Teachers go above and beyond to hone the young minds of kids for future generations. What better way to show our gratitude and appreciation than by remembering them this Valentine’s Day?
Here are 20 alternative ideas on Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers from your kids that don’t cover the traditional chocolates, flowers, and handmade cards.
Top 20 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Teachers
Teachers have to be on top of their classroom schedules at all times. The Heart-Shaped Twin Bell Digital Alarm Clock comes in a creative, retro twin bell design with a digital watch face to keep them on top of their schedules. Perfect for their desks or bedside tables.
If you know the teacher is a big fan of the Game of Thrones franchise, we’re sure they’d appreciate receiving the Game Of Thrones Snow Globe Weirwood Tree as a Valentine’s Day gift! This can even serve as inspiration for classroom lectures or an item for show and tell with the kids.
Make sure the goofy teacher is celebrated with the Emoji Overhead Stereo Headphones, Heart Eyes! This fun, festive headpiece features padded ear cups and an adjustable headband for superior comfort.
The Disney Mickey Mouse Red Heart Series Oven Mitts keep your favorite teacher’s hands well-protected as they cook, grill, and bake their way around the kitchen. These are 100 percent heat resistant, with a cute Mickey Mouse heart print (perfect for Valentine’s!).
Make sure that trinkets are well-organized with the Harry Potter Hogwarts Sorting Hat Wall Hook Storage Rack! The teacher can hang the Sorting Hat anywhere to ensure that all their valuables are within sight and reach.
The Legend of Zelda Heart Container Sculpted Ceramic Coffee Mug is a delight for parents to give to teachers. The coffee mug art is also in line with Valentine’s season! This jumbo mug is a great tool for their morning pick-me-up, so the teacher is ready to face the day.
Help your favorite teachers stay organized by giving them The Office Tabbed 288-Page Spiral Notebook Journal this Valentine's Day. This notebook has five artwork tabs for five different subjects that the teacher can use to write down notes and details.
The 2020 Sidewalk Chalk Inspired Mosaic Heart Throw Blankets are perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers. This colorful throw blanket makes for a gorgeous couch cover. It’s specially made for comfort with 100 percent silk touch polyester.
Of course, what would be better than staying at home curled up in the number 8 blanket? A mug of hot chocolate or coffee! Stay matchy-matchy by giving your favorite teacher the 2020 Sidewalk Chalk Inspired Mosaic Heart Ceramic Coffee Mug to go along with their blanket.
Celebrate their love for all things Zelda by giving teachers The Legend of Zelda Foam Stress Ball in Heart! Goodness knows how much stress they go through as they do act like second parents to kids, and this cute Valentine’s Day gift will definitely show them how much they’re appreciated.
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Fans of America’s most iconic stuntman  will love the Evel Knievel Women's Gift Set: Jumpsuit Messenger Bag & Clutch Wallet! This officially-licensed set is inspired by Evel Knievel’s signature jumpsuit, with the messenger bag large enough to house a 15” laptop. Most ladies will love this for sure!
Hanayama cast puzzles are one of the world’s first brain teasers. The Hanayama Level 1 Cast Metal Brain Teaser Puzzle in Love will definitely come in handy for class show-and-tell to hone young kids’ minds. This cute puzzle is a great Valentine’s Day-themed gift that will come in handy all year round.
The Star Trek Command Dopp Bag is the perfect container to keep the teacher’s pens, pencils, and markers organized. The bag’s material is made from black waxed cotton fabric construction with a double-zipper opening.
Bring forth your heart’s desire with the Harry Potter Replica Mirror of Erised Wall Decor! This is a highly functional mirror that measures 25x10”.
Keeping in line with the Harry Potter theme is the Harry Potter Gold Hogwarts Houses Wall Hooks Storage Rack! This decorative rack set features the emblems of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin in gold, and will surely put a smile on any teachers’ face.
The Halo Spartan Locke Backpack is the best tool to house everything a teacher needs in life for school days. One of the coolest additions your teacher can get upon receipt of your cool gift is exclusive downloadable content.
Whovian teachers would definitely get a kick out of grading papers and writing down lecture notes with the Doctor Who Floating Pen: Cyberman. This gift for Valentine’s Day is a great way to remind them of your appreciation.
The Star Trek The Next Generation Enterprise Hard Cover Journal is one of the coolest notebooks a teacher can use to write down their notes with. The hardcover journal has 232 lined pages, perfect for recording grades or notes they don’t want to forget in the classroom.
The My Hero Academia U.A. High School 15.5" H x 19" W Lap Desk is functional and quirky at the same time, and would make for great Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers! There’s plenty of space for your teacher’s laptop and books, with a dedicated slot for an iPad/tablet. This lap desk is perfect for lazy days when you want to work in bed (who says your teacher doesn’t have ‘em?).
The cute Trolls World Tour Poppy 3 x 5 Inch Ceramic Planter w/ Artificial Plant would definitely brighten up an otherwise-boring school desk and would make for great Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers! The best part is, the artificial plant does not require any maintenance from the teacher whatsoever.
Are teachers allowed to accept Valentine’s Day gifts?
Yes. Teachers are allowed to accept Valentine’s gifts from students provided that the kids are also giving gifts to all their other class teachers. Otherwise, it would be more practical just to skip Valentine presents altogether and go for the card.
Is $100 too much for a teacher’s Valentine’s Day gift?
Yes. Spending $100 on a teacher’s Valentine’s gift is too much. It’s better to stay within the range of $20 to $50 when choosing Valentine’s Day gifts. Also, we know it’s cliche, but we shouldn’t forget that presents aren’t just about the money, but rather the appreciation behind them.
There you go — we hope you’ve picked up a few tips here and there on alternative Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers. This is the perfect occasion to show our appreciation for their hard work. Remember to consider the likes and dislikes of the teacher, but make sure that the gift is practical, too!