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50 Male Teacher Gifts

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Searching for male teacher gift ideas for holidays or the start/end of the school year? This post has you covered!

Read on for advice on buying male teacher gifts.

If you find yourself wanting to get a gift for your child’s teacher or someone else in the school system, you may find yourself stumped for ideas.  There are a lot of fun ideas out there on Pinterest, but teachers may not appreciate quite all of them.

Before you pick out a male teacher gift, or a female teacher gift, for that matter, take a moment to put yourself in their shoes.  They have 20-30 kids each year, so if even five of them opt for a teacher-themed gift, at Christmas and then again at the end of the year, they will accumulate 10 apple/teacher/ruler bedecked things per year.  Imagine if 10 kids went that route, that would be 20 apple desk ornaments per year.

They’re cute… but quickly become overwhelming.  Here’s an entertaining post titled the Truth About Teacher Gifts, that summarizes the feedback they got from hundreds of teachers.

This advice goes for all teachers, not just male teachers.

Nothing teacher-themed.  I repeat.  Nothing.  No apples.  No rulers.

As another note, keep the sugar in check, especially when it comes to male teachers, as they are likely to get a lot of boxes of chocolates.  Also avoid clothing, as most people like to pick out clothing for themselves.

Ties seem to be a common suggestion, but I would caution against them, if the teacher doesn’t wear a tie to work every day.  If they are not wearing them 5 days a week, they probably already have a healthy collection of ties that do not get very much use.

Now that we have all of that out of the way, let’s get on to 50 male teacher gifts, that don’t include a scented candle!

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Men can be hard to shop for! Here are 50 male teacher gifts to inspire, there are definitely ideas in here to pin for later, I won't be stumped again. I love my kid's teacher who is a man, but I struggle to come up with gift ideas for Christmas and the end of the year. Consider that problem solved.

1. Movie Gift Cards

Movie gift cards for male teachers

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Movies are a nice night out, at a fairly reasonable price point, which makes them a great teacher gift option.

2. Farmer’s Market Gift Card

Get a male teacher a farmer's market gift card

If summer is coming, consider picking up a farmer’s market gift card for your male teacher.  Farmer’s markets are a fun way to spend a weekend morning, plus the gift cards can be put toward a nice coffee, or a bunch of delicious groceries.

3. Hydroflask

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Hydroflasks are a fantastic water bottle that keeps beverages cold thanks to their insulated dual-walled structure.

4. Gourmet Snacks

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There’s the classic bag of nachos, or you can step up the game and put together a great bundle of gourmet snacks, which is easy to do with a wander through your local grocery store.

5. Beer or Wine

beer and wine are a great choice for male teacher gifts

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If you know that the teacher would enjoy a nice bottle of wine or case of craft beers, they make a fantastic gift for summer or winter, and you can find something at nearly any price point.

6. Coffee Gift Cards

Teachers are always in need of coffee

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Coffee!  The fuel of the gods, the luxury beverage, the summer and the winter delight.  Pick up a coffee gift card for a local shop, or a national chain so that they can use it while school is in or school is out.

7. Gas Gift Card

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Free gas is a great thing to have, for day to day use or for holidays and road trips.  Help a teacher’s bottom line by covering their gas for them.  This is a gift card that won’t go unused (unless of course they don’t have a vehicle!).

8. Magazines

With so many choices there's a magazine subscription for every male teacher's interests

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Pick up a magazine or two, or a subscription to a magazine that aligns to their interests.  Magazines make for great, easy summer reading.

9. Grocery Gift Cards (to the fancy store)

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Teachers in the US don’t have the most extravagant salaries, so pick up a gift card to the fancy grocery store, so they can treat themselves to a bit of luxury.

10. Restaurant Gift Card

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Treat your teacher to the gift of a meal out, perfect for their own celebration, a date night, or just to have a taste of luxury.  You can pick from local restaurants, posh places, or chain restaurants.

11. Spice Blends

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Christmas dips, summer barbecues, and weeknight dinners, they can all benefit from spice mixes.  Grab a selection, or curate one yourself.

12. iTunes gift card

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If your teacher uses iPads in the classroom, totes around an iPhone or enjoys music, an iTunes gift card provides a ton of flexibility in the gift giving department.

13. Liquid Hand Soap

Help your male teacher stop the spread of germs with some nice hand soap

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Most female teachers are inundated with soaps and gels, but men don’t get quite as many.

14. Baseball Gift Basket

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Cracker jacks, hot dogs, gourmet mustards (or just fluorescent yellow mustard) and a nice new baseball.  Put together a baseball themed gift basket for the teacher to enjoy.  If you want to splash out, or to do a group gift, consider adding in some NLB tickets.

15. BBQ Sauce Collection

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Summer is for grilling!  Pick up a selection of barbecue sauces, or put together your own set.

16. BBQ Sauce of the Month Club

Something really unique for a male teacher is BBQ sauce of the month club where he can get new sauces to try every month!

