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It’s been a tough year for all of us, especially teachers. Make it a little nicer with a token of appreciation for that special teacher. From innovative cleaning tech items to a personal fridge for their desk to cashmere gloves, here's a list of some of the top gifts to buy as a class or just as a parent. Either way, it will put a smile on any teacher's face.
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- Bestselling gifts to teachers
- Best gifts to teachers under $30
- Best gifts to teachers under $100
- Best gifts to teachers under $200
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Bestselling gifts for teachers
Let your favorite teacher know that they're No. 1 in your heart. The double-wall insulation in this 24 oz. tumbler keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold.
This rechargeable lamp is meant to reduce eyestrain by up to 51%. It's also rechargeable and can go anywhere!
3. Tile Sticker
Tile’s smallest Bluetooth tracker is waterproof with adhesive backing that can stick to anything, making it ideal for lunchboxes, toys, computers and classroom materials.
Best teacher gifts under $30
This beautiful trio of lavender soaps is ready for gifting as it comes in its very own gift box. The soaps are tripled milled, vegetable-based and are made in the U.S.
Staying healthy in the classroom is challenging for students and especially teachers. Help your teacher stay protected from illnesses by using NanoBio Protect which kills 99.99% of germs for up to eight hours.
Help your teacher erase the stress of her day away with this cute #2 pencil bath bomb. Made with stress relieving Epsom salts and sunflower oil, each bomb is hand painted and fragranced delicately with a bright citrusy aroma for a nourishing bath that smells delicious.
Your teacher will have a hard time deciding if she will wear these cozy slippers only in the house or in the classroom!
Your teacher can always have these potent, plant-based and multi-purpose set of salves on hand. Each salve takes care of almost everything from pain relief, first aid, skin repair and dry skin.
Show your teacher they are DYNAMITE with this hot sauce gift set. With seven different flavors ranging from the pleasant (garlic herb, smoky bourbon) to the downright head-exploding (whiskey habanero, ghost pepper), this sampler pack will satisfy any culinary explorer.
These face masks are reusable, soft and the best part — breathable.
Your teacher shares books she loves with you all year long, but now it’s time for you to give her one! This hysterical book on life and parenting is written by world-renowned speaker Kristina Kuzmic. It will lift your teacher up and keep her laughing and crying all at the same time!
Help keep your teacher hydrated this year with their very own water bottle from Nalgene. It’s completely leak-proof, made of virtually indestructible BPA-free Tritan, and easy to clean.
This is a gorgeous gift pack from Oleamea featuring their award-winning olive oils. If your teacher is a foodie, she will LOVE this.
This personal heater gives off concentrated heat that’s ideal for your teacher’s desktop or by their favorite chair. The heater delivers safe ceramic warmth while only using a budget-friendly 200 watts of power.
Best teacher gifts under $100
History teachers will get a kick out of this colonial-inspired collection featuring all the teas thrown into the Boston Harbor in 1773.
Perfect for your literary-loving teacher, this print by artist Jane Mount features works from some of the greatest novelists of the 19th century like Oscar Wilde, Leo Tolstoy and Jane Austen. If they're more of a contemporary fiction fan, there's also bookshelves dedicated to banned books, modern classics and women's rights.
Stressful days are bound to happen when you're in the classroom or teaching on Zoom. Fortunately this necklace by Komusō Design is designed to promote mindful breathing techniques meant to calm your nerves and relieve lingering anxiety.
Whether they enjoy reading thrillers, sci-fi or romance novels during their off-hours, Book of the Month ensures they'll have the perfect read ready for them to savor every month.
Sometimes the perfect present comes in the smallest package. Available in amounts ranging from $5 to $100, your favorite teacher could stock up on classroom essentials, supplies or anything else they need to get through the rest of the school year.
Cravings can hit anytime throughout the day, so make sure your teacher is prepared with an artisanal nibble.
Your teacher can wave this handheld UV LED wand over surfaces to kill 99.9% of germs in one minute. Its compact design is lightweight and comes with its own drawstring travel bag.
These cozy cashmere gloves feature a delicate cable stitch down the center and a longer length to keep your wrists super warm. It’s the perfect gift to keep your teacher warm while outside during recess.
Crafted from luxurious cashmere, this cable-knit beanie will also keep your teacher nice and warm.
Your teacher will love growing their own garden at home or in the classroom! This giftable Herb Garden includes six gourmet herb seeds like curly parsley and two types of basil, Miracle-Gro plant food and energy-efficient LED grow lights overhead.
Let your teacher pamper themselves with this gift set of four full-size bottles of foaming shower gel, body scrub, body cream and hand soap.
Help keep your teacher’s toes nice and cozy with the these soft slippers that also have a hidden orthotic inside!
13. VacMop by Shark
Cleaning and sanitizing the classroom will be super easy with the Shark VACMOP which combines powerful suction & spray mopping, all in one disposable pad.
Harry and David are most famous for their pears because they are "so big and juicy, you eat them with a spoon.” Each pear is hand-picked and packed to arrive at your door in perfect condition, alongside some other fun treats.
These high-performance wired earbuds from Beats provide great acoustics and are sized just right for noise isolation.
This little fridge with a dry-erase front is here to keep drinks and snacks cool and close at hand.
Best teacher gifts under $200
Show your teacher how much your class cares (along with how much they've improved on their letter-writing skills!) with a blanket designed with a thoughtful message of appreciation.
Your teacher will no longer need to worry about how to give presentations at home. This 4K camera offers a lag-free live streaming experience with ultra high-definition live images and a fast focusing speed. It can also scan textbooks, worksheets and other documents their students need to succeed.
Treat your teacher to dinner! This USDA choice chateaubriand is aged to perfection and generously stuffed with mushrooms and bacon. In addition, it comes fully cooked and can serve 4 to 6 people.
This is the perfect solution for your child’s teacher to sanitize her classroom. This UVC light opens up to kill 99.9% of germs. It has 3 preset timers that can be customized based on the size of the classroom.
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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 2, 2016.