Teachers work incredibly hard.
From kindergarten to middle school to college, you’ll have a hard time finding a teacher that isn’t willing to go all out for their students.
So if there’s someone who has gone above and beyond for your child, here’s a list of practical teacher gifts you can give any time of the year.
Not only are they practical and reasonable in price, but there are lots of gifts they’ll actually use and enjoy!
This mini fridge will let your favorite teacher keep their lunch, snacks, and fizzy drinks right in the classroom.
Whether the teacher’s lounge is too far away from the classroom, or they just like to keep snacks handy, this little fridge is just what they need when they’re in desperate need of a pick-me-up.
Even though the fridge is tiny, it’s still big enough to store yogurt, sodas, and snacks. Plus, it’ll fit perfectly under their desk, whether they’re teaching in person or working from home.
Travel utensils are something everyone could use, but it’s especially great for teachers who are always on the go. This reusable set of utensils comes with everything they’ll need to grab a quick bite whether they’re working at their desk or the teacher’s lounge They’re made from durable stainless steel and come in 12 different colors.
It’s no secret that teachers rely on a warm cup of tea for a much-needed boost of energy. This tea sampler box will let them try different blends, such as Black Currant, Earl Gray, Ginger Lemongrass, and other aromatic teas with herbs, spices, and flowers. After your teacher finishes the teas, they can re-use the box and fill it up with all sorts of goodies like paper clips and pencils.
This pink marble ceramic set comes with a mug, a spoon, and a coaster, making it a total must-have for teachers who can’t live without their daily cup of Joe. The set is adorable by itself, but you can stash a box of sweet treats and savory snacks —which are always appreciated— to make them feel extra special.
Oftentimes, the simplest way to thank our teachers is to get them something that makes life easier outside the classroom. This lap desk from LapGear allows them to grade papers and prepare lesson plans from the comfort of their own bed.
It features a built-in cushion so they can comfortably rest it on their lap or the couch. As a bonus, it comes with a phone slot that allows them to securely place their phones when they’re doing hands-free video calls.
Speaking of making life easier, there isn’t a teacher in the world who wouldn’t love to have a neck massager handy. This heated at-home massager comes with eight deep-kneading nodes that will catch even the peskiest of knots. It’s portable, easy to use, and a great gadget to stash in a drawer when they’re in need of a quick massage.
Students aren’t the only ones who would benefit from a lunch bag to store leftover food from lunch. Use these reusable silicone bags to save a half-eaten sandwich, or fill it up with cookies, treats, and yummy snacks. It’s also a great gift for teachers who are into the whole eco-friendly lifestyle, as it helps reduce the use of single-use plastic bags.
Nothing says “I appreciate all the work you do” like this heated blanket. It takes cozy to a whole new level and it’s only $40. Not only will it keep your teacher warm after a long day, but it’ll be their favorite thing to cuddle up with in the cold wintery months.
Teachers are literally on their feet all day, so if anyone deserves some TLC, it’s them. We’re big fans of this HoMedics foot bath that’s been reviewed over 2,000 times on Amazon. It’s the closest to getting a professional foot massage.
But if you’re on a budget and you still want something that promotes relaxation, try this foot soak instead. Its unique blend of all-natural ingredients, including Epsom salts, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, cajuput, and MSM, will get the job done, even on the toughest days. Best of all? It’s under $20, so you can get one for yourself. We won’t judge!