14 Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Any Educator Would Love

Teacher Appreciation Week is a weeklong celebration that takes place the first full week of May every year. It gives students, parents, principals and more opportunity to show just how grateful they are for all of the hard work teachers do after so many long days in the classroom. There are often thank you gifts given out by students to their teachers, along with various celebrations, activities and an overall festive atmosphere created by schools to commemorate the hard day-to-day work done by educators.

This blog post will provide you with some great ideas for gifts for teacher appreciation week. You can use these gifts to say thank you or just show your gratitude. There are many teachers that go above and beyond for their students, so this is a way to show them how much they mean to you.

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Quotes for Teacher Appreciation Gifts

60 Inspirational Cards and Envelopes

Teaching is truly one of the hardest professions, but it’s also among the most important. In these recognition cards suitable for teachers, you find creative messages to encourage and motivate enthusiastic individuals who deserve a little love from their students! With 60 different designs, there are no duplicates and every card has it’s own message.

Depending on the age of the students in the class, the teacher may even use these to uplift, inspire and motivate their students.

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Small Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Day

International Morse Code Bracelet

An interesting and unique gift for teacher appreciation week that’s also cost effective and comes complete with packaging in a gift box, cotton bag for storage and polishing cloth. A gift such as this international morse code bracelet is sure to spark a conversation and is something teachers can wear anywhere at anytime.

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas for Male Teachers

Novelty Planter and Glasses Holder

Check out this awesome planter below, perfect for a teacher’s desk. The planter itself has a nose and ear pieces to hold the teachers glasses, be it reading glasses or sunglasses – the choice is theirs! They can plant their favorite plant in the top, and draw crazy faces on the front (plants sold separately).

If your teacher is working from home this super cute planter is a great addition to their desk during quarantine, or a fun addition to the classroom.

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Nacho Average Teacher Mug

I really didn’t want to put a mug on this list of gifts for teachers, but… when I came across the Nacho Average Teacher Mug I couldn’t resist! What more can I say about a coffee mug? If your teacher is pretty cool, fun loving and has a sense of humor, they’ll love this mug.


There’s so many funny coffee mugs for teachers out there, here’s another:

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Ideas for Preschool Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Themed Gift Box

We all know that saying “Thank You” to your teacher is important. This Teacher Themed Gift Box is a celebration of their hard work and dedication. Not only will they appreciate the sentiment, but they’ll also cherish the shiny new gifts on their desk too. No time for wrapping? This gift box is teacher themed inside and out – all you have to do is gift it.

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Teacher Pamper Box

This is a really sweet and customizable small teacher appreciation pamper box that is perfect for younger teachers, or those who like to take time to pamper themselves. The products are handmade in Virginia, natural and come boxed ready to gift.

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Inspirational Gratitude Necklace

Give a gift that inspires! It’s not often we realize how much of an impact even the smallest acts have. Inspire your child’s preschool teacher to continue being an amazing individual, or anyone who is always striving to help others and inspire positivity with this beautiful necklace and heartfelt message. Multiple designs and carded messages available, choose the right combination that suits the teacher you know.

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts for Coworkers

We all have that coworker who carries their notes, lunch, curriculum and other essential items in random shopping or store bags. Here is an ideal gift to keep all of their items together in one place. This teacher tote bag has multiple internal and external pockets for excellent organization, is fully lined, fits up to an 11 inch tablet or laptop and has a meaningful message printed on the front.

Choose from different sizes, colors and messages. Click here to see all the options.

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Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts for Staff

Know a teacher who is always complaining about their coffee going cold? Gift them this fantastic app controlled heated coffee mug and coaster. This will keep their drink at their desired temperature for up to an hour and a half without the coaster, or all day when on the coaster. No more wasted cups of tea or coffee that have gone cold, the Ember Mug 2 keeps hot drinks at the exact temperature the user prefers.

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Inexpensive Gifts for Teacher Appreciation

The gifts below are all priced under $10 at the time of writing. These choices are certain to help you keep your budget in check, particularly if you are buying multiple gifts for different teachers. I know it can be frustrating when trying to find just the right thing for someone, but these affordable gifts will have them saying “wow!”

Personalized Vinyl Apple Decal

A premium quality vinyl decal perfect for a teachers laptop, notebook or storage container. This decal is made with industrial strength vinyl for durability. It is waterproof and can be hand washed, excellent for sticking on stainless steel tumblers as well! Choose from a variety of background patterns or solid colors to personalize any gift.

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Appreciation Keychain

If you don’t have a large budget, this sturdy, stainless steel keyring is a wonderful choice as a gift. Not only is it a practical gift for a teacher, the heartfelt message is a lovely way of saying thank you. It even comes with a velvet gift bag and could easily be placed in with a thank you card and envelope.

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Handmade Charm Bracelet

A simple wish bracelet handmade in California that comes on a folded card and with an envelope. Nothing more needed except to write a thank you note inside and gift to your favorite teacher. All for less than $10, this bracelet is simple, sweet and thoughtful.

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Novelty Teacher Socks

Take this opportunity to help light up the lives of our teachers with these novelty teacher appreciation socks. Your teacher is sure to get a laugh out of these maths inspired socks with a message on the bottom of the feet… There are many different designs and colors available. At one size fits most, they fit up to size 13 for men and women are size 7 and up.

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Need More Gift Ideas for Teachers?

Thank you gifts are a great way to show your appreciation for all that teachers do. Teachers can be thanked with gift baskets, flowers, fruit baskets and other thoughtful presents.

If the school is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this year, they may have specific things going on at their establishment to celebrate educators who dedicate so much of themselves to helping students learn and grow. The weeklong celebration gives everyone involved an opportunity to take a break from the usual daily grind in order to enjoy some well-deserved recognition for what they contribute every day!

Maybe it’s time you bought one of these thank you gifts for someone special? You never know how much it could mean or change their lives – and yours too!

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