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Creative Teacher Gifts for (Almost) Everyone on your List

Posted by Natalie Hastings on


Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week in May. Are you prepared? We’ve got clever gift ideas for any teacher on your list. NO coffee mugs in sight.


For the primary teacher


A Time Timer PLUS is a great gift for any primary teacher, even if he has a wall Time Timer in the classroom. She can use it in the classroom as a mobile timer, moving from center to center, or take it home and manage bathtime, homework time, paper grading time and more.






For the science teacher

First, an apology. We love puns, and therefore, we also love this “Drop the base” t-shirt on Zazzle. If you are looking for a more practical version, the design also comes in notebooks and tote bags.  Another fun idea is this solar system necklace from Thinkgeek.


 For the math teacher

Show your work, that’s what your child’s math teacher can say after they wear this shirt available in multiple styles.


Or how about a Pi pie pan? Bonus points if you first bake a pie with it and then gift it.


For the English teacher

Check out this “
Hyperbole is the best thing ever” cross stitch pattern by Nerdy Little Stitcher on Etsy. If you’re not into crafts, let’s say I know from personal experience you can ask Etsy sellers to stitch things for you….




For the history teacher


You could spend all morning looking at fun ideas for history buffs online. And get sucked in. So we took the liberty of helping you out by picking a favorite, this handmade bowl in the trendy “homemade” look with a quote from President Teddy Roosevelt. Got a world civilization teacher?  This seller does custom orders. Pick any quote! That’s why you’re starting now--to get ahead on fun gift ideas.



For the intervention specialist

Trendy Teacher Designs created a custom planner that works for speech pathologists, occupational therapists, intervention specialists and more!  Many special educators and therapists also love the Time Timer in the professional setting.



For any teacher

Post-it notes will always get used and never go out of style. Feeling ambitious? You could try this post-it note holder craft from carriestamps.com.  But if you’re more of the Amazon Prime Mom than the Pinterest mom, maybe stick to Time Timer’s Dry Erase Board, which features a caddy for markers or post-it notes.


One of my son’s teachers loved the electric pencil sharpener he gave her for her birthday. His idea. Yes, I’m proud. This one from Staples is heavy duty and quiet enough for the classroom.


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