Because teachers are, literally, dealing with your kids all the live-long-day and deserve a gift. And a raise. So at least give them a gift.
Who has a more important job than a teacher? Each day you send your kids to school in hopes they’ll learn something and become a productive member of society. Oh and, yeah, their teacher is the one who has to help with that each and every day. Plus math is hard enough to figure out yourself, imagine having to actually teach someone that?! Whether you’re looking for a unique teachers gift for Christmas, the end of year, or graduation, trust us, they’ve already received enough junky gifts to shake a stick at. I mean, everything they own already has an apple on it. Am I right? So shop our picks for some of the best gifts for teachers (so far) this year they’ll actually use and not toss right in the trash. We’ve heard.
The Proud Teacher Gift: ‘I Teach. What’s Your Superpower?’ Vintage Wall Art – Buy It Here
Because it’s funny and it’s true. A really cool, vintage, wooden picture they can hang in their classroom or even in their home.
For the Unicorn Teacher: The ‘Teachers are Magical’ Teacher – Buy It Here
Because they really are as magical as unicorns to have to deal with all those kids every day and still be able to teach them something. This cute tee comes in a variety of other colors too like white, pale pink, purple, black, and more!
The Retro & Cool Teacher Gift: The Felt Letter Board (in Pink) – Buy It Here
Felt letter boards are all the rage everywhere so why not add it to their classroom decor? They can write inspiring messages, important dates, reminders, or whatever they want! We love this one in pink, but it also comes in black, grey, blue, yellow, light pink and so many more. Check more color options here!
The Homesick ‘Books’ Scented Candle – Buy It Here
This is one of the coolest candles we’ve seen this year! This one is perfect for the real book nerd! It’s handmade (and hand poured in small batches) in the US and burns for anywhere between 60 – 80 hours. There are also other cool options from this brand based on holidays, locations (like the state they’re from), and more. Check out additional options here.
The Concrete Desktop Planter & Pen Holder – Buy It Here
Super chic (and super cheap) actual concrete planter for their desk! They can also toss in some of their pens, their glasses, and more! This is the small version, but there’s also a bigger version that holds a few plants, pens, cards, and more.
The ‘Teachers are the Root of Our Knowledge’ Necklace – Buy It Here
It’s a great way to show that special teacher in your life, just how much they mean to you. It’s a super appreciate and grateful gesture they’ll totally love. Another great option that’s made right here in the United States (California, to be exact). It feels great to support local businesses!
The Starbucks Gift Card You Can Email to Your Teacher – Buy It Here
How easy is this one! Click through, choose an amount, and you can email them a Starbucks gift card! Perfect for the absolute last minute shopper (just like us). If you want to send them the actual card(s) you can even choose that here.
An Actual Live Charlie Brown Christmas Tree by Costa Farms (via Amazon) – Buy It Here
How cute is this Charlie Brown tree!? It even comes with ornaments and a gift tag. Keep in mind it’s a real plant/tree so needs to be taken care of in order to grow. We want one!
The Class of 2019 PopSocket – Buy It Here
Don’t forget that they’re part of the graduating class too this school year! It’s a fun little reminder for them and, hey, maybe they’ll even use it as a prize for a student who’s doing an extra good job in class?!
The Totally Vintage Desk Lamp – Buy It Here
Here’s a great option when you’re sick of getting them things that have apples all over them! This super cool vintage inspired desk lamp will look perfect on their classroom desk or just anywhere in their home. Hey, sometimes they want something they don’t have to put in the classroom! Check out additional vintage options here.
The Wine Loving Teacher: ‘After School Snack’ Funny Wine Glass – Buy It Here
Because they have a sense of humor and certainly need a glass of wine especially after having to deal with your kid all day!
For the Coffee Loving Teacher: ‘I Put the Lit in Literature’ Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
Because they need yet another cup of coffee and still show they have a bit of a sense of humor. This one holds 15 ounces and is dishwasher and microwave safe!
The Brené Brown ‘Daring Greatly’ Book – Buy It Here
We can’t recommend this book any more than we possibly could. It is a life changing read. If you don’t get it for your favorite teacher, get it for yourself. And then get it for everyone else you know.
The Amazon Gift Card You Can Choose the Amount and Email it to Them – Buy It Here
How easy is this!? Everyone shops at Amazon and now you can quickly and easily choose the amount on the gift card you’d like to spend, choose a cool holiday card option (if you want), and have it emailed to them. But, don’t worry, if you still want to actually give them the card itself, you can choose that option too right here!
The ‘I Cook Meals Periodically’ Wooden Cutting Board – Buy It Here
The perfect gift for just about any science teacher or just the total nerd at heart. It also comes in a longer paddle cutting board too!
The Unicorn Rainbow Tape Dispenser – Buy It Here
A perfectly fun way to add a little something colorful to their desk! First off, who doesn’t love unicorns? And who doesn’t love colorful rainbow anything!? It even comes with two rolls of rainbow tape!
The Brain Glass Drink Coasters – Buy It Here
They help shape your kids brain, so why not use your brain to help keep rings off their desk or coffee table?! These cool glass brain coasters come as a set of 10!
The Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster – Buy It Here
Sure it seems like an odd choice, but any real Star Wars fan will totally love making toast every morning!
The Poppin Aqua Desk Set Organizer – Buy It Here
Add a little pop of color to their ‘blah’ desk with this aqua blue desk set organizer. It comes with two letter trays, a medium accessory tray, a handy pen cup, and 12 signature aqua blue pens. Check available color options here!
The Fun & Reusable ‘Grub’ Lunch Bag – Buy It Here
Now they can carry their lunch to school in style each and every day! Even better it’s reusable, waterproof, and you can even be cleaned.
The Color (and Face) Changing Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
How fun is this mug! When you fill it with your favorite hot beverage (hello coffee!), you’ll see the face on the mug change and, well, wake up! Just like you!
The ‘I Am Very Busy’ 2019 Daily Planner – Buy It Here
It’s a super fun and funny way to stay organized for the rest of 2018 and all throughout 2019.
The Set of 8 Hanza Bath Bombs – Buy It Here
They’ll love totally relaxing in the tub with these handmade and totally organic bath bombs! Super relaxing and a must-have when they need to bring a little spa-life to their own home.
Corkcicle Wine Glass in ‘Sparkle Unicorn White’ – Buy It Here
This wine glass will keep their favorite drink cold when it should be and warm when they need it to be. It also comes in a variety of other awesome colors like copper, rose quartz, turquoise, stainless steel, matte black, and more. More color options here.
The Empowered Teacher: ‘Feminist’ Inspired T-Shirt – Buy It Here
Let them show their feminist pride (and you show your support for them) with this chic distressed “FEMINIST” t-shirt. This one is in dark grey, but they also come in baby blue, grass green, heather grey, and pink. Plus, there are even t-shirt sizes and cuts for guys and kids too. Keep it in the family!
For the Organized Teacher: Hemingway Typewriter Pen and Pencil Holder – Buy It Here
Because this stylish pen or pencil holder looks cool AF and will help keep them organized all year long. Plus, they’re currently just using an actual coffee cup to store their stuff. Give them an upgrade STAT.
For the Trendy Teacher: Out of Print ‘When In Doubt Go to the Library’ Tote Bag – Buy It Here
This cute black tote is 100% cotton, made in the USA, and will help them carry their books, lunch, and papers with them to and from the classroom. Plus, who doesn’t love a little Harry Potter shoutout!?
For the Cool Teacher: Graphique ‘Hustle’ Hard Bound Journal – Buy It Here
Because they’ll love the high-quality, spiral bound journal that’ll provide them 160 pages of notes. Or maybe they just want to vent right there in the journal. I mean, they’re job is one of the toughest in the world and they’re dealing with your kids, so give them a clean space to let out all those emotions!
For the Anti-Bullying Teacher: The ‘Choose Kindness’ Shirt – Buy It Here
Because anti-bullying is one of the most important things teachers can teach their students. Each and every day each student (and teacher) can simply choose kindness. This is a friendly reminder that’ll hopefully get everyone on the same page. This shirt also comes in pink, blue, grey, asphalt, and more.
The Aggravated Teacher: The ‘Mood Ring’ Thermochromic iPhone Case – Buy It Here
Because they’ll need to check their mood levels all throughout the day. Simply press your hand on the back of this smartphone case and it’ll let you know how you’re feeling. Awesome and much needed!
The Funny Teacher: “F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers” Book – Buy It Here
Because they can totally relate to this and could probably write a sequel to this book themselves!
The Realistic Teacher: Funny ‘Don’t Make Me Use My Teacher Voice’ Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
Because they’re on their 6th cup of coffee and your kid needs to know they mean business.
The Deserving Teacher: Charbonnel et Walker Milk Chocolate Candy Truffles – Buy It Here
Because after a long day they’ll love you for this. Simply delicious and at a really decent price.
The Inspirational Teacher: Silver Apple Teacher Pendant – Buy It Here
Because what they do is probably the most important job in the world and they’ll be proud to sport this.
The Teacher With #Goals: ‘Weekends, Coffee, & Dogs’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
The Teacher Who Needs a Drink: Hydro Flask Temperature Pint Glass – Buy It Here
Because did we mention they need a drink or two after having to teach your kid all day. Yeah, they do. This Hydro Flask will keep their favorite beverage at the perfect temp…chilled, of course!
The Stemless Fountain Aerating Wine Glass Set – Buy It Here
Their wine is just going to taste so much better this way and, even better, when they’re finished they can just toss the glass into the dishwasher to clean!
For the Zen Teacher: Paddywax ‘Library’ Candle – Buy It Here
Time to zen out! This Oscar Wilde inspired soy candle is scented with cedarwood, thyme, and basil. Perfect for those male teachers too!
The Brooklyn Brew Shop ‘Beer Making Kit’ Everyday IPA – Buy It Here
Beer lovers unite! This at-home DIY kit is one of the most popular ones on the market right now. It’s great for beginners who are just starting out and comes with everything you need to test out your very own IPA. There’s also 6 other great beer flavor options to try out too! Check them out here.
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