Coming up with the right teacher gifts for not only the holidays but also end of the school year can be tricky!
But today you’re in luck because I’ve rounded up a bunch of fabulous teacher gift ideas for you!
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Personal Care and Pampering
Teachers work so hard, so it makes sense to give them a little something to pamper themselves!
Self-care items don’t have to be on the “too” personal side to be appropriate gifts teachers will love.
Here are some great personal care options that will delight any teacher!
Aveda’s Stress Fix is a favorite product of mine and also something I love to give to my kids’ teachers.
I use it to help me sleep on nights when I’m a little anxious.
It helps to settle me down and get to sleep faster!
On the same line as the Stress Fix, this Stress Relief Aromatherapy Room Spray from Bath and Body Works is something the teacher can use in her classroom or at home!
These pencil themed bath bombs from Snazzie Bombs look so fun! What a cheery way to tell someone they need to relax in a bath!
Teachers’ hands tend to get dried out from touching all of that paper, and this hand lotion from Aveda is just the fix for that!
I love this lotion in particular because it doesn’t make my hands feel slimy.
The lotion seems to soak into my hands really well.
Plus, it smells awesome!
From time to time, our kids give us good reason to gift this Thanks for Putting Up With My Kid candle from A to Z Candles!
Pretty Up Lunch Time
Most days, teachers pack their lunch to make the most of their break from the classroom, so gifting a lunch tote is a partial, but thoughtful choice!
Here are some giftable options teachers will relish!
Striped patterns like the one this lunch tote features never seem to go out of style.
The shape of this lunch tote is really nice and the tote comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Another route to go for a teacher gift is something for their classroom. Even if you don’t specifically know what they need, you can still add some pizzazz…
…Starting with an object they use many times a day! These floral pens are cherry and bright!
I love the thought of giving an everlasting pen bouquet like this one!
Sticky notes are a teacher’s best friend, so give them a multitasking notebook with tons of sticky notes included so they’ll always have one on hand!
How about a notebook with a lovely sentiment on the cover?
Don’t like quotes? How about a notebook with a colorfully fun design instead?
I love puns and play on words, so that’s probably why this math teacher sign from Crafts With a Side of You caught my eye! The sign reads I’m a Math Teacher… of Course I have Problems!
Totes for Teachers
All teachers need a good tote. Or two.
Have you ever seen a teacher walking into or leaving the school and notices just how many bags they’re carrying?
Ease that transition for them by giving them a quality tote!
Teachers schlep around a lot of things, so why not give her a stylish tote like this preppy striped Scout multi pocked tote?
Does your child’s teacher prefer a more subdued look?
This grey Chaos Coordinator tote fits that bill!
The same company that offers the grey tote also offers a bunch of different teacher totes that are delightful gifts!
Click through the color and style options and you’ll find this fun blue tote.
This zippered pouch is perfect for teachers who already have a nice tote.
All bags can handle better organization and this pouch certainly is on theme and fits the bill!
Plus, you can fill the pouch with absolutely necessities like chocolate and mints for a more luxurious gift!
I love, love, love the look of this modern rainbow tote from Oliver and Olivia Kids. It reads Teach Love Inspire Motivate Lead Encourage Listen Connect Include #TeacherLife.
Keep them Hydrated
If you were thinking about getting the teacher another coffee mug, let me break it to you: Teachers have enough mugs.
In fact, chances are the last mug you gave a teacher ended up in the break room and has been relegated to holding stir sticks or paper clips.
What to give instead?
Travel mugs and water bottles!
And here are some fun options!
Oh how cute is is apple themed water bottle from Royal Banana? I’m a sucker for chevron and the way it’s used here make this bottle stunner!
The “Nutritional Fact” label on this water bottle really cracks me up!
As does this insulated travel mug.
Kleen Kanteens are my personal favorite portable hydration carrier!
I have a slew of the water bottles as well as an insulated travel mug like this blue one shown here.
Keeps drinks hot for hours!
And let’s face it, teachers are constantly running on empty.
This travel mug is a nice, but funny, reminder!
The saying on this travel mug is a nice one that all teachers will appreciate!
None of your child’s teachers are faking it til they make it, but this mug is still pretty funny!
Let’s not forget the importance of all day hydration. This Before and After School mug and wine tumbler set from Ampers and Prep makes it easy to remember!
Truth about apples- teachers probably only enjoy them as wine, which they can do in this fun tumbler from Red Line Designs Shop!
This last wine tumbler option has built in measurements that the teacher will enjoy! Love the clean glass design by Maddy and Mason’s Room!
Circling back to something more on the personal side of teacher gifts is this last group of jewelry accessories.
Oh my, these artist palette earrings from By Miss Sally are a-dorable! I love the layered look of them and the grownup rainbow!
This pendant comes on a card with a sweet sentiment and will be a nice reminder of the different they’re making each day.
This apple charm is a nice reminder of their profession.
Alex and Ani charm bracelets are super on trend.
Your child’s teacher probably already has a few of these style bracelets with other charms, which look pretty cool worn stacked together.
How about a simple bangle with one of the teachers’ missions engraved right into it?
One last bracelet option and it’s another from Alex and Ani. All teachers would love this cute elephant bracelet as a reminder of the knowledge they’re instilling in students every day!
How cute are these school themed hair ties from Peach Poppy Co?
These custom apple themed tassled key chains from Wooded Acres Charm are so cute! Imagine the look of delight on the teacher’s face when she see this!
These personalized circle tassle keychains from Busy Bee Gifts are so hitting the bright preppy sweet spot! I think I’d use it as a bag tag and not a keychain! Off to see if she offers a similar non-teacher options because I think I need this in my life.
Over to you!
Which one of these teacher gift ideas do you like best?
Hope I’ve shortened the search for the best teacher gift!
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Another great tool for zeroing in on what teachers would really love is to ask directly! This Teacher Favorites printable is a great way to do that!