After the year they’ve had, teachers deserve gifts on Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and a few random Tuesdays in between. On February 14, The best way to show your appreciation, of course, is with some kind of DIY Valentine’s Day card handmade by your student. But if you wanted to throw in a little something extra, these Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers are cute, practical, fun or all of the above. (Of course, you can always consult our list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for her or gifts for him, but those might not always be classroom-appropriate.)
Another way to show your teacher some Valentine’s Day love? Consider giving a gift to Donors Choose. There, teachers set up specific classroom projects they’d like to see funded, and parents can donate money to bring them to life. You can check to see if your class or school has any projects up and running, or give a donation to someone else in honor of your teacher — way better than a bag of conversation hearts, in our opinion. But beyond a classroom project, whether you’re looking for a group gift or just a little thank-you, show your teacher how much you heart them with these teacher gifts.
PERSONALIZED TEACHER GIFT
Personalized Scrabble Name Plate
At your last parent-teacher conference, you noticed that their desk could use an overhaul. Add something special to their workspace with a totally customizable name plate.
Chocolate Squares Gift Pack
These squares are the perfect size to keep in a desk drawer and take out when you need a little pick-me-up. It comes with 18 squares in flavors like s’mores, cookies and cream and toffee crunch.
Customized Teacher Stamps
Help her add a personal touch to her grading with this customized stamp. You can get a single stamp for $11, or get the whole set of four for $40.
Lemon Lavender Tin Soy Candle
Give your favorite teacher a bit of that spa feeling in a tin portable enough to travel between home and classroom. In addition to lemon lavender, these wood-wick candles come in scents like eucalyptus, honeysuckle jasmine and even fresh coffee.
Zipper Pouch Set
Everyone, not just teachers, can always use another zippered pouch or two. This comes in a set of three, and the smallest one is see-through, if you want to throw a homemade Valentine in it.
PERSONALIZED TEACHER GIFT
Camping everything is a huge trend right now, and these campfire-style mugs can be used for hot or cold beverages, indoors or outside. The stainless steel can also withstand drops.
Cookie Pot Holder Gift Set
The right teacher makes your kid’s stressful school days so much smoother. Earn extra brownie points by gifting them one of these sweet sets (though you have to provide the spatula and cookie mix).