While some teachers are strict and intimidating, some are really fun and friendly. They make learning a joyful experience, they help develop our talents so that we can be more creative. If we are not that good in a subject, they help remove our fears and make us appreciate that topic more. They are always there for you and you can talk to them about anything. Teachers love receiving gifts just as much as kids do and homemade gifts stand out from the rest for the love and efforts put into them. Make amazing homemade gifts for teachers with simple materials and let the teacher experience the joys of childhood again.
Top 20 Homemade Teacher Gift Ideas
Make a Fan Page on Facebook
This type of gift is absolutely cost-effective and modern. Teachers would be thrilled to have a fan page of their own on social networking websites such as Facebook, where the students can come and upload photos, and become fans of their teachers and make it a forum for teachers and students to discuss issues and interact more freely.
Make a Scrapbook
Making special scrapbooks are also nice gifts, they can be filled up with cuttings of an answer sheet your teacher scored for you, of year book photos and report card statements. You can write poetry, a write up on your teacher, short stories, make small drawings, or anything you wish to add. You can decorate it with sparkles, hand prints in different colors, dry leaves, flowers, stickers, smiley faces, badges, or even post aids!
Make a Calendar
A handmade calendar is a great idea, as every body uses it all throughout the year. Take photos of your classmates, and divide them into twelve folders so that you don't miss out any of your friends. Get these photos scanned or simply stick them on the book sized calendar. You can also add sweet quotes and sayings for each month and its photo. They make nice personalized gifts.
Make Jewelry and Name Plates
If you know how to make jewelry then you can make some for your favorite female teacher, by using beads, buttons, paper mashed into beads, plastic or even feathers such as Peacock feather. This is surely a sweet gift for lady teachers. For your male teachers you can make a name plate or a door sign, or even a wall hanging using whatever materials you can think of, such as scrap metal.
Make a Class T-Shirt
Take a class photograph of all your classmates with your teachers and get is scanned on T-shirt for your favorite teachers. The second best option would be to paint a T-shirt yourself with whatever you can, or ask your classmates to paste their hand prints dipped in different colors with their names signed under their hand print. Or take permanent marker pens and get a white T-shirt signed by all your friends with some loving words from each student and gift it to your teacher. Make sure the T-shirt should fit your teacher, so it's always better o buy a free sized one.
Give Gift Certificates and Vouchers
Ask your parents for extra gift certificates or vouchers. Or even better, ask students in your class to voluntarily deposit whatever they wish to contribute into a deposit box, so as to buy these vouchers. They can be for a restaurant, boutique, a beauty salon, shopping brands, for a concert or theater play. Whatever it may be, they will be useful for your teacher.
Become a Teacher for the Day
This will be a great gift to give your teachers on Teacher's Day. Appoint student to dress up and act like your teachers. Each student enacting their own allotted teacher. Request your teachers to act as students and the whole process will be extremely hilarious and fun. This will also give the teachers a break from teaching for that special day. It is also makes great thank you gifts.
Throw a Farewell Party
If one of your beloved teachers is leaving the school or is retiring then you and your classmates can arrange for a farewell party. Your parents can also contribute or be a part of it. You can add banners, make a short digital presentation for your teacher with photographs of when they were kids themselves, in school, since the day they joined your school/college, class and group photographs as well. This is one of the excellent retirement gifts for teachers. Your teacher will never forget this retirement gift and will be touched, by all your love. Since this gift requires the combined efforts and contribution of many students it is one of the best examples for teacher gifts from students.
Gift From The Whole Lot!
Make it a rule that every student in the class must bring one gift each for the teacher. These gifts must be decided in advance, so that each gift is unique and not repeated. One student can get flowers, while another can get cards, the third can bring a pouch of candy, another can bring a toy. Or to ease up on the hard work, each student can bring whatever they wish. The objective is to show your affection to your favorite teacher!
All that is required to make these gifts is some creativity. You no longer have to spend too much on gift baskets or delay your homework. These homemade gifts are easy to make and not time-consuming.