Halloween isn’t a traditional gift-giving holiday, but it is a fun time of year that’s full of celebration. Teachers aren’t expecting anything during Halloween, and there’s no obligation, but if you feel inclined to send a spooky surprise to school—maybe you’re a room parent who wants to give a gift from the class, or a principal looking to add a spooky gift to a staff PD day—we have the full list of Halloween gifts for teachers right here.
1. A Shirt That Screams Teacher on Halloween
This T-shirt is adorable and the message is spot-on. Teachers have seen everything, especially in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
Buy it: Can’t Scare Me T-shirt at Amazon
2. Gift Card Holder
As Halloween gifts for teachers go, a gift card is an easy win. Every teacher has their favorite coffee stop or lunch place, so give the gift of a warm drink or lunch out inside this pumpkin spice latte–decorated holder. If you’re not sure which restaurants your teachers visit most, Amazon and Target are always reliable choices. Plus check out our full list of favorite gift cards for teachers here.
Buy it: Gift card holder at Etsy
3. A Mug That Says It All
The mug that speaks louder than any teacher can. I can imagine myself holding this, taking sips of tea, and waiting, waiting, waiting. …
Buy it: Mug at Amazon
4. Mix-and-Match Halloween Earrings
These earrings are so whimsical and understated (as Halloween earrings go). They’re a good Halloween gift for a Ms. Honey or a Ms. Frizzle.
Buy it: Mix-and-match earrings at Etsy
5. Halloween Candy
Another perennial Halloween gift for teachers! Attach a Halloween-themed appreciation tag to a teacher’s favorite candy or treat. These tags are also great for printing and attaching to staff treats or gifts from the PTO.
Buy it: Gift tag at Etsy
6. Ghost Tags
For the teacher who personalizes everything, a ghost tag adds Halloween flair to baskets, lunch bags, or tote bags.
Buy it: Ghost tags at Etsy
7. Brains Tote Bag
We love this tote bag, as it’s a dose of humor we’d love to carry to and from school. (It also would double as a great trick-or-treating bag for teachers who have kids of their own.)
Buy it: Halloween tote at Etsy
8. Witch Candy Jar
Teachers have their favorite Halloween candy, and this flashy jar is a perfect place to store candy to share, or not.
Buy it: Halloween candy jar at Etsy
9. Music Teacher Tote
This one’s for the music teachers. Jack-o’-lantern musical notes are the perfect way to announce that you’re a teacher and love Halloween.
Buy it: Halloween tote at Etsy
10. Halloween Lanyard and ID Holder
A lanyard full of Halloween cheer is a perfect Halloween gift for the teacher who loves to switch up their accessories for each holiday.
Buy it: Halloween lanyard at Amazon
11. Halloween Socks
We all know the teacher who has the best socks. Help someone you know become that teacher with a pack of bright Halloween socks.
Buy it: Halloween socks at Amazon
12. Halloween Tumbler
This trick-or-treat tumbler is perfect for hot or cold drinks. It’s a great Halloween gift for the teacher who needs coffee in the morning and soda in the afternoon.
Buy it: Halloween tumbler at Amazon
13. Glow-in-the-Dark Earrings
For teachers who are more Ms. Frizzle, these glow-in-the-dark earrings are a great conversation starter with students.
Buy it: Glow-in-the-dark earrings at Amazon
14. Hogwarts Pencil Bag
The perfect pencil bag for the teacher who loves Hogwarts as much as their home school.
Buy it: Hogwarts pencil bag at Amazon
15. Halloween Candle
A yummy-scented candle to help teachers unwind after a day filled with post-trick-or-treating energy!
Buy it: Halloween candle at Etsy
16. Halloween Hand Sanitizer
We’re still using hand sanitizer all day every day, so restocking hand sanitizer with a fun tag is a great way to send a little appreciation to teachers.
Get it: Free tag printable at Eighteen25.com
17. Spooky Cookies
Combine each bag of cookie mix with one or two Halloween cookie cutters and a cute tag, and you’ve got the perfect consumable Halloween gifts that teachers will love.
