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Top 12 Memorable Teacher Gifts

A thank you in the form of a gift is incredibly powerful for a teacher to have. Wow them instantly with any of these gifts!

A gift is a great way to give back to someone who has worked hard each year to provide education for so many students.

It’s greatly appreciated by teachers, as several have said that it’s what makes the job so special to them. And here, we have some unique gifts that they are bound to have never seen before.

Pro tip: a handwritten note of thanks with any one of these gifts will make this amazing reward personal and special to the lucky receiver.

#1 Taste of First Step Curated Set

Lab Rules 4 Piece Cork-Back Coaster Set
Lab Rules 4 Piece Cork-Back Coaster Set

The Whys With the rise of health and wellness trend, wine and alcoholic drinks, once a dinner table staple, are being replaced by teas and non-alcoholic beverages. Gifting consumable items or an experience can help avoid adding clutters at the recipient’s house.

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#2 Lab Rules 4 Piece Cork-Back Coaster Set

TELL IT TO THE FUTURE
TELL IT TO THE FUTURE

My daughter got this Lab Rules coaster set for her high school chemistry teacher. I think they’re pretty cool!

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#3 TELL IT TO THE FUTURE

Taste of First Step Curated Set
Taste of First Step Curated Set

Teachers love history and informative stories and TELL IT TO THE FUTURE is a compilation of stories about the 20th century, written by the people who lived those times. Each decade has a timeline of facts followed by a story that paints the times in a way that comes alive for the reader.

It is entertaining, heart-warming and educational all while being funny, and an all-around good read. The reviews were all 5*, but the best part is that TELL IT TO THE FUTURE can be enjoyed by anyone who remembers the years of the 20th century, or anyone who wants to experience those times.

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#4 Decodyne Math Wall Clock

Decodyne Math Wall Clock
Decodyne Math Wall Clock

The Decodyne Math Clock is a traditional wall clock with three-hand motion but with one important twist–its hours are marked by simple math equations. To tell the time, you solve for the answer! Black and white in color, the wall clock goes with all types of decor and looks as if it the numbers were written on a chalkboard. The clock measures 11-1/2 inches in diameter, so you can read it easily, even from across the room. Powered by a single AA battery, the Decodyne Math Clock does not need to be plugged into a wall for operation. As a result, you can hang it anywhere you wish.

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#5 Color Orchids Live Blooming Single Stem Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant

Color Orchids Live Blooming Single Stem Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant
Color Orchids Live Blooming Single Stem Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant

Moth Orchids make ideal thank you gifts. They’re such easy houseplants to care for and look beautiful. The blooms last a lot longer than a bunch of flowers too (up to two months), so your child’s teacher will be constantly reminded of the thoughtful gesture. Another bonus is that after the blooms have faded it’s pretty easy to get them to produce more six months or so later. So a Moth Orchid will be a gift that literally keeps on giving.

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#6 Don’t Be That KID! at School

Don't Be That KID! at School
Don’t Be That KID! at School

“Don’t Be That KID! At School” is about a little goat who misbehaves at school but ultimately learns his lesson. Each scene provides an opportunity to discuss character building values, such as honesty, consideration, responsibility and respect. The “Don’t Be That KID! At School Resource Guide” is filled with meaningful activities for children in grades Pre K-5 for teachers to use to reinforce proper behavior and character education principles.

The books provide an opportunity for teachers to initiate behavior expectations discussions with their students. “What type of a person do they want to be?” Afterwards, the class will make a list of goals and write down realistic steps that can be taken to achieve them. To “seal the deal,” take the DONT’ BE THAT KID! PLEDGE on page 69 of the resource guide or download it from my website. Then refer to it during the year to assess the status of achievement and make changes, if needed.

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#7 Behaviour by Christopher Ayton

Behaviour by Christopher Ayton
Behaviour by Christopher Ayton

This is not a book about the theory of child behaviour or an analysis of why kids mess about in your lessons. No, this is a book that will get the kids in your class behaving the way you want them to behave, and if you follow the programme laid down in this book, you will have the pupils in your class eating out of your hand in six weeks.

Written by a ‘real life’ teacher, teaching right now in a classroom in an inner city school, with 30 years’ experience. The author has taught all the year groups from nursery to Year 11, has worked as a supply teacher and in a Pupil Referral Unit, a school for children with behavioural challenges. This book will save your career, your relationship and your sanity.

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#8 A Guide to Successful Substitute Teaching by Wade McAfee

A Guide to Successful Substitute Teaching by Wade McAfee
A Guide to Successful Substitute Teaching by Wade McAfee

This book is intended to be used by individuals, which have entered the educational field, who must go through the substitute teaching experience. In order to obtain a contracted position, individuals must gain experience only obtainable through substitute teaching.

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#9 Auditory Processing in the Classroom by Catherine Routley

Auditory Processing in the Classroom by Catherine Routley
Auditory Processing in the Classroom by Catherine Routley

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a difficulty with the brain’s interpretation of sounds. It is not a hearing impairment. The book looks at the various theories which give rise to a diagnosis of APD. Although awareness and research of APD has been chiefly carried out in the USA, it is now increasingly becoming acknowledged in the UK.

Teachers are becoming aware of the impact of APD on a wide range of classroom learning. Assessments, awareness of APD in the classroom and its co-existence with other learning problems are areas which are discussed. The book is essentially a practical one, offering a range of strategies of how pupils can be helped, teaching strategies, modifying the classroom environment and providing details of both low and high cost strategies. The difficulties of APD relating to the various key stages are referred to, with ideas of how parents can provide support.

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#10 Takeout Kit, Pad Thai Meal Kit

Takeout Kit, Pad Thai Meal Kit
Takeout Kit, Pad Thai Meal Kit

Give your favorite teacher a taste of the world with meal kits to cook their favorite dishes like pad Thai, ramen, or Indian butter chicken. These meal kits have a long shelf life so that they can still have a life and not worrying about the kits expiring.

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#11 Galleyware Black Ceramic Non-Skid Travel Mug

Galleyware Black Ceramic Non-Skid Travel Mug
Galleyware Black Ceramic Non-Skid Travel Mug

A travel mug that won’t tip over which is SO practical on those days teacher needs the boost while inside the classroom.

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#12 Twisted Silver Bangle

Twisted Silver Bangle
Twisted Silver Bangle

Trollbeads hand crafts their own beads and bracelets, created for every individual and their passions. This family founded business crafts intricately designed jewelry for various occasions and moments that no one wants to forget. Our teachers are a huge influence in our lives and kids lives, and sometimes they deserve a little extra appreciation. The twisted silver bangle is a timeless piece that can be worn with any outfit for any teachers style. The bracelet can be purchased alone or you can personalize it with beads from Trollbeads wide selection.

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Contributors to this article
Ashley Lim from Mansa Tea

Vered DeLeeuw from Healthy Recipes Blog

F Bray from Golden Quill Press

Kelsey Duran from BabySensei

Josi Knight from OurHousePlants

Lois McGuire from Don’t Be That KID!

Alisha Billmen from Austin Macauley Publishers

Rachael Lake from Takeout Kit

Marisa Salisbury LeFevre from HumbledByHumanity

Lise Aagaard from Trollbeads

Written by Taegan Lion

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