Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Gift Ideas for a Male Teacher

Buying a gift for a male teacher? No problem! The general advice on choosing the right gift for teachers remains the same, but of course you should take into account that men often have different preferences than women.

For example, that trip to the spa may not make such a good gift anymore. “Old favorites” like ornaments, pins, decorations, candles, lotion, etc. are similarly less suited for a male teacher than a female teacher (in general).

Perhaps the biggest challenge is that male teachers are (again, speaking in generalities here) often less likely to be very sentimental about handmade gifts and purely symbolic gifts (“#1 Teacher”, etc.) — in general, men prefer something useful.

Fortunately, there are a number of great gifts for male teachers that you can get which are quite useful and will still allow you to express your creativity and personality.

Suggested Gifts for a Male Teacher

  • Teacher Water BottleTeacher’s Water Bottle
    Everyone likes these cool stylish water bottles — might as well have one that shows you’re proud to be a teacher!
  • New Yorker Book of Teacher CartoonsBook: New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons
    Apparently teachers are a source of great humor for the witty intellectuals at the New Yorker.
  • Personalized MY M&M'S® Candies.Personalized M&Ms!
    Sweet gift idea for the creative chocolate-lover: personalized M&Ms! Personalize with school logo, name, teacher’s name — even pictures of the students in your class!
  • Remember my TeacherBook: I Remember My Teacher
    David Shribman’s quest to explore the role teachers have played in the lives of ordinary people (one for every day of the year) will warm the heart of any teacher.
  • Save up to 40% on Office Supplies - PlasticJungleGift Cards for Less than Face Value!
    Plastic Jungle is one of those ideas so simple and brilliant you wish you’d thought of it: people sell their unwanted gift cards for less than face value; you can therefore buy a great gift card for a teacher at less than its cash value! The recipient doesn’t know that you got a great deal (although I hope they wouldn’t mind anyway!), and you get a lot more bang for your buck.
  • Teacher MugTeacher’s Coffee Mug
    Coffee mugs are a popular gift for a reason: everyone can use more coffee mugs! This one stands out with a unique hand-painted sculpted ceramic design.
  • Teachers Rule MugTeachers Rule Coffee Mug
    Another cute coffee mug gift for teachers. This can be personalized with your child’s name, teacher’s name, class year, etc — it just takes a little (non-toxic) paint and a little patience!
  • Pay it ForwardTeacher’s Movie Night
    How about a movie night that helps remind them what a huge impact teachers make on the world? Pair a few great teaching DVDs with a basket of popcorn and a thank-you card.
  • Teachers Mug Gift SetTea for Teacher Mug Gift Set
    If you don’t feel like putting together a homemade gift mug for your teacher, you can buy one ready-made that will look just like a homemade gift for only a few dollars more.


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