If you’re looking for gift ideas for teachers, we’ve handpicked some of our favourite options and shared them with you below. Showing teachers how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication is so important. The following Canadian shops are making finding the perfect gift for teachers so easy. Happy Shopping!

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Teacher Gift Ideas: Teacher Themed Candles

Give a personalized candle to your favourite teacher with candles from The Flickery, an Ottawa candle company. Choose from 7 beautiful scents (or there’s an unscented option), come up with a clever, funny or sentimental saying to put on the candle. The Flickery will package your personalized candle perfectly, all you have to do is give your teacher their gift and watch them smile.

Picture Credit: The Flickery

Breathe In The Light, a Canadian candle company, offers beautiful, all natural soy candles with too many scents to list but here are a few of our favourite: Clementine, Vanilla Dreams, Sea Salt + Orchid and Coffee Shop. Add your teachers name to the sayings on the label or choose from the many sayings they have come up with. They even have the option translating some of the sayings to french. These are definitely a great option for gift ideas for teachers.

Picture Credit: Breathe In The Light

Here’s another candle perfect for teacher gifts from Canadian candle company and local Ontario business, Market Candle Company. They have around 30 incredible scents to choose from!

Baked Candle Co. is a local New Brunswick shop has created this cute ‘Best Teacher’ candle made using soy wax and scented with ‘Apple Orchard’.

Teacher Gifts: Mugs & Drinkware

Lianna Klassen is one of our favourite Vancouver pottery artists. She’s created a mug that’s meant specifically for teachers and would make an incredible teacher gift. This handmade mug will be cherished and will definitely stand out among gifts.

Picture Credit: Lianna Klassen Art

The Pear Co, a Canadian gift shop and local Ontario business based in Kirkland Lake, is your one stop shop for all of your teacher gift needs. They have fun teacher socks, mugs with funny teacher sayings like “Chaos Coordinator”, greeting cards, and candles with cute and clever sayings like “Helping Tiny Humans Shine.” You will find everything you need for the perfect teacher gift.

Gifts For Teachers: Classroom Decor & Accessories

Love Letters makes the cutest handmade, wooden apple magnets that you can personalize with your teacher’s name. The apple is cut from walnut or maple wood and you can choose the colour for the name in which they cut from acrylic. This unique gift will be sure to impress your teachers.

Picture Credit: Love Letters

Another great gift idea for teachers are these custom post-it note holders from MJ Brown Customs, a local Ontario shop based in Stratford. You can choose between having your teachers name engraved or a saying like ‘best teacher ever’ and ‘teach, love, inspire’.

Picture Credit: MJ Brown Customs

Local Ontario shop, Jordan Station Creations, creates these made in Canada teacher name desk signs. These signs are very modern and would make a great gift idea for teachers of any grade.

Picture Credit: Jordan Station Creations

These plant stakes from local Saskatchewan shop, Knotty Design, are a great gift for teachers. They have a few styles to choose from but we love the ‘thank you for helping little minds grow’ version. They also have lots of other gift ideas in their shop including a full collection of really nice ornaments.

Picture Credit: Knotty Design

Local Alberta shop, Wallflower H & G, creates these beautiful made in Canada plant stakes. They’re made out of reclaimed aluminum and then hand stamped with a cute teacher themed message (or another message).

Picture Credit: Wallflower H & G

Ashwood Designs is a local Alberta shop based in Westlock that hand paints wooden signs with cute sayings like “teach, love, inspire”, “coffee, teach, repeat” and more. 

Prairie Chick Prints is a local Alberta shop based in Sherwood Park that creates products that are both charming and a little cheeky. We love these fun pencils designed specifically for teachers. They also have fun teacher themed wine labels if that’s a better fit.

These beautiful hand-crafted clay initial monogram ring dishes handmade by YFL Art & Decor (based in Vaughan, ON) are a gift we guarantee your teacher will love! They are perfect for organizing all of those little necessities every teacher needs to get through a day; lip chap, hair elastics, bobby pins, mints. A beautiful and practical addition to your favourite teachers’ desk. 

Educator Themed Clothing: Gift Ideas For Teachers

Get your favourite teacher the cutest t-shirt, sweater, or hoodie with the saying “It’s A Good Day To Teach Tiny Humans” on the back and “Love, Inspire, Teach” on the front. With a cool retro design and the choice of 17 colours, this gift from Make It Customized, a Vancouver clothing store, will be sure to impress your teacher.

Picture Credit: Make It Customized

Teacher Life Canada is a local Kelowna shop and online clothing store that’s dedicated to creating clothing and accessories that are specifically for teachers. This Canadian business is run by a teacher so she knows a thing or two about what makes a great gift for teachers.

Picture Credit: Teacher Life Canada

Teacher Gifts: Tote Bags

Our favourite teacher gift from On Demand Lunacy, a local BC shop, has to be the reusable tote bags. With so many cute, funny and inspiring quotes printed on the bag and beautiful designs to go along with them, you are sure to find the perfect tote bag for your teacher. With free delivery on most items and many other options to choose from, like cute mugs, t-shirts and sweaters, there is no doubt you will find the perfect teacher gift.

Picture Credit: On Demand Lunacy

School Themed Socks: Gifts For Teachers

Fun and funky socks are all the rage right now. Why not get your favourite teacher their very own pair of stylish socks. With a fun design of all things teaching, rulers, apples and books in bright bold colours, these socks are sure to impress. MoJJa Socks, a local Ontario shop, also has a Sock of the Month Club, where you can get a new funky pair of socks every month.

These fun custom socks from Sock Designs make a great gift for teachers. They’re a fun way to make your teacher feel great and put a smile on their face but they’re also a practical gift because everyone loves cozy socks.

Picture Credit: Sock Designs

Gift Ideas For Teachers: Teacher Journals

This is the most unique gift: The Making of a Teacher Journal. It is a hardcover journal with prompts tailored just for teachers. The prompts help them reflect, set goals, work through challenges and successes throughout their teaching career. You even have the option to select the perfect gift wrap. This journal from Journals Of Discovery, a local Ontario shop, is such a thoughtful gift that will be a keepsake your teacher can look back on for years to come.

We’ve also created lots of other Canadian shopping guides of products that would make really great gifts for teachers. Here are a few of them:

These are some of the top gift ideas for teachers in Canada. Thank you to all teachers for all you do. We appreciate you! If you’re looking for other ideas, Parents Canada asked teachers what they wanted and many suggested a handmade card from your child or a gift card. We love gifting Etsy gift cards because they can be used on thousands of products.