24 best teacher gifts 2018

Most teachers will say they don't need gifts for the holidays, since teaching children is rewarding enough on its own.

However, we all can agree that they could use a token of appreciation — even if they don't ask for one! Here's a list of some of the top gifts to put a smile on any teacher's face this holiday season.

When we release our 2018 gift guides, we make sure all prices are current. But, prices change frequently (yay, deals!), so there’s a chance the prices are now different than they were the day of publication.

Teacher gifts under $25

  • 1. Amazon.com Gift Card, $25, Amazon

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Amazon.com Gift Card


Let any teacher pick out their own treats with their very own gift card from Amazon. You can't go wrong with this one.

  • 2. K. Carroll Harper Crossbody Bag, $20, Amazon

K. Carroll Harper Crossbody Bag


Selected as one of Oprah’s favorite things, this cute bag is small, but can hold a lot! It’s made of vegan leather, fits most phones and has a magnetic closure, adjustable strap and RFID-protected card slots.

  • 3. Armitron Dress Watch, $60, Amazon

Armitron Dress Watch


A teacher will always be on schedule with this watch! The Armitron features 32 sparkling Swarovski crystals, and it's safe during those craft projects, because it's water resistant up to 160 feet.

Pass along your plan. Mobilize the other caregivers in your child's life - your spouse, grandparents, daycare worker, babysitter - to help reinforce the values and the behavior you want to instill. This includes everything from saying thank you and being kind to not whining.

  • 4. Tervis "Teachers Plant the Seeds" Tumbler, $25, Amazon

Tervis "Teachers Plant the Seeds" Tumbler


The writing on this tumbler says it all: "Teachers Plant The Seeds of The Future." Beverages stay cold for 24 hours or piping hot for 8 hours in this BPA-free stainless steel and double wall vacuum-insulated tumbler.

  • 5. Tea Forte Tea Pitcher and Sampler Box, $22, Amazon

Tea Forte Tea Pitcher and Sampler Box


Beautifully stacked glass pitchers make drinking tea that much more fun! This set includes an iced tea glass pitcher and a sample box of five iced tea bag infusers.

Reading Socks


Your teacher can get comfy cozy with a nice pair of reading socks!



They'll never want to wear another pair of headphones after slipping these on. The comfortable headphones are embedded into the headband and are perfect to run with, relax and even fall asleep with.

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Teacher gifts under $50

  • 1. Thoughtfully Mason Jar Herb Garden, $30, Amazon

Thoughtfully Mason Jar Herb Garden


Your teacher will love growing an herb garden of rosemary, basil and thyme at home or on the windowsill in the classroom!

  • 2. Welly Stainless Steel Bamboo Bottle, $35, Amazon

Welly Bamboo Water Bottle


A water bottle that keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for 12 hours? Sign us up. This vacuum-insulated bottle includes a removable infuser for brewing coffee or tea right in the classroom. For every bottle sold, Welly donates $1 to clean water projects around the world.

  • 3. The Comfy Blanket Sweatshirt, $40, Amazon

The Comfy Blanket Sweatshirt


Is it a sweatshirt? Is it a blanket? It's BOTH! The Comfy blanket was originally seen on Shark Tank and it's one size fits all.

  • 4. Sea Bags Recycled Sail Wristlet, $30, Amazon

Sea Bags Recycled Sail Wristlet


Handcrafted from recycled sail cloths from Portland, Maine, these cute wristlets can be worn around the wrist or just stashed in a purse. The nautical chart from Provincetown to Nantucket makes it the perfect gift for the geography teacher who loves a good map.

It's OK for your teen to be online. Online relationships are part of typical adolescent development. Social media can support teens as they explore and discover more about themselves and their place in the grown-up world. Just be sure your teen is behaving appropriately in both the real and online worlds. Many teens need to be reminded that a platform's privacy settings do not make things actually "private" and that images, thoughts, and behaviors teens share online will instantly become a part of their digital footprint indefinitely. Keep lines of communication open and let them know you're there if they have questions or concerns.

Harry and David Christmas Pears


Yes, teacher's traditionally love a good apple, but pears are great too! There are nine juicy Royal Riviera pears in this box from Harry and David with one festively dressed in gold.

  • 6. Ventev Wireless Chargestand, $42, Amazon

Ventev Wireless Chargestand


Your favorite teacher will always be connected with this charger at the desk all day.

  • 7. Idea Made The Original EZ Organizer, $30, Amazon

Idea Made The Original EZ Organizer


Help free up space in your teacher's classroom with this 360-degree rotating storage unit. The organizer can store more than 150 items and organize anything at school or at home!

  • 8. Max Brenner First Aid Chocolate Gift Box, $45, Amazon

Max Brenner First Aid Chocolate Gift Box


Chocolate can heal all wounds ... right? What teacher wouldn't love this chocolate first aid kit?

  • 9. BEARPAW Liberty Slippers, $39, Amazon

BEARPAW Liberty Slipper


Every good teacher deserves to put their feet up and relax at the end of the day. These slippers are so cute they might even want to wear them in the classroom!

  • 10. It Cosmetics IT Girl Eye & Cheek Palette, $38, Ulta

It Cosmetics IT Girl Eye & Cheek Palette


Let their inner "it" girl come out and shine! This limited-edition palette features everything you need for a smokey eye or blushed look!

  • 11. Kate Weiser Carl the Drinking Chocolate Snowman, $38, Amazon

Kate Weiser Carl the Drinking Chocolate Snowman


Chosen as one of Oprah's favorite things, this cute little snowman is made up of all the ingredients for a nice, hot cocoa. Just pour milk into a pot and place the melting snowman in to enjoy five to eight of hot chocolate.

  • 12. Maple Syrup Gift Set $20 Amazon

Runamok Maple Syrup Pairing Collections


Maple syrup is the ultimate topping for everything from ice cream to pancakes and even cocktails. This set includes four delicious syrups including cinnamon-vanilla infused organic maple syrup.

Teacher gifts under $100

  • 1. Brother P-Touch Cube Label Maker, $100, Amazon

Brother P-Touch Cube Label Maker


Design and print your own labels from any device. The printer uses Bluetooth wireless technology to print labels.

Special Delivery Chocolate and Sweets Mailbox


Special delivery for the teacher who just loves chocolate! The holiday "mail box" is filled with chocolate goodies from Ghirardelli, Godiva, Lindt, Harry & David, Sanders and more.

Talk about what it means to be a good person. Start early: When you read bedtime stories, for example, ask your toddler whether characters are being mean or nice and explore why.

UGG Anderson Throw


Our teachers blanket our children with kindness and support during the day, now it's their turn now to relax at home with their very own sherpa throw from Ugg.

Teacher gifts under $200

  • 1. LG Pocket Instant Camera and Photo Printer, $147, Amazon

LG Pocket Photo Snap PC389 Instant Film Camera (Basic, Mint)


A camera with instant printing is a great way to preserve memories in the classroom. The LG app lets you edit and share pictures with friends.

  • 2. Kindle Paperwhite, $130, Amazon

All-new Kindle Paperwhite


Your teacher can curl up reading their latest book with the new Kindle Paperwhite. It's light, glare-free and now waterproof.

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