25 Gifts for Teachers to Creatively Thank Your Favorite Inspiring Educator

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

If you have a love of learning, chances are that you have a teacher (or teachers) to thank for it. The often-unsung heroes of shaping today’s youth, educators are vital in children’s and young adults’ lives. So, why not show your appreciation with a gift? Whether you’re buying it for a special occasion—such as the aptly named Teacher Appreciation Week—or as a thank you for a college recommendation, My Modern Met Store has a myriad of creative products an educator will love.

All teachers could use an extra cup of coffee or tea—especially art teachers, as they probably have an artistic practice outside of the classroom. In that case, the Brief History of Art mug offers a miniature art lesson printed on the mug that’s a welcome addition to their kitchen cabinet.

Is your English teacher a voracious reader? (Probably, since they are teaching the subject!) Delight them with some literature-inspired items like a classic To Kill a Mockingbird book fashioned as a stylish purse.

Scroll down for some of our favorite teacher appreciation gifts, and head to My Modern Met Store to check out the entire selection.

Want to tell your favorite educator how much they mean to you? Check out My Modern Met Store's selection of teacher appreciation gift ideas!


To Kill a Mockingbird Purse


The Great Wave Reversible Face Mask


Colorwheel Crew Socks


Modern Artist Socks Gift Set

Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Chattyfeet | $39.95


Mars Dust Globe

Mars Dust Globe

Humango | $35


Rainbow Joes: Series 1 Figurines

Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Brogamats | $25


Cubebot Natural Wood 


Big Wooden Cat Pile

Teacher Appreciation Gifts Ideas

Comma | $36


Brief History of Art Mug


Almond Blossom Reversible Tote Bag

Tote Bag

Loqi | $14.95


Museum Collection: Great Masters Page Flags Set


Artists and Their Cats Book


Pocket RBG Wisdom

Pocket RBG Wisdom

Hardie Grant | $9.99


Manifesto Poster

Manifesto Poster

Holstee | $28+


Sloth Bookmark


Frida Kahlo Kokeshi Doll


This Book is a Planetarium Book


Book & Hero Superhero Bookend 

Good Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Artori Design | $27.50


Starry Night Candle

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Flatyz | $17.95


Baby Nessie Tea Infuser

Gifts for Tea Lovers

OTOTO | $16


Multicolor Pencils: Pack of 5 Rainbow Pencils


Solar System Bib Necklace


Paint Brush & Palette Earrings


Pablo Picatso Enamel Pin

Unique Gifts

Niaski | $12.50


Moon Puzzle


This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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