Teachers play an important role in our lives. They are responsible for making us and our children intelligent and functional members of society. So, naturally, teachers should be celebrated whenever possible. However, finding the right gift for a teacher can be challenging.
We looked at some of the best gifts for teachers that you can get and organized them for you. That way, you can find the right present for a teacher that you know. We also divided them into categories so you can find the perfect gift to fit your budget. (If you’re looking for gifts for a fellow teacher or other professionals, check out our list of the best gifts for co-workers.)
Gifts Under $10 for Teachers
For a quick and affordable gift idea, check out these gifts under $10. They are a great way to show a teacher that you care without spending a lot of money.
If you want a quick way to make a good teacher feel appreciated, then give that teach Blessings for a #1 Teacher. It includes 48 pages of scripture verses that are specifically chosen to show a teacher that you care. At a time where teachers are trying so hard to make a positive impact in the world, something to show a little support can make a world of difference.
- Fully illustrated pages
This Infinity Collection Teacher Bracelet is a great pick for showing a teacher that wears jewelry that you care. It is adjustable and can expand up to eight inches. There are two color options available in silver and blue, but there are other color variations available as well.
- Fits wrists six to eight inches
- Two style options available
Another Infinity Collection Teacher Bracelet, this tasteful bangle bracelet comes with various charms that represent the best aspects of teachers. It expands several inches so that it can fit anyone. You can also get in silver or rose gold. To make sure that it stays undamaged, it comes with a free jewelry bag.
- Expandable by several inches
- Jewelry pouch included
If you want to appreciate a teacher that doesn’t wear jewelry, then you can use this Infinity Collection Teacher Keychain. It is a functional keychain that can hold all of your teacher’s keys and has a brilliant silver finish. Two tags with appreciation messages are attached. It also comes with a free jewelry bag to keep it safe.
- Thank you message
- Holds keys
A relaxing candle can be a great way to show a teacher some appreciation, especially with this Light Your Way Terra Cotta Candle Holder from Pavilion Gift Company. It can hold a small four-inch candle which is just right for setting a relaxing mood. It has an inspirational message etched on the side and comes with a handcrafted metal lid.
- Holds candles
- Handcrafted lid included
If you know a teacher that enjoys candles, you can give him or her these Personalized Teacher Metallic Candle Pots. You can have it personalized with the name of the person you are giving it to, you can also have a personal message etched into it so that person knows how you feel. It is a great way to give a personalized gift at an affordable price.
- Can be personalized
- Holds taller scented candles
The Pink Blessings to The Teacher Touches a Heart Keyring comes with an inspirational scripture message, 1 Corinthians 16:14, etched into a stainless steel medallion. It has an enameled finish so that it is scratch resistant, and the stainless steel construction will keep it safe from the elements. That way, your teacher will have it all the time.
- Stainless steel construction
- Etched message and enameled finish
Sometimes, the best gift for a teacher is the one that is useful. This Teacher Notebook is a great example of a gift that sends a positive message while being useful to the recipient. It has more than 50 double-sided notebook pages to use so that it will last a long time, and it functions as a notebook, journal, or planner – whatever they may need it for.
- 50+ double-sided pages
- Inspirational quote on the front
Teachers constantly have a lot to do, which is why these Things to Do Binder Clips from Top Notch Teacher Products can help. They have reminders of common teacher tasks written on them and make organizing more effective. These clips hold up to two inches of paper and are made out of durable metals so that they will last a long time. They are also color-coded so that it is easy to tell which is which at a quick glance.
- Two-inch clips (pack of 6)
- Common teacher tasks
Gifts Under $20 for Teachers
If you have a slightly higher budget, you can try one of these gifts less than $20. They offer a wider variety of options and specialization. That way, it is easier to find the gift that best matches your teacher’s needs.
A set of these amazing bath bombs can help your teacher relax and unwind after a long day at school. They are made entirely of natural and organic ingredients. The bombs create a good amount of fizz and they moisturize your skin so that other moisturizers are not needed.
- Natural ingredients
- Six bath bombs included
This ceramic mug and memo pad set from Divinity Boutique makes a great gift for a teacher that needs a new mug. It is 12 oz. and entirely ceramic so that it can handle hot and cold liquids. There is a scripture verse etched in it so that he or she can enjoy some inspiration with a beverage. The notepad matches the mug’s design making it a fun gift set for work and relaxation.
