34 Best Teacher Gifts That A Student or Parent Can Possibly Imagine
Teachers play a key role in shaping the future of our world. As such, they are deserving of the kindest, warmest, most heartfelt gifts that a student or parent can possibly imagine. Help your number one teacher prepare for an upcoming school year or finish out the current year in style with fun, school-appropriate teacher gifts that transform the classroom into a functional, friendly space of learning for students and teachers alike.
Best Teacher Gifts
IPEVO V4K Ultra HD Document Camera
Whether your teacher prefers to lecture in-person or opts for remote classes instead, having the right tech for the job will always make the process more effective. What makes the IPEVO document camera the perfect gift is the versatility it brings to the task; Capable of projecting images to a projector, a big screen, or to a video call, this camera ensures that every student is able to benefit from their teacher’s lecture materials. The 8-Megapixel camera, with HD streaming and even a built-in camera, promises to keep learning effective and interactive, no matter the distance.
mcSquares Dry-Erase Stickies
Sticky notes might be a teacher’s best friend, but those classic slips are surely no friend to the environment. Get your favorite teacher going green in the next school year with the rewritable, re-stickable substitute designed with sustainability in mind. Each pack of mcSquares includes 6 eco-friendly reusable sticky notes and a no-smudge marker for convenient note-taking without ethical compromise. Now teachers won’t have to go for those expensive whiteboards anymore. Be it a door or a random wall, they can create a reusable writing surface anywhere and everywhere. With the gift of a set of mcSquares, a teacher can educate on the value of sustainability and lead tomorrow’s leaders by example.
Baratza Sette 30 Conical Burr Grinder
There’s no doubt that the teacher in your life loves their job. That doesn’t make waking up each morning any easier, though. And facing a class of students with a drowsy mind is never a good idea. With the gift of a Baratza coffee grinder, your favorite educator can wake up and start the day with a fresh cup of coffee to lift the spirit (and those eye bags). Featuring 30 unique grinding options and an integrated digital timer, the Baratz offers its user complete control over their morning cup of joe – a welcome change of pace for the teacher with a class of hyperactive adolescents.
Bobino Bookmark Pen
No matter how many pens you buy a teacher, when push comes to shove and the tests need to be graded, there’s never a single writing utensil to be found. Rather than fumbling around the house or the classroom, gift your teacher a pen that never strays far from the paper. Bobino bookmark pens, measuring in at just 4-millimeters thick, are made to rest easy inside a textbook, binder, or a stack of papers just waiting to be graded. The clip at the end of this pint-sized pen secures it to the page like a typical paperclip, ensuring that no matter where teachers take their work, they can depend on the pen staying firmly in place.
Quirky Align Stapler
Decorating the classroom is a time-honored tradition among teachers, so don’t let your loved one fall short next year! The Quirky stapler is the ideal gift for teachers that takes pride in their classroom and its iconic stylings. Removing the top half of the stapler from the bottom, teachers can easily staple papers and accessories to bulletin boards hassle-free; Bring the halves together again, Quirky functions like any other on the market. With bold color, an ergonomic shape, and even a magnetized base, it is essential for the teacher eager to create a classroom as inspirational and colorful as their students.
BackJoy SitzRight Wedge Seat Cushion
Teaching at a desk is rewarding for the mind, but not necessarily for a teacher’s back. If years on the job have taken a toll on your loved one’s spine, the BackJoy seat cushion with lumbar support is just the gift to fix their posture and alleviate their pain. An adjustable strap allows it to easily affix to almost any office chair for stress-free installation and near-instant results – ideal for the teacher more concerned for their students than themselves. A good teacher understands the value of curving, so support the natural curves of their spine with an ergonomic gift that keeps them sitting pretty.
LUX Productivity PRO A5 Planner
Unlike many other professions, a teacher’s job doesn’t end once the final bell sounds. Between parent-teacher conferences, staff meetings, and, of course, grading assignments, it’s easy to understand how a teacher can start to feel overwhelmed by the workload. You can get your teacher’s schedule back on track with the gift of a LUX Productivity planner, an organizer as devoted to planning each day as it is to reflecting upon achievements and goals. By filling out the planner every week, teachers will be able to visualize their accomplishments and clearly outline their upcoming targets, motivating them to meet their goals and celebrate their victories before the workload bogs them down.
Ontel Huggle Hoodie
Late nights creating lesson plans can’t be eliminated with a simple gift, but when you give your teacher an Ontel hoodie, at least you know they’ll be working in comfort from here on out. A mix between a blanket and a hoodie, the Ontel hoodie wraps up a teacher in ultra-soft fleece while keeping their hands free, allowing them to write down notes or grade papers unimpeded by their softest blanket. Available in 4 beautiful, cozy designs, the one-size-fits-all blanket hoodie is sure to suit every teacher’s wardrobe, especially once the colder months roll in.
