17 Gifts for Teachers

It’s that time of year again! Before you go the easy route and grab a gift card or pack of freshly sharpened pencils for the favorite teacher in your life, check out our list of great gift ideas. You’ll be sure to find something here that’ll make life easier for the educator who pours his/her heart and soul into changing the lives of the future leaders of the world!

Teacher Survival Kit Bag

Moonwake Designs Teacher Survival Kit, Teacher Appreciation Gift, Teacher Makeup Bag, Teacher Pencil Pouch, Best Teacher Gift, Teacher Gifts For Women, Preschool, Elementary, High School

The school day is long, and teachers need to refresh! Fill this bag with makeup, snacks, or inspirational notes. This practical pouch will come in handy for any type of teacher, from a first-year teacher to a seasoned one. The 100% cotton canvas pouch measures 9.5”x 7”, and the high-quality images, professionally printed in the USA are sure to remain vibrant even with daily use.

Bissell Featherweight Stick Bagless Vacuum

Bissell Featherweight Stick Lightweight Bagless Vacuum, 2033, One Size Fits All, Blue

Think a teacher wouldn’t be happy receiving a cleaning appliance as a gift? Think again! There’s nothing better than a pristine carpet in a classroom, especially after snack time when the carpet is littered with straw wrappers and goldfish crumbs. This lightweight vacuum is so easy to use, the kids will beg to be the ones to tidy the floors. It can clean hard floors and carpets, has powerful suction for quick clean-ups, and comes with a crevice tool for tight spaces.

If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen

If I Built a School

Van Dusen does it again! His book, “If I Built a Car,” is a favorite among parents and kids alike. His most current one, “If I Built a School” would be a perfect addition to any classroom library. The rhyming verse is so creative and playful, teachers will enjoy reading it as much as their kids will enjoy listening! Puppies, petting zoos, and tube travel that transports kids to their classrooms combine to make this make-believe school the place of kids’ dreams!

Emoji Gift Stamp Set

Stampmojis Emoji Gifts Set (Favorites Set + Ink Pad) Great Gifts for Girls & Kids Ages 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Year Old

Teachers can get with the times by incorporating this stamp set into their grading repertoire. This earth-friendly stamp set includes twenty-five of the most popular emojis. The rubber stamps and four-color stamp pad come packaged in a sturdy wooden box for easy storage. Teachers will love how simple it is to liven up their students’ work with these cute stamps.

i before e mug

Kaimebien I Before E Weird Grammar Teacher 11 Ounces Coffee Mug

This mug is perfect for the English teacher who is constantly correcting grammar and spelling. It’s a great conversation starter and a fun reminder of how weird the English language can be! Dishwasher and microwave safe, this mug will be around a long time, caffeinating the receiver.

Truly Amazing Kindergarten Teacher Notebook

A Truly Amazing Kindergarten Teacher Is Hard To Find And Impossible To Forget: Blank Lined Appreciation Notebook for Teachers - Watercolor Floral Blue (A Gift for Educators)

This adorable notebook is like a card and gift in one. The notebook contains 108 lined pages for writing and journaling. It’s pretty cover with the meaningful quote, A truly amazing kindergarten teacher is hard to find and impossible to forget, will be the perfect addition to your child’s first teacher’s desk.

It Takes Big Heart Keychain

Infinity Collection Teacher Keychain, It Takes a Big Heart to Help Shape Little Minds Rose Gold Jewelry -Teacher Appreciation Gift

This infinity collection keychain with the words, “It takes big heart to teach little minds,” will pull on the heartstrings of any teacher. The rose gold keychain comes in a pretty jewelry pouch, ready for gift giving. The tiny charm on the keychain which expresses the simple sentiment, Thank you, will be a sweet reminder to your teacher of the gratitude you feel toward her/him.

