It's been a rough year for teachers. Well, actually more like a year and a half if we are being honest. They've had to deal with a pandemic, schools shutting down, remote school starting up (which 99.99% of the schools were not prepared for), kids and parents yelling at them due to masks, quarantines, kid's falling behind because they didn't learn for an entire year, and early morning and late-night hours. Not to mention most of them were doing all of this with kids of their own at home who needed love and attention as well.
I personally know one teacher who quit the industry entirely last year and another who just last week told me she is easily putting in 60 hour weeks as they don't have enough staff on hand due to shortages. My kids' school at one point this year had 47% of the staff out due to Covid exposure. The teachers who were still healthy and able to work skipped their lunch breaks and worked insane hours trying to cover for their co-workers who couldn't come in. They did everything in their power to keep the school open for our children, even if it meant sacrificing their free time and personal sanity. I'm not sure "thank you" will ever be enough.
Needless to say, I think teachers deserve to be a bit spoiled this year. But as many parents are not super close with their kids' teachers, it can be hard to know what to get. So, we've created a list of subscription gifts for teachers to help you decide.
The Best Subscription Gifts For Teacher
History by Mail is the perfect subscription gift for either your child's history teacher or just a teacher that is a huge history buff. Each month they will receive specially curated documents and letters around a specific event in history.
The documents are first certified to be authentic and then the team at History by Mail creates an exact replica of the document to send off to subscribers. They will also include any documents or additional information surrounding the event in order to give a well-rounded and informative overview of the event. The majority will be from U.S. History, however, they will occasionally dive into the international world.
Price: $6.99 per month, $39.99 for a 6 months, or $74.99 for 1 year
ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! Get 5% Off Any Purchase!
Check out our History by Mail page to learn more and see if it's right for your child's teacher!
Celebrate States is a great way to give your child's teacher something fun but also stay within a theme! Grab this box for either a geography teacher or just one who loves to travel!
Celebrate States will send a box each month to their door and will cover and "visit" a different state in the US. Everything from local foods to home decor could be included within the box and each one will have 6-7 full-sized products. The Celebrate States team carefully chooses products from local and family-owned businesses in each state to also support the little guy.
They also have an option for a one-time specialty box where you can email them and request a certain theme or let them know who you are purchasing for so they can curate it!
Price: $45/monthly or $55 for a one-time specialty box plus S&H
ACTIVE DEAL: First box 30% off with three month subscription
Not sure yet? Check out our Celebrate States page to learn more!
The Teacher Care Crate is, you guessed it...all about a teacher's self-care. Each month is a themed box that will include items such as bath and body products, stationery items, a teacher-themed wearable, (pencil earrings or a tote bag!) art and even some yummy snacks they can enjoy while grading papers.
Teacher Care Crate was started by a special education teacher in Chicago and wanted to give teachers around the country something to look forward to each month that would be just for them. Knowing how important self-care was, she decided to create the Teacher Care Crate.
Past boxes have included items such as face masks, tea, beanies, candles, stationery, and more! The best part is you can shop past boxes if you want to choose your own for your child's teacher or you can also purchase a gift card if you are unable to get a home address to send it to!
Price: $29.99 per month or starting at $29.99 for a one-time box
Keep track of your subscriptions by adding Teacher Care Crate to your subscription list or wishlist.
A fun and a great way to celebrate the teacher in your life! Each box is valued at over $55 and will contain unique products that will inspire teachers.
They have two boxes to choose from: The Teacher's Crate Original and The Teacher's Crate Wearables. The original box will include items such as mugs and wine cups, pencil holders, (an adorable Rae Dunn one is up for grabs currently!) stickers, markers, planners, and seasonal themed items. While the wearables box will include items like t-shirts, beanies, and socks!
The Teacher's Crate Original - $39.95/monthly
The Teacher's Crate Wearables - $22.99/monthly
We all know teachers probably have enough coffee mugs and tumblers, but do they have enough coffee? Does anyone really ever have enough coffee!? We know teachers especially need this liquid gold when dealing with a classroom of littles, so why not grab them a subscription and ensure their fuel for the day never runs out!
Atlas Coffee Club will deliver single-origin coffee from different countries around the world. Try Brazil one month and then hop over to Indonesia the next! For the avid coffee drinker, you can have their coffee delivered bi-monthly, or if just a cup or two is all that is needed then snag the once-monthly subscription.
Along with the beans, each month will also include tasting notes and a short profile of the chosen country. Starting at just $9 monthly for a half bag, this subscription box makes a great choice for your favorite teacher. They also have a great starter pack that is a three-month subscription and the perfect length of time for a gift!
Price: Starting at $9 per Half bag
ACTIVE DEAL: Use code MSA50 to Save 50% off your first subscription purchase
Check out our reviews of Atlas Coffee Club for more info!
What other liquid besides coffee does a teacher need? Well, that falls to alcohol of course! We all assume our kids are perfect angels in school, but the reality is that they probably are not (at least not all the time!). Teachers need something at night to wind down just like the rest of...probably more so, to be honest! If you know your child's teacher likes to have a cocktail every once in a while, then a subscription to Shaker & Spoon might be the perfect gift to spoil them.
Each box will contain everything they need (except the alcohol) to make three different kinds of specialty cocktails. But it's not just one of each, Shaker & Spoon sends enough in their subscription box to make four of each kind of cocktail. That's 12 cocktails each month to share with all of their other teacher friends!
The recipes will be around a single liquor each month, making it easy to grab a bottle each month and make the cocktails from it. It's also easy to gift just a single month if you prefer to just give them a box for over the holidays!
Price: $50 for one month or save with longer subscriptions.
Check out our Shaker & Spoon reviews here!
Teachers want to be stylish at work, but also comfortable. They are on their feet a lot of the day, chasing kids around, and cleaning up messes. But just like everyone else, they get tired of their wardrobe as well! Grab them a couple months to the teacher style box and let them pick out some great clothes to "rent" each month. If they love it, they can buy it for good with a teacher-only discount!
Teacher Style Box is similar to Rent the Runway but with clothes that fit into a teacher's classroom lifestyle. It's incredibly easy to gift as well! Just fill out the information and the Teacher Style Box will send them a unique link where they can fill out their preferences and style quiz. Grab them a single month or really spoil them and snag them three!
Let us know in the comments below if you grabbed any of these for the teacher in your life!