Get the printable: Halloween Tag (Free) at Sisters Suitcase Blog
18. Caramel Apple in a Jar
For a new spin on “apple for the teacher,” combine chocolate chips, nuts, or mini M&Ms with caramel candies in a small jar. Then, tie an apple onto the top and gift away!
Buy it: Mini Mason Jars at Amazon
19. Have a Boo-ti-ful Halloween
Attach a gift tag to a tube of lotion or a beauty product you know your child’s teacher likes (hand lotion is usually a good one, since teachers wash their hands All. The. Time.). This is a great way to give a Halloween gift that’s not candy.
Get the printable: Boo-tiful Gift Tag at Crazy Little Projects
Buy it: Pumpkin Spice Hand Cream at Amazon
20. Halloween Doughnuts
Get a dozen doughnuts and add teeth and eyes to them, then bring them to school. This is a great way to include all the teachers your child works with and involve your child in transforming regular doughnuts into vampires.
21. Lighted Maple Tree
For the teacher who always has all the decor in their room, a lit-up maple tree is perfect to add to the reading corner or calm-down space.
Buy it: Lighted maple tree at Amazon
22. Hocus Pocus Board Game
For the team of teachers that works together as well as the Sanderson sisters, a Hocus Pocus board game gives teachers a fun way to celebrate Halloween.
Buy it: Hocus Pocus Board Game at Amazon
23. Harvest Stackable Teas
For the teacher who already has enough mugs, tea to warm up with during cold dismissal duty or after work is the best.
Buy it: Harvest stackable teas at Amazon
24. Fall Polish Set
Teachers can choose from orange pumpkin, retro gold glitter, and other colors all fall long.
Buy it: Fall nail color set at Amazon
25. Autumn Throw Blanket
Show a teacher how much you appreciate them by giving them a throw blanket that they can cozy up with while they binge a TV series and lesson-plan at the same time.
Buy it: Goodgram throw blanket at Amazon
26. Fall-Scented Diffuser
Teachers can fill the classroom or their house with fall scents—apple, pumpkin, or fall air—with this reed diffuser.
Buy it: Sweet Water Decor diffuser at Amazon
27. Fall-Themed Badge Reel
This badge reel—a badge holder attached to a string that pulls out for the teacher to use their badge to scan open a door—is a great way to spice up a lanyard or badge for the season.
Buy it: Fall badge reel at Amazon
28. Skull Pen Holder
This one may be for middle or high school teachers (or the more macabre elementary school teacher), but a pen holder that looks like it’s made of tiny little skulls would look amazing on many teachers desks.
Buy it: Skull pen holder at Amazon
29. Witch Hands Book Stand
Perfect for balancing a textbook or read-aloud, we can think of many teachers who would appreciate this desk decor.
Buy it: Witch hand book stand at Amazon
30. Great Shakespearean Deaths Card Game
This game is played like War where the player who has the more powerful card, in this case the worst death, wins. It’s a great Halloween gift for high school English teachers.
Buy it: Great Shakespearean Death Card Game at Uncommon Goods
31. Halloween Boo-quet
A bouquet will brighten any teacher’s day, especially if it comes with a jack-o’-lantern or black cat planter.
Buy it: Flowers at 1-800-Flowers.com
32. Seasonal Pencils
Pencils are a classic teacher gift for a reason. These Halloween-themed pencils make perfect gifts for teachers because they’re cute to display and can be tucked behind an ear or in a bun, or they can be shared with students who have lost their pencil again.
Buy it: Halloween pencils at Etsy
33. Skull Laser Pointer
Any lesson would be made spookier (read: better) with a skull laser pointer.
Buy it: Skull laser pointer at Chewy
34. Spider Brooch
We love this spider pin for the teacher who is dressed for every holiday, or for the teacher who will wear the minimum for every holiday. A spider sneaking up the shoulder fits both personas perfectly.
Buy it: Spider brooch at Amazon
35. Bone Pens
This Halloween gift makes me think of biology teachers, but really most teachers would get a kick out of grading papers with a femur or humerus.
Buy it: Bone pens at Amazon