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30 Great Creative Gifts for Teachers

Teachers do a lot for our children, and they deserve to be celebrated by students and families. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for the first or last day of school, Teacher Appreciation Day, or Christmas, we’ve found 30 great, creative options that any teacher is sure to love. Keep scrolling!

Teacher’s Survival Kit

From $4.50
Your favorite teacher is sure to both chuckle and give you an appreciative “thank you” when you gift him or her this Teacher’s Survival Kit. This adorable tin can be purchased via the Etsy vendor Sweet Talk Designs in either a small or large size. Once you’ve purchased the tin, grab a couple of other emergency kit items to include, such as paper clips, Tic Tacs, Wet Ones, or painkillers.

Teacher Appreciation Keychain

Remind your favorite teacher how special they are with this teacher appreciation keychain. The beautiful keychain, which is available on Amazon, features an apple charm and the words, “A great TEACHER is hard to find and impossible to forget.”

Personalized Teacher Notepad

One thing teachers never seem to have enough of is note paper. Remedy that by gifting your favorite teacher this personalized teacher notepad from Pink Apple Parties. Each notepad measures 4.25”x5.5”, and includes 50 sheets. Buyers can even change the color of the pattern, and personalize the note paper with the teacher’s name.

F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

Make your favorite teacher chuckle with F in Exams, a hilarious book featuring a bevy of funny and inventive (and completely wrong!) test answers. For example, “What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register?” One student’s answer: “Mariah Carey.” More than 250 funny, incorrect test answers are included, but if that’s not enough, you can pair this book with its sequel, F for Effort.

No. 2 Pencil Knee High Socks

The fashionable teacher can keep his or her feet warm with these No. 2 Pencil Knee High Socks sold by Uncommon Goods. The socks are made of polyester and cotton, and are available in women’s shoe sizes 6-10. And who said studious people can’t be fashionable?!

Miniature Owl Succulent Pot

Miniature succulents are all the rage right now, and one would make a great gift for any teacher. Furthermore, present the succulent in one of these miniature owl pots. After all, owls have long signified wisdom — a fact any teacher can appreciate! This pack includes six owl pots, each measuring 2.5 inches tall. All are specially glazed to ensure bright colors and all-weather durability.

Teacher Definition T-Shirt

This comfy, cotton blend t-shirt gives a funny, inspiring, and totally accurate definition for “teacher.” The shirt is available red, and unisex sizes ranging from small to extra large.

Personalized Wooden Wheelbarrow Blossom Kit

This thoughtful gift is perfect for the teacher who also enjoys a spot of gardening. Sold by For All Gifts, this small wooden wheelbarrow can be personalized with a message of your choice (up to five lines!). Additionally, the gift includes a packet of marigold seeds and a tiny pellet of peat. All your favorite teacher needs to do is water the plant and watch as a beautiful flower grows!

Golden Apple Award

Great actors win Oscars, great musicians win Grammys, and great teachers win Golden Apple Awards. Your favorite teacher will want to display this 3.9 x 3.5-inch porcelain apple on their desk for all to see. The apple even comes with its own gift box and customizable certificate to make gifting it a breeze.

Personalized Teacher Bracelet

From $15.00
The Etsy vendor Made 4 You Boutique makes this beautiful personalized bracelet for teachers. Each handmade bracelet is made of 8mm beads in your choice of more than 16 different colors. The bracelet includes both a heart and apple charm, and comes with a personalized note card to help tell your favorite teacher just how much you appreciate her.

”Student Tears” Mug

This funny mug reads, “Student Tears (Still Warm),” and is sure to get a laugh from any teacher. The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe, and holds 11 fluid ounces. Conveniently, the writing appears on both sides of the mug.

Pencil Earrings

Channel your teacher’s inner Mrs. Frizzle, and gift her these fun pencil earrings from the Nifty Gift Shop! The earrings are handmade from polymer clay, and sealed with a clear gloss glaze. They’re lightweight and comfortable, and hang on a titanium earring wire to ensure they are hypoallergenic.

“Teach, Love, Inspire” Bracelet

From $16.00
This beautiful bracelet from Oak Lane Studio offers students and families another bracelet option with which to gift their favorite teacher. The handmade bracelet is made from aluminum, copper, and brass, and reads “teach love inspire” across the front. On the inside, the bracelet can be personalized with the teacher’s name and “from ____.”

Custom Teacher Stamp

From $16.46
Help a teacher keep classroom library books in the library by gifting them this custom teacher stamp. This beautiful handmade stamp is made by Stamp by Me Studio, and can be customized in a variety of styles. Be sure to include the teacher’s name in your order.

