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Need some teacher appreciation gift card ideas?? Give your teacher a gift they need and will love.
Are you stuck on what to give your child’s teacher for teacher appreciation or end of year gift? Want to know a secret? Out of anything you can give them, teachers appreciate gift cards the most.
As a crafter, it’s hard for me to not make them something fancy and cute. There are certain things I will still make for them if I know it’s something they would use, want, or be sentimental.
But when asking teachers what they truly want, gift cards are always at the top of the list. They have too many apple things, mugs, ornaments, bags, etc.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have to dress up the gift card and give it to them in something cute! And if you own a Cricut, then whipping up something that will make them smile is easy peasy.
If you don’t have a Cricut, I still have you covered. Make sure to check out these free printable teacher appreciation cards to attach a gift card too or these free printables for small gifts for teachers. I also have a roundup of some of my favorite teacher appreciation cards from around the web for more inspiration!
Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Ideas
There are so many gift cards out there, so which one should you get? The best thing to do is actually ask the teacher or room parent where they shop or eat the most.
At our school, the teachers fill out a form all about themselves at the beginning of the year. Among other things, they are asked where they shop, their favorite places to eat, what their favorite coffee is, and what gift cards they would like the most. This makes it easy on the parents and teachers!
What are the most popular gift cards for teachers?
- Coffee – Starbucks, Peet’s, or a local coffee shop
- Stores – Target, Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Barnes & Noble, Visa gift card, or whatever local department store you have.
- Food – a favorite local restaurant, Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats. Sometimes Costco will have discounted gift cards and in a multipack. If you go in with the class or a few other parents, I would suggest checking out what your local Costco or Sams Club has.
Now, let’s make them look cute! I made a video on how to make both of these projects below so make sure to check it out for more details.
Cricut Gift Card Holder Using Draw and Cut Function
All you need for this teacher appreciation gift card ideas is a Cricut, some cardstock, a tape glider or glue dots, and a Cricut pen.
You can find both files for these projects in Cricut Access here. If you don’t want to make the DIY coffee mug just hide or delete those images out.
Cut the other pieces out of coordinating cardstock when prompted.
Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Ideas Video Tutorial!!
A lot of times it’s just easier to show you how to make these in a video, especially the DIY paper mug. So make sure to watch the video below (or sometimes it moves to the top or side depending on what device you are on!) Turn on the volume!
Use a Cricut to Make a Gift Card Holder
The next teacher appreciation gift card ideas is a coffee mug made out of KraftBoard with a coffee gift card put inside.
Materials Needed for DIY Coffee Mug
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- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Double Scoring Wheel
- Cricut Kraft Board
- Patterned adhesive vinyl – Ditsy Dots
- Tape glider or glue dots
The coffee mug file is part of Cricut Access called Coffee Cup Box or you can find my file here. This is what my CDS canvas looks like. The rectangular mug file is sized to 12 inches long.
The blue images will be cut out of patterned adhesive vinyl and the green is all the parts of the cup that will be cut out of Kraft board.
Click Continue and select the material. You can always use the Explore and score and cut this out of cardstock. I used my Cricut Maker and the double scoring wheel which scores much better on thicker materials like Kraft board (under Art Board).
Your screen will now prompt you to insert the 02 scoring wheel. If you need help with changing yours please watch my Cricut Maker unboxing video here.
Use transfer tape to apply the wording to the front of the mug 1/2 – 1 inch away from the slits of the handle.
Apply glue or tape glider to the tabs showed above (one will be the brown side and the other will be the red side tab.) I didn’t apply mine to the correct sides in the video so you’ll see me adding extra glue dots…womp womp…
Turn the cup over. Apply some glue to one of the circles and place it on the bottom tabs (right side facing out!) Then turn it over and push the other circle inside the mug (right side facing up!). So you’ll have the red showing on the bottom and inside the cup.
Put a gift card for coffee inside and maybe some chocolates or gum and you’re done!
If you need any more inspiration, make sure to browse my teacher love tab of all my teacher appreciation posts.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative day!