- 12 oz. mug included
- Gift packaged
You can give a teacher this EasyPAG Cute Metal Office Desk Organizer to help him or her stay organized. It is made out of metal and has a delightful snowflake design. There are four color options available so that you can match any style or decor. There are four soft rubber feet on the bottom of the organizer to keep it from sliding while in use.
- Four color options available
- Metal construction
Tea is a relaxing and healthy alternative beverage for helping people relax. This Golden Moon Tea Gift Set gives your teacher a set of four tea varieties to try. They are made out of organic ingredients.
- All organic ingredients
- Four varieties of tea included
Teachers can always use more pens and these “Teachers Shape the Future” pens can help you deliver a supportive message. There are six pens in the set and each one has four messages of appreciation. Every click of the pen rotates to a new message so that it is a constantly changing source of appreciation.
- Six pens included
- Each pen has four messages
Sometimes, teachers just need a good laugh. This I’m A Teacher, What’s Your Super Power? Coffee Mug can help with that. It is hand-painted, ceramic, and dishwasher safe. Plus, it is a great way for a teacher to start or end his or her day.
- Dishwasher safe
This O.RIYA Teacher’s Bracelet is a great way to send a teacher a hidden message of appreciation. It is made out of stainless steel so that it will never rust or corrode. It has messages on both sides that provide the inspiration needed to help a teacher keep going.
- Stainless steel
- Hidden message inside
This Teacher Angel Figurine from Pavilion Gift Company makes a good gift for teachers that like to collect things or have little nicknacks around their home (or on their desk at school). It features an angel design with an inspirational quote on it. It comes in a gift box to keep it in good condition.
- Good for collections
- Religion-inspired design
You can make one of the most time-consuming tasks for teachers, grading, much faster with this Reliancer Colorful Self-Inking Motivation School Grading Teacher Stamp Set. It includes eight pre-inked stamps with different grade and motivational sayings. With these, a teacher can get through grading much faster while motivating students to keep excelling in school.
- Pre-inked stamps
- Kid-safe design
Teachers like to leave little motivational grading pictures on your assignment and this Teacher Gift Set by Stampmojis makes that much easier. Your teacher gets 25 stamps that are 1/2 inch in size. It also comes with a four-color inkpad. Why not help your favorite teacher make grading more creative and fun?
- Four-color inkpad
- Includes 25 stamps
Teachers lose pens often, but you can help your teacher keep all of his or her pens with this Best Teacher Ever zippered case. It has a large storage capacity so that nearly any size pen or pencil will fit. Plus, the image is screen printed directly on the bag so that it won’t fade or peel off.
- Screen printed
- Large capacity
Know a teacher who’s always on the go? This Teacher Travel Mug holds 16 oz. and is insulated to keep drinks hot or cold. It also comes with a card printed with a supportive message that will make your teacher laugh and give them reassurance when the going gets tough.
- 16 oz.
Teachers like to have fun cups around, and this Teacher Nutritional Facts Label Coffee Mug sums up how they feel about teaching. It is both microwave and dishwasher safe, so they can have anything in it. The design is printed using a sublimation imprinting technique to make it last much longer.
- Sublimation imprint for durability
- Microwave and dishwasher safe
Gifts Under $30 for Teachers
If you want to go for a higher-quality gift idea without breaking the bank, check out these gifts less than $30. You can find something truly special that shows your teacher exactly how you feel.
Since teachers like to make reusable things, this AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator makes an incredibly useful gift. It can laminate any sheet up to 9 inches wide. It also warms up quickly in four minutes and has multiple heat settings for different types of materials.
- Laminate sheets up to 9 inches wide
- Uses 3mil and 5mil lamination pouches
Every teacher needs more Starbucks, so help them fuel up with a Starbucks Gift Card. You can get it in multiple denominations and designs. It is a great way to help a teacher get through those early mornings and sluggish afternoons.
- Denominations up to $100
- Multiple card designs to choose from
For a teacher with a lot of pens, files, and other essentials to carry around, the I Teach Jumbo Tote from Teacher Peach makes an incredible gift. It is extra long so that teachers can fit nearly anything in it. It also comes with extra-long handles to make it easier to carry.
- 6Wx 21L x 15H
- 10% of purchase price goes to Teacher Peach Seeds Fund