17 Retirement Gifts For Teachers To Celebrate Lifelong Dedication

Updated on February 18, 2022 Updated on Feb 18, 2022
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    Teachers should be celebrated for their lifelong service. We all have that one special school teacher in your life that made difference and impacted you for the better. We’ll help find that perfect teacher gift. If your favorite teacher retiring or got invited teacher retirement party here are our favorite retirement gift ideas for teachers.

  1. Thyme of Your Life
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    This cool planter is a small durable wooden box. The perfect gift for a family member or colleague that is retiring. Includes basil herb seeds and is inscribed with the message “You’re the Best Teacher of All Thyme” Instructions for planting are included in the box.

  3. Compass Necklace
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    Help her celebrate the achievement of retirement with a gift that is both stylish and motivational. Moving on to new chapters in our lives can be scary, but it’s important to always strive to enjoy the journey while we navigate the course. The perfect teacher appreciation gift for a coworker, friend, or favorite teacher or professor.

  5. Wine Bottle Stickers 
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    Whether you’re the best friend or family of the retiree, a colleague, or just invited to the retirement party, make sure you reward their successful retirement with a thoughtful gift. Gift them these 5 wine bottle labels along with some wine to help them start their retirement the right way. Someone grab the wine glasses.

  7. Notebook
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    This extra-special teacher appreciation notebook or journal is the perfect way to express your gratitude to the best teacher ever! Filled with 50+ double-sided sheets of lined paper, this motivational and inspirational notebook with quote makes a memorable (and useful) gift for teachers.

  9. Legend Beer Glass
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    This is an excellent funny, humorous retirement gift for a boss, coworker, relative or friend. Great for a beer lover with a sense of humor.  Each glass comes with an engraved leatherette coaster and comes in great packaging ready to gift. 

  11. Paperwhite Reader
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    Lighter than a paperback, comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in one hand for those times when you can’t put the book down. With twice as many pixels as the previous generation, Kindle Paperwhite has an improved high-resolution 300 PPI display for crisp, laser-quality text. By design, Kindle Paperwhite is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Geat for an English teacher who always has their nose in a book.

  13. Destinations of Lifetime
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    NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization’s world-class photographers. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.

  15. Gourmet Biscotti
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    Whether you’re conveying a gesture of gratitude, sharing a thoughtful wish of remembrance, or simply your own deserving palette, sending a Barnetts Fine Biscotti Gift Box is the best way you can express your thanks. This classy gift box includes twelve gourmet chocolate and fruit/nut topped biscotti handmade from premium ingredients, delicious down to the last crumb. This is a gift that is sure to be thoroughly enjoyed and well remembered. This is the perfect gift for a retiring teacher- delightful inside and out.

  17. Happy Retirement Wine Glass 
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    The “Happy Retirement” wine glass from Designs by Lolita is blown glass and features a hand-painted design. Shipped in a beautiful decorative gift box ready for gifting. Each wine glass features a unique cocktail recipe under the base. Makes a wonderful keepsake.

  19. Travel Duffle
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    This duffel bag is made of top-quality genuine leather and waterproof durable canvas. You will be surprised at this travel bag’s size. The large main compartment and various inner pockets are perfect for clothes and traveling necessities. The carry-on flight size makes it suitable for 3-4 days weekender or business trip.

  21. Campfire Mug
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    On the first day of retirement, a new adventure begins! This cool hardware enamel mug will take the knocks and bumps of life. Grab a pound of his favorite coffee and make a gift basket!

  23. Cookie Thank You
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    If you are looking for the perfect thank you gift for teachers, bus drivers, a party hostess, coworkers, secret santa…all of those odd and end gifts you need – this is it! Saying reads: “Thanks for making me one smart cookie” Each pot holder has a neoprene backing for extra heat protection. Great gift from a student.

  25. The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons
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    The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons, Second Edition is a hilarious compilation of cartoons that capture the joy, terror, excitement, anxiety, fun, and bedlam that teachers experience every day, as seen through the eyes of The NewYorker’s best-loved cartoonists.

  27. Thank You Cuff
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    This hand stamped bracelet cuff comes stamped with the quote “Thank you for teaching, caring, loving, inspiring, pushing & believing in me.”. This bracelet is the perfect, unique gift for your child’s teacher. A lovely way to express gratitude to, and appreciation of a special retired teacher.

  29. A Gift Card


    A gift card always makes a great gift so they can buy themselves something special they have been wanting to buy. Put it in a cute gift card box with some candy and, voila! You got yourself a gift.

  31. Gourmet Coffee Sampler
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    A handpicked selection of 16 gourmet whole bean coffees from around the world will delight all coffee lovers. Each bag is 1.8 ounces of freshly roasted coffee and includes tasting notes, brewing tips, and is guaranteed to be fresh. 

  33. 100 Things to Do Bucket List Scratch Poster
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    As bucket lists go, what better than completing 100 of the craziest, most exciting things to do! A carefully selected list of 100 things to do and knock off your lifelong bucket list from climbing a mountain all the way to jumping out of an airplane. A fun gift and a great way to fill their newfound free time.