If you’re on the hunt for the absolute best teacher retirement gifts to honor a talented educator, you’ve come to the right place. Teachers have one of the hardest jobs around — and sometimes it can seem like a thankless one, too. They are responsible not only for educating us, but for helping shape how we see the world and how we treat others.
We’ve all had teachers who have positively affected our lives, and yet they are often underpaid for their hard work — especially in America. On top of that, surveys have found that educators are more stressed at work than the average person. But they still show up for one of the biggest responsibilities of a lifetime — educating the next generation.
So if there’s a retiring teacher in your life who has been particularly inspirational or influential, return the favor by giving them a special gift. You already know that they deserve some serious R&R, especially when they reach this new “R” milestone.
Keep scrolling for Woman’s World‘s picks for the best retirement gifts for teachers that truly show them how valuable they are.
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Best Retirement Gift for English Teachers
If one thing’s for sure, it’s that teachers don’t have a lot of free time on their hands. Between working a full school day, grading tests, and writing up lesson plans, that “me” time we all deserve gets filled with other tasks. This means that simple pleasures like reading a really good book get put on the back burner. So why not help them unwind with all those great reads they missed by gifting them a Kindle Oasis! With thousands of books available at their fingertips — literally! — they'll catch up in no time.
Where to buy it: $249.99, Amazon
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Best Retirement Gift for Reading Teachers
Give that special teacher a choice between reading or listening to the books they missed out on with an Audible membership! They'll get one audiobook per month and two Audible Originals with the subscription. Whether it's on long car rides or just lounging around the house, these retirees will be able to revel in the joy of audiobooks.
Where to buy it: $14.95 per month, Amazon
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Best Retirement Gift for History Teachers
As people reach retirement age, it’s natural for them to reflect on the road that led them to there. Teachers not only teach us important stories, they’re also filled with their own, too. Make sure these tales live forever with a fun daily journal. Each day you answer one provocative question and by the end you have your autobiography written.
Where to buy it: $11.59, Amazon.
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Best Retirement Gift for Geography Teachers
They taught you about the wonders and sights the world has to offer, so now it's time for them to get out and see them for themselves. The beauty of retirement is the freedom it grants you to explore the world, and many use this time to travel to cities and countries they’ve always dreamed of visiting. With this travel journal, they’ll be able to plan and keep a record of all of their latest adventures.
Where to buy it: $16.01, Amazon
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Best Retirement Gift for P.E. Teachers
You may have dreaded physical education class in school, but your teachers taught you how to make fitness and exercise a priority. Why not help them out, too? With this Brimma Leak Proof Fruit Infuser Water Bottle, they'll be able to enjoy delicious (and healthy!) flavored fruit water no matter where their retirement takes them.
Where to buy it: $17.97, Amazon
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Best Retiring Teacher Appreciation Gift
Sometimes a piece of jewelry can say so much. Besides our parents, our teachers are the role models who encourage and inspire us to seek out knowledge and expand our horizons. With this bracelet, they’ll never forget the effect they had by planting those tiny (but important) seeds of wonder.
Where to buy it: $10.98, Amazon
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Best Retirement Gift for Health Teachers
Health teachers spend their entire lives nurturing and caring for future generations — now it’s their turn to care for themselves. Make sure they are living their best lives and continue to do so for years to come with the Fitbit Alta. This stylish fitness tracker helps measure activity levels and reminds the wearer to keep moving.
Where to buy it: $74.80-$228.80, Amazon
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The Ultimate Retirement Gift for Teachers
Most people associate retirement with another “R” word: relaxation. And nothing says relaxation more than a comfy and cozy hammock. For teachers, a lot of their time is spent cooped up in a classroom (or in a stuffy teacher’s room). Encourage them to enjoy some time in the great outdoors with this quilted hammock. If anyone’s earned a couple lazy days on a hammock, it’s a newly retired teacher!
Where to buy it: $63.99, Amazon
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Best Retirement Gift for Art Teachers
After a decades-long career of molding young minds, teachers readily expect one gift that's pretty obvious for any retiree: wine. It’s a simple and much-appreciated present that can easily be turned into a keepsake with one of these fun retirement bottle labels. Get artistic by simply taking your favorite bottle of wine and replacing the label with one of these retirement-themed stickers. Now the bottle will also function as a funny-yet-touching keepsake!
Where to buy it: $8.89, Amazon
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Best Retirement Gift for Drama Teachers
Celebrate your favorite drama queen with this witty wine glass. Remind your favorite retiree that they are living the sweet life with this handmade stemless wine glass (because they will definitely remind you!).
Where to buy it: $14.99, Amazon
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Best Retirement Gift for Photography Teachers
After years of creating memories, give your favorite teacher a way to display all of their favorites in one place with this digital photo frame from Nixplay. This stylish, high-resolution frame can hold thousands of photos, allowing your favorite sentimental teacher to keep all of their treasured moments in one convenient place. The perfect gift to put a smile on someones face for years to come, this frame will make a nice addition to any retiree's home.
Where to buy it: $149.99, Amazon
2017 Ww Customized Plaque
Best Retirement Gift for Business Teachers
Nothing celebrates an achievement quite like an engraved plaque. Show the teacher that made a lasting impression on you that they're award-worthy with this customizable plaque. With this gift, they'll be able to add another prestigious honor to their collection of achievements.
Where to buy it: $34.79, Amazon
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Best Retirement Gift for Computer Teachers
They spent their entire lives helping you simplify your life, so it's only right to return that favor by gifting them their very own digital assistant — the Amazon Echo Dot. With the ability to play music, make calls, and control tons of smart home appliances, your favorite retirees' life just got easier with Alexa and all she has to offer!
Where to buy it: $39.99, Amazon
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Best Retirement Gift for Home Ec Teachers
The best teachers have a knack for making their classrooms a warm and comfortable environment that makes you want to keep coming back again and again, and who did that better than your Home Ec teacher? Return the favor with a way to stay warm and cozy all retirement long by gifting them this Sur La Table teakettle. Every time they enjoy the pleasure of a piping cup of tea, they'll understand just how good it felt to be their student.
Where to buy it: $24.99, Amazon
2017 Ww Im Retired Mug
Best Retirement Gift for Funny Teachers
Celebrate your favorite teacher's retirement and sense of humor all at once with this hilarious mug. Perfect for every hard-working teacher who more than deserves to enjoy this time off in their lives, they'll think of you fondly as they kick back and relax with this mug in hand.
Where to buy it: $15.99, Amazon
2017 Ww I Pad Case
Best Retirement Gift for Media Teachers
One of the most popular gifts for retirees is an Apple iPad and its accessories. Make sure your favorite teachers keep that iPad safe for years to come by gifting them this stylish and practical leather iPad case. With a microfiber lining to keep the screen clean and a handy folding-stand option, they'll be thankful for your thoughtfulness.
Where to buy it: $9.99, Amazon
2017 Ww Customized Apple Paperweight
Best Thank You Gift for a Retiring Teacher
When it comes to gifts for teachers, everyone has known the classic option is a shiny, red apple. Unfortunately, real apples don't last forever – but this customizable glass one will! It's a beautiful symbol of their teaching career, and your favorite instructor will undoubtedly keep it on display forever.
Where to buy it: $49, Amazon.