Inexpensive Back to School Gifts for Your Students

It is just about time to welcome students back to school! First day jitters are a real thing for many students, so I like to greet my kiddos on the first day with some sort of small gift. I feel like it sends the message that I am so happy to see them and I'm excited for our time together. These gifts don't need to be expensive. Here's a round-up of some of my favorite inexpensive (or free!) welcome back gifts for students!

Image of glow sticks with tags with text, "Inexpensive Back to School Gifts for Your Students."

 These fun glow wands are always a hit with my students!! Just print, trim and tape to the end of a small glow bracelet!  Psst... these are also a great way to encourage your students during testing time!

Cover of Ready to Shine Gift Tags resource with image of star-shaped tags on glow sticks.

This adorable gift will definitely leave a mark on your students!


These goldfish tags will make your kiddos the coolest in the school!


Wish your students a Marvelous & Magnificent year with these cute printables!


These tasty chocolate-covered apple pretzel treats would be a hit with every kid I know!


If you're a creative type, or have a daughter who is into making friendship bracelets, your students would definitely knot turn these down!


These treats would be super for a superhero-themed classroom!


Everyone could use a new pencil! Why not grab some cute ones at the dollar store and add these little tags?!


You could welcome your students with a BANG with these fun tags on a package of Pop Rocks!


If you have a little time on your hands and want to tackle a REALLY cute idea, check out these Rolo pencils! They are awesome!!


These are perfect for those little packages of wedding bubbles! How can bubbles NOT put a smile on your face?!


Not seeing anything here that is just right for your classroom? Check out tons of other resources and ideas on this Pinterest board:


Until next time!



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  1. Hi Erin...your ideas are incredible. Would you mind sharing the we're ready to shine templates for the glow sticks.

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