8 Back to School Teacher Gifts

The kiddos may be getting anxious for school to start again, but so are the teachers. (My wife is a teacher, so I know those last few weeks of summer are precious.) Contrary to popular belief, teachers have lives outside of school. A gift that will help the favorite teacher in your life get through the upcoming school year will definitely be appreciated.

Yeti Rambler Tumbler

If there’s one thing teachers need before spending eight hours in the classroom, it’s a cup of hot coffee. Since they’re always on the go, leaving early and jumping from class to class, they will definitely make use of something that keeps their coffee fresh all day long. This tumbler from Yeti is the perfect size, and it can keep hot drinks hot or cold drinks cold for hours.

Dash Egg Bite Maker

Along with caffeine, teachers also need a quick but nutritious breakfast. Just because it’s made quickly doesn’t mean it has to be low-quality. This Dash Egg Bite Maker makes delicious egg snacks in minutes, and you can even add other ingredients such as veggies. It provides an excellent source of protein that teachers will need for the long school day.

Scotch Thermal Laminator

Just like in an office, equipment can easily break down when you have to share it with your colleagues. Your favorite teacher will love having their own personal laminator in their classroom. It saves a lot of time and paper since students can use dry-erase markers on the laminated paper.

Personalized Teacher Tote Bag

I see my wife leave for school with a ton of supplies: books, binders, laptops and sometimes treats for the kids. It can be quite a hassle to get out of the front door, so a cute tote bag is just what your favorite teacher needs. It can even be personalized with their name.

Anker PowerCore III Elite Portable Charger

Teachers are always on the move from class to class, so it can be tough for them to find time to charge their devices. Laptop, cell phone and tablet batteries can all drain quickly throughout the day, so this will be a lifesaver.

Coloring Planner

When we were in school, the lessons and activities seemed to go off without a hitch. What we didn’t realize was that every day took a ton of planning by our teachers. Planning is never fun for just about any job, but this adorable planner from Scholastic will allow teachers to express their creativity while coloring it in and keeping their essential notes and plans together.

Chocolate Gift Bag

Children aren’t the only ones who love chocolate. As a way to say thank you to your student’s favorite teacher, consider keeping it simple with a gift of chocolates.

Gift Card

Sometimes all your teacher may want is a gift card. Maybe they have a dog, so a gift card from PetSmart would be perfect. Perhaps a gift card to one of their favorite restaurants to have a delicious meal is what they’ll need after a long week of teaching.


Whether this is for one of your child’s teachers or a teacher who is a friend or family member, they’ll be grateful that you thought of them right before the school year starts. Just be sure to use Rakuten for all these purchases so you can earn extra Cash Back in the process.

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