Creative & Unique Gift Ideas for Teachers
(That They'll Actually USE)
For the Math/Science Teacher
It’s rare to find a math/science teacher who isn’t a little bit nerdy and would appreciate showing it off to the world (or at least his or her students). To this day, my most-used gifts are my Pi earrings!
Any necklaces, earrings, Tshirts, coffee mugs, etc. that are math or science related will surely be near and dear to your teacher’s quirky side! In addition to options I have listed below, there are so many great math/science teacher gifts on Etsy; these are just a few of my favorites.
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For the Teacher Who Loves to Decorate the Classroom
You know the type; you walk into the room and you get the feeling every aspect was very thoughtfully curated. Maybe there are string lights adorning the walls or comfy seating attentively placed. Whatever they used, you know designing a pleasing space is important to this teacher. If this is the case, he or she will love items to add to the classroom to make it even more attractive.
For the Organized Teacher
If you know one thing about teaching, you would know teaching requires extraordinary organization. Some teachers enjoy working on this skill more than others, and would love some of these items for planning and staying organized!
For the Teacher Who Needs to Stay Caffeinated
Many teachers, including myself, rely on coffee to perk them up to maintain a friendly disposition and teach their students to the best of his or her ability. So, if you know the teacher is someone who needs coffee, these gift ideas are perfect! You can alter this idea accordingly if your teacher prefers tea, soda, water, etc.
For the Teacher Who Enjoys Creativity in the Classroom
Doodle note materials are perfect to buy for any teacher, because they instantly make lessons more enjoyable and beneficial for students. They aid brain processing to help kids make connections and remember the material, plus kids beg for them as a fun way to spice up lessons. Happy students = happy teacher! Click here to read more on how to implement doodle notes. These sets work for any subject area:
For the Teacher Who Works Late in the Classroom
We all know those teachers who clearly work overtime for the students. If you happen to know the teacher for whom you are hunting for a gift spends hours in his or her classroom, or would simply appreciate a more comfortable work environment, these gifts are the right choice! (Also, see the category below this one, because this teacher probably needs that too!)
For the Teacher Who Needs Some Relaxation
As you’re aware, teaching is a challenging job and can be very stressful at times. Many teachers struggle to designate ample time to take care of themselves, and need a little push for some R&R.
For the Teacher You Have No Clue What to Gift -- (If all else fails!)
If none of these ideas really stick out to you and don’t feel perfect, then a great option is a gift card! Although it takes a little less creativity on your end, gift cards to places we frequently shop are always appreciated. It shows your thoughtfulness, while still allowing teachers to pick out exactly what they like and/or need!
If you’re going the gift card route, make it for something we need, like gas or shoes! Teachers are always in the market for comfy shoes.
Keeping these needs in mind, here are some great stores to buy gift cards for teachers:
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