Hats Off to Amazing Graduates and Teachers!

By Kat La Mantia | April 17 2023 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftBlog

School’s (almost) out for summer, and it’s time to celebrate graduates and the hardworking teachers that got them there!

Wish graduates good luck in their next phase of life, whether they’re graduating from kindergarten or college. For those moving into adulthood, give them something to inspire them on their journey, like Do One Thing Every Day to Change the World, or help them start their new life off right with helpful guides to adulting basics like The Little Book of Cleaning Tips, How to Cook, and How to Unf*ck Your Finances a Little Bit Each Day. For young graduates, celebrate their continuing growth with books like Graduation Mad Libs and First Grade, Here I Come!

And let’s not forget the teachers that put in endless hours of work to shepherd students from the first day of school through to graduation. These everyday heroes mold the minds and hearts of children, yet so often go unappreciated. We’ve all had great teachers we can recall fondly even now, whether they were the teacher that always had funny stories to share, the one who would never dare teach a boring by-the-book lesson, or even that special someone who went above and beyond the call of duty to recognize our individuality.

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up on May 8 – May 12, and it’s the perfect time to tell them thanks for all the hard work they do. Teachers will love The Big Activity Book for Teacher People and What You Taught Me, and young students can tell their favorite teachers how much they appreciate them with Thank You, Teacher from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and A Letter to My Teacher.

Find more of our favorite gifts for teachers and graduates below!


Teacher Appreciation – Gifts

Teacher Appreciation – Children’s

Teacher Appreciation – Out of Print

Gifts for Grads

Adulting Starter Pack

Children’s Graduation Titles

The Big Activity Book for Teacher People
A hilarious, relatable way to honor the everyday heroes we all know and love, with illustrated laugh-out-loud activities and journaling prompts.
$18.00 US
Apr 12, 2022
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
144 Pages

What You Taught Me
A Celebration of Lessons Learned
A beautiful gift book to show appreciation to the teachers, coaches, mentors or people in your life that taught you a life lesson.
$14.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
5-1/4 x 7-1/2
128 Pages

Lessons Learned and Cherished
The Teacher Who Changed My Life
A giftable collection of essays from celebrity contributors celebrating the great work of teachers or a teacher they admire, curated by ABC News journalist Deborah Roberts. Contributors include Oprah Winfrey, Jenna Bush Hager, Robin Roberts, Brooke Shields, Octavia Spencer, Rachael Ray, Misty Copeland, and more.
$26.99 US
May 02, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
192 Pages
Andscape Books

52 Lists Planner Undated 12-month Monthly/Weekly Spiralbound Planner with Pocket s (Black Floral)
Includes Prompts for Well-Being, Reflection, Personal Growth, and Daily Gratitude
From the author of the 52 Lists series comes a fresh new edition of the 52 Lists perpetual planner, with a new cover, new divider photos and quotes, new illustrations, and new stickers!
$30.00 US
Nov 10, 2020
6 x 8-1/4
Stationery & Accessories
320 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Call Me Ishmael Postcards
Sentence Diagrams of Great Literary Quotes
From Pride and Prejudice to Peter Pan, these postcards feature the opening lines from beloved works of adult and children's fiction--diagrammed according to the old-school Reed-Kellogg system. The 12 designs repeat for a total of 24 postcards, which are bound in a mini hardcover book, making this a perfect gift for book lovers, college students, writers, and more.
$12.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
6 x 4-1/4
24 Pages
Clarkson Potter

A Letter to My Teacher
A Teacher Appreciation Gift
In a poignant and heartfelt letter, an exuberant former student who had difficulty reading reminisces about her ever-patient second grade teacher.
$18.99 US
Apr 04, 2017
11 x 9
40 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 4-8 years

Thank You, Teacher from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Show your teachers how much you appreciate them in this colorful book of thanks featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
$9.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
5-1/2 x 6-3/4
32 Pages
World of Eric Carle
Age 3-6 years

My Teacher and Me
The perfect gift to say thank you to a very special teacher!
$6.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
9-3/4 x 9
32 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 3-7 years

