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SPY Guide: 10 Best Gifts For Tip-Top Teachers

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* Don’t forget to tip the teachers!
* Thank the teacher in your life with a token of appreciation
* Take the guesswork out of gifting with this guide

It’s an opportune time to show appreciation for those tasked with shaping the minds of our future. But how does one acknowledge a responsibility of this magnitude in the form of a gift?

For starters, a good rule of thumb is to avoid food or restaurant gift certificates, since there’s no way of knowing someone’s dietary restrictions or lifestyle. Same goes for items that are a bit too personal, like body lotions or clothes. Here, we’ve solved the guesswork with our 10 best gifts for the tip-top teacher in your life.

1. “The Influence of a Great Teacher Can Never Be Erased:” Quote Notebook, Journal and Diary

Every teacher could use a blank book for jotting down to-do lists, observations, or ideas. The inspirational quote on the cover tells your favorite educator just how much they make a difference.

The Influence of a Teacher Can Never Be Erased Quote Book and Journal Image Courtesy of Amazon

  

2. Thank You: (a book for teachers)

Express your gratitude with this sweet book. Beautiful words and watercolor illustrations are an elegant way to give thanks.

  

3. Teacher Life: A Snarky Chalkboard Coloring Book

Coloring isn’t just for students. Adult coloring books are a relaxing and fun way to chill out after a challenging day in class.

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4. Apple Bookmark With Jewels

Upgrade the humble bookmark (or piece of scrap paper, let’s be real) with this apple and pencil design. Your child’s teacher won’t lose his or her place with this eye-catching bling.

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5. The Best Teacher Upcycled Dictionary Art Print

Handmade gifts are always special, and this one will fit on any wall. A motivational quote is printed on a unique page of a vintage dictionary for a one-of-a-kind gift.

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6. Teacher Keep Calm Coffee Mug

Every educator and student knows what the “teacher voice” means. Keep calm – but first, coffee.

Keep Calm Teacher Mug Image Courtesy of Amazon

  

7. Teacher Nutritional Label Gift Aluminum Water Bottle

A clever play on nutrition facts labels shows just what teachers are made of – and keeps them hydrated all day.

Nutrition Facts Water Bottle Image Courtesy of Amazon

  

8. EduCrate Box

Deliver supplies, tools, and treats to your teacher’s door monthly. SPY tip: coordinate with other parents to cover the subscription for the school year and beyond.

EduCrate Box Image Courtesy of Crate Joy

  

9. Aristos – The Subscription Box For Teachers

Creative curriculums are in the box with this monthly delivery. Teachers can keep classrooms inspired with colorful books, stickers, and bulletin board decorations.

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10. Amazon.com Gift Card

Though it might not seem very personalized, almost everyone appreciates an Amazon gift card. Customize with your own sentiments inside the card. Amazon has a thoughtful e-card designed just for teachers, too.

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