gifts for professors

19 Gifts for Professors That Will Get You An A+

Do have an awesome professor and want to buy them a gift to show your appreciation? Or maybe thank them for passing you? If you worked closely with professors and want to show gratitude for years’ worth of support we found some perfect gifts for professors that will make them smile.

 Lighting The Way Candle

If you are in search of the perfect gift for a professor or just want to let someone know you are thinking of them this personalized candle will melt their heart. Thank you for Lighting the Path Candle is a great Professor gift for the end of the year or teacher appreciation day. Gift Eco-friendly, American soy wax and combine it with the perfect blend of the finest fragrance oils to create a truly unique candle. 

Number 2 Pencil Socks

Who said nerds can’t be sharp dressers? This pair of pencil-inspired socks is a must for geek chic women, bookworms, professors, teachers, or those looking to get their sock game on point. Pop them on to turn a blase outfit into one to write home about.

Pi Bowl

They will geek out while they dine in with this stainless steel bowl that features Pi numerals marching along the edge. Gift this bold mathematical bowl to the left-brained genius in your family or your favorite geometry professor. Crafted from stainless steel, this intriguing design is trimmed with a spiral of laser-cut pi numerals for a clever, artsy touch that’s sure to please both number and apple crunches alike.

Trust Me Glass Set

Because Professors always know best! Get them this set of 2 Whiskey Rocks Glasses etched with “Trust Me, I’m A Professor”. Double Old Fashioned glasses – now there is definitely room for ice AND your drink.

Composition Notebook Tote

What’s Black and White and Canvas All Over? This school days-inspired tote is an homage to the classic black and white composition notebook. The sturdy canvas bag has an inner pocket for your phone, keys, and protractor, while the main compartment offers ample space for a laptop, books, and lunch. Don’t forget your locker combination! 100% cotton canvas.

Crave Box

They don’t always have time to take a lunch break when they have all those papers to grade. A high-quality, corrugated, kraft, tab-locking, mailer box measured contains 25 fun snack. Makes for a great gift!

Teacher Teabags

Bag Ladies Tea is a specialty tea company that celebrates the uncanny joy and sisterhood that we share as women. Whether in friendship, marriage, motherhood, or career, our 25 bags of English Breakfast tea are tagged with insightful and humorous quotes that offer solace, as we ‘steep’ through life’s everyday dilemma’s and delights.

Worst Test Answers Book

Use the word “doldrums” in a sentence. If you answered “I cannot play the doldrums,” you’re correct! At least according to this hilarious book of wrong answers, celebrating the creative side of failure with 250 true life responses to common test questions from grade school through high school. A touching, funny and oh-so-real look at everyday blunders, this little pick-me-up is sure to bring smiles to any student, teacher or class clown. 

Math Formulas Tie

Putting on this tie might just make you smarter if you can decipher the code that is. Chock-full of numbers, symbols, equations and lines, this Math Formula Tie makes a great Father’s Day or birthday present to men everywhere. White writing on blue background lends the look of a chalkboard or a stack of blueprints and will make the wearer feel like the next Einstein.

Periodic Table Cutting Board

This kitchen tool is a perfect gift for any professor who likes science and likes to cook. This bamboo cutting board is pre-oiled for lasting durability. Whether on duty or on display, this beautiful laser engraved cutting board.Bamboo is stronger than hardwood, easier on kitchen knives, and is more sustainably harvested than traditional hardwoods.

Infuser Bottle

Staying hydrated is the key to a healthy lifestyle. From boosting fat burning and weight loss, improving the mood, immune and digestive systems, feeling rejuvenated and experiencing increased energy levels, the benefits of drinking more water are numerous and well documented but too often ignored. Take control of your hydration and create your own natural fruit, veggie, and herbs based refreshing detox infused water.

Monster Rubber Stamps

These four designs will remind and (hopefully) inspire their students to pay closer attention to their writing. A great resource for teachers and professors of all grade levels, as well as the perfect gift for a teacher-in-training or newly graduated education major with their first classroom. These four monster stamps come packaged as a set, ready to use, and suitable for gift-giving.

Teacher Voice Mug

Persevering, lovingly caring for a classroom full of students with patience. But don’t make the teacher voice show up! Great for anyone who has dedicated their lives to education.

Paper Print Towels

Is there a secret sauce when it comes to giving the perfect gift? For sketchers and scribblers, it’s these handcrafted, decorative “paper” tea towels. Cleverly packaged with a cardstock clipboard, the fabric– classic white or yellow ruled, grade school, or graph– is digitally printed for clear, precise lines and then hand cut and stitched by Rebecca Rodriguez.

Democracy Coasters

Toast to life, liberty, and the pursuit of the perfect cocktail with this set of coasters featuring the famous documents of American democracy. Each of the four tumbled marble coasters showcases selections from a different document—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Civil Rights Act—bringing the formula for freedom to your cocktail accouterments. 

What’s Your Power Tumbler

This teacher tumbler makes the perfect teacher gift and is sure to make any teacher laugh! It holds 22 ounces and is insulated to help keep drinks cold.

Proof Is In The Pudding Bowls

Go ahead, let your brain go to pudding. Each of these four ceramic bowls features traditional British-style pudding basins (yes, that’s a thing) and are decorated with a touch of math class creativity. On the side: theorems by Euclid, Hippasus, Pythagoras, and Gauss. On the bottom, to be discovered after the last spoonful, are the corresponding proofs. The person who loves standard deviations and sweets equally will nerd out over this clever set.

Desk Cup Holder Clip

This is a pretty awesome gift for anyone really. They can protect their computer and paperwork with this little gadget. It prevents spills and condensation all over your desk from cold drinks. It can be attached to the edge of desks or shelves to securely hold drinks and other things.


Freudian Slips Sticky Notes

Sigmund Freud might have been a genius, but he wasn’t very organized. He was always missing appointments, losing his keys, and forgetting where he left his lit cigar. The largest of the Freudian Slips features Sigmund Freud himself, while another looks like his personal stationery. It makes a perfect, inexpensive gift for all the professors. psychiatrists, psychologists (or psychos) in your life.

Teacher Wine Glasses

Teaching is a ton of work so after a long day in the classroom professors they my need a glass or bottle of wine. This is a great gift for a professor that they can use outside (or inside) of the classroom.

Blue Book Pillow

The blue written exam book has given freshmen English students nightmares for generations, but this one’s sure to only bring sweet dreams. Designer Rebecca Rodriguez has studied this booklet well, and she reproduces it with hand-silkscreened lettering on a blue canvas pillowcase. 

To Be Or Not To Be Pencils 

In search of a gift for your English professor? Why not a set of  “TO BE” or “NOT TO BE” William Shakespeare quote pencils from Hamlet’s soliloquy. This set makes a fun and philosophical addition to any office, backpack, purse, writing or school supplies collection, or a great stocking stuffer.

Minimergency Kit For Teachers

Pop quiz: What’s the perfect gift for teachers? Answer: The Minimergency® Kit for Teachers by Pinch Provisions. This adorable red & gold polka dot pouch (with a charming apple zipper pull) contains 18 educator essentials, including a mini red pen and gold star stickers.