by Rose Parker
Are you looking for thank you gift ideas for professors? Maybe you want to thank a professor who has gone above and beyond for your child, or maybe you are a professor who wants to give thank you gifts to your students. No matter what the case may be, we have some great suggestions for unique and thoughtful thank you gifts for professors! In this blog post, we will share 33 different gift ideas that are perfect for showing your appreciation.
1. Globe and Telescope Bookends
Has your astronomy college professor had a great impact on you and want to say thank you? Then say it with this globe and telescope bookend. They are made from vintage cold cast resin making them a unique and beautiful gift for the professor you hold dear.
2. Desk Organizer
This wooden desk organizer is a great way to help your professor stay organized and on top of their work. It has compartments for holding pens, paperclips, post-its, and more! Plus, it comes in a variety of colors so you can choose the perfect one for your favorite professor's desk. It is a good thank you gift for professors and a way to show your appreciation for how they have impacted your life.
3. Personalized Tumbler
This is an appropriate thank you gift for that coffee or tea-loving professor. They will love this personalized tumbler! The cup can hold up to 30 ounces of liquid and comes with a straw lid and BPA-free construction meaning it is safe. It is double-walled and vacuums insulated to keep beverages hot or cold for hours. You can also choose from a variety of colors to perfectly match your professor's personality and style.
4. Leather Bound Notebook
This beautiful leather-bound notebook would be a good thank you gift for professors. It is made from hardcover vegan leather and the pages from crisp ruled, ivory cream pages. They will be able to journal their greatest inspiration or simply make that shopping list. Whatever they decide to use it for we are sure they will appreciate this thoughtful gift.
5. Wireless Presenter
This is a great gift for professors who love to present in front of a class. The presenter has a laser pointer, timer, and stopwatch features as well as slideshow control. It can connect to devices that are up to 33 feet away making it perfect for those larger classrooms. Your professor will appreciate this helpful tool!
If you are sitting there thinking what is a good gift for a professor? Cookies! Who can resist cookies? These delightful Danish butter cookies will be sure to put a smile on your professor's face with every bite. The environmentally conscious professor will be especially grateful since the container can be recycled. Put this on your gift-giving list today!
7. Coffee Mug
Your favorite professor more than likely needs a good cup of coffee to start their day making this a good go-to thank-you gift for professors. This "I'm a teacher what's your superpower mug" will make the perfect gift. The ceramic mug holds 11 ounces of liquid and comes with a c-shaped handle that is easy to grip. It has a glossy finish and is microwave and dishwasher safe.
8. Bonsai Tree Starter Kit
This is a unique and thoughtful thank you gift for professors. The bonsai tree is easy to care for and can be kept in any location and will make the perfect addition to any desk or home. This is a good thank you gift for professors who like to DIY since they will be planting the bonsai tree themself. Your professor will enjoy caring for this plant and watching it grow.
9. Math Clock
This fun and the unique clock is a good thank you gift for math professors. Instead of Roman numerals or regular numbers, there is a simple equation at each hour marker. This unique clock is sure to get some laughs and be a conversation starter. It is battery operated so it can be placed on any desk or shelf. This makes a great addition to any home or office.
A great thank you gift for law professors would be this tie uniquely designed with the declaration of independence. Your passionate law professor will certainly find this delightful and thoughtful gift. The tie is 100% silk and measures 57" in length and width and comes in a cool tin can ready to gift. This would make a great addition to any wardrobe.
11. Daily Inspiration Calendar
This beautiful calendar makes for a great thank you gift for professors who love to stay organized. The calendar has a glossy finish and contains 12 months of daily inspirational quotes. It is spiral bound making it easy to flip through the pages. This would be perfect for the professor who likes to start their day off with some motivation.
12. Messenger Bag
This messenger bag is perfect for the professor on the go! The bag comes with multiple compartments including one specifically designed for a laptop or tablet. There is also an organizer panel that includes slots for pens, cards, and your mobile device. The bag is waterproof so even on a rainy day the contents of the bag will be safe. So, if you want to send a thank you gift to your professor- this is it.
13. Mini Tea Gift set
This mini tea gift set is perfect for the tea-loving professor. It has 45 classic tea bags with over 9 flavors of tea such as Earl Grey, Camomile, and Golden Chai. The Premium organic tea is blended with only 100% real fruits, flowers, and spices. This would be the perfect gift for the professor who loves to relax with a cup of tea after a long day of teaching.
14. Desk Cup Holder Clip
This desk cup holder clip is perfect for keeping your coffee or tea close by while you work. The clip can attach to any surface such as a desk or table and has an adjustable arm so that it will fit most cups and mugs. The non-slip silicone grip helps keep your drink in place while you work. So, if your professor likes to have a hot drink while they work, this is the perfect gift!
This set of personalized stationery is the perfect gift for the professor who loves to write. The Hallmark stationery set comes organized in a box with 10 blank cards with envelopes, 20 writing sheets with envelopes, 75 sheet notepads, and 30 seals. Even in an age of electronic messaging a handwritten note still carries so much value. This small thank you gift for your professor will go a long way.
16. Lap Desk
The lap desk is perfect for the professor who likes to work or study on the go. The lap desk has a built-in mouse pad and a slot for your mobile device. The desk is also made from wood and plastic for an elegant finish. The lap desk is lightweight and easy to transport so they can take it with them wherever they go. So, if your professor likes to work in different places or on the go, this would be the perfect gift!
17. Infuser Water Bottle
This infuser water bottle is perfect for health-conscious professors. The bottle comes with a built-in strainer that allows you to add fresh fruit or herbs to your drink for added flavor. The bottle is made of Tritan plastic and has a leakproof lid. The bottle also comes in a variety of colors so they can choose their favorite. This would be a good thank you gift for professors who wants to stay hydrated throughout the day.
