20 Handmade Valentines Day Teacher gifts Under $5

20 Handmade Valentines Day Teacher gifts Under $5

I am always looking for something clever but useful to give teachers for special holidays. I searched around Pinterest as well as Close to Home’s archives to find you Valentines Day Teacher gifts for Under $5.

These prices are estimates on my end but basically sharing that you can say thank you to your teachers, school administration and not break the bank. These are thoughtful homemade teacher gifts that the kids can help make too.

Some of these are not just Valentine’s Day but you can change the wording for the holiday. Enjoy our round up of Valentine’s Day gifts.

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Valentines Day Teacher gifts Under $5

Super Simple Make at Home Valentines Day Teacher gifts Under $5



These S’more gift packets looks so amazing and there is a free printable available too!

teacher gift idea

Here is another Smores themed Valentines Day gift idea that will wow anyone on your gift list. 


Here is another cute Valentine’s Day snack mix gift they might enjoy. Similar to Muddy Buddies but uses Chocolate Cheerios.  You can really adapt any snack mix with holiday candies to make an inexpensive Valentines day gift for teachers. 


valentines day snack mix


Does your teacher like to fish? Then this is the best teacher gift for them. A Edible Tackle Box.    

Be sure to print out the free Printable for easy gift giving. 

candy tackle box valentine

Make this White chocolate popcorn and fill it in these Pop-ular Teacher Gift ideas.   This. white Chocolate popcorn can easily be adapted with holiday-specific sprinkles and candies for the best gift ever. 


It is one of our most popular snacks to serve at parties and bring to pot luck events

white chocolate popcorn mix


Or this recipe with the conversation hearts too. Not a big fan myself of the flavor but it sure is festive. 



More Valentines Day Teacher gifts Under $5


I love getting cookies in a jar for any holiday, that way we are not overwhelmed by sweets and can make them at another time.


cookies in a jar recipe


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Or use a pre-made cookie mix and include Heart cookie cutters instead of Chrstmas Themed ones.


For multiple Valentine’s Day teacher gifts these ruler cards great.

teacher gifts

 Another great non food gift. Teacher gift Soaps.

soap teacher gifts

Make a yummy cereal snack mix  aka Cupid Mix and package it up for your teachers? If you can get it past the kids:)

Appliqued dishtowels are always a hit for any holiday. Make them for a few dollars each. Learn how to applique dishtowel.




 How about these fun Popcorn Themed gifts.  Fill them with fun flavored popcorn or microwaveable bags.


Or these popcorn gift ideas with a free printable: 

DIY Popcorn teacher gift ideas for Valentines Day Teacher Gift Ideas

Or this is another great Valentine’s Day Teacher gift idea with Layered unpopped kernels. Instead of the mittens, cut out hearts and change the papers. 

valentines day gifts for teachers

Maybe your teacher has an allergy? No worries here is a Nut Free Valentines Candy

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Does your teacher love gum? Pack up several packs of gum and use this free Valentines Day Printable. 


Make a batch of this irresistible Valentine’s Day Toffeefor your teacher. 


Super Simple Make at Home Valentines Day Teacher gifts Under $5


Teachers may get enough candy and sweets at Valentine’s day, so give them a Valentines Day jar of cookie Mix they can make when they are craving a chocolate chip cookie. The free gift and recipe Printable available. 


Teacher Appreciation, cookie in jar free printable

What Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts will you be handing out this year? 


  1. Such great ideas here. I’m working on a few of my own too!!!

  2. They seem easy enough next year I need to remember them when school supplies are super cheap

  3. Since I am a teacher, I really like the hand wash one from bath and body. We are always washing our hands and go through tons of this! That is a really good idea.

  4. Great collection of ideas! I am thinking of doing the rulers for my son’s class… the candy jars are so pretty. Thanks for sharing this week at the Friday Frenzy. 😉

  5. These are all so adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  6. I love the water bottle idea so simple yet so cute! The hand sanitzer is also a great idea.

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