Best Teacher Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Let us help you find the perfect gifts for all the teachers on your holiday buying list.

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Teachers work so hard every day. They spend hours in the classroom teaching our kids and more hours outside of the classroom doing all the things they can’t get done during the school day. 

If you feel like I do – that “thank you” isn’t quite enough to express how much we appreciate all teachers do for our kids, a thoughtful holiday gift is a great place to start. 

Holly Jolly Teacher Graphic Tee
Holly Jolly Teacher Graphic Tee

I had so much fun putting together this teacher holiday gift guide! My sister is a teacher, so I had her in mind for a few of these. And my own kids – currently both in high school – have had some incredible teachers over the years. I feel confident that I know what teachers want – and what they need – to feel taken care of and appreciated! 

Use this list to help make your teacher gift-buying easy this year!

Many of the gifts in this easy teacher gift guide you can find here at Framed! Including in our special “Teachers” section. Find other gifts inside my Amazon Shop!

Holiday gifts for the teachers in your life.

Whether you’re looking to pamper your children’s teachers, give them something practical, or add a little fun to their holiday season, I’ve got you covered.

Gift Sets

These curated gift sets are ready to gift! With all these themes and color palettes to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding one that fits any teacher on your list.

Ready to Take Note Gift Set
Ready to Take Note Gift Set
You Got This Gift Set_The Best Gift for Teen Girls
You Got This Gift Set
Be Nice To Yourself notebook, rainbow eraser, and colorful pens_Gift Set_The Best Gift for Teen Girls
Be Nice to Yourself Gift Set

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Small Bags

Who doesn’t need a small bag to hold all the little things we need to keep track of? These super cute bags are perfect for teachers. They can store pens and pencils (you know every teacher has her favorite pens), lotions and lip gloss, and even bandaids and something to fight off a headache. 

Choose your favorite style, pattern, and color – some can even be monogrammed. She’s sure to love it!

Lolita Zip Cosmetic Bag Lolita Zip Cosmetic Bag
Lolita Zip Bag
teal, white, and black Logan Accessory Bags with single letter or heart in corner
Logan Accessory Bags
Ivory Keychain wallet with fun colorful spots 2023 Monogram Box Framed by Sarah
Slim ID/Keyring Wallet

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Everyone can use a great tote. Teachers – carriers of all the things – especially appreciate a fun, functional tote. Whether they’re carrying papers home to grade, workout gear to go to the gym after school, or just the “stuff” we all shlep from place to place, a tote is the answer.

Gray And White Striped Shoulder Tote
Gray And White Striped Shoulder Tote

We have totes in a variety of sizes and shapes and many of them can be monogrammed for that special, personalized touch!

Monogrammed Reversible Canvas Tote one side navy floral the other canvas with a pink pocket and base
Large Reversible Canvas Tote
Teacher Survival Kit navy tote bag
“Teacher Survival Kit” Canvas Tote
Jute Gift Totes in multiple colors
Jute Gift Totes

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Teacher Tee Shirts
Teacher Tee Shirts

Teacher Tees

A teacher’s wardrobe needs to be comfortable. A teacher deserves to feel confident AND comfortable, knowing she looks great every day. And every teacher wants to inspire her students and put smiles on their faces. Our teacher tees accomplish all that and more.

We Rise by Lifting Others Graphic Tee
peach rainbow "Made To Teach" tshirt styled with jeans July 2023 Tees 4 Teachers
Made to Teach Graphic Tee
Santa’s Favorite Teacher Graphic Tee

I designed each of these tees especially for teachers. They’re intended to put a smile on their faces – and their students’ faces, too. And they make getting ready for work quick and easy – they can easily be dressed up or down and layered under a cardigan, jacket, or hoodie. In other words, they make a perfect gift!

Your Best Is Enough Graphic Tee
Teachers Always Make the Nice List Graphic Tee
Teacher Off Duty Tee
Teacher Off Duty Tee

Grab one of our Framed! Teacher Tee Surprise Grab Bags!  You’ll get two teacher-themed tees and a coordinating accessory per bag.

