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35 Thoughtful Teachers' Day Gifts For The Ones Who Shaped Your Life

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Aug. 27, 2020 19 min read

Never in a thousand years could I have imagined myself saying this, but....I miss school. What I mean is, several years ago when I walked out of the gates of my school one final time, I remember feeling ecstatic at the thought of being done with those dreaded Board exams, and never again needing to look back at the ghastly beige colour of my school walls. But as is the case with most things viewed through the lens of nostalgia, now I'd do anything to revisit my school days. That being said, contrary to what I'd always assumed my reminiscences of student life aren't infused with lasting friendships, academic achievements or even all the times my friends and I smuggled our phones into class. Instead, my most prominent school memories feature moments with my favourite teachers, moments that unbeknownst to me, had a large role to play in me becoming who I am today. 

 

The funny thing about the kind of gratitude we have for our teachers, is that it's only realised in retrospect. Because the only feeling I can recall experiencing back then, is intense irritation at being disciplined, at being told off, at being questioned why my long hair isn't in a clean braid (Ruchi ma'am here's looking at you!). But it's only with age that I recognised those are all signs of one thing - care. These teachers and professors who cared enough to invest in our growth, to challenge questionable habits and to mould us into our better, more put-together versions, are who I'd like to take a moment to thank this 5th September. If it wasn't for my English teacher who encouraged my love for words, or my history teacher who taught me to look objectively at the past, or even my science teacher who instilled in me the skill of critical reasoning, I don't know where I would be today. And if you mirror my sentiments for the teachers who did the same for you, and more, here's a list of 35 thoughtful Teachers' Day gift ideas you must check out! P.S. we've included some for every kind ever! 

 

For The Warm English Teacher 

 

1. Find Your Balance Notebook From Swuso 

 

Price

INR 289

 

She helped you find yours all through school, helped you juggle the pressures of academics with your other leisurely pursuits. She helped you pen down your thoughts, and give voice to your feelings. So naturally, a notebook that urges one to find their balance would make for a great gift for your favourite English teacher. Whether it's noting down quotes from her current read, or jotting down a list of students who need after-class help, this notebook is an extremely useful Teachers Day present idea! 

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2. Urban Balance Charcoal Peel Off Mask From Faces Canada

 

Price 

INR 749

 

I might be a bit biased when I say this, but I think English teachers are some of the most pure-hearted people on this planet and they deserve all the pampering that they can get. This peel-off mask from Faces Canada is a great self-care based gift to hand over to your English teacher so she can take a pause from comforting her students and indulge herself instead! She's also likely to be short on time, and this peel-off mask with its quick-acting benefits, is ideal for teachers with busy schedules. 

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3. Good Vibes T-Shirt From Bewakoof

 

Price 

INR 399 

 

Sums him/her up in just three phrases, doesn't it? I recall all my favourite English teachers as being utterly compassionate and helping all her students become better people every single day. So a t-shirt that reflects her attitude in life, would be a great Teachers Day gift. It will also remind her of the values she inculcated in her students, most of which are based on being kind, warm and happy!

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4. Kalamkari Dupatta From Ajio

 

Price 

INR 479

 

Trust me, English teachers usually tend to appreciate any and every form of art. They love their literary world just as much as they do some gorgeous artwork. So this beautiful dupatta from Ajio with its intricate Kalamkari block print design is bound to please your favourite English teacher. The fact that it's so budget-friendly, certainly helps matters!

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5. Knitted Basket From Pluchi 

 

Price 

INR 799

 

As lovely as our warm English teachers are, I've also noticed some of them to be very scatter-brained. But that's an inevitable characteristic of creative souls, I guess. Nevertheless, if that sounds like your favourite tutor, this quirky knitted basket from Pluchi is an ideal gift to help him/ her arrange their things at one place. No more borrowing chalk bits from other classrooms, she can have every essential item she needs, organised in one basket on her desk! 

