Show Thanks to Teachers with this Creative Starbucks Gift



Here’s a quick and easy printable for you to customize as an end of year Starbucks gift card* thank you for all the top teachers out there to show your appreciation.

Starbucks teacher gift card thank you coffee cup printable


My kids’ teachers love their coffee and the two of them used to go get each other cups of Starbucks coffee on their lunch breaks, so a Starbucks gift cards seemed like the ideal thank you present for them. This cheeky little printable “Thank You Teacher Sleeve” fits over one of the smaller Starbucks take out cups (the size they usually do the kid’s hot chocolates in), which is also the perfect size to hide the gift card inside. Starbucks is even doing “Thank you Teacher” printed gift cards at the moment, so I’m guessing it’s official teacher fuel or something.


Starbucks teacher gift card coffee cup thank you printable

In our Thank You Teacher Sleeve, the Starbucks mermaid has traded her tails for a graduation cap and we’ve replaced the usual check boxes for decaf, etc with check boxes for top teacher qualities. All you need to do is download, print , cut it out and glue it onto a take out cup. The staff at our local Starbucks were more than happy to give me a couple of empty cups to put the gift cards that I was buying into.

Starbucks teacher gift card thank you coffee cup printable

Click here to download the Thank You Teacher Sleeve printable PDF and use a black marker to tick your boxes and write your teacher’s name on the side (barista style).


Starbucks teacher gift card coffee cup thank you printable

Our teachers do such a valuable job. I hope that these will give them a giggle with their much deserved gift cards and our thanks.

Starbucks teacher gift card coffee cup thank you printable


* Note: Starbucks, we love you and this printable was made to help parents as they creatively wrap up the Starbucks gift cards they give to teachers as thank you gifts (which is a good thing, right?). If you’re unhappy, please contact us and we’ll take it down ASAP.

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31 Responses to “Show Thanks to Teachers with this Creative Starbucks Gift”

  1. Alyssa S. May 25 at 2:48 pm Reply Reply

    What a FUN idea. I wish I had this when we did Teacher Appreciation week. We gave our teacher and teacher’s aid one of those teacher gift cards. LOVE it.

    • Isabel Kallman
      Isabel May 25 at 4:33 pm Reply Reply

      Next year Alyssa– this will hopefully stay in our archives. Or, for your year-end gifts.

  2. Brenda Ponnay
    Brenda Ponnay May 25 at 6:50 pm Reply Reply

    Super cute!!

  3. Daisy May 26 at 1:23 pm Reply Reply

    Thank you for sharing. Awesome idea.

  4. Shelley May 27 at 3:19 pm Reply Reply

    Great & convenient way to present a gift card – thank you for sharing!

  5. Shoes May 29 at 11:11 pm Reply Reply

    I love this! I printed two of them, one for each teacher – thanks for the idea.

  6. Dani May 31 at 10:20 am Reply Reply

    very creative. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Karla Jun 15 at 1:53 pm Reply Reply

    Awesome idea!

    I just printed some for end of year gifts and I plan to turn the cup to a small pot (maybe with a cactus) for my beloved teachers to keep on their desks!

    Thanks for sharing the template!!!!!

  8. Dog Lover May 19 at 1:21 pm Reply Reply

    So cute. We are making these and presenting them with a platter of cookies for our teachers

  9. Dog Lover May 19 at 1:22 pm Reply Reply

    Totes cute! We r making these and presenting with cookie platter 4 our teachers

  10. karen Jan 31 at 3:12 pm Reply Reply

    if you print it at 115% it fits a small cup (my starbucks was out of kids cups)

  11. Hollie Feb 13 at 1:57 am Reply Reply

    I see the downloads for the Starbucks sleeve with the graduation cap, but don’t see the one pictured in top photo with the crown. Is that one still available?

    • Isabel Kallman
      Isabel Kallman Feb 13 at 11:47 am Reply Reply

      this craft (cup sleeve) is meant as a teacher/graduation gift thus it was made with the graduation cap. We never made a sleeve with the crown on the mermaid.

  12. Alison C Nov 18 at 8:14 pm Reply Reply

    Great teacher’s appreciation sleeve. Is there a way to change teacher to aid or another title?

    • Isabel Kallman
      Isabel Kallman Nov 19 at 8:30 am Reply Reply

      Unfortunately not. Sorry, we just don’t have the people resources to edit these for personalization of titles.

      • Shavonne Oct 13 at 8:01 pm Reply Reply

        Can you share the image?  The image can be edited.

        • Isabel Kallman
          Isabel Kallman Oct 13 at 11:23 pm Reply Reply

          The image is available for download from our website for personal use only by following the links.

          • Shavonne Oct 14 at 4:11 pm Reply

            I found the pdf file; are you saying you have a .jpg, .gif, or .png file available for download?

          • Isabel Kallman
            Isabel Kallman Oct 14 at 6:18 pm Reply

            Happy that you found it. Only the PDF file is available.


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