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12 Great Gift Ideas for New Teachers

Looking for the perfect gift idea for a newer teacher? From graduation to holidays, we asked a real teacher to recommend 12 versatile ideas:

Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher covers topics ranging from effective classroom management to strategies for working with administration and parents. Gain years of hard-earned wisdom from teacher who have been there and done that. Includes plenty of practical, real-world examples. Become the super star teacher you know you can be!


The new teacher in your life is going to have good days and bad days. After a tough day of classes, they will be able to sit back and relax with Gerry Dee’s hilarious take on what it’s really like to be a teacher. A great way for them to unwind and enjoy a few laughs. Dee tackles teaching in a humorous and light-hearted manner.


Great for the teacher who wishes he or she had a home library, this Tennessee-made candle features the scents of oakmoss, amber, and leather which together omit a leather bound book-like smell.

Becoming a millionaire by being a teacher? Not likely. Becoming a millionaire while teaching? A very real possibility. In reader-friendly language, Andrew Hallam outlines how he accrued a great deal of wealth while working overseas as an English teacher. By living a frugal yet dynamic lifestyle, and making smart investments, he has been able to live the life of his dreams. He did it, and so can the new teacher in your life.


Marcia Tate is a renowned teacher and educational instructor. In her book, she outlines a number of strategies to engage students and develop their brains. Her strategies align with common core standards and can be implemented with little preparation work for the teacher in your life. Not only will these activities be a real time-saver for the new teacher, but they will also inspire their students. A must read for any new teacher.

Mesh Office Chair

The new teacher in your life is going to be spending a lot of time planning lessons and marking papers. What better way to make their life more comfortable than with an ergonomically designed office chair? Available in a number of awesome colours, this chair features a mesh back for breathability. In addition, it has great lumbar support and a comfortable padded seat to help the new teacher in your life get through those late night planning sessions.

Make them the envy of the staff lounge with a coffee mug that is out of this world. Simply add their favorite hot beverage and watch the mug change before their eyes. Looks great, and keeps those hot beverages hot. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

Massaging Footbath

Teachers spend a lot of time on their feet. Let your teacher pamper those tender toes with this heated massaging footbath. The water heats in a matter of minutes and will stay warm for the entire duration of their relaxing soak. This great massager includes four different pedicure attachments to create a spa experience right in the comfort of their own home.

Teacher Box Sign

Why not give your teacher a daily reminder of why they do what they do? Made of high quality wood and distressed paint this 6 x 3 inch beauty can sit on their desk or in their home office. A perfectly simple decorative piece for the teacher in your life.

This customisable piece is personally engraved by a small family business in Ohio. 2 x 8 inches, this elegant nameplate will give a touch of class to the teacher desk. Professionally crafted, and delivered quickly!


Writing countless comments on papers and tests can take up a lot of time. This set of 10 diverse self-inking stamps will make your teacher’s life easier. Students faces will light up with these seals of teacher approval. Conveniently, the ink in these can be refilled and used over and over!

Teacher Planner

Featuring 12 months worth of planning pages, help your teacher stay organized and on top of things with this organizer. Includes pockets for loose papers and an eye-catching front cover. Features month at a glance pages for quick reference. Durable construction ensures it will last for the entire year.

You might also be interested in our year end gift ideas for teachers.