Teacher Gift Ideas

Show Your Appreciation to that Special Teacher...

Check out these teacher gift ideas: some are personalized gifts, homemade gifts, edible gifts, funny gifts, and books for teachers.   Sure to please!

Teachers do so much for our children.  Teachers make a meaningful impact in our lives and actually affect our lives in a profound way.

Show your teacher how much you care.

Books for Teachers

What could be closer to a teacher's heart than a book? 

Below are several books for teachers that are sure to be a hit:


Buy Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales brings much-needed inspiration to teachers, and brings together great stories about teaching from the 2009 National Teacher of the Year and all the 2009 State Teachers of the Year, as well as other teachers and stories of thanks from students. A great teacher gift all year round.

Buy The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons

The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons, is a hilarious compilation of cartoons that capture the joy, terror, excitement, anxiety, fun, and bedlam that teachers experience every day, as seen through the eyes of The New Yorker's best-loved cartoonists.

Buy This Inspirational Book
Heart of a Teacher

Autographed by the author! Limited quantities available.

A must for every teacher - Filled with uplifting stories of the heroes we call teachers. Learn more...

Buy this Book of
Inspirational Quotes for Teachers

As you know I'm a big fan of inspirational quotes. 

This book contains 130 inspirational quotes for teachers. 

Below is a sampling of a few of them.

 I touch the future. I teach.
~ Christa McAuliffe

The greatest gift that you can give to another is knowledge, for knowledge is power—power to build and to dream. What you can envision in your mind you can achieve.
~ Jack Podojil

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
~ Charles Kuralt
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.
~ Andy Rooney
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
~ Jacques Barzun
A child miseducated is a child lost.
~ John F. Kennedy
If your plan is for 1 year, plant rice;
If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees;
If your plan is for 100 years, educate children.
~ Confucius
I'm not a teacher, but an awakener.
~ Robert Frost
Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
~ Anatole France

Christmas Teacher Gifts

All of the gifts on this page are good for a teacher at Christmas, but the selection below contains calendars and Christmas ornaments geared towards teachers since these gifts would not be appropriate for another time of the year.


It’s the end of the year and everyone needs a calendar. Give your teacher a practical and inspiring calendar.

Teacher's Cartoon-A-Day 2013 Desk Calendar

Teacher's Cartoon-A-Day Desk Calendar Entertaining cartooned case studies in classroom comedy greet educators each day as humorist Jonny Hawkins instructs on comical curriculums, homework hilarities, and student hysterics. Sure to make teachers smile, the Teacher Cartoon-a-Day 2013 Calendar more than makes the grade.

An Apple a Day for Teacher 2013 Desk Calendar

An Apple a Day for Teacher Desk Calendar
Quips, aphorisms & insights that speak to a teacher's daily experience with humor and inspiration. From the author of Teaching from a Positive Perspective: Solutions, Strategies & Wisdom.

Teachers 2013 Desk Calendar

Teachers Desk Calendar -
Jokes, Quotes, and Ancedotes

Teachers will appreciate and thoroughly enjoy the practical information, uplifting quotes, and loads of funny stuff found in this top-notch calendar. Each page of the Teachers 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar features colorful art and an entry sure to inspire, enlighten, or entertain. What teacher wouldn't love to share a riddle like this one with the class: Why do animals make bad students? Because lizards lose their newt-books, parrots keep repeating their first year, and turtles are always late to class. 


Christmas Tree Ornaments

These are great Christmas tree ornaments especially designed for the teacher in mind.

Also see the Video of a Homemade Teacher Ornament in the DIY / Homemade Teacher Gifts section.

Buy This Personalized
Teacher Christmas Tree Ornament

Deck the halls - or the classroom - with this Teddy Bear Teacher© Personalized Ornament. 

Personalize the ornament with your Teacher's name and any 3 lines message in the heart.

Buy this Personalized
Teacher Christmas Ornament

Personalize this cute ornament with the Teacher's name and year of your choice.

Buy This Teacher Ornament

"Good Teachers Teach

Great Teachers Inspire"

DIY / Homemade Teacher Gifts

For those of you that are artistically inclined or want to make your teacher’s gift yourself, check out these ideas.

