Holiday gift ideas (under $20!) that will make teachers smile

I love to share funny, clever, and inspirational sayings on my Facebook page, and people are always commenting, “I need this on a t-shirt!” So I figured, why not design some teacher apparel and accessories?

holiday gift ideas for teachers (under $20!)

I created a store for teacher shirts, totes, mugs, and more on Spreadshirt. Almost all the prices for teacher merchandise are $20 or less, and the majority of shirts are priced at $16. A few items in the store go up to $25 if the fabric or cut is higher quality or for reasons related to ink printing costs, but I’ve tried to avoid that whenever possible.

If there’s a design or style you don’t see in the store but would like me to make, shoot me an email or leave a comment below. I’m still very much in the experimentation phase with this whole Spreadshirt thing, and I’d love to hear your input on designs, colors, quotes, and so on.

Teacher holiday gift ideas under $20--cute and clever

I hope that my store gives you some new and fun ideas for your co-worker/teacher friend gifts (and some possible gift suggestions for yourself that you can share with your family members!)

I really appreciate each and every purchase. Thank you for your support, and happy shopping!

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Angela is a National Board Certified Teacher with 11 years of classroom experience and 7 years experience as an instructional coach. As founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, she has created printable curriculum resources, 4 books, 3 online courses, the Truth for Teachers podcast, and The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. Subscribe via email to get her best content sent to your inbox!

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1 Colleen November 23, 2014 at 7:07 pm

My favorite one is the one that says on the back, “I can still see what you’re doing.” I used to have one that I made. On the back it said, “Is your name on your paper?” Idea-wise, I would love to have one that says,”If you can’t say something nice…” on the front. :O) I do love a good teacher shirt!!


2 Angela Watson November 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I’m glad you mentioned that, Colleen! I am working on a design that says “Stop: Is your name on that?” I love the idea of making more shirts with phrases on them that teachers say constantly to kids. No more repeating yourself, just point to the shirt! Hah!


3 christymorales November 27, 2014 at 8:04 pm

I just ordered a couple of totes for my co-teachers for Christmas. Your site says that if 2 or more items are ordered, there’s no S & H. At the end of my transaction it added $4.50 for S & H. I just wondered what I missed?

Christy Morales


4 Angela Watson November 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Hi, Christy, thanks for ordering! If you want to get free S&H, you need to enter the discount code mentioned in the post (XMASTWO). It is a discount offered by Spreadshirt for Black Friday. You may need to cancel your order and re-order using the discount code, or you can try emailing them to see if they will honor the discount. I’m sorry that I don’t have any control over that aspect of the purchase and can’t take care of it for you.


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