While teachers always appreciate a card with a heartfelt message, they certainly don’t expect gifts on Valentine’s Day. Still, some of us wouldn’t want to let the holiday pass by without giving our favorite educators something extra special. For those whose love language is gift giving, here’s a roundup of our favorite teacher gifts that are sure to hit the mark when sending a valentine.
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Best Teacher Valentine Gifts
1. Personalized Card
If your box of store-bought valentines didn’t come with cards for teachers, or if you’re looking for something unique, try a personalized card. You can make your own or buy one like this engraved wooden valentine.
Buy it: Engraved Teacher Valentine at Etsy
2. Gift Card in a Festive Holder
Sometimes the best teacher valentines gifts are the ones that let them pick out whatever they want. Pair this adorable gift card holder with a gift card from Amazon, Target, Starbucks, or another place your teacher loves to shop. Need ideas? We asked, and here are the results for teachers’ favorite gift cards to receive.
Buy it: How Sweet It Is Gift Card Holder at Etsy
3. Candy Pop Flair Pens
Skipping the sugar? Get these special-edition candy-scented Flair pens instead. They’re useful, pretty, and affordable.
Buy it: Candy Pop Flair Pens at Amazon
4. Box of Really Good Chocolate
Buy it: Godiva Chocolatier Valentine’s Day Box at Amazon
5. Handmade Leather Heart Bookmark
Just about any teacher would appreciate this adorable heart-shaped leather bookmark. It comes in a variety of colors, and you can even personalize it with your teacher’s initials in gold or silver foil.
Buy it: Leather Heart Bookmark at Etsy
6. Teacher Heart Tumbler
This adorable heart tumbler will keep your teacher’s favorite beverage hot or cold during busy mornings in the classroom.
Buy it: Teacher Heart Tumbler at Amazon
7. Everlasting Roses
Sure, you can always pick up a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store, but it only lasts a few days. Instead, try these eternity roses that decorate a teacher’s classroom forever. Bonus: No watering required!
Buy it: Beaulasting Roses at Amazon
8. Heartfelt Story Book
Educators always love adding new books to their classroom libraries. Inscribe a personalized message on the inside cover for a special Valentine’s Day gift for teachers.
Buy it: 50 Best Valentine’s Day Books for Teachers
9. Fuzzy Socks
Valentine’s Day is all about the warm fuzzies, and these heart-shaped fuzzy socks are the perfect gift for teachers. They’ll help them relax at home after the chaos of a sugar-filled holiday party day at school.
Buy it: Heart-Shaped Fuzzy Socks at Amazon
10. Teacher T-Shirt
Cute teacher T-shirts with a subtle nod to Valentine’s Day can be worn all year long!
Buy it: Teaching Is a Work of Heart T-Shirt at Amazon