Whether it’s the holiday season or because a school year is winding down -- or for National Teacher Day in May -- parents and students may want to pick up a little token of appreciation for the teachers who've worked so hard to nurture and enlighten. Here are some special gifts to acknowledge educators' efforts. All are $20 or less, and many are $10 or less.
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When it comes to wrong answers, seasoned teachers may think they've seen it all. But this humorous paperback reminds them that incorrect answers know no bounds. Teachers will delight in just how spectacular some failures can be.
Price: $13 | Buy iton Amazon
The "Inspiration for Teachers" edition of the classic "Chicken Soup" series includes 101 stories from teachers and from students expressing their thanks. Let a favorite teacher know they're making a difference with a book honoring their service.
Price: $14 | Buy it on Amazon
Retro is in, and you can help a teacher be the hippest -- and best-organized -- in school with this desk tidier. It's got compartments to hold everything from push pins to paper clips and doubles as a tape dispenser. It might even teach future students what a cassette is.
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Add a teacher's name to this 100 percent cotton tote with reinforced straps. It's machine washable and has plenty of room for books, tests, and supplies -- a hardworking bag for a hardworking educator, decorated with appreciative words in the shape of the classic apple.
Price: $20 | Buy it on Amazon
"Great work!" "Fantastic!" "Excellent!" Teachers have been inspiring students with words such as these for generations. With these self-inking stamps, teachers no longer have to write them out by hand. Each stamp is good for more than 30,000 impressions and can leave a lasting impression on a student.