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Fun Gifts for Teachers & Educators

Apr 25, 2023

Looking for creative ideas for gifts for teachers and educators? You've come to the right place. We think teachers and educators are the coolest people on the planet. They teach, inspire and support our children every day, so why not show them some appreciation with a unique and fun gift? Whether you're shopping for Teacher Appreciation Day, the end of the school year, or just because, we've got you covered with some awesome ideas. Read on for ways to make your favorite teacher or educator's day special.

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How to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week falls on the first full week of May. This special week-long celebration honors teachers and educators for all their hard work and dedication. During Teacher Appreciation Week, you'll see parents, students, and the community join together to show their gratitude and give thanks for their work and commitment throughout the school year.

A little history lesson on Teacher Appreciation Week. In 1985 a resolution was passed by Congress to make the week a recognized celebration. Since then, it has become an annual tradition in the United States. We know that teachers and educators are the real MVPs. They work hard every day, shaping young minds, and can make a big difference in the world. They inspire and motivate us, challenge us, and sometimes put up with our shenanigans.

Often times this job can go unrecognized, so it's important to show them how much they mean to us. For those with young children showing appreciation for someone's hard work can be a great lesson in gratitude. So how to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Decorate the classroom
  • Write thank-you notes
  • Contribute to a joint travel experience
  • Organize a school-wide event such as a teacher vs. student game, potluck, or breakfast bar.

Read on for more ideas for gift-giving for the special educator or teacher. If your teacher is hard to shop for, we've got the perfect ideas for teachers who love to explore, are creative, love music, and more.

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Gifts for Teachers Who Love Exploring

Teachers are curious people who love exploring their surroundings by traveling, reading, learning, or all the above. A few ideas for exploration-loving teachers include travel to local and international places for the ultimate experience. 

Travel to the Amalfi Coast – Discover Sorrento and Amalfi Coast with a five-night package for the ultimate travel trip. Includes white glove service and upgrades and custom packages available.

Georgian Bay Retreat – See Georgia in a whole new way. Teachers will love a little relaxing time with spa treatments, vineyard tours, trips to Adule Scenic Caves Park, and so much more.

Four Night Dubrovnik and Game of Thrones – For those that love to combine travel and are big Game of Thrones fans, this package includes five days and 4-night accommodations at the Bellevue Hotel in Dubrovnik, Game of Throne's walking tours, wine tastings, and white glove service.

Find more places to travel for your teacher or educator. Make their next spring break one they'll never forget with trips all over the US, Canada, and the world. 

Recognize the Teacher Who Likes to Create

Teachers are often creative people. It is not uncommon for them to make things with their hands – like crafts, fixing automobiles, or updates to their home and yard. If your teacher or educator likes to tinker around in their free time, they'll love these teacher appreciation gift ideas.

Crescent® 150 pc. General Purpose Tool Set – for the teacher who works on industrial, mechanical, or home fix-it jobs, you'll find wrenches, pliers, ratchets, and more, all in an organized case.

14 Function Multi-Tool – whether you like to work on tractors or need to fix a broken toy, a multi-tool should be in every teacher's drawer, one at home and school. With 14 functions, from a corkscrew to a fish scaler, this tool does everything but wash the dishes.

Digital Solar Crank Radio – No better gift for those that love to be prepared. This portable digital receiver is great for emergency preparedness. With multiple ways to power it, including USB, 3 AAA batteries, hand crank, or solar power, your favorite teacher can keep up to date no matter where they are. Find more great gifts for the creative DIY-er!

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The Music Fan Teacher Appreciation Gift

Do you have a favorite music or choir teacher? Maybe you know your favorite teacher or educator who loves listening to live music or is a big Mozart fan. Often, music can bring together a large, diverse group of people and be a bridge between students and teachers. For those types, try one of these thoughtful gifts.

Eco Edition Ultra-Portable Waterproof Speaker – Allow the music to travel where ever they go with the portable, waterproof, and lightweight speaker. Made from 100% recycled fabric on the speaker grill and constructed from 90% post-consumer recycled plastic, it fits the bill for those looking for eco-minded gifts.

Digital Wireless TV Listening System – Give your teachers some quiet while binge-watching their favorite shows. These have high-quality sound, plus a docking station and charger all in one.

Superstar 3 Dual Karaoke System & Game – For the teacher who loves to show off, this karaoke system could put them on the map to stardom or just be a lot of fun.

For more music-lover gifts, check out our large collection of music-type gifts - from earbuds and boom box speakers to mini DVD home theater systems.

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Make Your Teacher Thank-You Gift Personal

To make your teacher's gift extra special, be sure to personalize it. Personalizing a gift can add a special touch that shows you put a lot of thought into choosing the gift. When you personalize a gift, you're making it even more unique. Make your teacher or educator gift more meaningful and memorable with these ideas:

  • Personal letter
  • Personalized engraving
  • Video message
  • Group or class involved craft

Branded Message on Gifts

Consider combining a personalized message with a branded gift for an extra special touch. From favorite sports teams to fashion designers, cookware, computer brands, pickle ball, and more, find your favorite brand, and we can personalize it. 

Visit Choose-Your-Gift to Get the Best Present Ever!

Do you need more suggestions for teacher or educator gifts? Check out Choose-Your-Gift's comprehensive list of gift ideas to locate the ideal celebratory present for the occasion.

Over 40,000 name-brand presents in a wide variety of price points mean that you'll have no trouble finding the perfect present. Choose-Your-Gift strives to simplify the gift-giving process by not charging additional fees and providing easy delivery via email, USPS, or in-person.

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