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Best End-of-Year Teacher Gifts Under $40, Because It's Been. A. Year.

Teachers deserve gold medals, a raise, a whole summer to relax — and something cool from this list to show how much we appreciate them.

Deena Campbell · 8 months ago

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There’s no such thing as a teacher having too many gifts. Full stop. Teachers have been our backbone and our support throughout this pandemic and we owe them an enormous amount of love and appreciation. 

The challenge is, there are so many types of teachers: plant lovers, bookworms, the workout fanatic, and of course the loving, caring teacher who is just happy you remembered them. Which makes hunting for the perfect teacher gift quite the challenge! We rounded up our favorite ways for kids and families to say a heartfelt "thank you" to their teachers for getting through the weirdest school year ever. Wake Me Up for Coffee Thermal Mug

There are two types of teachers in the world: Those who drink coffee every morning and those who drink coffee every morning and afternoon. We get it. Coffee is the lifeblood that fuels most teachers and honestly, they need it the most. Gift the teachers in your life this travel coffee mug for hot drinks on the go. And even if they aren’t into coffee, it’s great for tea and water, too.  

Kate Spade New York Canvas Tote Bag

Having a book-inspired tote is an instant conversation starter that most teachers would welcome. We’re certain it will be their favorite all-day, every-day tote — especially for long trips to the library over the summer. 

Homesick Summer Camp Candle

The summer months are the best part of being a teacher. They can finally take some time for themselves and recharge. But before you know it, September will be here. Let’s help them remember lovely summer days with this soy wax candle that’s filled with notes of grass, lemon, lime, amber, and sandalwood. 

Home Smile Trinket Dish

Pro tip: every teacher has a dish filled with small trinkets. The contents of the dish may vary— rings, coins, keys, and confiscated fidget toys are popular picks — but every teacher has one. Upgrade their favorite item with this simple dish that reminds them of how important they are. 

Teacher Appreciation Bar Necklace

Everyone needs a special necklace they can throw on that instantly elevates their outfit. This stainless steel necklace is it. Help your favorite teacher make the powerful statement that their job help littles grow in a big way. 

Thumbs Up UK Plant Pot Speaker

We all know teachers have the magic touch, and this gift lets their skills shine. Touch the leaf of this plant to play their favorite songs from a Bluetooth device and show off LED lights. Perfect for the musically inclined teacher who loves fun home decor. 

Available at the CAMP Present Shop

Available through the Present Shop, these teacher gifts all ship in a cool present-shaped box, personalized with a card kids can design themselves.

Chemistry Terrarium Kit

Your favorite science teacher or green-thumb can grow a mini garden right inside a chemistry flask with this clever kit!

Cubebot Challenge Trio

Pretty much the coolest desktop accessory a teacher can have: These three sturdy wooden robot figures are addictively fun brain teasers.

Luckies Scratch-Off World Map

A classroom wall hanging that's also a lesson in geography and style? This one's a winner for any teacher who's dreaming of summer travel.