18. Number 2 Pencil Socks
These novelty socks are perfect for the professor who loves to joke around. It is made from 80% cotton so it is comfortable and breathable. The socks feature a number two pencil design making them unique and quirky to fit the personality of your favorite college professor. This is the best thank you gift for professors who do not mind having a good laugh.
19. Periodic Table Cutting Board
This cutting board is the perfect gift for the science-loving professor. The board is made from bamboo and measures 12”x17”. The board features an engraved periodic table with all 118 elements. The board also has a juice groove along one edge to help keep your countertops clean while you chop up your ingredients. This would be a good thank you gift for professors who also love to cook.
With so many things to keep track of, professors need to stay organized. This daily planner is a great gift for the professor who wants to stay on top of their schedule. The planner features a yearly and monthly view, as well as space to write weekly goals and tasks. This is an appropriate gift idea for professors who value writing their intentions for the day with pen and paper rather than electronically.
This handheld massager is perfect for the professor who spends a lot of time hunched over their desk grading papers. The massager has four rotating massage nodes that can be used to target pressure points on your neck, back, and shoulders. The massager is also lightweight and easy to use so you can take it with you wherever you go. This would be an ideal gift for the stressed-out professor.
22. Metal Bookmark
This metal bookmark is a unique and practical gift for the professor who loves to read. The bookmark is made from stainless steel and has a brushed finish. It measures just over two inches wide and one inch tall. The bookmark comes in a black velvet pouch so it can be stored safely when not in use. This would make an appropriate thank you gift for professors who love reading books for leisure.
23. Makeup Bag
For that professor who is always stylish with their makeup on point, this would make a good thank you gift. The makeup bag is made from a durable cotton canvas and has a zippered closure. The bag measures eight inches wide by six inches tall. You can personalize it with the word “Prof” on the front in a stylish font to make this gift even more meaningful. This would be a good gift for professors who love to keep their makeup organized and accessible.
24. Thank you note cards
This set of thank you note cards is perfect for the professor who loves to send handwritten notes. The cards are blank inside so you can write a personalized message. The cardstock is high quality and the design is simple and elegant. You can choose to have either a light or dark brown border around the edge of the card. This would be an appropriate gift for professors who appreciate a good handwritten note.
25. Luxury Gift Pen
This luxury gift pen is perfect for the professor who loves to write. The pen has a black barrel and chrome accents. It measures six inches long and weighs two ounces. The pen has a twist-action mechanism and writes in black ink. You can personalize it with the professor’s name on the side. This would be an appropriate thank you gift for professors who love writing notes and letters.
26. Lab Coat
This lab coat is perfect for a professor who loves to work in the lab. The coat is made from a durable cotton blend and has a button snap closure. It measures 42 inches long by 32 inches wide. The coat comes in either white or navy blue and can be personalized with the professor’s name on the front. This would make an appropriate thank you gift for professors who love to work in the lab.
27. I Will Stab you Tumbler
This is a great thank you gift for nursing professors. The funny tumbler features "I will stab you" with a needle graphic which will be sure to get a laugh out of your professor. The tumbler is made from double-walled stainless steel and holds up to 20 ounces of liquid. It comes with a straw and a screw-on lid. This would be a great gift for professors who love to drink coffee or tea.
28. Music Keychain
This music keychain is a great thank you gift for music professors. The keychain features a treble clef and while it is a small thank you gift for your professor the thoughtfulness will warm their heart. The keychain is made from stainless steel for a beautiful finish. It comes with a split ring for attaching to keys or a bag. This would be an appropriate thank you gift for music professors.
29. Music Necklace
This music necklace is a great thank you gift for music professors. The beautifully designed heart-shaped necklace with a treble clef in the center comes in black, silver and gold plated colors. It is free of nickel and lead so that persons with sensitive skin can wear it without worry. It is exquisitely gift wrapped which makes it a great gift idea for you to say thank you to your music professor.
30. Engraved Music Box
This engraved music box is a good go-to thank you gift for professors who enjoy music. No batteries are necessary! This vintage music box is hand-cranked operated. The sound of the music box is lovely and nostalgic. It can be engraved with a personal message or the professor’s name on the top. This would make an appropriate thank you gift for professors who love to listen to music. Get it today!
31. Wireless Beanie Hat
This wireless beanie hat is a great thank you gift for professors who love to be active. While on their morning jog they can listen to their favorite tunes to stay motivated. The soft and comfortable beanie hat has a built-in Bluetooth speaker that can play music, answer phone calls or listen to podcasts. It is made from 100% acrylic yarn so it will keep your professor warm all winter long.
32. Guitar Neck Shaped Cooking utensils
These guitar neck-shaped cooking utensils are a great thank you gift for music professors. The set includes spatulas, a spoon, and a salad fork all made from bamboo. Bamboo is a sustainable material that is light yet durable. The set comes in a beautiful gift box which makes it an ideal thank you gift for professors who enjoy both music and cooking.
33. iTunes Gift Card
An iTunes gift card is a great way to say thank you to your professor if you are not sure what type of gift they would like. With an iTunes gift card, they can choose their music, movies, TV shows, books, or apps. It is the perfect way to show your appreciation for all that they have done for you. Get them an iTunes gift card today!
Purchasing any one of these items as a thank you present for your professor is sure to fill them with joy and make them feel appreciated. No matter what your professor’s interests are, there is sure to be a perfect gift waiting for them on this list. So go ahead and show your gratitude today with one of these amazing gifts!
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