Apple Ornament Teacher Gift

Nice apple ornament made with a cookie cutter.

Inexpensive Teacher and Bus Driver Gifts

 Small customized gift bag with mints.

Quick Teacher Thank-You Gifts

Cute customized gift buckets with a homemade card. 

Edible Teacher Gifts

California Delicious Starbucks Sampler Coffee Gift Basket

Starbucks Sampler
Coffee Gift Basket

Warm conversation and enjoying small moments of peace during a busy day - This is what the Starbucks coffee and biscotti gift box is meant for. Slow down for a cup of soul-soothing Starbucks Coffee: Breakfast Blend, House Blend, Caffe Verona or Sumatra, complimented with a sweet bite of biscotti. A perfect gift for that favorite teacher. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

California Delicious Fruit and Cheese Box

Fruit and Cheese Box

This healthy fruit and cheese gift box will brighten any day!

Includes a delicious seasonal 6-piece fruit assortment, cheese, crackers, fruit candies and seasoned almonds.

A nice step up from the traditional apple on the teacher's desk!

California Delicious Tazo Tea Temptations Gourmet Gift Basket

Tazo Tea Temptations
Gourmet Gift Basket

Warm conversation and enjoying small moments of peace during a busy day - This is what the Starbucks Tazo tea, Nonni's biscotti and Theo Organic Chocolate bar gift box is meant for. Use the ceramic mug that this gift comes with and slow down for a cup of Tazo tea, complimented with a sweet bite of biscotti or indulge in a Theo's Organic Chocolate Bar. A perfect gift for your favorite teacher.

California Delicious Godiva Signature Celebration Chocolate Gift Basket

Godiva Signature Celebration
Chocolate Gift Basket

This delightfully decadent assortment of Godiva treasures that is the perfect way to say "Thank You".

This basket is filled with a four piece box of truffles, chocolate logo stamped biscuts, a large milk chocolate bar, premium coffee, milk chocolate gems (caramels, truffles and solids) and milk chocolate covered strawberries.

Personalized Teacher Gifts

This Apple Scroll Personalized Teacher Mug is the perfect gift for that A+ teacher!

For a great gift idea, fill the mug with candy, pencils, even movie tickets! 

Teacher's name will be featured inside our apple design  filled with repeating teacher words.

On the back, choose from 3 inspiring teacher verses:

"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, touches a heart and shapes the future."

"To teach is to touch the future."

"The best teacher teaches from the heart, not the book."

or write your own very special message to add that personal touch.

Buy this Personalized Teacher Tote Bag

"2 Teach is
2 Touch lives
4 Ever"
~ Author Unknown

Also available in a: Key Ring, Note Cards, and a Mug.

Spa Teacher Gifts

Teachers work so hard... so what would be more appreciated than a spa gift?

California Delicious Soothing Organic Olive Oil Spa & Gourmet Gift Basket

Soothing Organic Olive Oil Spa
& Gourmet Gift Basket

Naturally moisturizing organic olive oil spa products are featured in this gorgeous and good for you spa selection. This gift basket consists of deeply moisturizing olive oil lotion, organic olive oil shower gel, organic olive oil moisturizing body lotion, a beautiful pear shaped candle, organic sparkling pear soda, spiced pear tea and Beth's organic shortbread cookies.

California Delicious Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket

Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket

This lovely gift evokes fragrant fields of lavender and relaxing afternoons at the spa. A beautiful white slat basket holds everything needed for a perfect spa and tea getaway. This special gift includes: Tazo Passion tea, lavender shower gel, soothing lavender body lotion, a luxurious lavender bath bar, and Lacy's toffee cookies. This gift is soothing and sensational!

California Delicious Springtime Healthy Organic Spa

Healthy Organic Spa Gift Basket

Reinvigorate that special teacher with this beautiful organic Be Well Spa and fruit basket.

It includes fresh seasonal apples, pears and oranges surrounded by Be Well rosemary mint creme, gel, soap and organic green tea.



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