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Whether your child is in school or you want to show your own teachers some appreciation, the holidays are the perfect time to do so. With them just around the corner, this gift guide of thoughtful gifts for teachers is made of the perfect options to show them you're thinking of them during this time of year.
Filled with presents that are unique and practical, you can't go wrong with a simple order online to show the teachers who work so hard every day that you notice. Because gifts are typically given to elementary school teachers or grade school teachers, these products are typically geared toward this age group, but can be used for any teacher in your life.
Also, we have decided to leave out the gift card option, but recognize that this is also a practical and simple way to say thank you.
75 Years of Little Golden Books: 1942-2017: A Commemorative Set of 12 Best-Loved Books by Garth Williams and Margaret Wise Brown
An addition to the classroom library is always appreciated when it comes to elementary school teacher gifts. We chose this book set because even if they own many of the Little Golden Books, this is a great way to upgrade and give them a place to store each of the 12 books.
Even after 75 years, the Little Golden Books will always be staples in a teacher's class library. Why not gift them with a high-quality set of them? As one of the most thoughtful gifts for teachers, you can't go wrong with an option like this.
Children's World Map by Uncommon Goods
Another classroom staple, and one that could often use an upgrade, a world map is often something that gets passed down, or becomes easily worn and overused. That's why this fun and colorful map is a great way to upgrade their classroom decor.
Plus, it's laminated, which means that messy hands will not affect the condition. Filled with extra information about the solar system, clouds, and ecosystems, you can't go wrong with one of the most thoughtful gifts for teachers such as this one.
Peace & Love Cashmere Wrist Warmers by Rosie Sugden
A nice pair of wrist warmers is something that teachers will not typically receive as a present, and that's exactly why it's a great idea to gift. You want to stay away from gift ideas that are too obvious when it comes to teachers, because they have 20 or more other students who are giving them small presents as well.
That's why a nice pair of gloves or mittens are a perfect opportunity to show your child's teacher you appreciate them without being too basic. These Rosie Sugden wrist warmers are specifically made from cashmere, and are incredibly soft and warm. They'll appreciate this gift more than you know.
Jumbo Teacher Stamps Set by Learning Resources
Stamp sets are thoughtful gifts for teachers because they can use them during the most boring part of their job — grading.
As an easy way to personalize tests, this stamp set has messages and comments that will often be used by a quick scribble of the pen. Instead of worrying about handwriting, and ultimately cutting back on time, this set is perfect for any teacher.
Teachers Are The Root Of Our Knowledge Necklace by Kathy Bransfield
If you are gifting a teacher jewelry, it's important to make sure you are being original, and gifting something that you would wear yourself, even if you aren't a teacher.
Find a piece like the one above, that has a small reference to their job, but is still wearable. This necklace from Uncommon Goods says "Teachers are the root of our knowledge," a subtle way to thank your teacher, and a beautiful 22 karat gold-plated brass and sterling silver mix.
Sky's The Limit Airplane Paperweight by Tamara Hensick
One of the most unique yet thoughtful gifts for teachers, this paperweight is shaped like a paper airplane, but has a meaningful quote.
"Sky's the limit" is written on each of the wings and is a great, yet simple way to gift your child's teacher with some desk decor, without knowing much about their style. Though its simple, paperweights are still a must-have product for any office.
It Takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds Coffee Mug by GiftaCup
Yes, a mug might be a typical gift to give, but if you're going to go down this path, it's important to remain thoughtful. This gift has the message "It takes a big heart to shape little minds" and is a simple, yet meaningful, way to portray your appreciation for everything that your children's teachers do for them.
This can work for any teacher, even a teacher's aid or assistant. Plus, it doesn't have an over-the-top design, so it can work for ultimately any teacher.
Music Note Musical Cufflinks in Enamel by Cuff-Daddy
We can't forget about the music teachers in our lives, nor can we forget about the male teachers. That's why these cufflinks are some of the most thoughtful gifts for teachers.
Embroidered with music notes, they are a simple yet unique way to show your music teachers that you didn't forget about them this Christmas season. If your music teacher is female, a piano jewelry box from Uncommon Goods is a great option.
Teachers Are The Root Of Our Knowledge Necklace by Lauren Beacham
Another gift that is chosen with a specific teacher in mind, these planet earrings are great for the science teachers in your life. Advertised as "celebrating the solar system in celestial style," you can't go wrong with a simple and beautiful appreciation for the world above.
With designs including the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, what more could you want from a pair of earrings?
Lunchbag by Vera Bradley
To complete our list of the most thoughtful gifts for teachers, this lunch bag by Vera Bradley is a perfect option to upgrade their lunch hour at school. It is made of matte laminate for easy cleaning, and has a beautiful design that will make packing a lunch a little more bearable.
Vera Bradley has a broad variety of colorful designs that you can choose from, and you can be sure the teacher in your life will appreciate and put this gift to good use.