Graduation Gifts for a Teacher

Updated April 17, 2017

New teaching graduates might be glad to have finished school, but in another sense school is just beginning. Help new graduates celebrate the transition from student to teacher by giving them a gift that will assist them in the classroom. There are many gifts of varying prices that a new teacher would love to have.

Personalised Desktop Nameplate

Give a new teacher the feel of professionalism with a nameplate to put on his classroom desk. You can order an engraved metal nameplate mounted on wood that promises to be rich and lustrous. Order one with the new graduate's real name or order a gag version with an engraving such as "Mean Teacher."

Graduation Pen

Order a fancy pen that celebrates a graduation and gives a new teacher something to mark papers with. Get a gold pen and give it a personalised engraving of the recipient's name, your best wishes or anything else. If you buy a top-of-the-line Cross pen, it has a ballpoint tip and comes with specially formulated Cross ink, available in black and blue. The pen is10-carat gold and comes with a free gift box.

Leather Briefcase

Give a stylish briefcase to a new graduate of teachers college to help her carry lesson plans, essays and other documents between school and home. The Floto 1005 Milano Sleeve briefcase is a good option, handmade in Tuscany with calfskin leather in either brown or black. You can find it for as little as £145 as of 2011, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee.


Commemorate a graduation and give a new teacher an invaluable resource with a set of encyclopedias. If you are looking to spend a lot on someone special, order the full set of Encyclopedia Britannica for £906. It comes in 32 volumes with over 44 million entries. Encourage the new teacher to keep them at home or display them in the classroom.

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David Coodin began working as a writer in 2005, and has been published in "The Walrus." He contributes to various websites, writing primarily in the areas of education and art. Coodin holds a Ph.D. in English literature from York University in Toronto.