12 Teacher Appreciation Gifts That They’ll *Actually* Want


Teachers play such an important role in helping grow and shape our children, and it can be hard to find the perfect gift to thank them for the huge part they play in our kids’ lives.

Many teachers may have Amazon wishlists or other classroom supply lists you can shop from. But they also deserve a little something for themselves, whether it’s for Teacher Appreciation Week or as an end-of-the-school-year thank you gift. Many of us opt to go the gift card route (after all, everyone loves cash, right?). There’s absolutely nothing wrong with sticking to a tried-and-true thank you like a gift card (some of our favorites for teachers include Target, Visa, Starbucks, and DoorDash), but if you want to do something a little different (or in addition to a gift card) this year, we have you covered.

We’ve rounded up 12 amazing teacher appreciation gifts that they’ll actually want—check out our picks below!

Nothing Bundt Cakes®
"Thanks - Teacher" Bundt Cake

We have yet to meet someone who doesn't rave about Nothing Bundt Cakes® delicious treats. With countless flavors and adorable teacher-themed decorations, this Bundt Cake is bound to be a hit for any teacher. Plus, you can order ahead online to make pickup or delivery a breeze! It's super easy to find a location near you with 500+ bakery locations in 40+ states.

multiple cake sizes, flavors, and frosting designs available

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stanley quencher
The Quencher 40oz Tumbler

Teachers get a lot of coffee mugs, so switch things up and gift them a 40oz stainless steel tumbler for maximum hydration with fewer refills throughout their busy day.

many colors available

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Etsy | Pink Pueblo 2
Personalized Stamp

Give your little one's favorite teacher your own stamp of approval with this fun personalized stamp. Choose the name, hairstyle, and accessories featured. Ink pads are available for purchase from this Etsy shop, too.

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teacher appreciation candle
Coffee & Motivation Company
Luxury Jar Candle

This minimalist candle comes in five scents to choose from and features a special message that any teacher would be proud to display on their desk.

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etsy pencil pouch
Etsy | High Icon Studio
Checkerboard Pencil Pouch

This is perfect for school supplies, but it's also maybe something they can use for themselves for travel, cosmetics, and so much more.

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Etsy | The Posh Shop Co
Going Home to Watch Bravo Keychain

This cheeky keychain is an ideal gift for any Bravo-loving teacher. It comes in five colors, so there's one for every personality and style.

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slow north neck wrap
Slow North
Weighted Neck Wrap

Hot or cold, this wrap drapes over the neck and shoulders to soothe away tension—a perfect way to unwind after a particularly stressful day.

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etsy laptop pouch
Etsy | Zoocoming Tree
Zippered Laptop Sleeve

This pretty canvas zippered sleeve is perfect for keeping a laptop safe and a bag organized. Plus, it can also store pens and paper.

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Nothing Bundt Cakes®
Single Bundtlet Tower

Purchasing gifts for multiple teachers? Nothing Bundt Cakes® also sells individual Bundtlets so you can spread the love with these beloved mini cakes! Each Bundtlet Tower comes with cellophane wrapping, ribbon and sentiment card for a personalized touch.

multiple flavors and ribbon designs available

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crockpot electric lunchbox
Crockpot Electric Lunch Box

Not only is this mini CrockPot adorable, it's an electric lunch box that's perfect for leveling up otherwise boring packed school lunches.

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The Container Store
Travelon Purse Organizer

Help organize their work or travel bag with this organizer, complete with RFID-blocking technology that will protect their identity from unauthorized access.

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etsy teacher appreciation printable
Etsy | Pink Bay Designs
Teacher Appreciation Printable

Don't forget a card! A printable coloring page your child can customize for their teacher is a sweet accompaniment to any gift. Or frame it and it becomes a sweet gift on its own!

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This post is sponsored by Nothing Bundt Cakes, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.