The Best Gifts For Teachers Who Love To Travel: Teach, Travel, Repeat

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Whether you’re looking for gifts for teachers to show your appreciation on Teacher’s Appreciation Day or just want to thank them at the end of the year for their hard work, patience, and care. Or perhaps you are looking for teacher gifts for Christmas, retirement, or your teacher’s birthday. Whatever the occasion to honor them, we’ve got you covered with 25 awesome gift ideas for teachers!

But we’ve added something extra to our gift guide.

These 25 gifts are not just great to show your appreciation, they are also super practical for teachers who love to use their time off for travel. From international tea sets to luggage tags for teachers, there is a gift for any type of teacher on this list!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gift ideas for teachers by budget.

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#1 Tea from around the world gift set

Tea gifts set
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This gift set with teas from around the world is one of the best gifts for teachers who love tea and travel because it allows them to experience the flavors and cultures of different countries right in the comfort of their own classroom (or home).

Tea is also a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day of teaching, making it a thoughtful and unique gift that any tea-loving teacher would appreciate.

#2 Personalized phone cases

Phone cover with colorful stipes and "Teacher life Mrs Anderson"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Zazzle’s teacher-themed phone cases are awesome teacher gifts because they are practical and playful.

Teachers often use their phones for work, communication, and even classroom management. And these cases help protect their precious devices from scratches and damage, while the unique designs add a fun touch of personality.

Plus, every time they use their phone, they’ll be reminded of the thoughtfulness and appreciation of the student or parent who gave them the gift.

#3 Necklace

A necklace wirth three pendants and a text about thanking someone for being in your journey
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This is probably one of the most meaningful gifts for teachers on farewell or Teacher appreciation week.

The gemstones and the text make them great for teachers who really had an important impact on your life, and who you want to thank for that. Though if you would rather go for a smaller and less spiritual necklace, check out Amazon for another teacher appreciation necklace.

#4 Periodic table-themed spice blends

Boxes of spices with a periodic table-themed labels
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Are you looking for teacher gifts for your favorite chemistry teacher or for a teacher who loves to cook?

Then this gift set with 12 pieces of periodic table-themed spice blends and rubs is perfect!

The clever use of the periodic table elements is sure to bring a smile to any foodie or science-loving teacher’s face.

#5 Portable coffee maker

Portable espresso maker
Portable espresso maker

Whether your teacher needs their caffeine shot in the classroom or on the road, with this portable nano press espresso maker they can enjoy their favorite coffee anytime, anywhere.

A freshly brewed cup of coffee will help keep them energized and focused throughout the day, making it one of the best teacher gifts for coffee lovers.

#6 Portable Bluetooth speaker

Music speaker
Photo courtesy of JBL

If you want gifts for teachers on Christmas that are both practical in the classroom and at home or on the road, this portable Bluetooth speaker by JBL is exactly what you need.

The JBL GO 2 is incredibly small, and lightweight, yet it still produces great sound quality and it’s water and dustproof, making it safe to use wherever they want.

Teacher gifts for mid budgets

#7 Teacher appreciation gift box

Teacher appreciation box with a wine tumbler, socks, and cards
Teacher appreciation box

This box with a wine tumbler, affirmation cards, a wooden base stand, a pair of socks, and a greeting card is one of the best gifts for Teacher’s Appreciation Week because it combines practical and luxurious items.

The wine tumbler is perfect for unwinding after a long day, while the affirmation cards, wooden base stand, and socks are a thoughtful way to promote self-care and relaxation. And you can add a personal message on the greeting card, which teachers love.

#8 Funny book about exams fails

Book cover with title "F in exams: the very best totally wrong test answers"
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This is probably one of the funniest gifts for teachers at graduation. The book contains hilarious, but completely wrong answers students gave on real tests.

It’s a humorous way to show your teacher that their students’ answers weren’t half as bad as the ones in the book.

