Do you have a teacher or two on your holiday shopping list? Whether you are buying for your child’s teacher, another teacher in the family, a bestie who is also a teacher, or your teaching buddy next door, you want a gift that will stand out.
Don’t want to blow your budget? I’ve got fresh ideas for all price ranges from $10 to over $50. And if you just can’t face the shops this time of year, most of the gift ideas are from Amazon or Fishpond, so you can do your shopping in the comfort of your own home. (Bonus: if you’re in Australia, Fishpond offers free shipping!)
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Gift cards for teacher gifts
This may not seem that interesting, but oh how I wish someone in my family had given me a Teachers pay Teachers (TpT) gift card already! If you know the teacher you’re buying for is a tad fussy, then this may be the option you’re after. Some of my favorite places for gift vouchers include:
Teachers pay Teachers have gift cards from as little as $5.00 and right up to $500.00.
You can get just about anything on Amazon, so teachers can use them to shop for themselves or for the classroom. Amazon gift cards also come in varying amounts. You can send them electronically or get a physical gift card to present.
Teacher gift for under $10
Every teacher needs a good mug, I like this one: A Good Teacher …
And this one: Teachers Plant the Seeds of Tomorrow
What about book plates for the classroom or personal library?
Stickers are always a good choice. Below are a few different options.
Some yummy jelly belly’s are sure to be a winner.
Or how about fun socks for somebody on their feet all day?
Teachers need to gain students’ attention, and this percussion chime is a pleasant way to do it.
A lot of things get labeled in the classroom. These chalkboard labels are cute and would surely come in handy.
A pretty owl ribbon lanyard for their id badge/key card
30 colors of Sharpies makes a lot of class signs and labels for a reMARKable teacher.
Teacher gift for $10 to $30
You know what teachers get a lot of? Germs. This hand sanitizer and lotion caddy would be lovely.
Teachers take a lot of stuff from school to home and back again, so a great bag comes in handy (plus, it can always double as a reusable shopping bag). This teacher tote is big enough to fit binders, books, a planner, a water bottle…everything a teacher needs.
These cute teacher clips are great for getting organized.
Know a teacher who is also a chocolate lover? This chocolate gift box makes a great teacher gift.
If the teacher you know loves washi tape as much as I do, this book would be a cool choice. If they don’t love washi tape, what do they love? Use that to personalize a book choice.
How about personalised name plate? This one works for desk or door.
I use Post-its all the time, and I know I’m not the only teacher who does. Check out how cute this post-it pop-up notes dispenser is.
And how about some extra Post-its to go with it?
I’ve always wanted some of these answer buzzers. Great for when you’re playing games in the class, debates and competitions.
A beautiful set of file folders makes filing a little more fun.
Teachers are usually rushing from one place to the next, a handy travel mug keeps drinks hot or cold for them all day.
Or a sturdy water bottle—love all the options for colors.
Or this personalized teacher travel mug.
Here are some fun self inking teacher stamps as a gift idea. I don’t think you can have too many stamps and stickers!
Did I mention I love washi tape? How about a washi tape greeting kit? It includes project ideas for various types of greetings, washi tape, colorful postcards, and markers.
How about this cool wooden stamp set.
Or what about a lovely leather journal with handmade paper?
An illuminated globe would be welcome in most classrooms, I have one of these and love it!
If the teacher you know carries a laptop, then this laptop sleeve would come in handy (just check what size laptop they have!)
How about personalized vinyl stickers. You can give them to use as wall art in the classroom or on the door, or stick them on a clipboard or notebook and gift that!
Everyone deserves a little luxury. How about a pamper kit.
This handy desk set includes lots of useful bits and bobs.
Teacher gift for $30 to $50
This is a cute set—and I love how it combines book ends and pencil holders.
I love all kinds of organizers, so these wooden basket organisers would be a cool gift.
Teachers cart around so much stuff. This would be a welcome gift. My trolley is an absolute back saver.
Handmade wooden bookmarks are lovely.
Teachers tend to have a lot of charts. This is a great storage solution for them.
Teacher gift for over $50
What about an Erin Condren teacher planner? I have a personal planner and love it, and I’m sure any teacher would love this as a gift. There are so many beautiful, colourful designs to pick from too!
This paper weight is unique and would look great on a teacher desk.
How cool is this? Teachers can stump kids with this one…a levitating globe!
A colorful balloon rug will brighten up the class
This activity cart would be really handy.
What’s the best teacher gift you’ve ever received?