Each year as the end of the school year approaches I start to think about easy teacher gift ideas. I admit, buying teacher gifts can be a bit of a challenge! What are good gifts for teachers? I love to give something useful, lovely, and reusable.
Plants and Flowers and Presents, Oh My
When my oldest child was in kindergarten I had a friend who was the master planner of teacher gifts. She started thinking about end of year teacher gifts so early each spring that she had time to grow gorgeous hanging baskets for all of her kids’ teachers. AMAZING!
I never seem to be that organized but I do love the idea of giving plants and flowers!
Plants, bouquets, and herbs make lovely inexpensive gifts for teachers that are sure to be appreciated.
(Bonus idea: These plants and flowers can also be used as teacher appreciation centerpieces.)
Beautiful (and Easy) Plant Gifts for Teachers
I’ve collected 18 of the most beautiful plant gifts for teachers to inspire your gift giving.
(Don’t worry, the ideas are NOT complicated and don’t require you to sow seeds early in the spring.)
These simple flowering gifts can be pulled together in a few minutes using cut flowers or potted plants. Most cost just a few dollars and many come with free printable labels and cards!
|This adorable DIY planter box filled with Mason jars from Shanty 2 Chic make a lovely and affordable teacher gift that can later be used for pencil and crayon storage.
|Any bouquet or plant looks perfect with this lovely free printable thank you tag from Skip to My Lou.
|A simple pail garden is decorated with upcycled dictionary pages and free printable tag from The Idea Room.
|Use a ruler to create this precious planter and “you rule” pencil tag from Tilly’s Nest.
|Show your gratitude with this easy painted flower pot inspired by school supplies from My Happy Place.
|Turn a summer pail into a bright and cheerful planter with a paint pen and traceable stencil. Get the full tutorial from Bren Did.
|It doesn’t grow, but this free printable fingerprint tree from Balancing Home would look perfect as a card for with a plant or bouquet.
|Announce your thanks with a plant and this free printable thanks for helping me grow label from Three Kids and a Fish.
|Create a DIY flower vase from pencils using this easy tutorial from Catch My Party.
|Use a pencil and a punny free printable from Skip to my Lou to dress up a lovely vining plant.
|Fresh herbs make a lovely gift when you add these free printable herb labels from Such the Spot.
|Turn a floral bouquet into a showpiece with this free printable thanks a bunch tag from Simply Kierste.
|Give a gift card and teachers can pick out their own plants. This free printable teacher gift card holder from Yellow Bliss Road adds the perfect touch.
|Teachers and chalkboards seem like the perfect match. Grab the free printable chalkboard tags from Anders Ruff Design Co.
|Potted mums are affordable and adorable when you add this free printable mum gift tag from Skip to my Lou.
|Dress up any potted plant with this mini banner and a bit of burlap. Grab the free printable mini teacher appreciation banner from Alice and Lois.
|Dress up herb pots with paper bag wraps and hand stamped gift tags, see the lovely tutorial from A Night Owl.
|You can write your own message of thanks in chalk when you make this easy DIY chalkboard pot with free printable tag from The Idea Room.
I hope these gorgeous teacher appreciation gift ideas help you make a green gift for your favorite educator.
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