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24 Thoughtful Personalized Gifts for Awesome Teachers

Teachers are overworked and underpaid. Everyone knows that. These are the people who shape the minds of the future generation and make the entire world function in the most basic sense. Take some time to look for the right gift. This list will help you find the perfect match for the special teacher in your life, whether they’re looking out for your kid or they’re just a close friend or family member.

Teacher Swear Words Coloring Book

Teacher Swear Words Coloring Book

Adult coloring books are all the rage. With a long break ahead, teachers will love the opportunity to unwind with some mindless coloring. This book is filled with some of the best substitute words that teachers need to make it through a day. They’ll likely add a few words to their arsenal, too.

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Chalkboard Crayon Wreath

Chalkboard Crayon Wreath

This wreath made with school supplies is an adorable gift for teachers to decorate their door or classroom with. The chalkboard allows them to display messages or reminders for the class. You will need a bunch of crayons, some mini composition notebooks, and a wreath form to get started on this beautiful DIY project.

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Crochet Apple

Crochet Apple

Teacher’s desks are made for decorating, and what better to decorate it with than this adorable crochet apple. The apple even has a little face to make it all the cuter. The crochet apple is actually similar to the size of a real apple and would look fantastic on any special teacher’s desk.

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Little Black Book

Little Black Book

Every teacher needs a little black book. It’s not the same as the one your college buddies had, but it is essential to keeping notes on students or just using it as a chance to vent or doodle during those useless faculty meetings. Most likely, you’ll be giving your teacher an escape from the droning on of some blowhard. They’ll hug you.

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Today I Made a Difference (Book)

Today I Made a Difference (Book)

This little book is a great compilation of positive stories from the world of education. Teachers from all over the country share their feel good moment to inspire other teachers. This is a great reminder of why teachers do what they do. It’s not for the data, jargon, pressure, or low wages. Everything they do is about the kids.

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Mini Zen Garden

Mini Zen Garden

Every teacher needs a calming gift to return their sanity after a stressful day of teaching. This adorable mini Zen garden gives your teacher something to relax with at their desk when the day gets difficult. Find a cute little dish, some sand, and some air plants, and you’ve got a mini Zen garden.

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Personalized Teacher Tote

Personalized Teacher Tote

Here is a notebook tote to match the notebook tea cloths. It is a very cute and also functional gift for your child’s teacher. The best part is the personalization by adding the teacher’s name to the bag. Just pick up a white canvas bag, some blue and red embroidery floss, and heat transfer paper.

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Personalized Classroom Rules

Personalized Classroom Rules

These eye-catching tag clouds make classroom rules more fun than the usual poster. This gives every teacher a chance to stand out and make their classroom look as fun as it actually is for every kid. These rules can be as personalized as you want. Make sure to get some input from the teacher before you order.

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Last Day Blues (Book)

Last Day Blues (Book)

This is a great end of year gift. This is a small book that will help ease everyone’s sad feelings about going to the next grade. Most likely, this will be a book that will be treasured for many years as it becomes a last day of school tradition to help with the grieving process. Every teacher deals with it every year with a new group of beloved students.

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Personalized Planner

Personalized Planner

This planner is completely customizable. You can start the calendar when you want and end it when you want. You can also add a name to the cover so that if it’s ever misplaced, it’s returned to its rightful owner. Chances are, they won’t let it out of their sight long enough to be lost.

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Back to School Emergency Kit

Back to School Emergency Kit

This handmade back to school emergency kit is so adorable and a great gift for any teacher bringing in the school year. Decorate the box yourself and then throw whatever goodies you can think of into it to surprise your child’s teacher with. You will only need a wooden box, some paint, and vinyl.

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Polaroid Magnets

Polaroid Magnets

There are plenty of metal surfaces in a teacher’s classroom, so why not create Polaroid magnets for them to decorate with. These cute magnets each show off a picture, so you can personalize each one you make. Just pick up some wood veneer Polaroid frames and get started.

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Clipboard Command Center

Clipboard Command Center

Teachers have a lot of papers and notes to keep organized. This clipboard command center is a great place for teachers to keep important papers and jot down important notes on. All you need is a clipboard and some adhesive vinyl to get started on this great DIY teacher’s gift.

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To Do Clips

To Do Clips

These little clips will help teachers stay organized. Sure, teachers already have plenty of systems in place to stay ahead of everything. There’s no teacher that will ever be unappreciative of new clips and gadgets to keep their desk and student work organized. There are more people in the world that hate puppies.

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Keep Calm Mug

Keep Calm Mug

This mug will quickly become your favorite teacher’s favorite mug. Lesson plans are usually just a massive abuse of jargon and junk. Teachers have to hide behind them and pretend that they actually make sense. This will likely become the talk of the entire school. Every faculty member will be jealous of her new caffeine delivery system (as the jargonistas might say).

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Hand Sanitizer Jacket

Hand Sanitizer Jacket

Schools are filled with germs, and that’s a fact. One way for teachers to combat all of those germs is to keep some hand sanitizer on them. This DIY project creates an adorable little jacket to fit a small bottle of hand sanitizer so a teacher can always carry one with them.

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Beaded Bookmark

Beaded Bookmark

Books are a huge part of teaching, and you can help teachers keep track of where they need to read from with these beaded bookmarks. This DIY project is very simple, and all you need are large and small beads and some beading cord. Make it in the teacher’s favorite color for a great gift.

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Photo Coasters

Photo Coasters

Help keep your child’s teacher’s desk neat and free from water rings with these cute and functional photo coasters. You can use whatever photo will mean a lot to the teacher you’re gifting it to. With some mod podge, cork, and laminate sheets, you can easily make this heartfelt and personalized gift.

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Paper Plants

Paper Plants

These wonderful plants can make a great desktop addition or general decor for the classroom. Teachers will love having a little life in the classroom and they’ll be even more excited that it doesn’t require any maintenance or create any mess. This tutorial includes everything you need to get your teacher rooted in happy ambience that little plants will bring to everyone.

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Paper Daisies

Paper Daisies

These paper daisies could make a great backdrop for end of year pictures in class. If you can coordinate with other students in the class, you could make these from the daily assignments. You may need to plan something like this for several weeks and communicate with several parents and students.

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Chalkboard Mason Jars

Chalkboard Mason Jars

Chalkboards go hand in hand with teachers, even though a lot of classrooms opt for whiteboards now-a-days. These mason jars that are painted with chalkboard paint make a great teacher’s gift. They can label the jars with chalk and fill them with whatever they want to. Tie a piece of chalk on for easy access.

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DIY Personalized Pens (4-Pack)

DIY Personalized Pens (4-Pack)

If you have multiple teachers to take care of, you’ll need to consider these pen packs. You can take the time to personalize them and you can have a special gift that will last for a few years. Every time they sign a bathroom pass or record attendance they’ll be reminded that they have some great students, and they’ll be inspired to survive another year.

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Notebook Tea Cloths

Notebook Tea Cloths

Any teacher could benefit from having a towel handy around the classroom, so gift them with a super cute classroom themed tea towel. For this simple sewing DIY project, you will need some soft linen, a ruler, and blue and red thread. No-sew tape is used for the hem to make this project extra easy.

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Padfolio

Padfolio

A padfolio is a necessity for those awful trainings and professional development meetings that teacher are forced to participate in. Help your favorite teacher stand out in the crowd. These high quality padfolios can be personalized. This will be a real head turner and a conversation starter in the hours of boredom that can ensue at a training.

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