While teachers always appreciate a card with a heartfelt message, they certainly don’t expect gifts on Valentine’s Day. Still, some of us wouldn’t want to let the holiday pass by without giving our favorite educators something extra special. For those whose love language is gift giving, here’s a roundup of our favorite teacher gifts that are sure to hit the mark when sending a valentine.

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Best Teacher Valentine Gifts

1. Personalized Card

Hand holding front and back of engraved wooden teacher valentine that looks like an envelope.

If your box of store-bought valentines didn’t come with cards for teachers, or if you’re looking for something unique, try a personalized card. You can make your own or buy one like this engraved wooden valentine.

Buy it: Engraved Teacher Valentine at Etsy

2. Gift Card in a Festive Holder

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You Valentine Gift Card Holder

Sometimes the best teacher valentines gifts are the ones that let them pick out whatever they want. Pair this adorable gift card holder with a gift card from Amazon, Target, Starbucks, or another place your teacher loves to shop. Need ideas? We asked, and here are the results for¬†teachers’ favorite gift cards to receive.

Buy it: How Sweet It Is Gift Card Holder at Etsy

3. Candy Pop Flair Pens

Package of multi-colored Paper Mate Candy Pop flair pens, as an example of teacher valentine gift

Skipping the sugar? Get these special-edition candy-scented Flair pens instead. They’re useful, pretty, and affordable.

Buy it: Candy Pop Flair Pens at Amazon

4. Box of Really Good Chocolate

Gold box of Godiva chocolates with red ribbon

Know a chocolate-loving teacher? This is the perfect time of year to get them the goods.

Buy it: Godiva Chocolatier Valentine’s Day Box at Amazon

5. Handmade Leather Heart Bookmark

Valentine's Day heart-shaped bookmark, as an example of valentines for teachers

Just about any teacher would appreciate this adorable heart-shaped leather bookmark. It comes in a variety of colors, and you can even personalize it with your teacher’s initials in gold or silver foil.

Buy it: Leather Heart Bookmark at Etsy

6. Teacher Heart Tumbler

Tumbler on teacher desk that says It Takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds, as an example of teacher valentine gifts

This adorable heart tumbler will keep your teacher’s favorite beverage hot or cold during busy mornings in the classroom.

Buy it: Teacher Heart Tumbler at Amazon

7. Everlasting Roses

Four pink Beaulasting Roses in a black gift box

Sure, you can always pick up a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store, but it only lasts a few days. Instead, try these eternity roses that decorate a teacher’s classroom forever. Bonus: No watering required!

Buy it: Beaulasting Roses at Amazon

8. Heartfelt Story Book

Collage of Valentine's Day Books for Kids

Educators always love adding new books to their classroom libraries. Inscribe a personalized message on the inside cover for a special Valentine’s Day gift for teachers.

Buy it: 50 Best Valentine’s Day Books for Teachers

9. Fuzzy Socks

Six pairs of fuzzy heart socks with a note and glasses on a rug, as an example of teacher valentine gift.

Valentine’s Day is all about the warm fuzzies, and these heart-shaped fuzzy socks are the perfect gift for teachers. They’ll help them relax at home after the chaos of a sugar-filled holiday party day at school.

Buy it: Heart-Shaped Fuzzy Socks at Amazon

10. Teacher T-Shirt

Pink Valentine's Day t-shirt that says Teaching Is a Work of Heart along with a pair of leopard print sneakers.

Cute teacher T-shirts with a subtle nod to Valentine’s Day can be worn all year long!

Buy it: Teaching Is a Work of Heart T-Shirt at Amazon

Plus, check out our roundup of the Best Valentines for Students (That Skip the Sugar).

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Looking for a valentine card or other Valentine's Day gifts for a teacher? This roundup of unique ideas is sure to hit the mark.