Simple DIY Teacher Gifts

With the end of the school year fast approaching have you started thinking about Teacher Gifts!? No?!? Well don’t worry! I’ve compiled some easy DIY gifts to shower your Teachers, Co-Workers, Friends and Neighbors with!

Teacher Appreciation for Keely’s School is next week- but she’s moving up to the 1 year olds class on Monday (insert sobs from mom here), so we decided to take our gifts this week to thank three of our favorite ladies! They’ve been amazing caretakers of our little girl and she loves them very much!

There are tons of ideas out there on Pinterest but I’m a fan of simple things that pack a big punch!  I’m also a fan of DIY gifts! It’s been a fun year with this being the first time I get to shower our favorite ladies  with gifts! Keely definitely has the best daycare teachers and so far I’ve taken them a few different tokens of our appreciation! Here are my favorite, simple DIY teacher gifts!

Spa in a Cup

My friend Beth had this fabulous idea to gift “Spauccinos” to friends and family for Christmas using epsom salts and essential oils! You can check out her full post here

I took that idea and ran with it to use as DIY teacher gifts! I asked my favorite barista for a few grande frappuccino cups and lids, with my morning coffee order. I did offer to pay him but he gave them to me!


Unscented Epsom Salts- These are my favorite

Travel size shower pouf- you can use these– I found mine at the Dollar Tree

Parfait cups with lids- you can get unlabeled ones here or just sweet talk your favorite barista

Your favorite 5ml bottles of essential oils! Get my favorites here


I filled my grande cups about a 1/3 of the way full with my epsom salts. Pop the  pouf on top, place the lid on and perch your EO on top!

Easiest teacher, neighbor, friend gift ever! Just make sure they realize these are for the bathtub and not to drink!!


Treat Yo Self

I gave these as Christmas gifts for Keely’s teachers! I included my favorite hot chocolate packets, a Stress Away bath bomb and these sassy mugs!

I paired little notes wishing them a Merry Christmas and encouraging our favorite teachers to relax in a bath with a mug of hot cocoa! I add a little bit of rumchata to mine 🙂


Fillable Ornaments- Varies based on size of your bath bombs. You’ll need this 70 mm for the stress away bath bomb size.

Stress Away Bath Bombs– comes as a 4 pack

Sassy Mug- mine came from the Dollar Tree but these are cute too!

Your favorite hot chocolate!


Pop your S.A. Bath Bomb in the fillable ornament and close. I sealed mine with clear scotch tape just to make sure they didn’t open up! Tie a cute ribbon to the top and Voila the cutest, most relaxing ornament!

I filled my mug with a little bit of gold crinkle and slipped the Hot Cocoa pouch, ornament and note inside! Done!

I know what you’re thinking. “Thats cute Sallie but it’s MAY!!! I can’t  gift an ornament in May!!” Sure you can, just don’t call it an ornament! Get a happy mug and a springy ribbon and you’re all set!

Hugs & Kisses

Maybe the teachers in your life aren’t into relaxing baths- I’ve never met anyone like that but I’m sure they’re out there.  This next DIY will surely please anyone- because its Chocolate!!


Metal Containers- I snagged mine in the Dollar Spot at Target but this one from Amazon is super cute

Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses- I did this at Valentines so Hugs were really easy to find! Amazon has them though!

Cello Bags- here


I filled our cello bags up with a mixture of Hugs and Kisses. Tied with a ribbon and added a note that said “XOXO Hugs and Kisses Love Keely”

I used a little bit of watercolors and hand painted our tags! It was super simple!

Once I had my treat bags done I place them in our metal container and send them to school with Keely. The perfect treat- when my child is being anything but!


“Here’s Soapin’….

You have a great summer!!”

For the end of the year I’ve got a fun and useful gift to give! Everyone needs hand soap at home- so why not give our favorite, toxin-free foaming hand wash!!

Y’all know how much I love my Thieves and all my essential oil infused products! This was literally a no brainer!

** If you don’t know why I love Young Living and why you should too- read here


Thieves Foaming Hand Wash- Here or your favorite hand soap. If you get the Thieves- buy the 3 pack and you’ll save some money! Better yet add it to your Essential Rewards order and get rewards points!

Tag- Heres Soapin’– I’m linking my printable for y’all here! Just save it to your computer and use Avery’s design software to print on business card paper!


Get your hand soaps, print your tag and tie on with some adorable ribbon or raffia and you’re good to go!

Just remember you don’t have to do something elaborate for it to be meaningful! So shower you teachers and caretakers and let them know how thankful you are for them!