This spring, many teachers will be retiring. Retirement is a huge milestone and should be celebrated accordingly! We’ve all had those special teachers that made a difference in our lives or the lives of our children. If you want to buy something special for your favorite teacher but you’re not sure what, check out the items below! Here’s a list of the top 10 retirement gifts for teachers in 2016!
- 10. 2016 Presidential Campaign Parody Mug
- 9. FitBit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
- 8. Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen
- 7. Book Lover’s Vintage Style Pendant
- 6. Retired Teacher Tote Bag
- 5. Universal Indoor/Outdoor Clock
- 4. Finally Retired Wood Picture Frame
- 3. Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Watch
- 2. Big Tan Teddy Bear
- 1. Retired Teacher Humorous T-Shirt
10. 2016 Presidential Campaign Parody Mug
This is a ceramic mug with a humorous campaign logo on it. For any teacher who’s tired of all the fuss surrounding the coming election, help them show their true feelings. This mug features one of America’s favorite Presidential candidates: Deez Nuts! This mug is a hilarious retirement gift and anyone who’s been watching the election coverage finally has a candidate they can get behind! This would be perfect for any social studies, government, or history teacher! It’s priced at $13.95.
9. FitBit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
FitBits are hot right now! This FitBit has a feature that wasn’t available until the Charge HR came out. It can track the user’s heart rate. This is convenient for exercising or just watching your pulse for health reasons. It can track steps, calories burned, and flights of stairs climbed. It can also be used as a stop watch. It’s water-resistant, but not waterproof. It can be worn in the shower but it isn’t recommended to swim with this activity tracker. Any teacher that’s active would love this. It’s priced at $129.30.
8. Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen
Giving a pen is a classic gift idea and it’s especially appropriate for an English or writing teacher. This pen comes in black, gold, and silver. It comes in ball point, medium fountain nib, thin fountain nib, and gel roller. If you order the pen, it comes with one Pilot fountain black ink cartridge and one Pilot press plate converter. This pen makes an excellent addition to any teacher’s collection of writing instruments. It’s priced at $16.58.
7. Book Lover’s Vintage Style Pendant
Another gift that’s perfect for librarians, English teachers, and writing teachers is this pendant with the quote, “I love the smell of old books” printed on it. It’s red with black Courier style type on it. It has gift ready packaging and comes in a special box. The average customer review rating for this product is four and a half stars. It sells for $15.95.
6. Retired Teacher Tote Bag
This item is made by CafePress and features a multi-color design. The bag is 10 oz. heavyweight beige canvas with a cute font saying “Retired Teacher” printed on it. Multi-color tulips and green grass also grace the front. It has 22″ reinforced handles, making it easy for the teacher you’re buying for to carry everything they need to. The tote bag measures 15″ x 18″ x 6″. It is a machine washable eco bag. It is priced at $14.95.
5. Universal Indoor/Outdoor Clock
Who doesn’t need a clock? This 13″ inch timepiece can be used inside the house or out on the back patio. Any teacher who likes to entertain could use this practical and versatile gift. The numbers are large and easy to read. You don’t have to wait on shipping, either, because this item is Amazon Prime ready. It’s shatter resistant and also weather resistant, so you don’t have to worry about hail damaging it outdoors. It’s also designed to get the most out of a battery. It’s priced at $16.82.
4. Finally Retired Wood Picture Frame
This beautiful carved wooden frame fits a 4″ x 6″ horizontal photo but can also be purchase in a 4″ x 6″ vertical style. On the wood, words are engraved. It says, “Finally retired: the best is yet to come,” along with other phrases on the top and sides of the frame. The frame can be displayed hanging or standing on an easel. Each frame is carved from real wood, so every frame varies slightly in appearance. This is a beautiful frame for anyone’s mantle; however, it’s not eligible for Amazon Prime, but it can be purchased for $24.99.
3. Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Watch
This watch is gold-plated with 23k gold. It features a design of stainless steel with gold accents and a gold bezel. The watch has a blue inlay and is activated by the movement of the user. If not worn for eight active hours per day, it can slow and even come to a stop. This watch is designed for someone who loves to get out and move. It is water-resistant to 200m or 660ft. It’s suitable for professional marine activity and some water sports, but shouldn’t be used for diving. For any teacher that lives an active lifestyle, this gift would be wonderful. It’s priced at $78.99.
2. Big Tan Teddy Bear
This gift would be great for teachers of young students. The teddy bear is exceptionally soft and measures 30″. It has a tan ribbon tied around its neck and also has the outlines of a bear’s footprints detailed on its feet. It’s very cute and is available through an independent seller starting at the price of $73.46.
1. Retired Teacher Humorous T-Shirt
This shirt is humorous like the mug in the 10th slot on this list. This one might be even funnier, though. It says, “Retired Teacher: all children left behind.” The display is purple with black font and would be great for any teacher that’s retiring this year. It comes in other colors and sizes. It’s an authentic ThisWear design and is proudly printed in the United States. A heat treatment is used to cure the shirt to keep the print from fading and give it wearability for a long time. It is priced at $19.99-$22.99.
Retirement is a very special time in someone’s life. If you’ve got a special teacher in mind, you probably want to get them something to commemorate this event. You’ll always remember that special teacher and by getting them something, you’ll ensure that they always remember you or your child.
Buying a gift can be hard, but with a little guidance it can be an enjoyable process. Hopefully this list will help you select just the right gift for that special teacher who’s retiring this year.