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

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Sept. 2, 2021 9 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 15 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. De Tan Skin Brightening Clay Mask From Faces Canada

 

Price @ INR 449

 

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 clay 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 de tan skin brightening clay mask with its quick-acting benefits, is ideal for teachers with busy schedules. 

 

Image Courtesy: Nykaa

 

 

2. Good Vibes T-Shirt From Bewakoof

 

Price @ INR 299

 

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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Image Courtesy: Bewakoof

 

 

3. Kalamkari Dupatta From Ajio

 

Price @ INR 799

 

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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Image Courtesy - Ajio

 

 

For The Disciplinarian AKA Maths Teacher 

 

4. Alifiya Polyester Laptop Sleeve Bag From Amazon

 

Price @ INR 552

 

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 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! 

 

Image Courtesy: Amazon

 

 

5. Chamomile Delight Green Tea From Amazon

 

Price @ INR 521 for 100gm

 

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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Image Courtesy: Udyan Tea

 

 

For The Awkward But Means Well Science Teacher 

 

6. 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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Image Courtesy: Bewakoof

 

 

For The Everybody's BFF Social Science Teacher 

 

7. Quirky Pocket Mirror From Ajio 

 

Price @ INR 949

 

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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Image Courtesy: Ajio

 

 

8. 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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Image Courtesy: Disguise Cosmetics

 

 

9. Ground Coffee Beans From Amazon

 

Price @ INR 369 for 250 gm

 

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. 

Image Courtesy: Amazon

 

 

For The Free-Spirited Art Teacher

 

10. Modern Art Hexagon Set Of 3 Paintings From Flipkart

 

Price @ INR 249

 

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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Image Courtesy: Flipkart

 

 

11. 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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Image Courtesy: Flipkart 

 

 

12. 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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Image Courtesy: mCaffeine

 

 

For The No-Nonsense Librarian 

 

13. Ikat Stole From Ajio

 

Price @ INR 999

 

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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Image Courtesy: Ajio

 

 

14. Quirky Wall Lamp From Flipkart 

 

Price @ INR 525

 

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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Image Courtesy: Flipkart

 

 

15. Quirky Open Book Shelf From Flipkart 

 

Price @ INR 649

 

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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Image Courtesy: Flipkart

 

 


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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