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This is a fun “of the month” club, that can be put to use!  Get a one, three, six or twelve month subscription for your male teacher gift.  You can even get the whole class in on the gift, to make it last a long time.

17. Cooking Gift Basket

Who says men don't like to cook? Get your male teacher a cooking gift basket for a practical gift idea.

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We all have to eat.  You can make anything from a pizza gift basket to a pasta gift basket, to a dips and sauces gift basket.  Purchase a pre-made one, or put one together yourself.  You can create a cooking gift basket at nearly any price point, that suits any taste.

18. Hat

Hats rarely go unappreciated, specially with guys

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A new ballcap, a fun fedora, a Quiksilver sun hat, pick up a new hat, if your teacher wears them.

19. Sphere Ice Cube Tray

This unique ice cube tray will help your chill male teacher chill his cold drinks

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Summer drinks (and winter drinks) are best on ice.  Sphere ice cubes are the latest way to keep drinks cold longer, while minimizing the amount of water that melts.

20. Clif Bars

Teachers are busy so why not give him some snacks to help get through the school day?

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Clif Bars are more expensive than your average granola bar, but also more delicious and the perfect thing to take with you for lots of activities.  They are fantastic for mountain bikers and road bikers because they don’t crumble while you try to eat them on the go.

21. Take Out Gift Card

After a long day at work give your male teacher the gift of not having to cook dinner

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We covered fancy restaurant gift cards already, but what about a gift card for take out?  Take out cards are great because your dollars go a lot further, so a $10 gift card is still fantastic.  Subway, Chipotle… you name it.

22. Hiking First Aid Kit

If your teacher is the hiking type this first aid kit will help keep him safe on summer adventures

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These little guys are perfect for stashing in a car, in a desk, oh, and for hiking, too.

23. Moleskine

A sophisticated planner for male teachers to get a little more organized

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24. Thank You Card

Sometimes the best way to say thank you to a teacher is by just giving a sincere thank you card

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This is one of the most-valued gifts that you can give a teacher: a genuine thank you card.  It can be from the student and from the parent(s).  It can be homemade.  Just make it from the heart and tell them that you appreciate them.   Men can be hard to shop for! Here are 50 male teacher gifts to inspire, there are definitely ideas in here to pin for later, I won't be stumped again. | Teacher Gifts for Men | Teacher who is a man | Christmas presents for teachers | End of School Gifts | Back to School Gifts | Birthday Gift Idea

25. S’mores Kit

Smores are a tasty treat that will lift his spirits and help teachers enjoy the summer holidays

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What a yummy way to spend the summer!

26. Punch Card for a Local Activity, like the pool, or driving range

Give a punch or gift card to local activities to your male teacher so he can keep busy over his summer or winter break

Pick up a punch card for the local swimming pool, or for buckets of balls at the driving range, if you know the teacher would enjoy them.  Pool passes are fantastic for people with families, it makes for a great activity.

28. Beach Towel & Sunscreen

Summer fun and winter getaways are both covered by giving your male teacher a beach towel and sunscreen combo

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No one can ever have enough sunscreen!  Pair it with a luxurious beach towel and you’ve got a gift to go for the summer.

28. Golf Pass (if they like golf)

Golf pass for male teachers who like to golf as a great gift idea

Golf is a sport that costs a pretty penny, so on an American teacher’s salary it can be difficult to afford.  Buy a round at a local golf course for them.

29. Car Wash Tokens or Car Detailing Gift Card

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Grab some car wash tokens, or splash out (see what I did there?) and opt for a car detailing gift card.

30. Multitool

This would be great for a teacher to keep in his classroom desk just in case

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There are so many places that a multi tool can come in handy.  They’re great for classrooms, and cars, and camping, and sports.

31. Ice Cream Gift Card

A great year-end gift idea for male teachers! Ice cream is always a welcomed treat.

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Bring on the celebration of summer with a gift card to an ice cream shop!  This is another case where a $10 gift card can go a decently long way (unless of course they choose to opt for all the glorious toppings on a triple scoop, in which case it will be one glorious ice cream concoction).

32. Poo pourri

Help male teachers avoid embarrassment in the staff washroom by giving poo pourri

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Have you ever tried this stuff?  It’s pretty nifty.

33. Target Gift Card

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Target is wonderfully diverse in its product offerings, from clothes, to household goods, to school supplies, it provides a lot of flexibility for the teacher and how they use their gift.

34. Bicycle Multi-tool

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If your teacher bikes, buy them a slick new bicycle multi tool.  Crankbrothers make some great ones.

35. Sunscreen & Bugspray

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Do you live somewhere that bugs are a problem?  Knock some summer shopping off their list by purchasing some bug spray and some sunscreen as a gift.

36. Ice Cream Sundae Kit

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I think this is all quite self-evident, and quite delicious!

37. Book Store Gift Card

Teachers can use book store gift cards to buy stuff for themselves, improve their skills, or stock the classroom.