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Also Read: Every Teacher Ever - 10 Types Of Teacher We've All Had

 

For The Disciplinarian AKA Maths Teacher 

 

1. Coffee Makes Everything Better Coaster From Swuso 

 

Price 

INR 129 

 

You know, when I was a student I didn't get along with my own strict Math teacher one bit. But now as an adult, it's not hard to see what they're dealing with every single day and empathise. High school students can be cruel and annoying, and this teacher is just trying to do their job right. So, it wouldn't be a far stretch to assume that they'd probably have one too many cups of coffee every day to pull through. Also if their Type A personalities in the classroom are to believed, I'm willing to bet that your Math teacher hates stains from drinks on their tables. So putting two and two together, this coaster would be appreciated for sure! 

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2. HP Envy Urban Laptop Sleeve From Croma Online

 

Price 

INR 899

 

This specific category of teachers comprises of some of the most organised, orderly people you will ever know. Probably why they're so good at their job. So show your gratitude for the teacher who helped you grow tremendously, by helping their endeavours to be put-together always. This HP laptop sleeve is just as practically useful, as it is attractive, and comes in a water-resistant material so your teacher can comfortably store unmarked answer sheets in it! 

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3. Brain Comfort Massager From Seniority 

 

Price 

INR 349 

 

All that scrunching up their face in annoyance, all that yelling. Of course, they need a massager that's sole purpose is to comfort the brain! Even if you've personally left school, gift this to your Maths teacher as a favour to his or her younger students. Trust me, you'll be the one they'll thank when their teacher becomes calmer and more relaxed with time!

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4. Chamomile Delight Green Tea From Udyan Tea 

 

Price 

INR 549 for 100 gm

 

Again, your Maths teacher is dealing with teenagers at their peak, every single day. While I can't speak for your teacher, I know how frustrated I would be if I had to do that every day. So these chamomile green tea leaves from Udyan Tea will make for the perfect cup your favourite teacher can unwind with every evening. The many benefits of this tea include lowered stress, better sleep and a more easy state of mind. 

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5. Flunked Anger Management Mug From BigSmall 

 

Price 

INR 799 

 

One of my absolute favourite Teachers' Day gift suggestions from this list, I think this mug sums up the predicament of most strict Math teachers, with the help of some humour. Think about it, if this teacher indeed went for some anger management classes, it'd probably be the only subject they'd fail in. And of course, I don't blame them! 

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For The Awkward But Means Well Science Teacher 

 

1. Duur Se Hi Namaste T-Shirt From Bewakoof

 

Price 

INR 325

 

The teachers in this specific category, are used to doing most things well in advance, including practising the concept of social distancing in their life. They've always been lovable and passionate about what they do, but their social awkwardness is as permanent as their high IQ. So a t-shirt that asks people to greet from a distance, would be quick to become one of their most cherished closet possessions! 

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2. Doctor Strange Pocket POP Keychain From WithWishes

 

Price 

INR 479

 

If you could, Doctor Strange would probably be the perfect nickname you'd assign to your favourite science teacher. It's just that instead of mystical arts, they've managed to master sparking curiosity in teenagers, and that my friends, is not an easy thing to do! So put a smile on their face every time they reach for their keys, by gifting them this adorable Doctor Strange keychain for Teachers' Day 2020. 

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3. Hydrating Face Serum-Cream From Arata

 

Price 

INR 630 

 

If your favourite science teacher is anything like mine, they probably don't have the time for trivial things like skincare. They're too busy formulating theories, thinking about science and letting out big sighs while grading your papers. So help them sneak in some self-care into their hectic schedules, by presenting them with this ultra-nourishing and hydrating face serum-cream from Arata! 

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4. Steve Jobs Socks From SockSoho 

 

Price 

INR 599

 

Pretty self-explanatory why this pair of socks is a great gift for your science obsessed teacher, isn't it? I am yet to meet a person who loves the subject and does not admire Steve Jobs and his work. So if your teacher is a fan too, there's no way they will not love this SockSoho pair as a Teachers' Day gift! 

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5. Stay 6 Feet Away Virus Lapel Pin From BigSmall 

 

Price 

INR 299

 

A lapel pin that sums yup their feelings towards people, is an ode to their dedication to science, AND comes in the shape of a virus! Seriously, why will they NOT love this cute and simple Teachers' Day gift? 

