With the end of another tough school year approaching, we’re thinking about all the ways we can thank our favorite teachers for all their hard work. And we think food gifts are one of the very best ways to show thanks to our kids’ teachers, so take a look at the 12+ creative free and low-cost printables we’ve found to make these treats more special.

Related: The best teacher gift ideas from people who know: actual teachers.

Over 12 of the best teacher appreciation printables for food gifts that say thanks

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Use Feeling Nifty's free printable coffee gift tags for your child's teacher appreciation gift

Thanks a Latte printable teacher appreciation gift tags
Feeling Nifty, free download

Whether they prefer to grab their morning coffee from Starbucks, Dunkin, or Tim Hortons, you’ll find a free printable teacher appreciation gift card holder at Feeling Nifty. There are also four creative ways to use these printables that help make a plain gift card look extra special.

Lisa Storm's teacher appreciation printable gift tags help turn a tumbler into a great gift

Printable teacher appreciation straw tags
Lisa Storms, free download

Perhaps your child’s teacher is more of a tea or lemonade drinker? Buy a reusable cup with a straw to put together an adorable drink package with these printable straw flags. Love that there is even one directed to our sometimes overlooked teacher’s aides.

The printable gift tags and recipe card from Delightful E Made make a great teacher appreciation food gift

M&M brownie recipe and printable tag teacher appreciation gift
Delightful E Made, free download

A mason jar of M&M brownie mix sounds like an A+ gift to me, and this colorful  printable gift tag makes it even more sweet. The free PDF also includes a recipe card so they’ll know exactly how to turn their mason jar into delicious treats.

Related: 8 classic teacher appreciation food gift ideas, made a little more special and personalized

This printable chocolate teacher appreciation poem from Kenarry makes a wonderful teacher appreciation gift

Printable chocolate teacher appreciation card
Kenarry, free download with email

You can never go wrong with chocolate, and when it comes to teachers, you can never go wrong with a little vocab and handwriting practice too! I love that kids can choose the words to go with each letter that spell “chocolate”, and all you have to do is grab a bag of Lindt truffles or something similar and affix the card.

Peppermaid Studio's printable popcorn tags help make your teacher appreciation gift pop!

Popcorn printable gift tag teacher appreciation gift
Peppermaid Studio, $4 on Etsy

Get them ready for movie night in the cutest way with these inexpensive printable popcorn gift tags. With two options, you can either wrap individual bags of microwave popcorn or affix a tag to a larger bag of  gourmet popcorn. Want to really spoil their very favorite teacher? Grab a gift card to a local theater or streaming service like Netflix to go along with the munchies.

Tuck a gift card into one of these printable teacher appreciation gift card holders from Crazy Little Projects

Teacher appreciation treat gift card holder
Crazy Little Projects, free download

Stop by your favorite ice cream shop or bakery to grab a gift card to go along with one of these colorful printable gift card holders. If they’re not into sweets, no worries: There are other food-themed options that can work for several types of gift cards.

Related: 10 DIY teacher gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week to remind them how much they’re helping our children grow

Skip to My Lou's printable teacher appreciation gift card holders make a great end-of-the-year present

Printable teacher appreciation gift card holders
Skip to My Lou, $4.95 for 16

You’ll also find a wide range of very pretty printable gift card holders at Skip to My Lou, many of which work for a food or drink theme.

Make a batch of s'more snacks with these printable gift tags from Rachel Teodoro for a teacher appreciation gift

S’mores snack mix teacher appreciation gift tag
Rachel Teodoro, free download

This s’mores snack mix looks so delicious, it may not make it out of the classroom! Love the instructions for turning a plain mason jar into a cute and colorful holder, and the free printable is just the perfect topper.

Related: 16 mason jar food gifts your kids can help DIY, from sweet to savory.

Teacher Appreciation Day printables for food gifts: Sweet Year teacher appreciation gift idea at Positively Splendid

It’s Been a Sweet Year printable gift tag
Positively Splendid, free download

They’ll be charmed to receive a sweet and delicious mini loaf of your favorite bread (like Kate’s famous zucchini bread, or the honey bun bread recipe included in the post). Tie a napkin and fork to the loaf and top with one of these pretty printables for a gift they can enjoy right away. Just be sure to add the recipe, too.

Related: 7 food gifts for teachers that will earn you an A+ on National Teacher Appreciation Day.

See Vanessa Craft's Nacho Average Teacher printable tag helps you make a great teacher gift

Nacho average teacher printable tag
See Vanessa Craft, free download

Love this idea to give your child’s favorite teacher an entire fiesta as thank you for this past year. Include your favorite salsa, chips, and any other fixings in a basket or tub and include this colorful printable on top.

This adorable printable from Sara Luka will look great on a box of donuts for a teacher appreciation gift

Donut teacher appreciation printable gift tag
Sara Luke, free download with email

With their editable text at the bottom, we think these printable gift tags donut disappoint. (ha) Put atop a box of fresh donuts for a gift they can sink their teeth into right away.

Free apple printables and a tasty treat make a great teacher appreciation gift

Caramel apple in a jar with printable gift tags
The Gunny Sack, craft idea; A Girl and a Glue Gun, free downloads

OK, we know an apple for the teacher is cliche, but they’ll understand when they see this delicious caramel apple in a jar. Made by collecting store-bought ingredients, this super easy gift idea manages to maintain a homemade feel, especially when you add one of the apple-themed printables to the top.