Looking for small gifts for teachers? These affordable and practical gift ideas are perfect for the teachers in your life.
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As a high school teacher, I’ve always felt really honored when a student gives me a gift, because I know I’m one of many teachers they interact with on a given day and in many cases I might be the only or one of a few teachers they are acknowledging in this way.
Knowing the right kind of gift to get, however, can be tricky.
Things like mugs can easily become clutter and as much as I love chocolates and other delicious goodies, I don’t love the weight creep that tends to happen when I eat them all!
More than anything, genuine words on a card have been what I have found the most memorable, but if your heart is set on getting a small gift, then these 26 ideas are both affordable and practical… and can be ordered super easily from Amazon!
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Classroom tools and supplies
Many teachers pay for classroom supplies out of their own pocket.
Therefore classroom supplies definitely fit the thoughtful and practical criteria.
These classroom supplies would work well for elementary and high schools.
I personally find chisel tip markers the easiest to write with (although any past student will tell you that my handwriting leaves a lot to be desired.
Dry erase markers are a fail safe small teacher gift that will always be in demand.
Half of teaching success is being organized and cutting down on unnecessary work. Time savers like this stamp set can help!
As well as your usual "great work," stamp. this 8 piece self-inking set contains words like, "please correct and return," "parent signature" which I can vouch for as being super useful!
No more numbering kids off into groups, only to have them claim they have forgotten their number the minute you've finished so they conveniently end up with their best friend.
These student grouping pencils would come in handy for all collaborative work.
Many teachers LOVE stationery – especially English teachers like myself. Sometimes I think a fascination with post its should be part of the job description!
Personal supplies gifts
From gum to hand sanitizer, these small gifts for teachers make up a cute teacher’s survival kit.
Advil Dual Action is first and only medication with a combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen, providing powerful relief with a lower dose of each medication, along with sleep aid caplets that relieve pain and help you sleep.
Whether it’s helping them stay hydrated or adding a special flavor to their morning coffee, these drink gifts are sure to be appreciated.
Ease the strain of sore throats and even simply constant talking with these lemon and honey tea spoons.
From black and green teas to Earl Grey and fusion teas, there's something in the line-up for every tea fan to savor.
This assorted range of 48 tea bags includes: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, decaffeinated Breakfast, lemon & orange, pure Assam, green tea with jasmine, organic peppermint, and organic chamomile.
These small gifts for teachers are super affordable, practical and most importantly, are gifts teachers would appreciate!
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Which one of these teacher gifts will you get this year?