Hunting around for the perfect teacher gift? You know what they say: To teach is to touch a life forever. So, be sure to show the ultimate appreciation for the teacher in your life! You know if they’re dealing with your kiddo, they probably deserve it. (Kidding… kind of.)
Even with a class full of the best students, being a teacher isn’t just a regular ol’ gig. Teachers are constantly on call, they spend their personal time grading, and work so hard to keep parents and guardians in the loop about student performance. Sure, teachers get summers off, but that vacay time is seriously deserved.
You want to make sure you show the teacher in your kid’s life just how appreciative you are of their time, effort, and skills. Whether your teacher is a wine enthusiast or super stylish, we found the perfect teacher gifts for you. Check out our top picks!
KEEP YOUR APPLE, I PREFER WINE
Talk about a conversation starter! Teachers will go gaga for this hilarious “It’s 3:30 Somewhere” stemless wine glass. It holds 15 ounces of your teacher’s favorite vino, and it’s dishwasher safe. When you’re a teacher, coffee is crucial, but let’s not kid ourselves: Wine is equally as important. The teacher in your life will think of you (and your little student) every time they pour a glass of red or white. What’s better than that?
THERE’S A USB FOR EVERY GADGET
Teachers are some of the most tech-savvy people around. They’ve got a hundred different gadgets, all in desperate need of charging at all times. Why not grab this charging station from Anthropologie? It’s under $50 and we can guarantee the teacher in your life will never forget this thoughtful gift. While the charging cables aren’t included, this baby features four USB ports, one mini USB port, and can hold two smart phones, one tablet, and one smart watch all at once.
POUR THE TEACHER TEA WITH A T-SHIRT
Teachers are kind of a big deal. This tee is light-weight, soft, and comfortable, not to mention it goes with just about any outfit. Teachers can dress it up by pairing it with a skirt and flats or dress it down for casual Fridays with jeans and a low-heeled boot.
WIND DOWN WITH THIS RELAXING SCENT
This Capri candle is designed and poured in the USA, not to mention a bestseller over at Anthropologie. Its scent features a fresh and feminine blend of geranium, primrose, peony, and pomegranate, with a hint of vanilla marshmallow and blond wood. With 85 hours of burn time, the rose-gold glass vessel is just as favorable as the scent.
FOR THE TEACHER WITH A F*CKING SENSE OF HUMOR
Looking for an inexpensive gift that’s as funny as it is cheap? If the teacher in your life has a great sense of humor, chances are they will love this NSFW coloring book. Each coloring page features an intricate mandala design, in the center of which you’ll find some hilarious profanity. Because even the best teachers swear every once and a while!
BECAUSE NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES
Every teacher needs a mug for that early-morning brew, but we especially love this ceramic one from burton + BURTON. Aside from being totally cute, it’s dishwasher- and microwave-safe, so you know your teacher will have no problem re-heating their coffee in the Teacher’s Lounge microwave.
FOR THE “ON TREND” TEACHER
It’s no secret that teachers get their summers off, so you can bet they’ve got a few vacations planned for the upcoming months. These Shashi Barbados earrings are the perfect vacation accessory, not to mention they’re totally on trend right now as stylish wicker makes a comeback.
FOR THE TEACHER WHO LOVES A LITTLE BLING BLING
You can never go wrong with a bracelet. It’s the perfect thank-you gift for teachers who will love the tiny details: the script “love,” the silver apple charm, and of course, the intricate braiding of the bangle. It’s adjustable, so it fits any wrist from 6″ to 8″ and it features an easy-to-use lobster clasp in the back, so you never have to worry about it falling off.
GIVE THE GIFT OF A LUXURIOUS SPA
Buying bath bombs as a gift can be tricky because you never know what someone else’s allergies are. That’s why we love this six-piece set from Mineral Me. These bath bombs are handmade in the USA and completely non-toxic. They’re made with organic shea butter and high-quality essential oils. It’ll turn any teacher’s hectic day into a calming, at-home spa experience.
BECAUSE TEACHERS LOVE BOOKS, RIGHT?
Great for any teacher who might be experiencing burnout, What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali allows people in education to recharge and refocus, remembering why they decided to teach. Written by a teacher’s advocate, Taylor Mali, who first drew inspiration for the book by writing his poem “What Teachers Make,” this book is a self-declared impassioned defense of why we need teachers now more than ever.
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