30 Best Teacher Gift Ideas to Show Your Family's Sincere Appreciation

Because they deserve the sweetest gifts of all.

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Here's one thing we can all agree on: Teachers play one of the most important roles in the lives of our kids. On late nights and early mornings, they're there to lend a hand to our little ones and show them the ropes, and we really aren't sure where we'd be without them. That's why we've compiled this lift of the best gift ideas for teachers, which are perfect both for Christmas and for Teacher Appreciation Day. The truth is, an apple just won't cut it. Whether you're hoping to simply show them how much you appreciate their hard work, win your kid a few valuable brownie points, or just brighten their day, we can practically guarantee there's at least one present here that'll make you—and them—smile.

Are they a foodie? Try a chic striped lunch bag with thousands of glowing reviews, or a scrumptious bourbon pecan pie filling that'll jump-start their baking adventures. If, on the other hand, they're more partial to coffee, we've got you covered there too: Our go-to travel mug is on this list, and it's incredibly affordable! We've also got sweet teacher gifts for crafters, teachers who are also moms, and male teachers as well—not to mention gifts for those teachers that may be retiring at the end of the school year.

Get your pencils ready, because these unique presents are anything but ordinary—and they're sure to earn you a good grade at Christmastime.

Editor's Pick
Amazon $25 Gift Card as a Bookmark
amazon.com
$25.00
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We can't get over this sweet bookmark—or the fact that it's actually an Amazon gift card. What a thoughtful, practical find!

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Editor's Pick
Apple Bath Bombs
amazon.com
$19.99
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Yes, those "apples" are actually bath bombs. This is an adorable way to encourage your child's teacher to take a little time for herself!

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1,000+ Reviews
Custom Teacher Stamp
etsy.com
$16.99
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Let them stamp all the books in their classroom with this fantastic custom stamp. "Read it, love it, return it" will become their mantra!

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45+ Ratings
Weighted Sleep Mask
amazon.com
$39.99
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This sleep mask is manufactured by the same company that makes those weighted blankets everyone's talking about. What better way to give your favorite teacher some much-needed shut-eye? 

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For the Southern Teacher
Draper James Magnolia Sticky Notepad Set
amazon.com
$18.95
$15.25 (20% off)
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Fans of Reese Witherspoon's Draper James line will adore this notepad and stick note set. Those adorable, all-season colors have us smitten!

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Bestseller / 6,000+ Reviews
Personalized Teacher Bag
etsy.com
$14.00
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Whether she wants to use this bag for storing pencils or makeup, one thing's for sure: This is an excellent gift idea!

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500+ Ratings
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
amazon.com
$14.49
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Now, here's a practical present! Sure, Clorox wipes aren't the most fun option out there, but dress these containers up with a bit of ribbon, and we know they'll be appreciated by even the most discerning teachers.

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Personalize It
Custom Teacher's Pencil Notepad
minted.com
$35.00
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There's no denying it: This notepad is chic and incredibly useful.

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Editor's Pick
Pencil Planter
amazon.com
$21.21
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Admit it: You're excited about this pencil planter already! Add your favorite blooms, and you've got a perfect gift in no time.

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500+ Ratings
Enamel Pin Gift Idea
etsy.com
$10.30
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"I am a teacher," read these too-cute pins. "What is your superpower?"

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For the Wine Lover
Wine Bag
amazon.com
$9.99
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It doesn't really matter if they teach music, history, art, or history—odds are, your kid's teacher needs a glass of wine! Here's the cutest way to wrap a bottle.

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Awww-Worthy
Because I Had a Teacher Book
amazon.com
$10.95
$7.24 (34% off)
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Teachers of younger children will flip for this incredibly sweet book. It's thoughtful and lovely-looking. 

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Editor's Pick
Teacher Survival Kit Bag
amazon.com
$9.99
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While this small bag is especially perfect for a music teacher, it works just as wonderfully when gifted to a teacher of just about any discipline. Our idea? Fill it up with their favorite treats and any other fun "necessities" you can think of.

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2,000+ Ratings
Striped Lunch Bag
amazon.com
$13.99
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This lunch box features a fun design and organizer pockets, so she'll be all set for the cafeteria.

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50,000+ Ratings
Echo Dot
amazon.com
$49.99
$24.99 (50% off)
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Did you know music can help us learn? Whether for the classroom or the home, a smart speaker with Alexa technology will be an unexpected gift. 

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3,000+ Ratings
Teacher Appreciation Candle
etsy.com
$23.00
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This isn't your average candle: It can be customized with a special message.

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200+ Ratings
Triple-Insulated Tumbler
Corkcicle amazon.com
$22.95
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Keep her caffeinated with a quality travel mug perfect for tea or coffee!

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Chic Find
Eccolo Marble Desk-Size Journal
americangreetings.com
$24.00
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We love the look of this chic, black marble journal!

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For the Burrito Lover
Chipotle Gift Card
amazon.com
$25.00
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Sometimes a burrito says it best. 

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50+ Ratings
Felt Letter Board
amazon.com
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From lesson plans to inspiring quotes, teachers can share messages with their students on this fun letter board. Consider leaving a holiday greeting when you give it to them to brighten their season.

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Rollerball Red Pen
amazon.com
$25.00
$20.00 (20% off)
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A red pen is a staple in every teacher's arsenal. 

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68+ Ratings
Engraved Teacher Bracelet
amazon.com
$12.96
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Show her how special the work she does is. This engraved bracelet for teachers is something she'll never forget.

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50+ Reviews
Mini Succulents
worldmarket.com
$7.96
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Turn the teacher's desk into a zen zone with a set of mini succulents.

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100+ Ratings
200 Simple Weeknight Suppers Cookbook
amazon.com
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This cookbook comes with easy weeknight recipes even teachers on the go have time for.

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15+ Reviews
Bourbon Pecan Pie Filling
uncommongoods.com
$21.00
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Not only is this gift as sweet as they come, but it's also a smart shortcut to making a holiday favorite.

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Highly-Rated
Leather Passport Holder
nordstromrack.com
$19.97
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Encourage educators to take advantage of summer vacation. This passport holder is as sleek and stylish as it is functional.  

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Bestseller
Essential Everyday Beauty Gift Set
target.com
$9.89
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Teaching can be exhausting. Help her de-stress and indulge in self care with a Burt's Bees gift set. 

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Bestseller
Floral Teacher Planner
etsy.com
$28.00
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Help him or her stay organized with this charming planner, designed especially for educators.

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250+ Reviews
Custom Coasters
etsy.com
$22.00
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This set of stone coasters will add a personal touch to any teacher's home. 

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Perfect for the Season
Latte Glasses
target.com
$19.95
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Thermal latte glasses were practically made for winter break. 

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