Teacher Gift Ideas.
I recently surveyed my readers, social media followers and teacher friends to find out what their favourite gifts were to receive. I had a HUGE number of responses, so I decided to compile a list of the most occurring ones (including a few of my own). I also thought, given how little time any of us has, that it would be helpful to list ones that can be found cheaper on Amazon.
- Personalized Gifts for Teachers.
- Christmas Gifts for Teachers.
- Funny Teacher Gifts.
- Cheap Teacher Gifts.
- Female Teacher Gifts.
- Male Teacher Gifts.
- Gifts for Teachers Who Run.
- Edible Teacher Gifts.
- Gift Cards for Teachers.
- Teacher Alcohol Gifts.
- Expensive Teacher Gifts.
- Gifts of Classroom Supplies.
I’ve included Amazon links to both the UK and the US Amazon stores.
The Amazon links are affiliate links meaning I get a small kickback from any purchases you go on to make (It costs you absolutely no extra and any money I get from it goes back into the running of this site).
What is a good gift for a teacher?
It goes against your better instinct but a great farewell gift for a teacher is not one with “Best Teacher” on it. Something personal is better. A science teacher might like a new book about their favourite science topic or A film studies teacher may like a ticket to the movies. A gift that has a connection to the student means a lot more.
1. Personalized Gifts for Teachers.
Personalised USB stick.
A personalised USB stick is a very thoughtful and handy present Teachers will not only love but actually use. There are lots of different memory sizes available, the one below is one I particularly like.
Personalised Book Bag.
Most teachers have a book bag and with the huge amount of marking we do over the course of a school year, they wear out quickly! What would be nicer than a personalised book bag? This one is hardwearing and quite stylish!
Personalised Teacher Stamp.
I have several of these and use them all the time when I’m giving feedback in books. You can just whizz around the classroom giving feedback in books, the kids love them and all the teachers I know that use them are very protective over their stamp collection! You can change the image and wording, the hardest bit (I found) is deciding what to have on them!
Teachers love pens, they’ll defend them with furious vigour, especially if they have their name on and are a gift! Trust me, as a teacher, I have been known to hunt my “favourite” pen across the whole school!
Personalised Pencil Case.
Going hand in hand with personalised pens and other stationery, teachers need somewhere to keep it safe. Where better than a personalised pencil case!
Teachers always have keys to carry around and if they are anything like me, they often lose them (although this could just be me!) A personalised lanyard makes a great gift!
2. Christmas Gifts for Teachers.
Personalised Christmas Decoration.
It seems lots of teachers are being given (and like getting) a personalised Christmas decoration. Some even saying they give them pride of place on their tree for many years! I have never received one of these…yet. Here’s a couple of the best-priced ones.
3. Funny Teacher Gifts.
Everyone loves a gift that makes them smile, here are some ideas that will make your teacher giggle!
Ok, these silly buttons may not get used in the classroom but I’m sure your teacher would get a kick out of them (Yes, I would use them in class!)
Periodic Table Ties and Scarves.
As a Science teacher (and total nerd), I find these exciting! I’d definitely love one of these!
4. Cheap Teacher Gifts.
As a teacher, believe me, I know that money is tight sometimes. Any gift we receive is always treasured, the cost is irrelevant (unless you want to buy me a new Mercedes!). These ideas won’t break the bank but will make your child’s teacher feel appreciated.
5. Female Teacher Gifts.
I asked several of my female teacher colleagues for help with this one, this is what kind of things they came up with.
6. Male Teacher Gifts.
I’ve not bought socks myself for around 5 years! I love getting socks as a gift, my students know I like crazy socks, they often ask me what sock day is it and that if I’m wearing my shark socks, I’ve not slept well and need an extra bite to my day!
7. Gifts for Teachers Who Run.
…again with the socks Paul? Yes…socks are great! Also, My wife and I run regularly and I can say with 100% confidence, new running socks make you very happy!
Gotta have somewhere to stuff chocolate (no wait, that’s just me!).
8. Edible Teacher Gifts.
Do I really need to explain? Ha ha!
Coffee, a Teachers Best Friend.
The teacher’s elixir. If we don’t get our coffee fix, the school may not be a safe place!
Oh, and we need something to drink it out of…but we move around a lot so these are ideal!
9. Gift Cards for Teachers.
If all else fails and you just can’t think of something to buy for the amazing teacher in your child’s life, you can’t go wrong with a gift card. These ones are right up our street!
Amazon Gift Cards (Obviously!)
10. Teacher Alcohol Gifts.
Please don’t judge us, but sometimes we need a couple of drinks to wind down!
11. Expensive Teacher Gifts.
Well, you never know…it’s worth a shot.
Everyone loves Lego and teachers are no different. Teachers also love electric pencil sharpeners…boom, two birds with one stone!
12. Gifts of Classroom Supplies.
Whilst these may not seem like something a teacher would appreciate, we often spend our own cash on our classroom supplies, so these gift ideas would be very welcome!
This concludes my list. Go on, treat your child’s teacher, your teacher colleague or the teacher in your life, they bloody deserve it!
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