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10 essential back-to-school items for teachers

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Help your staff prepare for a successful — and possibly challenging — year ahead with useful back-to-school teacher gifts.

COVID-19 has prompted many changes for schools this fall. Children may be learning from home, in a classroom or a mix of both. They’ll adjust much easier if their teachers are confident and equipped with helpful supplies!

10 welcome back-to-school gifts for teachers

Calling all school administrators, PTOs and others who support educators! Show you care and boost school pride with these top 10 teacher gifts, bulk-priced to fit your budget. Our team of experts are ready to print your school name, mascot or inspiring message on these practical back-to-school items:

1. Face masks

custom face masks for teachers

Keep your staff safe and united with customized face masks. This school year will be different and mandatory face masks may be the norm. Make the best of it by personalizing face masks for teachers with an inspirational message or your school mascot. We have a great selection of pre-printed face masks in themes such as patriotic and geometric. Solid colors and blank face masks are available, too!

We also carry a great selection of neck gaiters! We offer two sizes and lots of colors and designs. Our ordering process makes it incredibly easy to add your company logo.

2. Water bottles

school water bottles

Reduce the spread of germs by giving each teacher a customized water bottle printed with your school’s name. Our large 32 oz. Water Bottles have nine lid color options to match your school theme. Bigger bottles mean fewer trips to the water fountain! Delivery is free on all of our low-cost plastic water bottles.

We also have budget-friendly sports bottles for students. Our customized 20 oz. Colored Plastic Sports and Bike Bottle costs about $1 each (delivery included) when ordering more than 200 for elementary and high school kids.

3. Ceramic mugs

custom mugs for schools

Start your staff’s day off right with a personalized coffee mug for their morning joe. Our best-selling 13 oz. Ceramic Campfire Mugs and 11 oz. Full-Color Ceramic Mugs are priced to fit your school district’s budget. You’ll find an array of popular styles and fun surprises!

4. Tote bags

custom tote bags for schools

Teachers, counselors and office personnel will appreciate a custom tote bag to keep hand sanitizer, face masks, cleaning wipes and other items to fight COVID-19. Tote bags with school names will show pride in your district when taken to the grocery, library and other places in the community. Our Polypropylene Budget Shopper Tote Bags are very affordable and available in eight popular colors. Two-Tone Tote Bags let you show off your school colors with reinforced handles and a matching bottom insert!

5. Lunch bags

back to school teacher gift lunch bags

Customized lunch bags are making a big splash this year with concerns about nutrition and safety. Educators won’t mind packing leftovers or their favorite sandwich in our roomy Six Pack Budget Lunch Cooler Bag. Your school mascot will look great on any of the dozens of insulated lunch bags and coolers we offer in trendy colors.

6. Pens

custom pens

What can I say … promotional pens are a must for all schools! Your teachers need them. Office staff can’t live without them. Students love them and so do their parents. No need to share pens or germs. Order bulk-priced Rosey Twin Pens for as low as 15 cents each and share school spirit instead!

7. Lanyards

lanyards for teachers back to school gifts

Keep your staff safe with school lanyards that display IDs and keycards. Choose from more than 60 lanyard colors, four widths, and numerous attachments to fit everyone’s needs. Our best-selling 3/4″ Economy Polyester Lanyard is one of many styles that can be paired with badge holders, breakaway releases and swivel hooks.

Keep face masks handy with our Mask Lanyard-Double Bulldog Clip. Clip your face mask to the bulldog clips on your lanyard and always have it within reach! This is perfect for teachers and administrators who take their face masks off and on frequently.

8. Sticky notes

custom school sticky notes

Promote organizational skills by giving your staff customized sticky notes and pens. These aren’t your ordinary sticky notes! Our selection includes favorites such as Pocket Neon Sticky Flags, Conference Buddy Memo Sets and Wooden Look Notepad Sets. Your staff will appreciate these practical gifts!

9. Stress balls

stress balls

Let your educators squeeze their anxiety away! Personalized stress balls can be the recess teachers need to calm themselves in any situation. Coaches will love the football, bowling, tennis and other sports stress balls printed with your school name. We also offer food and drink, animals, people, transportation and healthcare stress balls.

10. Portfolios and Padfolios

custom school portfolios

Custom portfolios and padfolios make it easy for teachers and administrators to keep notes, business cards and personal items close at hand. Have your school mascot debossed on our Leather Grain Padfolio or Leatherette Padfolio as a special achievement award!

Don’t wait for the school bell to ring!

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It’s important to support our educators and give them the items they need for a successful year. So give your staff a hearty “Welcome back to school!” with a gift of gratitude and school spirit. Running behind? Many back-to-school items are available with rush production and shipping!

Have a great year!

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