Make your teachers smile at the beginning of school year, start the new school year with gratitude, give them an awesome back to school gift. Here are some unique and thoughtful back-to-school gifts for teachers. They are simple, affordable and practical. From fabulous school supplies, useful teaching tools, to office accessories and more. Teachers will definitely appreciate these stuff.

Back-to-School Teacher Gift Ideas

All-occasion gift ideas for teachers. These ideas aren’t just great for welcoming the teacher back to a new school year; they’re also perfect for Christmas, birthday, end of school year, and Teacher’s Day.

1.    Teachers Gonna Teach Travel Tumbler

Let’s start our list of best back-to-school gifts for teachers with this cute travel tumbler. The gold statement reads “teachers gonna teach”. Colorful and fun. Your teacher is going to love this motivational tumbler!

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2.   Diamond Pen Set

This set of three diamond pens will become your teacher’s new favorites. Gorgeous colors with a big diamond on top. These pens make writing extra fun.

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3.   Chic Gold Clipboard

Make her office look more stylish with this beautiful clipboard embellished with gold foil. It comes with a matching notepad. You should probably check out these gold office supplies too.

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4.   Tears Of My Students Teacher Mug

Start the new school year with lots of laughter. Get this mug to attract the attention of the fellow teachers and students. Whimsy design, funny statement. A perfect teacher appreciation gift under $15.

(You might wanna check out these 12 Inspirational Coffee Mugs for Teachers)

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5. Academic Year Planner

A nice planner helps teacher to plan, organize, and keep tracks of activities. It is a thoughtful gift your teacher really want. This stylish marble academic planner has a sturdy cover and useful pockets on the inside. Also features monthly tabs and spreads followed by spacious weekly views, yearly view, note pages, class schedule pages and more.

(You might also like these 14 chic marble school supplies.)

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6. Elephant Shaped Paper Clips

Teachers need a lot of school supplies to help them with the works. Make them smile with this elephant shaped paper clips. They are cute and functional. Not sure if these gray elephants are outstanding enough? Check out the rose-gold flamingo binder clips from our flamingo gifts article for a more flamboyant approach.

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7. Composition Notebook Pouch

Go back to school with an interesting pouch that disguises itself as a composition notebook. Use it to store stationery, makeup, and more. The bag’s unique design is super cool! It will even help improve your teacher outfit for the new school year.

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8. Gold Apple Paperweight

Show appreciation at the beginning of the school year with this gold apple paper weight. It is shiny, classy and has a good weight. Lovely desk accessories that he/ she will adore.

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Apple gift – paperweight to keep stacks of paper in order
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9. Gold Dots File Folder Set

Chic folders to brighten up the teacher’s office. Keep documents and notes in style. Kate Spade New York has a folder product that has a similar design — you can check that out in our Kate Spade office supplies article.

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Minimalist folders with a dash of glamor
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10. Gold Binder Clips

Another pretty office supplies under $10. Gold binder clips in small, medium and large size. Pack of 30. These binder clips make fun little back-to-school student gifts, too.

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These paperclips might not be made from real gold, but they sure look fabulous!
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11. Carving Elephant Pencil Holder

This charming elephant is ready to carry the pens and pencils on the desk. It is well crafted with lovely details. You don’t wanna miss having it standing on your desk.

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Gold elephant gift that is a pencil holder
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12. Paper Clip Dispenser

Dispenser with a powerful magnetic top to hold clips. A proper way to store paper clips. Convenient, easy to use.

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13. Days of The Week Sticky Notes Packet

Stay organized with this set of six sticky notepads. Vibrant colors with witty sentiments to get you through the week.

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Monday to Friday daily sticky notes
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14. Super Markers Set

Fantastic back to school supplies for teachers. Let’s get creative with this ultimate set of 100 unique markers. A full rainbow of eye-catching colors at your disposal. Price below $20.

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15. Lip Balm 

100% natural formula lip balms to keep your lips soft and moisturized. Six delicious flavors to match your mood of the day. Includes watermelon flavor, coconut, papaya, vanilla, strawberry, and mint.

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Prevent dry lips from cracking, keep lips mosturized
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16. Hand Sanitizer

They need hand sanitizer to kill germs. Travel sized hand sanitizer is convenient to carry around. It instantly cleans hand when needed.

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17. Small Plant

Welcome the teachers back to school with a pot of live succulent plant. This is an excellent gift idea for the teachers coming from the school principal or parents. Plants make the environment greener and livelier. Succulents are easy to care for; they need little water and sun. These little plants are wonderful for the classroom and teacher’s office. Check out these cactus gift ideas if you’re a cactus fan!

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18. Woodblock Teachers Stamp Set

Set of 9 interesting stamps loved by both teachers and students. Made from maple wood blocks with deeply etched rubber. Sturdy and durable. Grading homework is more fun with these stamps.


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19. World’s Best Teacher

This teacher’s mug has the wording “World’s Best Teacher” printed on it. This is a straight-forward inspirational message right there! It is made of white ceramic and is dishwasher-safe. But you’re encouraged to handwash as to preserve its beautiful floral design. It is also microwave safe — perfect when the teacher needs to reheat his coffee. The words have a handwritten vibe to it and are printed in black. This gift can be found on Etsy.

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20. Kindergarten Teacher Mug

This premium black ceramic mug is one that kindergarten teachers will absolutely love. It says “Teach Kindergarten For All Of The Little Reasons” on the mug. The print will not fade.  It is microwave and dishwasher safe. Put a smile on a kindergarten teacher’s face by gifting this mug! This is only found on Etsy.

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That concludes our list of teacher gift ideas. Thanks for reading.

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