Monday 3 June 2024

Best Professor Gifts ideas for College Teachers and Tutors

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Here are lots of creative DIY professor gifts ideas and unique gifts for college teachers and tutors - lowest cost and no cost DIY thank you gifts ideas that are free and don't cost anything, or cost very little to make or produce - that your recipient will adore! 

Best DIY low cost professor gifts ideas

1. Put together a personalised photoshopped picture

Make them a funny photoshopped picture with all their favourite things, you could set it in a place they have always dreamed of visiting! Add in all their favourite things and people - even fictional characters! You could stage them winning a nobel prize - in front of an audience of cats! This is such a unique and creative gift idea and they are sure to love it. You could print and frame the final result for them to keep safely in their room or space, it will be sure to make them smile whenever they see it!

2. Make them a snack bouquet gift 

Why not put together a selection of their favourite sweets or snacks, arranged in bouquet formation! You could even arrange them in a letter or number shaped gift box, for a standout display and gorgeous looking gift! 

Letter or number gift box (the most affordable!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

3. Make a sugar cookie flower bouquet

A bouquet of sugar cookie flowers! Bake the sticks in to the cookies in the oven, then ice them to look like flowers and arrange them in a beautiful bouquet formation, tied with a ribbon! Alternatively arrange them in an adorable jar - or if you are short on time, why not opt for these adorable gift ready sugar cookie blooms! You can keep them in the jar as an adorable gift, or use them to create your sugar cookie flower bouquet - gift them a whole bouquet of edible flowers! 

Ready made jar of sugar cookie flowers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

4. A pretty set of magnets

DIY them a set of beautiful magnets! You could use clay or fimo to make them and paint them yourself, then attach to magnet backings with some strong invisible glue. Arrange them in a beautiful box with tissue paper and voila!

5. Letterbox flower sugar cookies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Like n.3, just in adorable letterbox form! These are perfect to send to your recipient in the post, as they will fit easily through the letterbox and will be sure to bring a whole load of cheer to your recipient. You could bake these yourself or order them straight to their door with a message if you are short on time.

6. Letterbox personalised thank you sugar cookies 

You can bake these yourself or even order them if you are short on time - even when ordered, they are super affordable and make for the perfect thank you gift for your recipient to light up their day!

Personalised thank you letter sugar cookies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Adorable thank you letterbox cookie πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Floral heart thank you letterbox sugar cookies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

7. A thank you gift of wine 

Amazing reminder wine bottle label (so easy and affordable!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You can craft your own label using a tool like PicMonkey, then simply print and stick to your wine bottle. You could get so creative with this! If short on time, you can find some adorable, super special and hilarious creative labels already on Etsy, that your recipient will love! 

8. A hamper of homebaked goods 

One of the cheapest thank you gift ideas that will always be appreciated! This is an especially amazing idea if your recipient is always hankering after your recent bakes; treat them with a whole box to themselves!

9. Bake them some cupcakes with funny photo edible toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The best ever gift idea that fuses cake with special memories! Your recipient will be able to treasure the special photos and eat them afterwards - the perfect gift that means you can bond over special memories with your recipient and treat them at the same time. This is also super low cost to put together! 

10. A cute ribbon tied bag of their favourite pick and mix

Sometimes the smallest and simplest gifts are the most special and meaningful! You could even create a rainbow of pic and mix to gift them, by layered sweets or candy in bright layers to mimic the colours of the rainbow! This will look so pretty and special and your recipient will be sure to adore it!

11. Personalised thank you chocolates (super affordable!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You can also use these to decorate a cake you baked, to personalise it to your recipient!

Daisy thank you chocolates set πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

12. A sugar cookie medal 

You could bake this yourself or even order one if you are short on time. It's the best ever way to thank someone!

Chocolate 'best person ever' edible medal πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

13. Paint a cup coaster for them

You could make it super special or super funny! It's also a super special thank you gift idea that will come in handy and your recipient will be sure to appreciate the thought and effort!

14. Personalise a funny cushion πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

With their face on, to say thank you! You could design one side as a special thank you message and design the other as a funny photo. If you know they have a favourite celebrity, you could incorporate them to, to show just how well you know your recipient! Everyone's got an idol, whether it is a character from The Office, a guilty pleasure boyband, a girl crush celebrity or even Nicholas Cage, celebrate the fandom and show how well you know them with a funny sequin cushion. It's a hilarious gift as, simply by changing the sequin direction, it's possible to create all manner of scary and funny facial expressions on the celebrity! 

15. DIY a creative sign for their workspace 

To reflect their hobbies and personality, this is the perfect way to make them chuckle, plus they will smile whenever they see it!

16. A set of wax melts πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

They are presented beautifully like a box of chocolates and make the most luxurious and fun gift to open!

17. A heat changing mug πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

A mug is an oldie but a goodie! Even better, a heat transforming mug means your recipient will get an extra surprise when they go to make a hot drink in their new mug!

18. Write them a rap and frame it

So creative and special, this is the funniest way to honour your recipient and make them smile and chuckle!

19. A thank you gift of letterbox brownies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This letterbox chocolate brownie gift is everything, it's such a treat to receive and is affordable too!

Choose your flavour letterbox brownies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

20. Create a comic book starring your recipient 

You could document a story they always tell everyone - or document the story of your relationship with your recipient. You could pose them as a superhero in their own custom superhero comic! 

21. Bake a box of 'tears of my students' πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

For the teacher or professor that makes their students work hard! This is a funny and unique creative gift for the most competitive and challenging of professors, that they have never been given before! Simply make some teardrop shaped sugar cookies and ice them to look like tears, then arrange them in a pretty box with some tissue paper and a ribbon and voila! You could place a little card inside reading 'tears of my students/proteges' or 'tears of my students/recruits'. 

22. Personalise a tote bag for them

Use some fabric pens to decorate a canvas or fabric tote bag or shopping bag for them! All you will need is a blank or plain tote bag, some fabric pens and some creativity! You could enscribe their name on it and any design you prefer - or you could ask your classmates to sign it.

23. Make them a box of shower steamers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so great to gift people on the go! These are so affordable to buy and look so beautiful, and you can even DIY them from ingredients such as essential oils, baking soda and constarch. There are so many varieties and scents to choose from and they make your shower smell amazing, the shower equivalent of bath bombs for those on the go!  

24. Create a paper mache model of their office

Or workspace! You could even try your hand at crafting a miniature version of your recipient and/or class from modelling clay or Fimo. You could get super creative and create an exact replica of their office, classroom or workspace. A one of a kind gift, tailored to your recipient!

25. Make them a novelty shaped cupcake pullapart

Just arrange cupcakes in your chosen formation - you could try a trophy or a try a face shape in order to create a portrait of your recipient! - then ice over them as one and add some decorations and smaller details to bring your creation to life!

26. A custom portrait sugar cookie of their face 

Nothing is cooler or funnier!

27. A surprise message mug πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is such an amazing gift to give! You could present the gift with hot drink inside - or foil wrapped chocolates or candy - and wait until they finish it to reveal the surprise at the bottom of the mug. This would make the most perfect funny thank you gift!

28. Make them a cake with a personalised icing topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This will be sure to be such a memorable gift and will delight your recipient and make them chuckle at the same time!

Sitting down female character icing topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Sitting down male character icing topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

29. A personalised notebook πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This would make for an adorable thank you gift, especially when personally tailored towards your recipient! 

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