#9 Water bottle

A white stainless steel water bottle with text "Mr Wilson's Student's Tears!"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

As a teacher (and every other profession, really) it’s important to stay hydrated. But when you’re bouncing around classrooms all the time it can be easy to forget.

So to help your teacher stay healthy, check out all the funny, beautiful, and heartfelt water bottles on Zazzle. I thought this personalized one with “[Your teacher’s name]’s Student’s Tears!” was quite funny.

Besides being practical, they’re also eco-friendly, durable, and stylish.

#10 Make-up bag and bracelet set

Teacher's make-up bags and bracelets
Teacher’s make-up bags and bracelets

Are you looking for a great way to thank some of your favorite teachers this Christmas, or at the end of the year?

Then check out these make-up bags and bracelets that you can buy in bulk!

It’s a simple yet meaningful way to express gratitude to the teachers who have made a difference in your or your child’s life.

#11 Gift cards

Amazon gift card with "thank you"
Amazon gift card

I know that many of you will think that gift cards are inconsiderate and boring gifts and that they won’t do justice to your teacher’s hard work.

But here is the truth.

Gift cards are actually one of the most desired gifts (teachers included). It allows recipients to spend it on something they will actually like and use, making it the best gift for a teacher you don’t know very well personally. This way, you can show your appreciation and they can buy something useful. It’s a win-win.

Now, I can imagine you do want to add a little bit of effort and thought into this gift, so I’ve got two awesome options for you. The first one is to check out these 29 creative ways to give gift cards that will blow your teacher away.

And the second option is to add a heartfelt personalized note in which you thank your teacher from the heart for his or her work.

#12 Travel mug

Travel mug with text "world's goodest teecher"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

For teachers who are always on the go and who can appreciate a good sense of humor, this travel mug with “World’s Goodest Teecher” is perfect.

Your teacher can keep his or her drinks warm, and caffeine going while hopping from one classroom to the next. (Or when they’re traveling, because teachers have a life outside of the classroom too!).

For more designs check out Zazzle.

#13 Passport cover

A white passport cover with "teach, love, inspire"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you need gifts for teachers who love to travel?

Perhaps for teachers who are retiring and who will travel around the world or perhaps they’re going to use the summer break for travel?

Either way, with Zazzle’s teachers-themed passport covers they can protect their passports in style and remember that amazing student who gave the gift.

Teacher gifts for small budgets

#14 Teacher’s swear word coloring book

Teacher swear word coloring book
Teacher swear word coloring book

This coloring book is an awesome gift idea for teachers because it is a funny and stress-relieving way to unwind after a long day of work.

Did you know that coloring books have been proven to reduce stress? So what better way to let off some steam than with some colorful expletives that only teachers can appreciate?

It’s a lighthearted gift that shows teachers that their hard work is recognized and appreciated.

#15 Fill-in-the-blanks teacher book

Why you're the best teacher ever book
Why you’re the best teacher ever book

This fill-in-the-blank book with reasons why they’re the best teacher is one of the best gifts for Teacher’s Day because it’s personalized and heartfelt.

Studies show that people (including teachers) prefer personalized gifts, and a book filled with personalized messages from their students is a perfect way to show appreciation. It’s not the physical product that matters, but the thoughts and words behind it that mean the most. Plus, the fill-in-the-blanks format allows for some humorous and creative responses that are sure to make any teacher smile.

#16 Travel utensils

Travel utensils
Travel utensils

This travel reusable utensils silverware set is a fantastic gift idea for teachers who care about sustainability because it helps reduce waste from single-use utensils.

And the best part?

They can use this set both at school and while traveling, making it a versatile and practical gift.

#17 Luggage tags

Luggage tag with "teacher off duty" and shades
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Just like passport covers, luggage tags are awesome gifts for teachers who are leaving (especially if they’re leaving for travel). Whether it’s for their retirement, a sabbatical, or just the end of the year, with Zazzle’s teacher-themed luggage tags their suitcases will never be lost.

