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30 Unique PE Teacher Gifts To Fit Any Budget

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On their feet all day and often doing workouts alongside the kids, every PE teacher deserves heartfelt gifts of appreciation. These teachers are an absolute treasure. I feel like they were the “fun” kids in school—always rounding up other kids for games or races across the playground. And as anyone with a wonderful PE teacher in their life knows, they totally transferred that recreationalist attitude right into their job as a teacher.

We’ve gathered up a list of quality, thoughtful PE teacher gifts that will fit any budget and show your gratitude, whether it’s for creating core memories with a huge parachute for elementary students or coaching a varsity volleyball team at the state finals. Go, team!

Quick tip: Check your school’s gift policy before giving; some prohibit homemade treats and/or gifts over a certain monetary value.

1. Thank-you note

Card for a PE teacher that says Thanks for Keeping Our School Moving and Grooving.
We Are Teachers

Ask any teacher: We love a kind note. Grab this free printable one to give on its own or with one of the PE teacher gifts below.

Get it: Free Printable Teacher Thank-You Cards

2. Amazon eGift card or other gift card

Amazon gift card
Amazon

Gift cards are the best way to ensure that teachers really get what they want. (Plus, Amazon eGift cards are super easy and give the option to send a thank-you note via email right away!)

Buy it: Amazon e-Gift Card at Amazon; Target Gift Card at Target

3. Personalized whistle

A personalized whistle for PE teachers
Etsy

We love that this whistle doesn’t just have space for the teacher’s name—it has space for a sport and school name too. Perfect for after a single season or even as a retirement gift.

Buy it: Personalized whistle at Etsy

4. PE shirt

PE teacher shirt
Etsy

Isn’t this what PE is all about?

Buy it: It’s a Good Day shirt at Etsy

5. Comfy sneakers (group gift)

Allbirds sneakers
Allbirds

Looking for group gifts for PE teachers? Enter Allbirds. In addition to being stylish, Allbirds are unbelievably comfortable. I wore my Allbirds throughout my pregnancy—including around the house, because toward the end they actually felt better than being barefoot.

Buy it: Wool Runner Mizzles at Allbirds

6. Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds (group gift)

Powerbeats Pro Wireless earbuds
Amazon

With their sleek ear pieces, these earbuds won’t fall off even when a PE teacher is demonstrating a burpee or getting hit by an errant dodgeball. (And if you’re saying to yourself, “Why would a PE teacher have earbuds in while teaching?”—have you heard how loud a PE class can be?!)

Buy it: Powerbeats at Amazon

7. Peloton membership (via Apple gift card)

Apple Gift card
Apple

The Peloton app has a huge range of classes way beyond cycling. They offer downloadable classes in meditation, yoga, running, stretching, cardio, and other fun fitness methods that don’t require any additional equipment. With an Apple gift card, teachers can download the app and sign up for the length of membership they want.

Buy it: Apple Gift Card at Apple

8. W&P ceramic insulated bottle

Insulated bottle
Amazon

It’s giving celebratory confetti at the end of a marathon. And weird old gym floor. And ’90s workout leotard. This bottle is everyone’s dream, but particularly a PE teacher’s.

Buy it: W&P Insulated Bottle at Amazon

9. Super-comfy bubble slides

Bubble slides
Amazon

These cloud-like massage slides will be a treat when PE teachers get to relax at the end of a long day. Don’t they look like little tennis or golf balls?

Buy it: Ultra Cushioned Bubble Slides at Amazon

10. FabFitFun box

FabFitFun box
FabFitFun

Who doesn’t love an extended present? FabFitFun collects beauty and lifestyle products (like makeup samples, candles, workout leggings, etc.) from great brands and sends them to subscribers in seasonal boxes. They’re a fun way to treat a beloved PE teacher or coach to a year’s subscription as a group gift, or you can give them as a single box.

Buy it: FabFitFun box at FabFitFun

11. Gift certificate to a local spa

Photo of woman at spa
Getty

Support a local business and treat your PE teacher? Win-win!

Buy it: Spafinder Gift Card at Spafinder

12. This pretty sweatproof necklace

A sweatproof necklace for PE teachers
Hey Harper

Classic, simple, and understated, this necklace will be a wardrobe staple. And it won’t get tarnished!

Buy it: Heart Necklace at Hey Harper

13. A cooling hat

Cooling hat
Amazon

A hat that cools when it’s wet? Thanks, I’ll take four.

Buy it: Mission hat at Amazon

14. Epsom bath salts

bath salts
Amazon

Dr. Teal’s has tons of bath solutions, but the Pre & Post-Workout and Soothe & Sleep combo sounds like it was made for a PE teacher’s weeknight.

Buy it: Dr. Teal’s Epsom salts at Amazon

15. Personalized school spirit sweatshirt

Green shirt with varsity lettering that says Legacy Eagles.
Etsy

With its sporty varsity lettering and customizable colors and lettering, this sweatshirt will be an instant favorite.

