DIY “Mani Thanks” Manicure Gift in a Jar (For Teachers or Anyone!)

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Treat your teacher or anyone else in your life to something extra special with this “Mani Thanks” gift-in-a-jar idea.

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Are you putting together any DIY teacher appreciation gifts this year? 💅

If so, consider giving thanks to the teachers in your life with a fun manicure jar. Use this free printable gift tag to put together this cute and easy gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or for an end-of-the-school-year gift. This unique idea is NOT limited to teachers, however. Print this version for general “Mani Thanks” tags!

two versions of mani thanks jars

Easy and thoughtful DIY teacher appreciation gifts are the best!

To use this gift tag, first, print on cardstock paper and cut the shape out. Fill a jar or container with items like nail polish and nail supplies. Punch a hole at the top of your gift tag, and tie it on the jar with a ribbon.

Give to your favorite teacher or teaching staff to say thanks for a job well done! 😊 This idea can also be adapted and used to say thank you to girlfriends, coworkers, bridesmaids, etc.

manicure in a jar supplies on the counter

Ideas on what to put in your manicure-in-a-jar gift:

mani thanks for an awesome school year

adding nail polish to a jar

mani thanks gift tags

cutting out a mani thanks free printable tag

putting together teacher appreciation gifts

DIY Manicure Gift in a Jar


Supplies Needed



Print the gift tags on cardstock paper and cut the shape out. Use a hole punch at the top of the tag.


Fill a jar with cotton balls, nail polish, and manicure related supplies.


Use a ribbon to tie the tag to the jar.

two teacher gifts in a jar

These Mani Thanks gifts turn out so CUTE!

I love that they can encourage a little self-care moment and relaxation. My nail brushes and some of the polishes are from Dollar Tree, so you can do this project on any budget. Really it’s more about the thought and acknowledging someone you appreciate with a genuine THANK YOU.

I do realize that this idea will not work for every teacher, so I wanted to mention these free printable gift card holders that have been super popular each year for teacher gifts!

We asked teachers what the best gifts are, and here’s what they said! 

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 3

  1. JMonte509

    Any ideas for a male teacher??

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! We have a post here with some other teacher appreciation gift ideas. Hoping this is helpful! 🤗

    • Luke

      A gift card even it is 5 bucks to Dollar Tree so they can buy stuff for their classroom is better.

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