42 Creative Teacher Gift Ideas for the Educator in Your Life

Teacher Gift Ideas

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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 includes 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 42 creative gifts for educators.


Teacher Self Care Gift Box


Personalized Engraved Wooden Ruler

Custom Engraved Ruler

Pink Pueblo 2 | $25.99



Glass Water Bottle


Grammar Pencils


Balloon Pin House

Balloon House Pin

Clive Roddy | $35.76


Wooden Plant Sign


Pi Necklace

Pi Necklace

Largento | $63+


English Usage Chart


Custom Portrait Stamp

Personalized Stamps

Riley Print | $22.49+


Teacher Affirmation Cards

Teacher Affirmation Cards

Unbroken Mama | $18.98


Color Wheel Pendant


Apple Enamel Pin

Apple Enamel Pin

StudioInktvis | $10.90


Great Writers Page Flags


Personalized Teacher Notepad

Personalized Note Pad

Pink Apple | $8.25+


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Jane Mount | $11.09


Teacher Emoji Stamp Set 

best teacher gifts

Stampmojis | $13.99


Adult Coloring Book


Library Card Pillow


ABC's of RBG Poster


Personalized Classroom Rules Print


Van Gogh Almond Blossoms Tote

Van Gogh Almond Blossoms Tote Bag

LOQI | $14.95


Personalized School Teacher Appreciation Word Art Print


Chocolate Truffle Making Kit


Teacher Potholder


Teacher Definition Scented Candle

Teacher-Inspired Candle

Wick and Bar | $5.89+


Bob Ross Temperature Changing Mug


Storymatic Writing and Storytelling Prompts


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


Math Equation Clock

teacher christmas gifts

Timelike | $16.59


Mars Dust Globe

Mars Snow Globe

Humango | $35


Periodic Table of Presidents


Solar System Necklace


Literary Glass


Personalized Teacher Notepad


“Teach Love Inspire” Bracelet


“Teacher Fuel” Cup


Teacher Necklace

Teacher Gifts

DearAvaGifts | $29.99


Mason Jar Indoor Flower Garden


Supergal Bookend


Teacher Nutritional Facts Mug

Teacher Nutritional Facts Mug

RaisingRooster | $15.99+


Teas of the Boston Tea Party


Glitter Pencil Mason Jar


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. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. 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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