Inspirational Teacher T-shirt

Oriental Pearl Teacher Shirts Women Funny Inspirational Summer Short Sleeve T Shirt with Sayings Trendy Teacher Gift Shirt Red

Show your teacher you recognize how hard she works. This soft and breathable t-shirt is perfect for your teacher to wear on casual Fridays or to sport over the weekend. Let the educator in your life know, They’re kind of a big deal.

X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Pencil Sharpener

X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count

The X-ACTO pencil sharpener is heavy-duty enough to keep up with the demands of a classroom of kids and quiet enough not to disrupt the teacher’s lesson. The “smart” sharpener stops when the pencil is sharpened and the steel cutter produces safe rounded pencil points. With this sharpener, kids can’t help to be prepared to take notes and accomplish their work.

So Much Pun Stickers

Creative Teaching Press So Much Pun! Punny Rewards Stickers (8453)

Teachers can show their kids how much they appreciate their students’ Toadally Terrific efforts and Un-bee-lievable work with these punny stickers. This pack of 55 acid-free stickers will bring humor into the classroom. Tell your students how much you admire their Souper Work and how Cherry Smart they are every day!

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer (2nd Edition) - Instantly Print 2x3 Sticky-Backed Photos from Your Phone - [Luna Pearl] [1AS85A]

This tiny printer packs a powerful punch in the way of space, time, and sanity-savings! Go in with a group to gift your teacher with this smartphone-sized portable printer. She’ll be thrilled that she can decorate, design, and print pictures of her students from the convenience of her desk. The printer prints 2x3 sticky-backed photos.

Back to School Photo Booth with Props

Welcome Photo Booth Picture Frame for Party Supplies School Photo Booth Props First Day of School Photo Frame Printed Double-Sided

This would be the perfect way for a teacher to start the year and to wrap it up! This photo booth comes with a picture frame made of thick hardboard and fun props to liven up any photo shoot. The double-sided printing allows this frame to be used for welcome back to school pictures, and at the end of the year for promotion photographs.

Teacher Insulated Tumbler

Teacher Wine Glass Tumbler - Funny Teaching and Apple Engraved on 12oz Stemless Cup - Teachers Gifts for Women

Help your teacher keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot in this 12-ounce tumbler. The sweat-proof, matte mint-teal cup with press-in lid is stylish and versatile. And your teacher will love the sentiment...because teachers can’t survive on apples alone.

Sports Illustrated Kids Subscription

Sports Illustrated Kids

Subscriptions are always fun to receive because the one-time gift lasts all year long! With a subscription to SI kids, your teacher can receive a classroom copy of the popular sports magazine each month for 12 months. The magazine, tailored to kids, tweens, and young teens delivers the excitement of sports via everything from nutrition and training tips to up-and-coming young athletes.

Hello Summer Dish Towels

DII CAMZ11120 Cotton Summer Dish, Decorative Oversized Towels, Perfect for Every Day Home Kitchen, Holidays and Housewarming Gifts, 18x28, Hello

These beautiful dish towels are almost too pretty to use! Great for an end-of-year teacher gift, these cheery towels are the perfect way to ring out the school year and celebrate the beginning of summer. 100% cotton and machine washable, these towels are as practical as they are cute!

Personal Laminator

AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator Machine

No more trips to the teacher workroom! Your teacher will love how easy this personal laminator is to use. It laminates documents up to 9 inches wide, is compact, and has two heat settings. The laminator comes with two 3-millimeter thick 8.9 X 11.4-inch laminating pouches and takes just 4 minutes to warm up.

Mud Pie Initial Tote

Mud Pie 501103 C-Initial Canvas Tote

This stylish bag makes a perfect gift bag to contain multiple gifts or just to give by itself with some pretty tissue paper tucked inside. Your teacher will enjoy using this to take home papers to grade or to use as a bag to bring lunch or other snacks to work. The monogram gives the bag a personal touch.


Whether you are looking for a gift to welcome a new teacher to the profession, to thank her for a great year, or just to say, “Keep up the good work!” we feel certain you can find something that’ll make the teacher in your life’s day here. Teachers work hard around the clock–show them you appreciate the love and support they give your children each day!