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:

Wobble Seats

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.

Prices from $18.99 on Amazon. Check Price and Colors Here


Balance Ball

Along the same lines as alternate seating, a balance ball is a great option.

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.

Prices from $19.98 on Amazon. Check out Designs Here

EMIDO Building Blocks

Teachers will love having a new item in the classroom that kids can spend time with that counts as STEM activity.

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.

Prices from $16.98 on Amazon. Check Options Here

Maze Planter

What a great science lesson! Kids will love watching the progress on a daily basis.

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.

Prices from $13.99 on Amazon. Check Price and Options Here



Magnetic Wand Set

Your creative teacher can have some fun with these!

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.

Prices from $17.49 on Amazon.  Check Options Here

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Brain Flakes

Brain flakes are so much fun. This set contains 500 pieces of interconnecting discs. These are great for group activities for kids.

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.

Prices from $15.99. Check Options Here




Pencil Sharpener

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.

$25.97 on Amazon

Another great option


The World’s Best Pencils in Bulk

When you have kids, you get to know the various levels of pencils. Some are just no good and get thrown away pretty quickly.

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!


Prices Start at $11.99, Check Options Here

Dry Erase Markers In Bulk

Dry erase markers are always on every teacher supply list we’ve had. Surprise her with an almost unlimited supply!

The price starts at $38.95 on Amazon. Check Options Here


Fun Stamps for Homework

OK, this one falls under the “fun” category.

Help your teacher enjoy grading the endless amounts of homework with these fun stamps!


Check Options Here Price Starting at $19.99

Collapsible Handcart

I have one of these and I love it!

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.

Current Price is $31.34,  Check Options Here



Multiplication and Division Bingo

This is a great gift for teachers from 3rd – 9th grade.

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!

Price Starts on $14.99 on Amazon, See Options Here

Wooden Stacking Building Blocks

Otherwise known as Jenga…this is a more colorful option.

Kids will enjoy a break during the day to play some fun games.

Check Options Here, Price Starts at $12.99 on Amazon

Jumbo Magnetic Spinner

There are so many fun ideas that will get your teacher’s creative juices flowing!

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!


Click Here to Purchase, Amazon $35.95

Jumbo Connect 4 In a Row Game

Kids need a break!

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.

Amazon Price is $35.99, Shop Here


“From the Library of” Stamp

teacher gift ideas I don’t know your teacher, but I do know that she doesn’t enjoy losing the books that are in her classroom!

This stamp would be a perfect addition to her collection.

Check Options Here, Zazzle Price Starts at $14.10



“World’s Best Teacher” Mug

worlds best teacher mug Normally I try to avoid coffee mugs because I’m sure teachers receive so many of them.

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!

Shop Mugs Here, Price Starts at $16.95 on Zazzle

Personalized Teacher Post-It Notes

personalized teacher gifts There are so many personalized options on Zazzle.

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.


Shop Personalized Stationery Here, Price Starts at $14.10 on Zazzle


Personalized Teacher Planner

personalized 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!

Shop Zazzle Here


Personalized Clipboard

personalized clipboard Teachers are always so organized, help her look fabulous while she gets even more organized!

This herringbone design is a classic and will last for years to come.

See Options Here, Starts at $32.95 on Zazzle


Custom Periodic Table Tie

custom tie Do you have a favorite science teacher? Or a teacher that is wild about science?

They will love this custom periodic table tie that is customized with their name.

See Options Here on Zazzle

Meme Reward Stickers

Forget teacher gifts, I want these for myself.

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!

Shop Meme Stickers Here, Price Starts at $8.99 on Amazon

Treasure Box Gifts

Elementary school teachers will love you for gifting them with a huge supply of sensory fidget prizes.


Shop Prizes Here, Price on Amazon starts at $19.90


Dry Erase Lap Boards

These are especially great for younger elementary-aged students. This is a great environmentally-friendly way to learn. And kids LOVE having their own dry erase board, just like their teacher!

Shop Here on Amazon


Individually Packaged Snacks

Teachers have a heart of gold! They will spend their own hard-earned money to make sure each student has a snack.

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!

Shop Packaged Snacks Here

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