Buy it: School Spirit Sweatshirt at Etsy

16. A treasure chest of healthy snacks

healthy snacks
Amazon

OK, but have you had Bada Bean, Bada Boom? Or Boom Chicka Pop popcorn? Or Bobo’s? So. Good. Bring any PE teacher (actually, any teacher) a cornucopia of snacks like this and it’ll feel like they won the lottery. (Are they still healthy if you eat seven snacks in one sitting? Asking for a friend.)

Buy it: Healthy snack gift box at Amazon

17. Decorative storage basket

decorative basket
Target

I’m about to tell you one of my gift-giving secrets: Instead of using gift wrap or a gift bag, stick your gift in a cute basket. Where else would you possibly put the aforementioned snacks other than this delightful little storage nugget?

Buy it: Basket at Target

18. Personalized water bottle

Travel tumbler for PE teacher
Etsy

You can never have too many tumblers. Especially not a personalized one that’s so cute they will squeal.

Buy it: Personalized Teacher Tumbler at Etsy

19. Gift card for athleisure wear

Outdoor voices sweatshirt and sweatpants
Outdoor Voices

I’m not jealous of the workload of PE teachers with classes of 50-plus kids. I am, however, jealous that they get to don athleisure wear for school. Both of these brands carry stylish, comfy, size-inclusive athletic wear—Outdoor Voices also carries men’s clothing!

Buy it: Athleta gift card | Outdoor Voices gift card

20. Convertible mini backpack/cross-body bag

mini backpack for PE teachers
Amazon

This little AirMesh bag is the perfect alternative to lugging around a huge duffel because it can be worn as a mini backpack, or if you’re one of the cool kids now, a small cross-body. Gift it on its own or fill it with the next item on this list. …

Buy it: Adidas convertible bag at Amazon

21. RXBAR protein bar variety pack

RXBAR variety pack
Amazon

Protein bars! These RXBARs are tasty and portable, and they also have all their (very simple) ingredients listed on the front of each package. Goodbye, 10 a.m. hunger gurgles.

Buy it: RX bar variety pack at Amazon

22. Foot spa bath massager

Massaging foot spa
Amazon

Are you ready for a four-part gift curation? Here we go. First up, a bath and massager for tired feet. Which for PE teachers are their forever feet.

Buy it: Foot spa massager at Amazon

23. Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak

Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak
Amazon

This is a foot soak specifically for softening calluses and soothing tired feet. However, we also love this lavender one and this fruity sampler. Your PE teacher deserves both as gifts, right?

Buy it: Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak at Amazon

24. Peppermint foot lotion

Peppermint foot cream
Amazon

You should probably buy this fabulous-smelling lotion three-pack so you can give one to your favorite PE teacher and keep two for yourself. (Wink-wink.)

Buy it: Peppermint Foot Lotion at Amazon

25. Cozy socks

Barefoot Dreams cozy socks
Amazon

In the fourth and final installment of PE teacher foot pampering, we have these absurdly cozy socks. As a cozy sock connoisseur, I can tell you: These are the real deal. (So real I have thrown out old cozy socks so I have more room for these.)

Buy it: Barefoot Dreams socks at Amazon

26. Personalized clipboard

Clear clipboard that is painted with the name Coach Lax and sports balls.
Etsy

Keep them organized when they’re tracking how fast students run a mile or how many crunches they can do in a minute.

Buy it: Personalized Clipboard at Etsy

27. Diffuser

White diffuser with remote
Amazon

Help your PE teacher relax with aromatherapy after a long day in the gym.

Buy it: Diffuser at Amazon

28. Bluetooth speaker

Portable Bluetooth speaker
Amazon

They’ll have the entire PE class moving and grooving with this Bluetooth speaker with built-in subwoofer.

Buy it: Bluetooth Speaker at Amazon

29. Fitness tracker

FitBit Luxe in rose gold.
Amazon

Besides counting steps, Fitbit Luxe helps PE teachers track their breathing rate, heart rate, and more.

Buy it: Fitbit Luxe at Amazon

30. Zipper pouch

Sports zipper pouch that says PE Teacher Chaos Coordinator
Amazon

Chaos coordinator seems like a fitting nickname. How do PE teachers keep all those kids from bouncing off the walls? Fill this zipper pouch survival kit with chocolate, bandages, pens, or other items a PE teacher may need to make it through a chaotic day.

Buy it: Chaos Coordinator Zipper Pouch at Amazon

Looking for more gifts for teachers? Check out these great stocking stuffers for teachers.

Which PE teacher gifts are your favorites? Come share on the We Are Teachers HELPLINE group on Facebook

We've got all the best PE teacher gifts to fit any budget. See our picks for everyone from elementary teachers up to varsity coaches.



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