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25 Creative Teacher Gift Ideas for the Educator in Your Life

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Educators are some of the most important people in our lives. Anyone who has had a great teacher knows the strong impact they have on our growth and development, which is all the more reason to make sure the teacher in your life knows just how much they’re appreciated.

If you’re looking for a special gift for teacher appreciation week or want the perfect Christmas gift idea for your favorite teacher, we’ve got you covered. From motivational and inspirational items to the perfect gifts for the English, Science, History, and Math teacher, there’s something for everyone.

Whether you want to brighten up your teacher’s desk with a new accessory or help them blow off steam in their downtime, there’s no gesture that will go unnoticed by these professionals who shape and mold our minds. Our curated list of the best teacher gifts include items that will work year-round, from the first bell of the school year to the end of final exams.

Get ready to make a great impression and give a little extra love to your favorite teacher with our list of 25 creative gifts for educators.


Teacher Appreciation Pencil Bag / Makeup Bag


Glass Water Bottle


Grammar Pencils


Teacher Emoji Stamp Set 

best teacher gifts

Stampmojis | $14.50


Adult Coloring Book


“Paper” Mugs


Matchbox Desk Supplies


Personalized Classroom Rules Print


Set of 4 Succulents in Vintage Spice Tins

best teacher gifts

Hallmark | $59.15


Personalized School Teacher Appreciation Word Art Print


Chocolate Truffle Making Kit


Storymatic Writing and Storytelling Prompts


F in Exams: The Very Best of Totally Wrong Test Answers


Math Equation Clock

teacher christmas gifts

DCI | $20.64


Declaration of Independence Tie

male teacher gifts

Josh Bach | $49


Periodic Table of Presidents


Solar System Necklace


Apple Byte Desktop Sculpture


Cheesy Pizza Chalk Set


Literary Glass


Knitted Pencil Scarf


“Teach Love Inspire” Bracelet


“Teacher Fuel” Cup

Teacher Gifts

4275handmade | $10.99


Teacher Necklace


Amaryllis Winter Bulb Kit


This article has been edited and updated.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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