School is starting soon! We are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic so it may be virtual but it also may be in person for some areas of the country with a lower number of cases. Take a look at these 25 gift ideas for teachers, as our teachers are more loved and important than ever!
Gift cards are typically the number one, absolutely most perfect gift for teachers – but go for Amazon, Target, or Walmart – unless they have requested another option. These are the best options for teachers!
Here are some unique gift ideas for teachers that you can use today for the first day of school, teacher’s birthday, teacher appreciation day, or the end of school gifts:
Gifts for their Classroom
Teachers are some of the most unselfish people you ever meet. Whatever you gift them, they will likely fashion it for their classroom. It’s great if they have a classroom wishlist that you can purchase from. Here are some ideas for elementary school teacher gifts:
Classrooms today look a little different than they did when I was a kid. Teachers offer alternative seating to help kids stay focused.
This wobble seat was a highly requested item that helps with sensory input and is great for kids with ADHD and ASD.
These work well for elementary-aged classrooms.
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Your teacher will love to be able to offer this to kids with high energy levels. It has 5 legs to help keep the kiddos sturdy. This seat will also help your kids stay focused and concentrate by helping get the wiggles out.
This type of seating will help ensure healthy posture which will increase blood flow to the brain.
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EMIDO Building Blocks
EMIDO building blocks easily snap together and are designed to withstand rough play. Your child can explore their wild imagination with this high-quality innovative building set.
Kids can develop children’s fine motor development, cognitive development of color, teamwork ability, artistic cognitive, sensory, cognitive ability, practical ability, imagination, and creativity.
Design your own terrarium maze & grow plants in unique & interesting ways while learning about phototropism! Plus, you can experiment with different designs by just planting again.
The seeds and soil are not included in this kit.
Magnetic Wand Set
Kids can perform science experiments, learn about magnets, the forces of attraction, and real-world uses for magnets.
Use these for sensory bins with rice and alphabet letters or in the lab for separation techniques – like mixing sulfur and iron.
Teachers will enjoy letting the kids break off into groups and build something – whatever they can imagine!
These are good hands-on STEM activities for kids of all ages.
Many of the teachers I’ve known have requested a new electronic pencil sharpener. This is a great one!
Engineered and designed specifically for classroom use, the X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener combines smart sharpening technology with rugged construction for dependable performance.
This sharpener utilizes a flyaway helical cutter to efficiently sharpen pencils to rounded tips without oversharpening.
The World’s Best Pencils in Bulk
This brand, Ticonderoga, is one of the most-requested brands if you ask teachers. Check Amazon for bulk pencil prices – you could find some great deals!
Dry Erase Markers In Bulk
Fun Stamps for Homework
Help your teacher enjoy grading the endless amounts of homework with these fun stamps!
If your teacher takes homework or work home with her and has to bring it back to school in the morning, she will love this cart! I have used it for so many things.
Multiplication and Division Bingo
In my experience, kids get so excited about Bingo, they would likely even do math to be able to play.
If you grab this as a gift, be sure to add some bingo prizes to help the teacher make it even more fun!
Wooden Stacking Building Blocks
Kids will enjoy a break during the day to play some fun games.
Jumbo Magnetic Spinner
You can use dry-erase markers to create games that will get your kids engaged and having a blast.
Place the spinner on your whiteboard, choose a template, and use dry-erase markers to create the games and activities you need!
Jumbo Connect 4 In a Row Game
This traditional game is even better with a larger size! This game helps enhance motor skills, hand-eye coordination, cognitive ability, problem-solving, counting, and critical thinking.
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“From the Library of” Stamp
This stamp would be a perfect addition to her collection.
“World’s Best Teacher” Mug
This one is the exception – how great is this? I just love it.
If you love this design you can have it printed on almost anything available at Zazzle!
Personalized Teacher Post-It Notes
This one is adorable for Kindergarten teachers. As with most everyone on Zazzle, when you find a design you like, you can have it printed on most anything! You can have a coffee mug, tote bag, notepads, and so much more.
Personalized Teacher Planner
I love this design.
Your kid’s teacher will feel very professional with this incredible teacher planner.
Be sure to consider all the options if you like this design – you can have it printed on almost anything.
It’s time to get organized! Plan your days in style with the help of a customizable planner. Perfect for your busy lifestyle, this planner has a place to plan your months, plan your weeks, and write down everything that’s important to you!
This herringbone design is a classic and will last for years to come.
Custom Periodic Table Tie
They will love this custom periodic table tie that is customized with their name.
Meme Reward Stickers
Just think of how much fun teachers will have when handing these out to students. This may even work for middle and high school students!
Treasure Box Gifts
Dry Erase Lap Boards
Individually Packaged Snacks
Help them out by providing snacks in bulk, just be aware of any peanut allergies in the class. Grab an extra pack of snacks and send them every month or so.
Your kid’s teacher will be very grateful!