How To Create Best In Class Gifts For Teacher.

Show teachers much-deserved appreciation with thank you gifts & cards customised from the heart.

A selection of thank you gifts on a teacher's desk

This past academic year has not been a normal school year by any measure. Express your gratitude to outstanding teachers and school staff with personalised cards and gifts on Teacher Appreciation Day (Tuesday, 4th May 2021).

Move beyond traditional teachers’ gifts like apples and fudge; customise something useful and long-lasting that they will appreciate throughout the year. No matter what you end up going with, your thoughtful gift will bring a big smile to your favourite teacher’s face.

Gift Ideas


A photo year book laid on the table

Create a stunning photo book with photos, messages and scanned drawings from the class. We have some great yearbook-style photo book templates for you to easily customise. Leave some empty pages so students could write their own personal “Thank you”.

Marvellous Mugs

A personalised travel mug on the teacher's desk

They’ll love this photo travel mug with their name or a collage of drawings from the class printed on it. We have tons of designs to get you started.

Duly Noted

A personalised notebook makes a great thank you present, when presented with pencils and wrapped in ribbon

Personalised spiral-bound notebooks are wonderfully practical gifts to help teachers with lesson planning and staying organised. Add a set of pencils and a ruler for extra credit!

Go Green

A plant pot personalised with kids art to thank the teacher

Make a simple personalised plant pot to instantly brighten up your teacher’s desk! Customise it with a scanned or photographed drawing to make it truly unique.

Brownie Points

A rectangular tin displaying a cookie mix recipe as thank you gift for the teacher

Place some brownies or cookie mix in a customised photo tin. Add a photo print of a favourite recipe with all of the ingredients.

The Right Message

Hands holding a wrapped teacher appreciation gift, personalised with a photo print

Create a Star Teacher Photo Print or Teacher Appreciation Card to attach to a giftbox of goodies. The class could sign their names with a permanent marker for an extra thoughtful touch!

Delightful Desk Décor

A wooden photo panel and a mug, both personalised with a matching teacher design

Create inspirational desk art with a simple quote printed onto a wooden photo panel. You could combine it with a lovely matching mug, too!

Cute Collage

A child's hands crafting a homemade teacher thank you card using photo prints

Put together a charming, homemade photo collage print. Easily order free prints on the Snapfish photo app featuring all the children’s smiling faces, cut them out, and stick them to a card or frame them for the teacher’s desk.

Garland of Gratitude

A paper bunting garland strung up over the classroom blackboard, featuring photos of each pupil in the class as a teacher thank you decoration

Print photos of all the children and stick them onto colourful triangles, pegged to string on the wall above the teacher’s desk for a heart-warming Thank You Photo Garland!

Be Inclusive

As well as your teacher, it’s nice to show appreciation for hardworking teaching assistants and school office staff with thoughtful customised gifts. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; a humble yet thoughtful gift can go a long way in showing how much you appreciate their time and energy.

A personalised calendar displayed on the wall to thank teaching staff

An academic wall calendar can showcase the many class accomplishments or milestones. You could start a calendar with any month you like and add photos to special dates for added impact.

A framed photo print on a desk makes a great teacher thank you present

A framed photo could be a high-quality addition to their home or office – our 18×12” mounted and framed photo could be signed by the entire class and feature a photo of the teacher(s) with the children, or you could choose the smaller 10×8″ desktop framed print. It’s a guaranteed smile-inducer!

The Snapfish custom gifts builder in website makes it easy to create teacher thank you presents

Create professional looking gifts with our user-friendly builder and design tools. It’s as simple as A-B-C, 1-2-3!

A selection of school-themed embellishments

You could even add text and embellishments, or change backgrounds to suit your personal style. You’ll find our favourite embellishments in the side navigation. Search directly at the top of the navigation for ‘school’, ‘teacher’, ‘thanks’, or look at the ‘School Embellishments’ section in the navigation.

Thank you teacher cards displayed on a shelf

Don’t forget to include a ‘Thank You’, Teacher card! You could build your card from scratch or make your own with or without photo using our convenient, pre-built design templates.

Brighten Up Your Home & Walls With Fresh Canvas Print Designs

Snapfish + Macmillan are working in partnership to raise vital funds. For every greeting card or flat card set sold, Macmillan receive up to 15p.

What gem will you give to your teacher or school staff member? Share it with us on social media! You can tag us with @snapfishuk in your photos on Instagram or Facebook or use the hashtag #snapfishuk. Follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, too. Check out the Snapfish site for even more new products teachers and staff will adore.

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