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The Anchor & Bird 2022 Gift Guide: Teachers

Got a special teacher in your life this holiday season? Stumped on where to start your Christmas shopping? Great news – there’s plenty of ideas right here! Whether you’re shopping for your child’s teacher, your own teacher pals, a college student preparing to student teach, or a recent graduate looking to personalize their own classroom, The Anchor & Bird has lots to offer for your favorite educator. Let’s dive in!

Stickers and Decals

L-R: I’m With the Banned and All Are Welcome Here stickers

It has been a difficult handful of years to be a teacher (which is probably the understatement of the century, right?) – bring a little smile to your favorite teacher’s face with one of The Anchor & Bird Apparel’s stickers or decals. The I’m With The Banned books sticker and the All Are Welcome Here Pride Flag sticker are a great small gift for the politically-minded educator, with the bonus of doing a little good in the world – all proceeds from the All Are Welcome Here sticker go to the Trevor Project to support LGBTQ+ youth in the United States. These stickers can easily be added to a laptop, clipboard, water bottle, bulletin board…wherever the classroom could use a bit of color! Find these stickers here: I’m With the Banned Sticker and All Are Welcome Here Pride Flag Sticker.

Top to bottom: Did You Take Attendance Today? decal in hot pink, Caffeinate & Educate decal in nut brown, I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie decal in purple

If stickers aren’t your jam, maybe a fun vinyl decal will do the trick! These single color vinyl decals are perfect for travel mugs or whiteboards in the classroom, adding to a planner cover or a binder, or even on your car window. Each decal is made with permanent vinyl for durability, and can be made in the color of your choice to really make it the perfect gift. Check out these educator-inspired decals, along with many more decals and stickers, here: Stickers and Decals

Teacher Apparel

L-R: coffee. teach. repeat. tee in teal, Teacher stacked buffalo plaid tee, Caffeinate & Educate v-neck tee, School Doodles tee in maroon

Everybody loves a good Casual Friday, right? These cozy teacher tees are perfect with a favorite pair of jeans , or for those Mondays when even the third cup of coffee isn’t getting you very far. Each design is printed on a soft Bella + Canvas tee – great for staying comfortable while you teach, or for flexibility when sitting on the floor with your class (early elementary teachers, I know you feel me!). With a wide variety of designs and colors, you’re sure to find the perfect tee for your favorite teacher pal. Find all of these teacher tees here. Plus, you can even match with your preschooler or elementary school aged kid in the School Doodles design!

Caffeinate & Educate tote with yellow handles

Another item that teachers can never have too many of…tote bags. There’s always a million little things to carry around – laptops, pencils, books, planners, you name it – and seemingly never enough room to fit everything a teacher might need. Spoil your favorite teacher with a brand new tote bag featuring the Caffeinate & Educate design. These white tote bags are 15 inches x 15 inches with the design printed in black and a few different options for colorful handles. You can even get a matching colorful mug! There are two options for these tote bags: with an inside pocket or without an inside pocket.

Classroom Decor

One of the most fun things about education – aside from the teaching, of course – is getting to decorate a classroom. There are SO many decor options out there, from fully packaged decoration sets to total DIY craft supplies, but the one thing that most teachers I know have in common is wanting their space to feel like THEM. I’m no stranger to that: in my

Teacher Name String Art from Top to Bottom: script style text in teal thread, print style text in rainbow thread, capitals style text in sand thread

6-ish years in the education field I taught in small corners of hallways and other classrooms, student taught in a handful of WILDLY different schools, and was beyond excited when I finally had my own space to decorate. One of the teacher gifts I’ll always treasure was the very first personalized travel mug I ever got, it’s still just so dang cool to see my own name on a teacher gift. I’ve been out of the classroom for a few years now, but I still adore all my personalized classroom decor and gifts.

If your favorite person is the type of teacher who loves to see their name on decorations, there are plenty of options for you! One of the most recent additions to the shop is this Teacher Name String Art sign. Available in three different text styles and a wide array of colors, this personalized wooden sign is a great addition to a classroom door, over a teacher desk, or in an office area. This sign measures 20 inches wide by 5 inches tall, and comes with an attached burlap twine string to make it easy to hang. Get your favorite teacher’s name in a single color, or in the rainbow option to really make it pop! No matter which option you choose, this sign is sure to bring some color and joy to any education space.

top to bottom: The Future of the World is In This Classroom canvas, Maslow before Bloom canvas, Custom Teacher Pencil

If there’s no space to hang a sign in the classroom, maybe a shelf-sitting piece of decor is what you’re looking for. The Custom Teacher Pencil (bottom of photo) can sit on a shelf or desk (or add a ribbon to easily hang it on a wall!), and features your favorite teacher’s name in black. Each pencil is hand-painted on a 12 inch x 1.25 inch piece of wood, cut to resemble the shape of a pencil. Or, if you’d prefer to skip the personalization, an inspirational quote might do the trick. The Future of the World is In This Classroom canvas art (top of photo) is a perfect reminder that education is what shapes the future of, well, the world – and that the students in this classroom are tomorrow’s leaders. This 12″ x 4″ canvas sign adds just the smallest pop of color to any space that could use some brightening up. Or, the ever-popular Maslow before Bloom canvas art (middle of photo) is a great reminder to yourself and others that our basic needs as humans come first. This 6″ x 6″ art piece features holographic rainbow script – and due to the nature of the rainbow script, each piece is slightly different and unique.

Whether you’re shopping for your kids’ teacher, a loved one who is in the education field, or even yourself – The Anchor & Bird has plenty more ideas for teacher gifts. Find all of the items above, and so much more, in The Anchor & Bird decor shop and at The Anchor & Bird Apparel shop.

Happy shopping!

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