Label Maker Machine
Keeping a classroom neat and orderly is tough, especially for those teachers working with young students. While the NiiMbot label maker can’t put an end to every slip and spill, by allowing a teacher to implement clear, marked spaces for papers, pens, and miscellaneous supplies, this handy device sure cuts down on the clean-up come the end of the day. The label maker is lightweight and portable, but still boasts an impressive 4-hour battery life that will have your teacher ecstatic. Now, organizing the classroom is as simple as opening up the NiiMbot App on a smartphone, typing out the desired text, and printing it onto the included label tape.
iWALK Portable Charger
Is there anything more frustrating for a teacher than getting halfway through the school day, only to realize that their most-used device is on 1% battery? When their device needs charging and a charger is nowhere to be found, an iWALK power bank promises to keep your teacher plugged in. Capable of fully-charging a phone in just a little more than an hour, the iWALK gifts your teacher’s go-to devices a second life. It might be the size of a credit card, but this miniature charger has the power to fully charge two separate devices at lightning speed, with no unnecessary cords attached.
Sprout – Teacher's Edition
Teach the life cycle like never before with the gift that literally brings the beauty of recycling to life. A Sprout pencil does far more than talk a good game; Once a pencil is too short to write and is planted in the ground, seeds embedded in the graphite can begin to sprout into a new, healthy plant to do good for the planet. Growing herbs like basil and thyme are not only useful for the teacher skilled in the kitchen, but also make a perfect lesson for students on the value of sustainability and the plant life cycle in general. Made with sustainably-sourced wood and non-toxic, biodegradable graphite, Sprout pencils are sure to inspire the blossoming minds that your favorite teacher sees each day.
Desktop Tower Organizer
Gone are the days of cluttered, messy desks; With a cool desk accessory like no other out there, your teacher no longer has an excuse for a disorganized workspace. By combining a pencil holder, tape dispenser, organizing containers, and a charger into a single elegant tower, this tower organizer frees up desk space for the materials a teacher can’t go without. Charge a laptop or phone without a mess of wires running amuck; Tuck away paperclips, tacks, staples, rubber bands, and more where they’re always within reach, but never obstructing the desk. Gift your favorite teacher their workspace back and order a multifunctional organizer as convenient as it is gorgeous.
Post-it Pop-up Note Dispensers
Post-It notes are handy for the busy, overworked teacher, but piles upon piles of colorful pads and clutter a desk, and stresses out the mind. Simplify the desk with the Post-It dispenser and gift your teacher the order and control that they’ve been craving. Dispensing a single note at a time, grabbing a Post-It is quick and mindless – not to mention it looks much more appealing than fumbling with random Post-It pads awkwardly shoved into drawers or pencil holders. Ensure that a note or flag is always on hand with the gift of a Post-It dispenser (notes and pads included just for your teacher’s convenience).
Upright GO 2 Posture Trainer
Your loved one might not realize just how much they slouch, but their spine sure does and won’t hesitate to show it. By schooling your teacher on the truth about their posture, Upright GO helps the permanently slouched to overcome their bad habits and straighten that spine, promoting spinal health and blood flow now and in the future. The simple, discreet patch on the back might seem innocent, but in actuality, this device, when synced with the corresponding app, can reinvent a person’s posture in as little as 2 weeks. If your teacher wants to keep standing before the classroom for years to come, get them the thoughtful gift that will get their body in shape, once and for all.
Desk Mini Whiteboard
Sticky notes might not be every teacher’s ideal tool, but quick note-taking comes with the territory of teaching. If your loved one is ready to do away with piles of used notes cluttering their desk, a mini whiteboard can make a reliable alternative that teachers already know well. With three different colors of stand available, the mini whiteboard makes a desk look neat and fun – and naturally, calm without a single note in sight. Stand up the board to easily read messages, or lie it down for simpler note-taking; With an adjustable, slip-resistant base, there’s no wrong way to rock this awesome teacher’s gift.
LapGear Acacia Wood Lap Desk
In the past, teachers have been limited to working from the comfort of their desks. With the gift of a LapGear lap desk, now the desk can travel wherever teachers might go! Type away on a laptop or grade papers on the bus, at the park, or even just lounging in bed; Thanks to the internal storage compartments and sturdy wood frame, teachers have an entire workstation at hand. Elevate screens and notebooks to a comfortable height for better posture no matter where you work. With the LapDesk, your teachers have 17.5-inches by 13.5-inches of desk space to work from, even when their classroom is a million miles away.