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Cozy Slippers

Make the stress of a teacher’s day melt away when she steps into these luxurious slippers. They feature arch support and an anti-skid sole. Oh, and the fluffy material is ultra cozy!

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Notebooks, Stickers, and Desk Decor

Put a smile on any teacher’s face with some fun, functional, just plain adorable accessories for her desk. We’ve got something to suit any teacher’s personality, from the uber-organized to the free-spirit. 

Monogrammed Daily Planner and Pen_August 2023 Monogram Box
Kate Spade Planner
5 coordinating mouse pad and coaster sets
Coordinating Desk Sets
Square Covered Notepad with Pen & Holder
Square Covered Notepad with Pen & Holder
Super Pack of Sarah’s Stickers
I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Teacher block sign
Teacher Sayings Wooden Cube

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Classroom Supplies!

A teacher can never have too many supplies! By this time of year, their back to school supplies have started to dwindle. Toss a few of her favorites into a monogrammed tote to create the ultimate teacher appreciation “gift basket.”

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Custom Teacher Stamp

You know I love a personalized gift! These self-inking, custom teacher stamps are a fun and convenient way to add a personalized touch to stationery, homework, report cards, and more. 

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Snarky Teacher Coloring Book

Coloring is a great way to relax and destress. And of course, laughter is the best medicine. This coloring book delivers all that and more. Its funny sayings and inspirational quotes help teachers wind down at the end of a long day.

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Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set

Classrooms filled with students mean germs. Lots of them. Teachers do their best to stay healthy and that means a LOT of handwashing. And that leads to dry hands.

This Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Kit is just what your child’s teacher needs to help her stay moisturized and feel pampered.

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Tumblers and Mugs

There’s a reason tumblers are a super popular gift. EVERYONE loves them! Everyone needs them. 

"ABL" Maroon Monogrammed Ivory Tumbler_September 2023 Monogram Box Framed by Sarah
Maroon Monogrammed Ivory Tumbler
Black 40 oz Matte Tumbler with Handle and turquoise monogram_Fall Sports Mom Survival Guide Framed by Sarah
Black 40 oz Matte Tumbler with Handle
40oz Swig Pep Rally Mega Mug_Fall Sports Mom Survival Guide Framed by Sarah
Swig Prep Rally Mega Mug

Teachers are fueled by coffee (or sometimes tea) and water. It’s how they keep their energy up. There’s so much talking and walking and doing that make up a teacher’s day. A new, adorable tumbler to fill with their favorite beverage will put a smile on their face!

White Holographic Leopard 40 oz Tumbler with Handle_Fall Sports Mom Survival Guide Framed by Sarah
Holographic Leopard 40oz Tumbler (also available in black and hot pink)
Monogrammed Studded Tumbler
Monogrammed Black Studded Tumbler
Mugs with Fun Sayings

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Coffee and Tea Warmer

We all know how it goes, you start the day with a hot cup of coffee then one thing after the next… only two sips in and your coffee is cold.

Teachers struggle with this universal problem as much as anyone. Probably more, actually! A teacher in your life would love this thoughtful gift as much as she’ll love a warm sip of coffee halfway through the morning.

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Rae Dunn Mugs Just For Teachers

You know I am a sucker for some Rae Dunn!… And there are so many teacher mugs you are sure to find the perfect one for your teacher of the year. 

Each mug is handcrafted and hand-painted so each mug is unique, and in my personal opinion, you can never have too many.

Tees 4 Teachers

Everyone loves a cute graphic tee, and the Tees 4 Teachers subscription is an excellent way to say, “We appreciate you!” 

I was inspired by all the amazing educators in my life to start this t-shirt club, read more about the journey HERE.

Tees 4 Teachers_Framed by Sarah

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We’re here to help — this list will help you find the perfect gift for any teacher on your list this holiday season! 

Happy holidays and happy shopping!

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