Amazing Amazon Gifts for Teachers Under $20

Here’s a collection of amazing Amazon gifts for teachers under $20. These 10 gift ideas are perfect for Christmas gifts, Teacher Appreciation Day, and End of the Year gifts for the special teacher in your life. 

Amazing Amazon Gifts for Teachers Under $20

As a former teacher, today’s post is very near and dear to my heart. Helping people find the perfect gift for that special teacher in their lives brings me so much joy.

I know first hand how fulfilling it is to know your students and their families have taken the time to show their appreciation through a gift for the holidays, Teacher Appreciation Day, or “just because”. It’s never expected but greatly appreciated!

Last year I reached out to my teacher friends, they make up the majority of my friend circle, and I asked them what their favorite gifts were to receive from students. I put together a post to showcase the One Gift All Teachers Really Want But Won’t Ask For.

The idea came to me when I realized every single teacher I asked mentioned the same one item that they appreciated the most. The post is one of my most frequented pages on the blog and comes with a free printable. You’ll want to make sure to check it out once you’ve finished up here!

Fast forward a year later and I feel like online shopping, specifically Amazon shopping, has taken over the universe. I decided to make a quick Amazon gift guide to help those of you out there strapped for time during this crazy season of the year.

And if you’re not one of those people, I know I sure am, please tell me ALL your secrets! I’m barely above water at the moment but I keep doggy paddling along…

Amazing Amazon Gifts for Teachers Under $20

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teal lunchbox from Amazon

LunchboxA new lunchbox is definitely a fun gift for your favorite teacher. Most teachers I know bring their own lunch to school or at least a few snacks to get them through the day. A gift like this will definitely come in handy for them. The lunchbox above has more of a female-vibe but this link will take you to more options on Amazon to choose from if you’re shopping for a male teacher.

motivational water bottle

Motivational Water Bottle Along the same lines as the lunchbox, a water bottle is another great gift idea for teachers. What stood out the most for me with this particular water bottle is the fact that there are little bits of motivation written right on the bottle. Isn’t that just perfect for the person who spends their days motivating young minds?! Available in multiple colors.

decorative monogram pillow

Monogram PillowThis one might sound a little odd but I personally think a monogrammed pillow is an awesome teacher gift idea. A monogrammed pillow is the perfect amount of extra cushioning for those uncomfortable desk chairs found in most classrooms. Plus, it’s pretty! For less feminine choices, feel free to look here. **WarningThese are only the pillow covers. You must also buy the insert to go along with the pillow. Here is the insert to go along with the pillow cover above. If you pick a different pillow cover make sure to check the proper dimensions for the insert. 

monogram candy dish

Monogrammed Candy Dish Fill this monogrammed candy dish up with some sweet treats, nuts, or even a trail mix and wrap it up in cellophane for a delicious and creative teacher gift idea. The teacher can choose to leave the dish at school to snack on when things get a little stressful or they can bring it home and use it as decor or a dish for entertaining. 

monogrammed thank you cards

Monogrammed Thank You Cards I have a thing for thank you cards! I feel that sending someone a handwritten thank you is a must when you know the person went above and beyond to do something nice for you. If a student gave me a Christmas gift showing their appreciation, you better believe they’ll be receiving a nice thank you note from me in the near future. I like these blank cards because I can use them for all occasions. Simple and clean design!

gratitude journal

Gratitude JournalHave you seen these journals yet? I’ve already given one as a gift and the recipient LOVED it! Here’s the description of the journal according to Amazon:

  • Good Days Start With Gratitude is a 52-week guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! It is a self-exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys. Each well designed weekly spread contains an inspirational quote, space to write 3 things you are thankful for each day of the week, and a weekly checkpoint. If you start each day by writing down three things you are thankful for – a good cup of coffee, the smell of rain, starting a good book – you begin each day on the right note. Do it daily and make it a habit to focus on the blessings you have been given! Grab a copy for a friend and share the journey together!

2020 motivational desk calendar


Motivational 2020 Desk Calendar There’s nothing like a happy phrase, lyric, or poem to start your day off right. This is a sweet gift to give to a teacher for their desk. It’s a great little daily “pick me up”. 

Funny student quotable book

My Quotable Students Have you ever heard of the show, Kids Say the Darndest Things? It’s a television show that’s been around for ages, Tiffany Haddish is actually hosting it now, where they interview children and wait for them to say exactly what’s on their minds. It’s hysterical! And being a teacher, these moments happen on a daily basis. This book provides teachers a place to write all those funny moments down to cherish forever. I’m kind of jealous I didn’t have one of these back in the day.

Better Homes and Garden Magazine Subscription

Magazine Subscription Did you know that a year subscription for Better Homes and Garden is only $5!? That’s crazy to me. How fun would something like this be for your favorite teacher? There are so many magazines to choose from on Amazon ranging in all different price brackets. Check them out here. You can even purchase a subscription for a kid’s magazine that the teacher can use in the classroom. Not sure what the teacher’s interests are outside of school. Read this post I wrote that comes with a free printable questionnaire to get a better understanding of your teacher’s likes.

One more thing, the magazine subscription needs an address to send them to. If you’re not comfortable asking the teacher for their address, I can see how that might be weird, just have it sent to the school and they’ll place it in the teacher’s mailbox.

Amazon gift card

Amazon Gift Card If all else fails, an Amazon gift card is the perfect gift for any teacher because they can use it to get whatever they fancy. In order to get a physical gift card, you must purchase at least a $10 card. For any amount less than $10, you can send an e gift card to your teacher’s email address. 

Showing a teacher appreciation for all their hard work and dedication in the classroom is a gesture that I assure you will not go unnoticed. Anyone of these amazing Amazon gifts for teachers will be loved and cherished by the lucky recipient! Thanks for loving on your teachers 💜

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Amazing Amazon Gifts for Teachers Under $20

Amazing Amazon Gifts for Teachers Under $20


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  1. This is an amazing and VERY helpful post! I’m forwarding it to all my kids–they will need this for their kids’ teacher gifts. I love each and every one of your ideas–they are awesome! Hate to sound totally uninformed, but I haven’t heard about many of them. So clever! Thank you–for this timely and amazing post!

    1. Thanks so much for the comment, Sharlene! I tried my best to look for gifts that I knew I’d love to receive as a teacher. Preferably, ones that are a little different than anything I’ve seen online already. I just thought it would be nice to give a different perspective from what’s already out there. Happy Holidays and thanks again for the reply.

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