Linon Cora Armless Office Chair
Whether at school or in the home office, a teacher’s work is never done. Guarantee that your favorite teacher is supported as they grade late into the night with a fun, fuzzy faux-fur gift out of the 1970s. The Linon office chair features an armless modern design and 360-spin that allows a teacher to plan every lesson in ultimate comfort. Padded seating made of 100% microfiber makes for a luxurious office experience, and a gas lift makes the chair a perfect height for every teacher in need of a little extra love this school year.
Pocketbook Touch HD 3
Teachers of literature and professors of the English language understand better than most the joys of escaping into a classic work of fiction. The PocketBook is the ideal gift for the passionate teacher looking to cut back on their book budget: with digital and audiobooks available in full color, it provides a world of literature at a fraction of the cost and space of a shelf full of hardbacks. The 6-inch touchscreen keeps the e-reader small enough to remain portable for the teacher on the go while still ensuring every novel is legible in all its original glory.
GreenTech Personal Space Air Purification
A teacher rarely has many choices in their workspace, and the classroom in the average school is not usually built to ensure a clean, pure air. With GreenTech’s pureAir, teachers can breathe easily. From a lanyard around their neck, teachers hold an air filter as light as it is effective. Reduce the amount of harmful allergens, bacteria, and miscellaneous debris your teacher has to breathe in each day when you provide them the gift of clean, healthy air. With a life of 28 hours in a single charge, the pureAir SOLO is designed to keep an educator on their feet and feeling their best without disruption.
Fidget Think Ink Pen
Long hours of grading tests and planning lessons is a lot of tasks for a teacher. Sometimes, an educator’s mind needs to wander. For those late nights when the brain needs a brief break from the tedium, the CocoX fidget pen is the perfect short-term distraction. Flexible, magnetic, and still fully-functional as a writing utensil, the fidget pen occupies restless hands for those feeling cooped up from a long day of work. This novelty pen is durable enough to survive endless poking and prodding, gifting your teachers the opportunity to let their thoughts run wild without concern.
Round Table Privacy Boards
As beneficial as group work can be for building social and cooperative skills, sometimes teachers simply need their students to keep their eyes on their own assignments. Privacy shields are a fun, colorful gift that guards against wandering eyes during quizzes and tests, providing each student a personal workstation free of outside distractions. Each set of 12 privacy shields includes red, blue, and green dividers, each boasting a cute, simple pattern befitting of the classroom environment. Never again will your number one teacher have to stress about cheating when exam season rolls around!
Amazon Basics Thermal Laminator Machine
Teachers with young students know how destructive immature minds can be. For those essential forms that can’t risk being damaged, the laminator machine is the ideal guard against rogue scribbles and fidgeting fingers. In just a minute, it can cover any document up to 9-inches in width in a 3-millimeter of 5-millimeter pouch. Small enough to fit in the classroom, a laminator is a must-have gift for those teachers working with younger populations throughout the school year. Don’t leave the safety of important forms up to chance – take action with the laminator backed by Amazon itself.
Sketchcase Whiteboard Sticker
A whiteboard is every teacher’s most familiar medium, both for important note-taking and playing scribbling after class. The gift of the Sketchcase makes the whiteboard as portable and accessible as a teacher’s laptop by transforming their device’s lid into a clean, blank slate. 8H scratch resistance and air egress technology ensure that it is as smooth as the classroom whiteboard itself, giving teachers the tools to take the class on the go. Outdoor lectures or last-minute note-taking are just the beginning of the potential the portable whiteboard promises the greatest teachers in your life.
Time management is an essential skill for a student when test time arrives. The next gift is the kindest one a teacher can offer their students: a 60-minute countdown timer that clearly depicts the time remaining in red guarantees that students will never be left wondering, “how much more time do we have?” Every child should have an equal chance to succeed, and with the countdown clock, your teacher can ensure that even those in the back of the room can clearly see how much time they have remaining to complete their work, supporting those intrinsic time management skills in a way other times can’t.
Wearable Silicone Memo Wrist Band
Most of us have been in the unfortunate position of needing to take notes without a post-it in sight. Teachers don’t need to jot messages on their hands any longer, though. The WEMO wristband is the gift for the most forgetful of us! A silicone wristband where teachers can write their notes, the WEMO wristband helps make sure no message gets forgotten throughout the course of the day. It is waterproof, so while a rub of a finger or eraser is enough to remove unneeded notes, you can be sure rain and snow are no match for those vital words of wisdom. In the front of the classroom or on the drive home, your teacher now has everything they need to write out their thoughts as they go about their day.
