You have expanded my shopping basket for the upcoming term I particularly like the fashionable lanyards and the personalized key chains. Those personalized notebooks would be a great item to give to anyone! What an interesting post. All of these great gifts can be found on Etsy website. Thanks Kristina! Parents and students need not feel obligated to shell out a lot to make teachers feel special. It appears that teachers do, at least my son’s teacher does. Thanks Luke! Figuring out what to get your child’s teacher for the holidays, Teacher Appreciation Week, or “just because” can be challenging. When I was helping out in his classroom this week, I noticed his teacher had scraps of paper with notes all over her desk. Cards make it on to the list of favourite Teachers’ Day gifts. I also love supporting Etsy stores for the same reasons you do. These gifts tend to be geared to female teachers, so I have written another article with gifts more suited to male teachers! Consider contacting the scientist and asking for an autographed photo and letter. Thanks for your comment! When Susie Kameny was a paraprofessional working with autistic students at Grattan Elementary School in San Francisco, the PTA subscribed to an organic delivery box for the teachers so that they could enjoy fresh fruit in the lounge every week. I love the notebooks as well Lisa! If you’re at a loss for what your teacher might really like, consider a gift card from a bookstore. I don’t think the bag comes in any other colors. I have not written an article about making gifts for teachers. I find your recommended gifts really interesting and fun—not to mention, unique. I know it’s the thought that counts, but getting a box of chocolate each year doesn’t seem like it took much thought. Otherwise, all the work you put into baking may go to waste. This year I wanted to find something different, not just another candle, and started hunting around for some personalized teacher gift ideas. Their design is great and touching. Going to use this idea! We've put together some really unique and useful classroom tools that will not only make the teacher happy but make the learning environment all that much more fun and enriching. Don’t get me wrong, by no means are parents expected to get a gift for their child’s teacher. Where do you get those from? The personalised wine bottle label is an excellent idea and one I shall be using in the future. Your email address will not be published. “All the other teachers were jealous,” says Gramza. When I first saw this item I thought “do people still write on paper?”. Any teacher of young children would sure find one of these stamps handy! Or if your school has a fund for needy children, the class can make a donation in the teacher’s name. And like I said before, teacher gifts are not an expectation, nor do they need to cost a lot of money. I love the simplicity, functionality and the ability to personalize many of these gifts. Out of the 7 gifts you mention, I like the water bottle and the bag the best. Love the personalized stamp! Glad I could help you out with your teacher gift selection this year Shan! Anita Bell, who teaches third grade in Berkeley, CA, says, “One year my class and a room parent worked together to make a huge glittering sign with pictures and individual messages on the bottom and ‘Anita rocks!’ in six-inch glitter letters across the top. Why? or other bookstore gift … After publishing this article I realized that most of the gifts on this list are geared to female teachers. Show your appreciation with a thoughtful gift your child's teacher can really use. “Teachers spend so much of their personal money on school supplies that it’s wonderful to get treated to food and coffee through gift cards by generous parents,” says Ekster. I knew I couldn’t be the only person who struggles to find a thoughtful and unique gift for my child’s teacher. I’m Tanya, former Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist turned blogger and mom of 2. Don’t be shy about asking your teacher what he or she really needs to get the job done. You can personalize the teacher’s name as well as the saying and symbol. This customizable tote bag will allow her to carry her supplies with style! 7 Cool Gifts Teachers Will Actually Want (and use)! If you know that a sophomore English teacher loves the work of a local poet, students might write letters to the luminary asking him or her to pay a visit to the class. Thanks for sharing such original gift ideas for teachers. I love hearing that others enjoy my tips. After exhaustive research, we’ve cracked the code on teacher gift ideas. You have to admit, these are some cool gifts teachers probably don’t have and would actually use. *. Your email address will not be published. “I bought books for my classroom or myself and thought of the child who gave it to me when I made the purchase,” says Carol Gordon Ekster, who taught fourth grade for 35 years in Derry, NH.