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. We've picked out unique and thoughtful products that make great gifts any time of year.

For instance, if you're shopping for a special gift for teacher appreciation week or want the perfect Christmas gift idea for your favorite teacher, we've got you covered. A whimsical mug that's made for teachers makes an ideal treat for coffee lovers. Similarly, a self-care gift box, coloring book, or scented candle are wonderful ways to show your gratitude.

Additionally, some of the best gifts are essentials that will brighten up a teacher's desk or classroom. We've picked out creative school supplies, like pencils stamped with mini grammar lessons, unique and educational wall art, and high-quality notebooks for teachers to jot down their lesson plans.

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. Scroll down to start your shopping.

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.

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Self-Care Gifts


Teacher Self-Care Gift Box


Adult Coloring Book


Teacher Definition Scented Candle

Teacher-Inspired Candle

Wick and Bar | $5.89+


Teacher Affirmation Cards


Teas of the Boston Tea Party


Chocolate Truffle Making Kit


Glass Water Bottle


Whimsical Utensils


Pack of Grammar Pencils


Balloon Pin House

Balloon House Pin

Clive Roddy | $42.91


Copper Plant Sign

Copper Plant Signs

Blisscrafted | $4.53


Literary Glass


Custom Portrait Stamp

Personalized Stamps

Riley Print | $24.99+


Starbucks “Teacher Fuel” Cup


Great Writers Page Flags


Personalized Teacher Notepad

Personalized Note Pad

Pink Apple | $8.25+


Personalized “Teacher Nutritional Facts” Coffee Mug

Teacher Nutritional Facts Mug

RaisingRooster | $15.99+



Book-Inspired Stationery


Jane Mount | $12.91


Teacher Emoji Stamp Set with Inkpad

Emoji Stamp Set

Stampmojis | $13.99


Library Card Pillow


Useful Products


Kindle Paperwhite

Lightweight Kindle

Amazon | $139.99


Motivational Stamps

Motivational Stamps

GSM Brands | $11.99


Storymatic Writing and Storytelling Prompts


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


Set of Pouches

Set of Pouches

Baggu | $40


Teacher Potholder


Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask | $37.46


Classroom Decor


Personalized Classroom Rules Print


English Usage Chart


Personalized National Parks Scratch-Off Poster


Math Equation Clock

teacher christmas gifts

Timelike | $16.99


Personalized Engraved Wooden Ruler

Custom Engraved Ruler

Pink Pueblo 2 | $25.99


Periodic Table of Presidents


Personalized School Teacher Appreciation Word Art Print


Desk Accessories


Mars Dust Globe

Mars Snow Globe

Humango | $35


Glitter Pencil Mason Jar


Mason Jar Indoor Flower Garden


Personalized Teacher Notepad


Unique Jewelry


Pi Necklace

Pi Necklace

Largento | $47.25+


Color Wheel Pendant


Solar System Necklace


Apple Enamel Pin

Apple Enamel Pin

StudioInktvis | $11.23


“Teach Love Inspire” Bracelet


This article has been edited and updated.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor 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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