7 Unique Male Teacher Appreciation Gifts He Will Love!

Unique male teacher appreciation gifts can be a challenge to find.

Especially if you are looking to give a unique or customizable gift.

I recently wrote the article 7 Cool Gifts Teachers Will Want (and use)!

I realized after publishing that article that most of the gifts on that list were aimed at female teachers.

So here are 7 pretty awesome gifts for male teachers!  Most offer some customization.

These gifts are perfect for Christmas, end of the year or just to show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate him!

7 Customizable Male Teacher Appreciation Gifts!

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Personalized Mini Note Cards

These note cards come in sets of customizable amounts (starting at 10).

Envelopes are included (and you can select the color)!

You can add your child’s teacher’s name to them for a personal touch.

What a great way for a teacher to write a note to send home or use as a thank you card.

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Personalized Notepad

A similar idea to the mini note cards but perhaps a bit less formal.

These notepads give a nice touch to notes sent home by your child’s teacher.

Personalized Teacher Notepad End of the year gift for male teachers

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Personalized Rubber Stamp

If your child’s teacher is getting bored with stickers, a rubber stamp may come in handy!

And it can be personalized with the teacher’s name.

male teacher appreciation gift rubber stamp

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Personalized Pirate Travel Mug

I love this idea for an elementary school teacher and the fact that the teachers name can be added makes it extra special!

male teacher appreciation gifts pirate travel mug

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Teacher Super Hero Travel Mug

This is one of my personal favorite gifts.

Teachers really are super heroes (well, most of them anyway).

These mugs are customizable with your child’s teachers name.

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Teacher Tie Clip

If you know your child’s teacher wears ties, this tie clip would be a great way to show your appreciation.

If your budget allows (and you love your child’s teacher), you could even pair it with a nice tie!

male teacher appreciation gifts tie clip

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Retractable Lanyard

As I mentioned in my other teacher gifts article, pretty much all teachers have lanyards.

With security in schools becoming more of a priority, teachers are required to have key cards with them at all times and most carry these on a lanyard.

So why not have a nice looking one such as this.  Some are customizable and there are male and female options available.

retractable personalized teacher badge key holder

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What Do You Think?

As with the teacher gifts in my other article, all of these items can be found on Etsy!

This is a great way to support home based businesses and budding entrepreneurs from the U.S, Canada and Europe!

Or, why not make a gift.  Here are some great ideas that don’t take a lot of time or cost too much – and the kids can help make these!

What do you think of these male teacher appreciation gifts?

Do you have any others that you feel could be added to this list?

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  1. momsmith78

    Hi Tanya,
    I appreciate that someone is finally thinking about the male teachers.
    I love your ideas and I feel no I know they would be most well received.
    Another idea that can be for males or females is a personalized door hanger with the apple and chalkboard. On the apple is the teachers name and the chalkboard can be the room number.

    1. Tanya (Post author)

      It sure seems that most teacher gifts are meant for female teachers.  Which I guess makes sense since there are probably a lot more female teachers than male ones.  I really like your door hanger idea!

  2. Melissa

    Hi Tanya, a trend I have also seen recently is giving teachers a bottle of wine or 2 with a funny personalised label saying something like “Thanks Mr Smith for teaching Johnny this year. He is probably the reason you need this wine…” or something like that. A joke of course. And then a real gift that is meaningful to go alongside that. Not sure how PC that is, but fun nonetheless. Cheers,

    1. Tanya (Post author)

      Hi Melissa,

      I am familiar with those wine bottle labels for teachers.  In fact, they are featured in another end of the year teacher gifts article I wrote.  But most of the gift ideas in that article are more feminine (except for those) which is why I decided to write an article dedicated to male teacher gifts!

  3. Liz

    It’s funny because my husband is a teacher and those travel mugs are something that I feel every male teacher would want. I guess because they give a friendly reminder of the student who appreciated them. I also think a piece of clothing like socks, a tie or t-shirt that says something funny on it is always a winner too. Thanks for sharing these are great ideas.

    1. Tanya (Post author)

      Thanks for your comment Liz! Make sure to show this article to your husband to see if he agrees with my choices for male teacher gift ideas.

      I really like your idea of a funny (or personalized) shirt, tie or socks! Here are some great teacher t-shirts I found!

  4. FitFDAFamily

    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. I’m always struggling with teacher present ideas; male or female. But yes men are always harder to buy for. We always do a gift card which they appreciate because its useful but it seems like we didn’t put any thought into it.
    Where can you get all of these personalize options? And how long advance do you need to have this planned?

    1. Tanya (Post author)

      You’re welcome! I agree with you about the gift cards. I’m sure most teachers do appreciate them but they don’t require much thought or effort.

      All of gifts in the article can be purchased via Etsy. If you are looking for one of the personalized items you will need to wait a few weeks before it arrives. You can always contact the seller of a particular product to find out approximately how much time it will take. Hope that helps!

  5. Arta

    Hey Tanya

    Very nice post indeed. Last year we made a gift for a male teacher of our kids. We knew he is a keen fisherman so we found a hand-made bobber for him. He was very surprised and happy about our gift. So if you know a hobby your child’s teacher has, you can find a gift related to that hobby as it will always be useful.

    1. Tanya (Post author)

      That is a great suggestion Arta! If you can figure out a hobby your child’s teacher may have you could come up with a pretty unique gift!

  6. Helgi Laxdal

    Love these ideas! Thank you for your contribution. Will definitely use these when my kid goes to school. Your site is full of fun information and I will stop by again! One question, why in your opinion are there different ideas for male and female teachers? I also loved the other 7 ideas and would appreciate all of them as an international trainer 🙂

    1. Tanya (Post author)

      Hi Helgi,

      Thanks for your comment. The gifts in my other post were a bit more feminine (in my opinion). The ones in this article are much more neutral. Although the personalized book and wine labels could be for either male or female teachers!


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