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For The Everybody's BFF Social Science Teacher 

 

1. Quirky Pocket Mirror From Ajio 

 

Price 

INR 266

 

This teacher is almost always looking out for you, so this Teachers' Day, help him/her look at themselves instead! This quirky pocket mirror from Ajio is a useful and attractive find that you can present to your teacher without shelling out a lot of money. Besides, no matter what someone's personality is like, a handy pocket-sized mirror is a nifty item everybody needs in their bag! 

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2. Moroccan Mint Green Tea From Udyan Tea

 

Price 

INR 449

 

From rich antioxidant properties to the ability to fight infections and bacteria, this tea from Udyan Tea boasts of several benefits. All of which we're a cent per cent sure your teacher would like to be at the receiving end of! The Moroccan Mint Green Tea blend is also immensely refreshing and relaxing to sip on, perfect for a late-evening me-time cuppa. 

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3. Red Model 02 Vegan Lipstick From Disguise Cosmetics

 

Price 

INR 500

 

Look, all I'm saying is, a person who's that friendly with everybody around them, including stubborn young adults, is also very likely to be compassionate towards other species. So this 100% vegan and cruelty-free lipstick from Disguise Cosmetics will make for a heart touching gift. This lipstick is also infused with several beneficial ingredients and leaves a smooth, highly-pigmented, waterproof finish on the pout. 

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4. Desk Chalk Board From BigSmall 

 

Price 

INR 499

 

The thing about people who enjoy socialising is, they'd mostly only miss a social engagement when they forget about it. So help them keep track of all the students they're supposed to meet after class, or the meetings scheduled for the day, or even lunches that they plan on having with their coworkers, by gifting them this cutesy desk chalkboard for Teachers' Day! The chalkboard design of this gift also makes it super nostalgic, something that will certainly make your teacher smile!

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5. Araku Valley Ground Coffee Beans From Besko 

 

Price

INR 225 for 125 mg

 

Your favourite SST teacher definitely deserves a moment of indulgence, doesn't he/she? So why not present them with some high-quality, flavoursome artisanal coffee? Besko's Araku Valley ground coffee beans are high-grade Arabica beans, with the beautiful aroma and enticing taste of spice and jaggery, topped off with a hint of peach. 

 

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For The Free-Spirited Art Teacher

 

1. Modern Art Hexagon Set Of 3 Paintings From Flipkart

 

Price 

INR 199

 

Yes, I know, duh. Gifting a set of pretty paintings to the teacher who taught you how to appreciate art in the first place, is a representation of what we call the circle of life! Ok, maybe not, but it's still good to express your appreciation for all the times this teacher helped you create your latest masterpiece. 

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2. Reiki Crystal Dream Catcher From Flipkart

 

Price 

INR 299

 

If there's one thing we can say about this breed of teachers, it's that they are fascinated by all the finer things in life. And a sacred talisman with a rich history definitely falls under that category. Help this teacher ward off bad dreams, and cast a protection shadow while they're asleep by giving them this lovely reiki crystal, evil-eye dreamcatcher. 

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3. Hydrating Sheet Mask Pack Of 3 From Seer Secrets 

 

Price 

INR 299

 

Most of the art teachers I've personally met, like to keep their hands busy all the time. So you can imagine why a usual facial kit that requires them to take an hour or so off their creative time, and apply, rinse off and repeat, might not work very well in this case. A sheet mask, on the other hand, is a brilliant way of getting your skin some quick nourishment, while carrying on with whatever you were doing with that paintbrush! 

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4. Nap Head Pillow From BigSmall 

 

Price 

INR 899

 

I am of the belief, that art teachers are too precious for this world, and need to be protected at all costs. Especially when they're in the middle of drifting off to dreamland! This nap head pillow from BigSmall is perfect for someone looking to snatch a couple of minutes of rest in a busy environment, such as a school packed with kids. In the staffroom, classroom or even on the metro on their way to work, napping just became a lot easier with this head pillow!

