10 Best Gifts for Teachers

An apple sits atop a stack of books on a desk, next to an open notebook with a pen on it. The title text is on the right, against a blackboard background and reads, "Top 10 Teacher's Gifts".It’s the beginning of June, which means it’s time to start planning for the end of the school year! Students are graduating, and teachers have spent the last 9 months caring for your kids. Show your teachers some love with one of these gifts from our guide below, or if you know a graduating student, check out our sustainable grad gift ideas.

1. Gift Card for Coffee, Food or Clothing

3 gift cards are shown from Terrera.ca, Starbucks.ca and Ultimatediningcard.com.Image source: www.theultimatediningcard.ca and www.starbucks.ca/gift

Let your teachers choose their own gifts by giving an electronic gift card! You can grab one for coffee, their favourite restaurant, or you can introduce them to our super-soft bamboo clothing with an e-gift card from Terrera!

2. Books or Games for the Classroom

An assortment of children's books and toys are displayed in a collage.Image source: www.indigo.ca and www.amazon.com 

If you can’t think of a gift specifically for your teacher, you can always get them something for their classroom! A classic book like The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, or The Smart Cookie from Jory John, is sure to please your primary grade teacher, while a novel like The Wild Robot or Front Desk is great for teachers of junior and middle school grades.

If they’re into games instead, get them a classic like this Chess and Checkers Set, a game for all ages like Spot It, or a set of skipping ropes for outdoor play!

3. A Fancy Water Bottle or Tumbler

A collage featuring 3 S'well Water Bottles in various patterns, and 2 Stanley Quencher 40 oz Tumblers in turquoise and pink.Image source: www.swell.com and www.ca.stanley1913.com

After talking all day, any teacher surely needs some extra hydration! Gift them the ever-popular Stanley 40oz Tumbler, or a S’well Water Bottle, and they can keep their drinks cold or hot in these insulated containers!

4. Bamboo Towel Set

Featuring Terrera's super-absorbent bamboo towels in Desert Sage, White, and Grey.If your teacher has never experienced the absorbency and softness of a bamboo towel, now is the time! They will love our 3-piece bamboo towel set in White, Greyor Desert Sage, and it’s ready to gift in a beautifully ribboned pack.

5. Gift Certificate for a Massage or Spa Treatment

A woman reclines on her front, surrounded by softly lit candles, while hands are pictured massaging her shoulders.After a year of hard work, a massage is surely a necessary treat for any teacher. Search for highly-rated spas like the Elmwood in Toronto, or massage therapists in your school’s area and purchase a gift certificate from them.

6. Personalized Stationery or Stamps

A collage of 2 images. The images on the right shows notepads, clips and other stationery laid out in a diagonal grid on a table, and the image on the right shows a woman's hand about to press down on a self-inking stamp.There’s nothing like a personalized gift to make your teacher’s life easier! Get them a set of post-its or a notepad with their name, or a customized self-inking stamp from Vistaprint with an encouraging comment like, “Great job! - From {Teacher’s name}”, or a generic one like, “Please sign and return”.

7. Label Maker

The Dymo label maker is on the left, while the image on the right depicts hands attaching a printed label to a tin basket.Image source: www.staples.ca 

Give your teacher the gift of organization with a label maker! From books to bins, they’ll be able to make sure their items are always returned to them once they’re labelled.

8. A Personal Note

A child's hands are pictured as they hold a yellow pencil crayon and colour a drawing. Other pencil crayons are shown lying beside the drawing of a house and figures laughing on a hill.A personal note from your child and yourself is an easy way to show your gratitude, and it’s a great gift for any budget! If your teacher is sentimental, consider collecting pictures and messages from every child in the class and publishing it in a book

9. A Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

Image source: www.teacherspayteachers.com  A collage of images featuring the TPT e-gift card, smiling teachers faces and resources like worksheets and lessons.

Teachers are always looking for great teaching resources, and the website Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) is a treasure trove of activities and worksheets. Lighten your teacher’s prep load by giving them a gift card to TPT so they can choose resources that suit their class!

10. Cozy Loungewear

The most versatile loungewear sets from Terrera, featuring the Fable short-sleeve and shorts set in Mauve-taupe, the Snuggle-up in Seagrass, and the Lawrence Men's Tee and Aspen Shorts in black.After a full year of teaching, these teachers deserve a break! Gift them a luxuriously soft loungewear set to encourage their relaxation over the summer. Our Fable short-sleeve set or Snuggle-up Lounge Set are perfect for women, and you can get a Lawrence T-shirt with the Aspen Shorts for the guys. They’ll be tempted to stay in them all vacation!

Which gift will you get your teacher? No matter how you express your thanks, let’s all encourage our teachers and share our gratitude with them for an amazing year!

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