Peleg Design Clippen
Between class time, department meetings, and journeys to and from school, a teacher’s supplies never stay in one place for long. While they might not always know when they’ll have the time to grade assignments and design lesson plans, with a pair of Peleg Design paper clips, at least teachers can be prepared to work. By securing a writing instrument for every pile of assignments, the metal clips provide a teacher the freedom to work whenever and wherever the opportunity presents itself. Teach your teacher the value of being prepared with the gift that organizes, secures, and travels with confidence.
Anti EMF Radiation Protection Shield Sticker
For the professional that spends a great deal of time on their devices, protecting health and wellness is a complicated matter. Teachers might not be able to step away from their screens while they work, but gifts like the EMF Harmonizer can provide them peace of mind as they lecture. A 1-inch by 1-inch sticker designed with European technology, the EMF Harmonizer aims to minimize the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation from computers, tablets, and phones, supporting your loved one without obstructing their work. Ensure your teacher can continue to work in perfect harmony with their devices, no matter what form those devices might take.
SitFlow Under Desk Leg Swing
Many teachers these days find that their work is never done, so it’s no surprise that trips to the gym can be few and far between. SitFlow is a gift that compensates for all that lost workout time many teachers experience. An exercise swing that mounts to the bottom of a desk, the SitFlow allows your loved ones to get fit while they sit! Teachers can improve their posture, increase circulation, and burn calories while grading and lesson planning, helping them to look and feel their best despite the long hours that their work calls for. With just the active-sitting device and a couple of tools, your teachers can get in the best shape of their lives while continuing to provide the high standard of education to their students that they’ve always delivered.
Justick Lite Standard
Decorating the classroom is a time-honored tradition among teachers, and your gift can guarantee that your loved one’s classroom will stand out among their colleagues. Forget fumbling about searching for thumbtacks and magnets – the Justick lite standard board displays materials without the unwanted obstructions anyway. Running on just 4 AA batteries, the revolutionary board holds up posters and papers for 9-months by relying upon the power of electro-adhesion. Rearranging materials is quick and painless without any staples to contend with, and saves the teachers from damaging their possessions with pinholes year after year.
Silent Pocket Faraday Bag Tablet Sleeve
Much of your teacher’s livelihood lies within the screen of their most prized devices, from PowerPoints and assignments to grading charts and more. With so much riding on their device’s wellbeing, it’s essential teachers have the gear to properly protect their belongings. The Silent Pocket bag is an unassuming sleeve, but underneath its simple nylon surface, this monotone sleeve hides patented anti-hacking, anti-tracking technology trusted by institutions like the US Government. Supporting devices up to 10-inches in size, the Faraday tablet sleeve offers true protection to those who most need it, gifting peace of mind to the educators in your life.
Spiky Slap Bracelets
Teachers understand that no two students work in the same way, and the very best are committed to bringing the best out of every pupil they encounter. Sensory toys like the Slap Band might not be a traditional teaching tool, but for those students struggling with mental illnesses such as ADHD and anxiety, colorful, sensory accessories can actually promote focus and relieve stress. For the teacher that cares about supporting their students, tools that benefit traditionally difficult students are literally life-changing gifts. Besides – colorful and tactile, these bands are even fun for your teacher to play with!
Welaxy Desk Drawer Organizers
With jam-packed classrooms and chaos galore, a teacher’s most prized gifts are those that bring order to their lives. WELAXY desk organizers go above and beyond the call of duty, providing your loved one with an assortment of 8 drawer organizers to arrange however best suits their needs. Paperclips, pencils, post-its, and more can all have a home within the versatile desk organizer system, Available in a vast range of bold colors, you have the power to gift your teacher the supplies to keep a fun, functional workspace in the classroom – even when chaos threatens to take over all else.
Fatboy Edison The Petit Table Lamp
If working late into the night is a regular occurrence for the world’s greatest teacher, then only the world’s greatest light source will do. Fatboy LED lamps are wireless, portable, and above all else, enlightening for the night owl with exams to grade. 3 different light settings operate to shed just the right amount of light on your loved one’s work, ideal for tired eyes struggling to decode scribbled essays and notes from home. With a pair of unique wireless lamps set up at home or school, your teacher will be able to continue working as hard as ever once the sun has set, making this gift essential for workaholics everywhere.
DeskStand Wall-Mounted Standing Desk
Working from home can be a serious space issue, especially for those loved ones living on a teacher’s salary. The DeskStand is an efficient, space-saving gift for the professional with no space to spare; by quickly assembling and disassembling, your teacher only needs to make room for their desk when class is in session. In addition to saving space, the adjustable shelves of the desk stand accommodate those of any size and work style. Want a standing desk? Not a problem. Prefer traditional desks at just your height? The DeskStand delivers! For the teacher hesitant to work from home, it eliminates the discomfort and stress from the equation, ensuring quality, productive work from the moment the bell rings each morning.