Although you may think your teachers are excited for the new school year, most of them are just as reluctant to say goodbye to summer and go back to work as you are to go back to school! Make the transition from summer fun to the classroom easier for both of you with these nine back-to-school gift ideas for your oh-so-cool teachers.
gifts for their desk
Teachers spend a significant amount of time at their desks every day, so why not get your teacher pencils, pens or sticky notes that will make them laugh while they grade papers?
Every teacher loves a good writing utensil. With these hilariously funny pencils, your teacher can write their classroom plans while giggling at the too-true sayings printed on their sides. The especially pointed pencils for teachers and grammar police pencils display sayings they’ll love like, “Don’t You Dare Say Wikipedia” and “Punctuation Saves Lives.”
If your teacher prefers pens to pencils, then grab them a set of laugh-out-loud funny pens. This teacher's pen set reinforces the horrors of grading with a pen that says, “Grade Now, Cry Later,” and “Coffee. Teach. Wine. Repeat” so your favorite teacher can inject a little humor into the school day.
3. sticky notes
Sticky notes are always helpful to have sitting around on your desk, so help your teacher out with these funny sticky notes with crazy messages to brighten their 11-hour workday. Some sticky notes are uplifting, while others may make your teacher burst out laughing while they grade your tests.
Most teachers love school and the classroom, so include these classroom and school-themed sock gifts on your back-to-school gift list. Socks make a great gift for teachers because they have a good sense of “dad humor,” and socks highlight this fact.
4. uplifting socks
Teachers work tirelessly to meet their students’ needs, but sometimes they need a little encouragement to give them a boost of confidence for the school day. These “teachers change the world” socks come in a white version with pastel colors and a brown version with a green and blue earth. These brown socks with a chalkboard and “teach, love, inspire” message are also a feel-good gift for your favorite educator.
5. “you’re the best” gifts
This pair of super teacher socks highlights the amazing job they do every day and is a great gift to give that lets them know they are amazing. Or write a message in a “you are magic” card so you can specifically express what you love about your favorite teacher and how they’ve helped you.
6. classroom subject gifts
Not sure what your teacher might like? Grab them a pair of socks that reference the class they teach. Get your science teacher these planetary socks, your literature teacher these book lover socks, your music teacher these cool socks with music notes and your math teacher these socks with a super hard equation.
celebrate their outside interests
If your teacher has mentioned their interests outside of the classroom, consider getting them a gift that speaks to their passion.
7. hobby gifts
For teachers who are avid gardeners or just love to keep succulents around, check out these cool gift ideas for plant lovers. Or, if they’re a pet owner who loves to talk about their cats or dogs in the classroom, tie their love for learning and love for their pet(s) together with some awesome animal socks!
8. fun stickers for teachers
What teacher doesn’t love stickers? These cute vinyl stickers are great for water bottles or backpacks, both of which your teacher might be carrying around. Choose a fun sticker you think they’d like, and keep your eyes peeled to discover where they stick it.
9. activities they love
Maybe your mom saw your teacher at her yoga class this summer. In that case, get them this yoga mug which renames yoga poses with more accurate words. If your teacher hits golf balls with your dad at the golf course, opt for these “golf guy” socks. Whatever your teacher’s interest, you’re sure to find a sarcastic or sentimental gift for them at The Sock Drawer.
show your teacher some appreciation
Show your teacher how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication by giving them a gift from The Sock Drawer. With our classroom-themed socks, sarcastic pens and pencils and adorable stickers, your favorite educator will be reminded of how much you admire them every single day. The sock fairies are hard at work creating all sorts of unique accessories you can gift your teacher at the start of the school year to get off on the right foot in the classroom.