1. Most teachers are softies at heart. Even Ms. Trunchbull and Mr. Feeny got all teary-eyed on occasion. So why give Mrs. Costanza a fruit basket when she’s gonna forget about those Harry & David apples by next semester? Designer fruits come and go, but a Teacher Appreciation Book is forever. And since everything is customizable these days, why not make the scrapbook personalized? A priceless gift that your teacher will remember you by for years to come.
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2. Ever wonder why your beloved middle school teacher occasionally morphed into an impatient a$$hole, only to return to class as their normal selves the next day? If we knew then what we know now (i.e. that’s called a hangover) we would’ve given Mr. Rella one of these handy Math Mugs, filled with a triple-shot latte…instead of, you know, firing all those koosh-ball slingshots at the poor guy.
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3. Bueller?….Bueller? Nothing says “thanks, teach!” like some bling doubling as a ruler! The value of an education cannot be measured, but you can still show your teacher every inch of your appreciation with this stylish brass cuff bracelet.
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4. Bookend the school year by presenting your mentor with a token of your appreciation: A to Z Bookends that are both practical and aesthetically appealing. The perfect memento for an English teacher with the initials “AZ,” or for a mentor who deserves a special gift.
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5. Your teacher will love how the Pencil Sharpener Desk Tidy keeps a desk looking real sharp! Available in three different wood stains. Practical for the classroom and perfect for the home office.
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6. Who doesn’t want to write in extreme conditions? Science educators will go ga-ga for the Fisher Space Original Astronaut Space Pen. Your physics teacher will be prepared to write when gravity stops working. The thermometer drops to a chilly -30F degrees you say? No problem–the Space Pen can handle it. A cool gift for terrestrial and futuristic teachers alike.
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astronaut-pen

 

7. As the school year draws to a close, impress your teacher with a chalkboard bud vase! A unique gift for the teacher who nurtured your love of learning. Say ‘thank you’ for an inspiring year with this special vase.
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8. They don’t call it “the holy profession” for nothing. Teachers can keep this ice tray in the teacher’s lounge freezer to cool off at lunchtime, or they can store it at home to use when a more potent chill pill is needed after the bell rings. Bourbon on the chill pill rocks? Mint chill pill iced tea? Whatever relaxes you. Instilling wisdom in the next generation is hard work!
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9. Is your teacher passionate about the environment? Or maybe he takes his coffee with a drop of hemp milk and likes burning patchouli incense in class? This eco-friendly Luckies of London Brown Paper Lunch Bag is a practical gift for the teacher who’s awesomely “green.” Or, if your teacher is Ms. Geist, use the Lunch Bag to thank her for making you care about the Pizmo Beach disaster.
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10. Unfortunately, disciplining children no longer involves the winning combo of a stainless steel yard stick and a ten-year-old bending over. Good thing we’ve got a Stress Buster Desktop Punching Ball for those who want to give their teacher the gift of an outlet to let off some steam. Guidance counselors and assistant principals who appreciate humor will like it too. Especially if you were a trouble-maker this year.
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11. We live in a digital age, but it seems like teachers will always have hundreds of papers to grade. Help ‘em keep those essays anchored and in order with a Crumbled Legal Paperweight. A thank-you memento befitting a first-grade teacher and college professor alike.
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12. Your chem teacher’s memory of you spilling that hydrochloric acid will melt away once they have Design Ideas LabWork test tubes to use as storage for their paper clips! ….Actually, your teacher won’t forget your lab accident, but this is a nice way to thank her for being good-natured about it.
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13. We’ll admit it: sometimes teacher-themed gifts are too corny. But not this time. Every educator will love the well-made I Teach Jumbo Tote. Made of durable microfiber, the tote comes in a neutral black + gray color combo that will go with whatever Mr. so-and-so decides to wear in the morning. Strong and roomy enough to carry a laptop as well as a heavy textbook or two, this bag is a practical gift that your teacher’s gonna use 24/7.
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tote

 

14. Since telling math jokes is a sine of creativity, props to the designer of this super-functional classroom clock. We dig the Blackboard Pop Quiz Clock and our estimation is that your algebra teacher will like it, too. Guaranteed to make any timed-test a little more fun! A clever gift to let your teacher know how exponentially great he or she is.
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math-clock

 

15. Give your teacher the gift of laughter with this hilarious compilation of “unique” student exam answers. F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers celebrates how clever kids can be and it makes a wonderful gift for any teacher whose sense of humor you admire. F in Exams covers all subjects, including biology (Q: What do we call the science of classifying living things? A: racism), history (Q: What ended in 1896? A: 1895), and geometry (Q: Can you name the quadrilateral? A: Pete).
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16. Everyone needs a break from typing once in a while. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home provides advanced voice-to-text technology that’s proven to be useful in many situations. A perfect tool suited for a speech or linguistics teacher, the kid in class who broke both arms, and students who struggle with dyslexia.
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dragon

 

17. For the educator who’s on their feet all day, the Moji 360 Foot Massager is an ideal present. Help your teacher take a load off with this innovative massage tool, a quintessential gift for those teachers out there whose soles need a little TLC.
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foot-massager

 

18. Teachers who love themed ties and accessories will love Pencil Socks! Best of all: every time your former mentor wears ‘em, they’ll learn to think of you. In a Pavlovian kind of way. There’s a limited stock though, so you probably want to get yours write now.
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19. No doubt about it: teachers are superheroes. Which is why they need these superhero socks. Note: the mini-capes attached to the cuffs are super fly. Just sayin’.
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20. How adorable is this pencil vase? Perfectly sized for a desk or bookshelf, teachers will love filling this vase with a tulip from their garden, or with the dandelions their 2nd graders picked during recess. And for those post-modern educators out there, this gift doubles as a pencil cup…so meta, we know.
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