10 Gift Ideas For Male Teachers

Written by Dan

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Teachers play an essential role in our children’s lives and finding the perfect gift to show them how much we appreciate all they do can be daunting. Male teachers especially can be challenging to buy for. As a male teacher myself, let me give you some ideas.

Related: For more, check out our article on end of year presents for teachers  here.

Gift Card

If a student is stumped on gift ideas for their male teacher or how much to spend on their teachers, it is great to get him a gift card to his favourite restaurant or coffee shop. This way, he can enjoy a delicious meal, pick up an exceptional cup of coffee, and take time out of his day to relax and recharge. A restaurant or coffee shop gift card supports local businesses and allows the teacher to have something for himself.


A bottle of wine or scotch is one of the nicest and most thoughtful gifts students could give to their male teachers. Whether for a special occasion or to show appreciation throughout the school year, this is sure to be a well-received present.

It demonstrates your gratitude for all your teacher has done and provides an opportunity to enjoy a luxury item that may not ordinarily be available.

Of course, if you choose to give alcohol as a gift, you must ensure your teacher is of legal drinking age in the country or state where they live.


An excellent gift for a teacher is a book on something he is passionate about! Books are sure to please, whether that be a subject he teaches, hobbies like photography or sports, diving into a new hobby or skill area, or whatever else interests him.

It is best to focus on topics the teacher has already expressed an interest in so you can quickly narrow your search and pick the perfect choice.

Books are both affordable and thoughtful gifts that show appreciation for all the hard work they put into their job. What better way to say “thank you” than with a personalised book?


A male teacher certainly deserves to be treated too! Why not show your appreciation and give them the gift of a relaxing day of pampering? A voucher for services like massage, manicures, and pedicures will provide the relaxation they need after a long week in the classroom.

Not only will they thank you for their day of escape, but it is also an opportunity for teachers to enjoy some much-needed self-care without worrying about the cost.

iTunes or Amazon gift card

An iTunes or Amazon gift card is an excellent gift for any male teacher. Whether your teacher is App-Savvy and loves to try out the newest apps, a movie buff, or a die-hard fan of his favourite podcast series, an iTunes or Amazon gift card allows him to choose exactly what he wants, ensuring both you and your teacher are satisfied with the present.

As a bonus, these gifts are also beneficial in this digital age as they can be used for other services such as Apple Music so your teacher can enhance their tech life with the latest music trends!

Personalised Stationary

Personalised stationery is an excellent gift for any male teacher, something meaningful and helpful for preparing lessons and marking homework. There are plenty of ways to personalise, from adding the teacher’s name on a notebook cover to buying letter papers with photographs or illustrations representing the subject they teach.

Personalised stationery adds a special touch that shows thought and respect for the teacher, who will be able to use it in their day-to-day work.

It’s also practical and not too expensive, which makes it a perfect gift for students who wish to show their appreciation.

Sports Team Memorabilia

Why not consider something that celebrates their favourite sports team? Sports team memorabilia can make an excellent and thoughtful gift, as it’s both inexpensive and highly personalised.

Whether it’s a jersey of the teacher’s favourite team or even a keychain sporting their team’s colours, it is sure to put a smile on his face. Not only will the teacher proudly display their new gifts throughout the classroom, but it will also serve as a reminder of your appreciation for them.

Sports are integral to many people’s lives, so this gift shows your understanding and respect for what is important to them.

Picture Of The Class

A meaningful and thoughtful gift for teachers is a picture of the class. It showcases the bond between teachers and students, a keepsake of their time together.

Photos can be used in various ways, such as framed or hanging on walls or as memorable souvenirs like keychains, magnets, stickers and more.

You could even create a small scrapbook with photos of the semester or year to give your teacher. It’s also inexpensive to thank your male teacher for all they’ve done.

They will never forget being presented with this unique and heartfelt gift anytime soon – plus, it’s something they can cherish forever!


As a lovely and memorable gift, tickets to a theatre show or sports event can be an excellent option for male teachers. Such tickets allow teachers to enjoy a break from their daily teaching routine while fostering closer relationships between them and their students.

Moreover, the tickets can have sentimental value, making the present more meaningful and thoughtful. For those who may be on a budget, students could consider gifting less expensive concert tickets.

This would still be an appropriate gesture while giving the teacher new shared memories of an experience they will never forget. No matter what kind of ticket is gifted as a present, it will surely put a smile on any male teacher’s face!

A Poem

Writing a poem for your teacher might be one of the most meaningful gifts you could give them. From a heartfelt haiku to a more intricate sonnet – whichever writing style suits you best, pour your heart into your verses and create something extraordinary.

It will capture beautiful emotions between teacher and student and demonstrate creative writing skills that your teacher can admire.

If you’re feeling shy, opt for an anonymous version; write it down on paper or maybe even type it up on the computer, then slip it into his mailbox or email inbox.

No matter how you present it, giving a gift like this requires significant thought and consideration. It’s certainly something he will cherish for years to come!

These are just a few ideas to help get you started – endless possibilities! Whatever you decide, make sure it is something that comes from the heart and shows your appreciation for all that your teacher does for you.

Thank them for being fantastic educators, mentors and friends with a gift that will put a smile on their faces.


Do I have to get my teachers a present?

No, you do not have to get your teacher a present. However, it is customary to give gifts to teachers who have impacted you or your studies. If you cannot afford a gift, simply writing a kind note expressing gratitude can be just as meaningful.

What are some inexpensive gifts for teachers?

Some inexpensive gifts for teachers include personalised keychains or sports jerseys of their favourite teams, a picture of the class, tickets to an event or show and a heartfelt poem. Consider gifting handmade items such as a mug or ornament. These gifts are thoughtful yet cost-efficient and will surely be appreciated by your male teacher!

About The Author

I'm Dan Higgins, one of the faces behind The Teaching Couple. With 15 years in the education sector and a decade as a teacher, I've witnessed the highs and lows of school life. Over the years, my passion for supporting fellow teachers and making school more bearable has grown. The Teaching Couple is my platform to share strategies, tips, and insights from my journey. Together, we can shape a better school experience for all.






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