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5. Anti Pollution Skincare Kit From mCaffeine

 

Price 

INR 555

 

Like we said earlier, if you want to give this teacher some self-care products for Teachers' Day, looking for something that's quick and effective is the best way to go. This skincare kit from mCaffeine is perfect for that. In a matter of minutes and the application of just two products, your favourite teacher will be left with glowing, radiant, pollution-free skin! 

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For The Hilarious P.E. Teacher 

 

1. I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It Notebook From Bewakoof

 

Price 

INR 199

 

The way I remember my Physical Education teacher, this one line is enough to summarise her personality, and I love her for it. The teachers in this category love pushing you to your limits and moulding you into your stronger, fitter version. So if they say you need to run two laps, you better run two laps! And this notebook with its slogan of "I may wrong, but I doubt it" is a Teachers Day gift that will make your P.E. teacher chuckle with delight. 

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2. The Punisher Joggers From Ajio 

 

Price

INR 629

 

Because that's pretty much who I thought my P.E. teacher was when I was in school. In retrospect, running around the ground during every P.E. class definitely made me value physical fitness more, especially as an adult who can't walk up a staircase without feeling like she's going to die. But back then, man, did it feel like a cruel punishment! 

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3. Hand & Leg Massager From Seniority

 

Price 

INR 399

 

Pretty obvious why this will be a great gift for your P.E. teacher. All through the day, they're running around trying to get both young and old kids to enjoy exercising. So naturally, some days he or she will need a quick message to get rid of all the inevitable muscle ache. Help relieve their discomfort by presenting this self-use hand & leg massager from Seniority as your Teachers' Day gift! 

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4. Thor and Loki Pocket Pop Keychain From WithWishes

 

Price 

INR 899

 

These Thor and Loki 3D pop keychains would make for a super-useful gift that not only helps your P.E. teacher keep track of their keys, but also reflects their own strength and power. Cute, handy and quirky, what more could you want while looking for a budget-friendly Teachers' Day gift!?

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5. Cricket Fever Socks From SoxyToes

 

Price

INR 199

 

Because honestly, I am yet to meet a sports fanatic in India who isn't also obsessed with cricket. So, let them wear their passion for the sport right on their feet, with this pair of cricket fever socks from SoxyToes! 

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For The No-Nonsense Librarian 

 

1. Ikat Stole From Ajio

 

Price 

INR 400

 

Okay, I don't know if it's just me, but I remember the air-conditioning in my library feeling similar to a cold-storage freezer. So needless to say, someone who spends all day every day in that Arctic zone, needs a pretty stole to keep things warm. Besides, we absolutely adore the subtle Ikat print on this Ajio stole, that makes it a very refined and tasteful Teachers' Day gift for your favourite librarian! 

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2. Wire Balls String Lights From Flipkart 

 

Price 

INR 699

 

Take it from another avid reader, there's nothing we love more than pretty lights to read under. And this fondness rings true particularly in the case of string lights. So help your favourite librarian light up his/her cosy reading nook, by giving them these gorgeous wire ball string lights from Flipkart on Teachers' Day! BRB going to go order one for my own room. 

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3. Quirky Wall Lamp From Flipkart 

 

Price

INR 596

 

Tying this one up with the previous Teachers' Day gift idea, this is another charming source of lighting your cherished librarian won't be able to resist falling in love with. This decorative wall lamp is perfect for some late-night reading, and the light-weight energy-efficient design is the clear cherry on the cake! 

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4. Wonder Woman Metallic Bookmark From BigSmall 

 

Price 

INR 399

 

The reason I included this Teachers' Day gift suggestion on this list, is because I truly think that's what my favourite librarian was like. She was always quietly reading at her library desk, only occasionally raising her head from the book to shush you. But it's only when I sat down to have a long conversation with her, that I realised how brilliant her well-read mind is. So if you know your librarian to be a lot stronger than what people assume at first glance, this metal bookmark is an ideal present! 

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5. Quirky Open Book Shelf From Flipkart 

 

Price 

INR 699

 

As someone with a serious pathological need to hoard books, I can assure you that your librarian will never say no to more storage options. Especially an open bookshelf with such a quirky design!

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Thank you for selflessly helping students like me grow and inspiring us to make strides in life, despite being constantly under-appreciated. Happy Teachers' Day! 

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