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10 Gifts that Teachers REALLY want you to buy them...Teacher Appreciation Day Gift ideas!

Updated on August 23, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Day! Buy something original, exciting and thoughtful as a gift for your teacher

It's all very well buying Teacher's lovely gift, but what do they really need? They get so many gift sets, so many chocolates, but the thing that Teacher's would really appreciate on Teachers Appreciation Day are here on this page for you to choose from.

Teachers deserve nice gifts. Everyone remembers their first teacher. Mine was Mrs Williams - such a lovely lady, the type of person you felt safe with, who challenged you enough to steer you in the right direction, but gave you enough support to give you the confidence you need at a young age.

But how do we thank our teachers? They work crazy hours and do so much good in the classroom, so a little thank you is always appreciated at the end of the year - or even for National Teachers Day.

Check out the range of beautiful Teacher Appreciation Gifts on

They usually receive lovely home-made gifts, or something related to apples ("an apple for the teacher")...but do you know what they would really like? I do! I've been a teacher myself, so I know the twitterings in the staffroom. 4 of my family members are teachers, so I know what they coo about when they bring home adored gifts from their pupils and I currently work with schools, and know what makes them tick.

Here are some ideas...

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#1 Gifts for Teachers - Delicious Candle Gifts for Dedicated Teachers

Everyone loves candles, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise!

Yankee candles always go down very well. Not only do they smell amazing, but they look gorgeous and come in so many different flavours and colours. A sure hit would be to get one that is your teacher's favourite colour. Purple is always very popular, so a lavender one is always good.

Carousel Candles Hershey's Pint Syrup Soy Candle
Carousel Candles Hershey's Pint Syrup Soy Candle

If your teacher has penchant for something sweet, this candle will be right up their street. The gorgeous chocolatey aroma will fill your child's teachers house, and they'll think of the class every time the candle is lit. The most glorious thing, is that by lighting the candle, no calories are consumed! Winner!


#2 Gifts for Teachers - All Teachers want Gorgeous Stationary

From notecards to notebooks - funky stationary always goes down very well with those that like to keep traditional correspondances.

#3 Gifts for Teachers - Give your Teacher the gift of Funky Lunch Accessories

Teachers pack a packed lunch, just like the children, so why not give them something gorgeous to carry it in.

Skip Hop Zoo Kids Insulated Lunch Box, Otis Owl, Blue
Skip Hop Zoo Kids Insulated Lunch Box, Otis Owl, Blue

Everyone wants a lunchbox that stands out - this is that lunch box. Not only is cute, but it's durable and help protect your food right up until lunchtime.


What's your favourite so far?

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#4 Gifts for Teachers - Something for a lovely Day Out

Picnics are awesome!

They are especially treasured by those who spend most of their time stuck indoors. So, instead of your teacher being stuck at their desk, now they have no excuse to be out in the sun (as if they would need an excuse anyway!)

Get your teachers some beautiful accessories to picnic with!

#5 Gifts for Teachers - Every Teacher loves Sharpies...especially for Gifts

This one needs no introduction!

We love Sharpies!

All teachers need to keep organised, and labelling is essential. Permanent markers are a must have!

#6 Gifts for Teachers - A Pampering Gift for your tired Teacher

They're on their feet all day and marking papers for all hours. Their personal time is precious, give them some treats to help pamper themselves in style.

#7 Gifts for Teachers - A Helping Hand Gift...Teachers are busy people

A busy lifestyle doesn't leave a lot of time to look after their house. This magazine is crammed with tips and ideas to improve home-life. Get them a subscription!

What else have you taken a fancy too?

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This is a gorgeous idea for Teacher Appreciation Day

I saw this posted on a Christmas Blog, Season of Joy, and just had to share it.

They have the beautiful idea of including a poem explaining what each colour in the jar means...check it out. It's a lovely idea!

#8 Gifts for Teachers - A bit of Greenery for the Classroom

Plants have that calming quality that brings a little serenity into the world.

Help spread this across the classroom too.

Even if your teacher doesn't have green fingers, a beautiful fake plant would be just as appreciated.

#9 Gifts for Teachers - Some Beautiful Jewellery, as a Beautiful Gift for your Teacher

Perhaps a little keepsake...

What to buy? What to buy?

Did you buy gifts for your Teachers?

#10 Gifts for Teachers - An Art Gift for your Inspiring Teacher

Be it a small, beautifully crafted ornament, or a large motivational poster - something for the home or classroom is always appreciated...

Which of the last 3 do you like the best?

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More gift ideas for a special Teacher...

If you're looking for something more traditional, visit the link below to work out how to make your own "Teacher Cake" out of supplies. Apart from sharpies though, buy something for the teacher, not the job

If you like art, take a look at my Sketch Blog...

Will you be buying for the Teachers in your life this year?

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    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @amandascloset0: Thanks very much! It's always good to thank your teachers, hope the gift ideas for teachers was helpful :)

    • amandascloset0 profile image


      4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh

      @PennyHowe: Ooo what a great gift! Teachers work so hard, so they need pampering gifts for their down time - you heard it here first! :)

    • PennyHowe profile image


      6 years ago

      You know, one of the best gifts I ever received (as the teacher) was a gift certificate at a spa for a pedicure. I love them and it fit me perfectly. Thanks for the great ideas and spotlighting the very important teachers!

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh

      @Brite-Ideas: Good for you - be sure to get them something they REALLY want, lol :)

    • Brite-Ideas profile image

      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I usually get a gift card (not always) but most times..I figure that way they can pick out something they can really use

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh

      @shreeve21: Haha - awesome! Make sure they get you some sharpies too :)

    • shreeve21 profile image


      6 years ago

      as a future teacher I will be requiring that my students buy me bonsai tress!

    • ismeedee profile image


      6 years ago

      Lovely pressies- I like all of them!

    • oceansky lm profile image

      Lisa Morris 

      6 years ago

      Any teacher would love to get one of these teacher's gifts. Blessings.

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      6 years ago

      I am the teacher (homeschool) but you've made some great choices to share.

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh

      @aksem: Awesome! He'll have a ball, I'm sure :)

    • aksem profile image


      6 years ago

      Yes, my eldest grandson will be going to school this year


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