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21 Back-to-School Teacher Gifts

Whether they're in the classroom or online, educators work incredibly hard. Show your thanks with these heartwarming teacher gifts. We have back-to-school ideas for sweet treats, practical supplies and more.

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teacher gifts Teacher Pencil Name Plates Teacher Namevia TrulyYoursbyMichelle/

Personalized Name Plate

Spruce up a plain brown desk with this cheery name plate. The pencil-shaped decor can be personalized with a teacher’s name (in a variety of fun fonts) and a bow, if desired.

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Cute Classroom Storage

One of the best teacher gifts you can give? Extra classroom storage space. This adorable rainbow-inspired basket is perfect for stashing toys or school supplies.

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Coffee Subscription

Caffeine? Yes, please! Your java-loving teacher will enjoy a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club—which sends gourmet coffee from around the world straight to their doorstep each month.

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Custom Stamp

Make life a little easier for your child’s teacher with this personalized stamp. It makes marking classroom library books or textbooks a breeze!

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Candy Box

Candy is a classic gift, but it can be hard to know a teacher’s tastes or dietary restrictions. Instead of guessing, send over a Sugarwish. They can pick out all of their favorites!

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Oversized Tote

From homework assignments to computer chargers, teachers carry a lot of stuff. Rest assured that this roomy tote bag emblazoned with custom text will get a lot of use.

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Quirky Water Bottle

Staying hydrated has never been so stylish. This pencil-shaped water bottle even comes with No. 1 Teacher written on the side. For a fruity twist, include one of our favorite flavored water recipes.

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Teacher Emergency Kit

It’s hard to know when a headache or sore throat is going to strike. But your child’s teacher can be prepared with this genius emergency kit. Choose from an empty tin you can stock yourself or a pre-filled version packed with all of the essentials.

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Cozy Throw Blanket

Classroom temperatures can be unpredictable. Help your favorite teacher stay warm with this luxurious Koolaburra by UGG throw.

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Reusable Planner

Lesson planning just got a little easier. This reusable dry-erase board sticks to almost any shiny surface and can be wiped clean week after week.

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Colorful Lanyard

For a gift that’s pretty, practical and affordable, consider a Vera Bradley lanyard. This wide-strapped version comes in several fun patterns, and it’s perfect for holding keys, badges and other odds ‘n ends.

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Cookie Bouquet

Learning might look a little bit different this year. Celebrate a beloved teacher with this virtual-themed cookie bouquet featuring apples, notebooks, chalkboards and other school-related icons. (Here’s how to make a cookie bouquet, step by step.)

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Personalized Gift Box

For the teacher who does it all, here’s a gift that has it all. This cute box features a tumbler, T-shirt, can cooler, pencils, notepad and enamel pin.

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Scented Candle

Most classrooms can be pretty drab. Help spruce it up with this sleek candle. The wax is hand poured with an eco-friendly cotton wick, and the glass is made from recycled bottles. These candle accessories make a great gift, too.

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Tea Sampler

After a long day, give your favorite teacher the relaxing gift of tea. This sampler contains flavors for everyone, including Cream of Earl Grey, Green Passionfruit and North African Mint. Here’s why tea is so good for you.

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“Thank You” Flowers

Give your child’s teacher the gift of green with this gorgeous gardenia plant. It’s the perfect size for a desk!

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Custom Stationery

Teachers are constantly writing things down, and this custom stationery is perfect for those quick notes or to-do lists. Plus, how cute is that paper plane detail?

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Teacher Gift Customized Reusable Starbucks Venti Cup! Teacher appreciationvia MEmakers/

Personalized Tumbler

Whether it’s used to hold iced coffee or H2O, any teacher will appreciate this adorable tumbler. Plus, it’s completely customizable with different colors and names!

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Heartfelt Ornament

It might be a few months before they hang it on the tree, but your child’s teacher will appreciate the sentiment behind this succulent planter ornament.

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An Apple…with a Twist!

The iconic apple just got a modern makeover. Gift your teacher a jar full of this incredible Pie Jam from Adam’s Apple Co. It tastes just like the beloved apple pie—but without all of the work! We’re particularly fond of it atop vanilla ice cream. (Psst! Here’s how to have an amazing day of homeschool.)

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Good ol’ Gift Card

You can never go wrong with a gift card. Pick one up for Target, Amazon or a local coffee shop. Next, check out our best recipes from teachers.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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