Glass Teacher Ornament

This beautiful ornament from Old World Christmas makes the perfect holiday gift for any teacher. The glass ornament features an apple sitting atop two books. The ornament’s colors are vivid and sparkly, ensuring this ornament makes a vibrant addition to any tree. To personalize it, simply write a brief message on the bottom, so that the teacher remembers her student fondly year after year.

Oversized Scientific Diagram Mugs

These oversized scientific diagram mugs from Uncommon Goods make a great gift for a science teacher or high school teacher in general. The mugs, each sold separately, hold 20 fluid ounces. Each features a vintage-type scientific illustration in the theme of chemistry, cell biology, genetics, and anatomy.

Personalized Leather Keychain Lanyard

These handmade five-inch keychain lanyards are made of genuine leather. They’re the perfect gift for teachers, who can use them to hold classroom keys, ID tags, and anything else that is needed on a daily basis. Each lanyard is stamped with an apple, heart, and the teacher’s name.

Library Card Tote Bag

With this library card tote bag from Uncommon Goods, your favorite teacher can lug around all his or her textbooks and papers to grade. Designed to look like a new library card, this tote bag is made of 100% all-natural cotton cloth. It even includes an inner pocket to hold essentials like pens and car keys.

Apple Pen Holder

Not only is this apple pen holder from Things Remembered full of meaning, it’s also practical! The apple features an engravable metal plate on its front which can be personalized with the buyer’s choice of message. Furthermore, the apple can be signed by a student or class, so the teacher is sure to have fond memories anytime he or she reaches for a pen or pencil.

Coffee Mug and Wine Glass Set

Being a teacher takes a lot of energy and emotion. Recognize the hard work your favorite teacher puts in by gifting him or her this coffee mug and matching stemless wine glass. The coffee mug, which reads “Before School” is perfect for starting the day with plenty of caffeine. Meanwhile, the stemless wine glass is perfect for winding down “after school.”

Bookshelf Infinity Scarf

Stylish teachers will love this infinity scarf available on Amazon. The 100% chiffon scarf is soft and lightweight, and features a full bookshelf on a black background.

Personalized Thank You Candle

Hello You Candles makes this customizable candle that would make the perfect end-of-year gift for an appreciated teacher. The front of the candle reads, “Thank you for lighting the way to a brighter future!,” while the back of the candle can be personalized with whatever message you wish. The eight-ounce soy candle is handmade in California, and each one is poured upon purchase. Buyers have more than 20 scents from which to choose.

Teacher Sign

Teachers are sure to love this handmade sign from the Etsy vendor Bloom Owl. Personalized to feature the name of the teacher, the sign can be customized with three different styles of apple. It’s the perfect size to hang on a classroom door or wall, and is both durable and adorable.

Friends-style T-Shirt

From $25.00
The classic sitcom Friends may not have been about t-shirts, but the lyrics to the show’s theme song sure describes any teacher we can think of! Merishop Crafts make this fun tee featuring the word “teacher” in the unmistakable Friends font, along with the words, “I’ll be there for you.” Buyers may choose between white, black, or dark heather gray for the shirt color. Sizes range from unisex small to extra large.

Crystal Apple Paperweight

This beautiful crystal apple paperweight from Things Remembered is something that your favorite teacher is sure to treasure forever. The solid and heavy apple can be engraved with your choice of sweet message.

Class Photo Frame

From $29.99
Your favorite teacher can remember this year’s class forever when he or she is gifted this beautiful personalized frame from Blue Ridge Mountain Co. The frame fits a 4×6 photo, and comes in your choice of vertical or horizontal. Buyers may choose up to three lines of text to personalize the frame as they wish.

Teacher Apron

Those intent on gifting their favorite teacher something he or she can use in the classroom won’t go wrong with this personalized teacher apron from the Etsy vendor Trendy Tool Belts. Buyers have 14 different apron designs from which to choose, or can communicate their own design to the vendor. There is also the choice of seven different color aprons. This handmade apron is made by a teacher, and is perfect for keeping phones, pens, chalk, and anything else a teacher might need close at hand.

Engraved Tall Glass Vase

One thing teachers get a lot of is flowers. Ensure your favorite teacher is always prepared for a floral gift by gifting them this beautiful engraved tall glass vase from Things Remembered. This classic handblown vase is high quality, and can be engraved with your choice of special message.

Mathematical Coaster Set

Surely, we all know how teachers like to relax at the end of a long day with students…. Help out your favorite math teacher by gifting him or her this Mathematical Coaster Set from Uncommon Goods. Each of the four included coasters features one of math’s “greatest hits”: Pascal’s triangle, Fibonacci’s golden spiral, the Pythagorean theorem, and even a nod to Archimedes.

Teacher Snow Globe

We love this beautiful teacher snow globe from Things Remembered! The hand-painted snow globe features a trio of traditional teaching items, plus an engravable metal plate that can be personalized with a message.

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