One of your favorite teacher in school is retiring. You want to get a retirement present to express thanks to your teacher. We have a list of teacher retirement gift ideas that are unique and cool. Most of them are under the price of $30. Read on for 11 Top Teacher Retirement Gift Ideas.

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1.   Whatever Wall Clock

After she retired from school, she can do whatever she wants, anytime and anywhere. This black and white wall clock tells time in an interesting way. Reads “WHaTever.” Best suits her status of retiree.

Whatever Wall Clock (Retirement Gifts For Teachers)
Whatever Wall Clock

2.   Vacation Style Canvas Hammock

Your teacher will have more time to spend at his/ her garden. A hammock is one of the best present you can get. This 100% cotton hammock is perfect for lounging in spring and summer time. It comes with wood frame and rope for hanging. Bohemian style. A nice piece to laze in style.

Vacation Style Canvas Hammock. Teacher Retirement Gift Ideas.
Vacation Style Canvas Hammock

 3.   School Bus Planter

You can also get gardening tools, flower pot, stepping stone for his/ her use in garden. We recommend this school bus planter. It looks cute and colorful. Made of ceramic. Perfect for small plants.

School Bus Planter. Retirement Gifts for Teachers
School Bus Planter

4.   Willow Tree Figurine – You’re the best, thank you for making a difference

Teacher is like an angel who gives us guidance and knowledge. This artsy figurine depicts the greatness of teacher. The figurine has her angel wings spread open and is holding a red apple. Artist Susan Lordi from Kansas City hand crafted this figurine beautifully and with highest level of details. It works great as a home decor for the living room, bedroom, or the hallway.

Willow Tree- You're The Best (Retirement Gifts For Teachers)
Willow Tree- You’re The Best

5.   You’re Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children

Classic book for senior citizens by Dr. Seuss. His fun rhymes and humorous illustrations are delighting. Obsolete children will surely enjoy reading this!

You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss (Teacher Retirement Gift Ideas)
You’re Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss

6.   Keep Calm Retirement Coffee Mug

Lovely mug for retiring teachers. Fun graphic. Reads “Good Bye Tension, Hello Pension”. He will love to use this for sure!

 Keep Calm Retirement Coffee Mug (Retirement Gifts For Teachers)
Keep Calm Retirement Coffee Cup Mug

7.   Sleeping Gnome Garden Decoration

A gnome chilling in his hammock. This garden décor is made from polyresin. It is nicely weighted and has fine details like grass, mushroom and flowers. Put him among the flowers to create tranquility scene.

Sleeping Gnome Garden Decoration. Teacher Retirement Gift Ideas.
Sleeping Gnome Garden Decoration

8.   Super Power Teacher Coffee Mug

A teacher touches lives forever. That is the power of teachers. This whimsical teacher mug with simple design and rich colors is a wonderful gift for teacher. Says “I’m A Teacher, What’s Your Super Power?” .

Super Power Teacher Coffee Mug (Retirement Gifts For Teachers)
Super Power Teacher Coffee Mug

9.   Travel Essentials

You can also get some travel essentials for teachers who are going to travel and see the world.

9a.   Bon Voyage Hat

Many great adventures ahead after retiring. Get her this stylish sun hat to send her off to the endless vacation.

Bon Voyage Hat. Retirement Gifts for Teachers.
Bon Voyage Hat

9b.   Passport Holder

Gorgeous marble pattern passport holder for her to travel in style.

Marble Passport Holder. Teacher Retirement Gift Ideas.
Marble Passport Holder

9c.   Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel

A fantastic book to inspire the retiring teachers to plan for his/ her trip. This book features world’s best 500 attractions from the big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower to lesser-known hidden gems in secluded parts of the planet. Filled with breathtaking illustrations and insightful descriptions, this book compiles the must-visit places around the world.


Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See... Ranked

10.   Wish Pearl Apple Pendant Necklace 

If you are looking for unique teacher retirement gift ideas, you can get this Wish Pearl Apple Jewelry Gift Set. Features: an apple shaped locket, a 18” long chain, and a can that has an oyster that produces pearl in it. Make a wish first before you open the can to get the pearl out and who knows your wish might come true…

Wish Pearl Apple Pendant Necklace
Wish Pearl Apple Pendant Necklace
Wish Pearl Apple Pendant Necklace (Retirement Gifts For Teachers)
Wish Pearl Apple Pendant Necklace

10b.   Wisdom Owl Pendant Necklace

Another gorgeous necklace. Features owl pendant that represents wisdom. It comes with meaningful message card perfect for teachers.

Dogeared Reminder Wisdom Wise Owl Pendant Necklace (Retirement Gifts For Teachers)
Dogeared Reminder Wisdom Wise Owl Pendant Necklace

11.   Thank You Card for Teachers

You can also show gratitude to your teacher for what he/ she has done. Write him/ her a Thank You Card. It is practical and will be appreciated as well.

Kate Sutton Many Thanks Parcel Thank You Notes Cards
Kate Sutton Many Thanks Parcel Thank You Notes Cards


If you’re still not sure what gift to get, then we recommend you to simply make a nice scrapbook. Get some class photos, get all the students to write something or put their signature on. Gather all the class memories in one book will definitely touch your teacher’s heart.


What do you think of the 11 ideas suggested above? Aren’t they lovely? We are sure your teacher would treasure them. Thanks for reading!

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Teacher Retirement Gift Ideas
Teacher Retirement Gift Ideas