! What a unique gift to give too!

  49. WOW! Those are teacher SWAGS. haha, def. no teacher around the globe would deny to have it. Superb! \m/

  50. This is very cute and it didn’t look like it came from a dollar store.

  51. That is adorable. Such a fun and easy idea.

  52. Oh that is a wonderful gift for a teacher and the kids can get so creative with it putting their own pictures inside it. I also can’t turn down a good travel mug! Love this!

  53. Such a cute idea as a teacher gift. It lets kids be creatively part of the gifting process. Any teacher will like receiving these.

  54. I’m so glad I found you on Facebook via the SITS Girls link up! I love your blog and look forward to reading more of your posts.

  55. That is such a cute idea and so creative! Great way to bring some meaning to the day!

  56. What a wonderful gift idea! It’s always so special to get a gift with a personal touch!

  57. I love the idea! Thanks for sharing.

  58. These are such lovely and cute ideas – personalized too!

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