And a fun bonus, even when they’re off-duty, they will be reminded of the honorable and much-appreciated work they’ve done in the past.

#18 Box of chocolate

A box of Merci chocolates
Photo courtesy of Walmart

Even though a box of chocolates may not be the most unique gift idea for teachers, they are a classic and delicious way to show appreciation. Plus they are certainly still appreciated by teachers (and everyone else!), especially a box of Merci chocolates as a way to thank your teacher.

For more awesome inspiration, check out these gifts for chocolate lovers.

#19 Bookmark

Sentimental bookmark for teachers
Sentimental bookmark for teachers

Are you looking for small and thoughtful end-of-year gifts for teachers to express gratitude?

Then this bookmark with the quote “Thank you for being part of my story” is awesome.

It’s a great reminder for teachers that they have made a positive impact on their students’ lives. And let’s face it, teachers love books almost as much as they love their students, so, it’s a perfect way to combine two of their passions into one meaningful gift.

#20 Notebook

Notebook for teachers with quote "the influence of a good teacher can never be erased"
Notebook for teachers

Would you like to give your teacher a sentimental, yet practical gift?

Then this notebook with the quote “The influence of a good teacher can never be erased” is perfect.

It is a touching reminder of the value of their profession and the difference they make in the world. And your teacher can use it in class for lesson planning, grading, and taking notes. But also in their personal life for journaling or as a travel journal. Though in the case of the latter, a dedicated travel journal might be a better alternative.

#21 Burt’s `Bees gift set

Burt's Bees essential kit gift set
Burt’s Bees essential kit

Teachers deserve to be pampered for their hard work and that’s exactly why this gift set by Burt’s Bees is perfect.

The set includes 5 travel-sized Burt’s Bees favorites that are perfect for traveling teachers. And to make it an even better gift, they’re all made with natural ingredients like sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, and botanical oils. Making these products gentle on the skin and the perfect gift for Teacher’s Day to show you care about their well-being and want them to feel their best.

#22 Funny socks

Funny socks with text "Nacho average teacher"at the heels
Nacho average teacher

These socks are pun-tastic gifts for Teacher’s Day or week to acknowledge their hard work while adding some humor to their day. It’s a fun way to bring a smile to their face and remind them that they are anything but ordinary!

#23 Keychain

Keychain with message for teachers "a great teacher is hard to find and impossible to forget"
Keychain with message

This keychain with a sweet “thank you” message is a great gift for Teacher’s Day because it is a small but meaningful way to show appreciation. The message is a simple yet powerful way to express gratitude for their hard work and dedication, and it’s a daily reminder of the impact they have on their students and the community they serve.

#24 Silk sleeping mask

Pink silk sleeping mask
Pink silk sleeping mask

A good night’s sleep is essential for staying healthy and focused, and that’s exactly what you wish for your favorite teacher. So to help your teacher get the best possible sleep, this silk sleeping mask is the perfect teacher gift! (And don’t worry is available in eight different colors, so you don’t have to give your male teachers this pink one).

The silk material is gentle on the skin and can help prevent light from disturbing their sleep. It’s also perfect for teachers who love to travel and need something to help them get some shut-eye on the plane or in a hotel room.

#25 Tote bags

Tote bag with "Awesome teacher stuff belonging to Miss Honeybell" and a rainbow
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Is your teacher into sustainability, environment protection, and waste reduction?

Then one of the cute teacher-themed tote bags on Zazzle is perfect!

They can ditch plastic bags and proudly carry their belongings in a tote that shows their admirable profession too.

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Final note on gifts for teachers

Whether you’re looking for gifts for Teacher’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, or the end of the school year, these gift ideas are sure to make any teacher feel loved and valued. Remember, it’s the thought that counts, and a heartfelt gesture can go a long way in showing gratitude for all that teachers do!

If you don’t know what to buy yet, check out the editor’s top three teacher gifts by budget.

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