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Many teachers enjoy reading, especially over their breaks.  Other teachers stock their classrooms with their own books, so a book store gift card will give them lots of options.

38. Magnetic Poetry

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Magnetic poetry is fun and comes in many different versions, some of which are highly entertaining.

39. Massage Gift Certificate

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A massage gift certificate makes for a wonderful way to unwind after a school year or a school semester.

40. Pedicure Gift Certificate

Just because you have a male teacher doesn't meant he doesn't enjoy indulging in pampering. Give him a pedicure gift certificate!

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Not all men are up for pedicures, but those that try them love them!

41. School Supplies

Teachers have limited budgets, help offset those costs by gifting school supplies

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Many schools have programs or work with sites like Adopt a Classroom, to identify school supply and material needs.  Stick to things that the school has specifically requested, or ask the teacher if there is anything that they could use.

42. Parker Pen

Teachers have a lot of writing to do so give him a Parker Pen to make it that much more enjoyable

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The Parker Pen is a glorious writing instrument, which makes it a glorious gift.

43. Strathmore Sketch Pad

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For the teacher with even a slight artistic bent, the Strathmore sketch pad makes a wonderful gift, filled with high quality sketching paper.

44. Theatre Tickets

empty theatre seatingIf you have a local theatre get your male teacher tickets to an upcoming show.

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If the teacher has expressed some interest in the theatre, gift them a pair of tickets to a production this summer.  It could be anything from a community show to the latest Broadway touring show.

45. Festival Tickets

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Does your area have some great festivals?  Perhaps you have run into this teacher at one in the past?  If they have expressed interest in attending a festival, pick up a pair of passes as a gift.

46. Astronaut Ice Cream

No matter the season astronaut ice cream will never melt! Guys love novelty food gifts.

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This stuff is pretty cool.  You’ll probably have to get some for your kid, too, if you get some for their teacher.

47. Locking Glass Lunch Containers

Packing school lunches for himself will become a lot easier with this container.

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Locking glass lunch containers are the creme de la creme of containers, but they cost a pretty penny.  That makes them a great gift idea, though!

48. Cash & a Card

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Have you ever been upset when you received cash?  Nope.  Me either.

While it may seem like it lacks a personal touch, it is always a welcome gift.  The teacher might be putting it toward a fun trip, something they have been saving up to buy, or just to help pay for groceries throughout the summer.

49. Something Related to His Hobbies

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Take some time to get to know your child’s teacher, perhaps even send them a fun quiz, to get some ideas about what they like.  Once you know, get them something related to their hobby.  It could be a biking magazine, or some chain lube, or a multi tool, or some spare bike tubes, for example.

50. Socks (I know, I know, but we all wear socks!)

This is fun gift for male teachers who wear dress clothes to work

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Yup.  Get’em some socks.  Hiking socks, biking socks, gym socks, fun patterned socks.  Socks are pretty easy to observe, and we all wear socks!!

51. Itzhak Perlman Teaches Violin

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Does he love music? If so let him water a MasterClass and learn how to play the violin. Or check out all the other Masterclasses from cooking food, workshop and more. 

52. Creation Crate Classroom 


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If your teachers love to teach science and how things work, consider a Creation Crate. Loaded with fun activities and things to help him to teach his students in a fun and hands-on way. 

53. Aroma Insulated Coffee Mugs

 


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Being around kids all day leads you to need that energy boost to keep up. Here is a great idea for giving him a gift he can use regularly. Whether he sips on tea or coffee. 

There you have it, 50 male teacher gifts.  What else would you add to the list?

Men can be hard to shop for! Here are 50 male teacher gifts to inspire, there are definitely ideas in here to pin for later, I won't be stumped again. | Teacher Gifts for Men | Teacher who is a man | Christmas presents for teachers | End of School Gifts | Back to School Gifts | Birthday Gift Idea

Men can be hard to shop for! Here are 50 male teacher gifts to inspire, there are definitely ideas in here to pin for later, I won't be stumped again. | Teacher Gifts for Men | Teacher who is a man | Christmas presents for teachers | End of School Gifts | Back to School Gifts | Birthday Gift Idea

Men can be hard to shop for! Here are 50 male teacher gifts to inspire, there are definitely ideas in here to pin for later, I won't be stumped again. | Teacher Gifts for Men | Teacher who is a man | Christmas presents for teachers | End of School Gifts | Back to School Gifts | Birthday Gift Idea

7 thoughts on “50 Male Teacher Gifts”

    1. Anne - Unique Gifter

      Thanks! I hope it means some teachers get some great gifts this year :-)

  1. Be careful with some of these. In some areas if your student brings a multi tool or wine to give their teacher they can go to jail. Parents may want to arrange to give the gift themselves or outside of school.

    1. Anne - Unique Gifter

      That's a valid point, dependent on locale, and an unfortunate statement on society at the moment. Evidently taking clocks to school is dangerous :(

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