Dr. Seuss's Oh, What I've Learned: Thanks to My TEACHERS!
Say thank you to a teacher with this small hardcover gift book featuring art by Dr. Seuss! An ideal choice in place of a greeting card, this keepsake includes unrhymed lines of appreciation for the many different ways that teachers help shape our lives!
$8.99 US
May 03, 2022
5-1/2 x 6-3/4
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 7 and up

My Teacher Is the Best!
From the bestselling author of the hugely popular Kindergarten, Here I Come! comes an ode to that special teacher in every young child's life!
$8.99 US
Mar 29, 2022
5-3/4 x 5-1/2
32 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 4-8 years

Carpe Every Diem
The Best Graduation Advice from More Than 100 Commencement Speeches : A Graduation Book
A thoughtfully curated, cleverly designed keepsake that distills the wisdom of all those powerful commencement speakers--from Barack Obama and Gloria Steinem to Kermit the Frog--into the best advice for grads of all ages.
$13.99 US
Mar 23, 2021
6 x 6
128 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Oh, The Meetings You'll Go To!
A Parody
Every young grad needs this fun, snarky primer for the real world.
$22.00 US
Apr 18, 2017
8 x 10-7/8
48 Pages

Excellent Advice for Living
Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier
“One hundred years from now, when so much of the nonsense of our age is forgotten, people will still remember Kevin Kelly and his wisdom.” —Seth GodinWise, practical, optimistic life advice from author and leading technology thinker Kevin Kelly
$28.00 US
May 02, 2023
5 x 7
224 Pages

Stuff Every Graduate Should Know
A Handbook for the Real World
From the bestselling series of handy how-to guides comes a book for young adults taking their first steps into the Real World.
$10.99 US
Mar 22, 2016
3-1/2 x 5-3/4
144 Pages
Quirk Books

Dear Grad
Words of Wisdom and Encouragement for Your Next Journey
Timely and inspiring advice for graduates entering their next phase of life in today’s uncertain world, featuring remarks from iconic cultural figures and celebrities alongside student voices.
$19.99 US
Apr 27, 2021
6 x 8
160 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Little Book of Money
A Guide to Managing Your Finances, Building Your Wealth, & Investing in Yourself
No need to stress about your finances anymore with The Little Book of Money. This easy and compact guide provides a multitude of practical tips and tricks for achieving financial prosperity, improving your overall wealth and reinvesting in yourself.
$12.95 US
Apr 11, 2023
5 x 7
96 Pages

Good Housekeeping Home Skills
Master Your Domain with Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges
A practical and attractive handbook with more than 850 essential life skills to get anything done faster and easier
$25.00 US
Mar 15, 2022
6-1/8 x 8-1/2
224 Pages
Hearst Home

Tasty Adulting
All Your Faves, All Grown Up: A Cookbook
BuzzFeed's Tasty turns to foundational meals for young cooks who are just starting out with 75 fun, trendsetting recipes that are quick, easy, and totally doable.
$21.00 US
Nov 10, 2020
7 x 9
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter

I Adulted at Work!
Essential Stickers for Hardworking and Home-Working Grown-Ups
A sequel to the extremely popular I Adulted: Stickers for Grown-Ups, I Adulted at Work! is a whimsically illustrated book containing 250 removable stickers that congratulate supposed grown-ups on a job well done . . . or at least a job done.
$14.95 US
Feb 09, 2021
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
66 Pages

The Road Trip Book
1001 Drives of a Lifetime
Never before have so many driving itineraries been profiled within one illustrated volume. This visually stunning compendium contains in-depth information about 1,001 evocatively illustrated scenic drives from around the world, for the audience that made 1001 Places to See Before You Die a bestseller.
$36.95 US
Mar 13, 2018
6-3/8 x 8-3/8
960 Pages

Graduation Day!
A Kindergarten Graduation Gift
It's time to graduate Kindergarten in this Step 1 Reader featuring the family from Pumpkin Day!, Apple Picking Day!, and all the DAY books.
$5.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
6 x 9
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-6 years

The Night Before Kindergarten Graduation
It's time to celebrate kindergarten graduation in Natasha Wing's best-selling series featuring rhyming text in the style of the classic Clement C. Moore holiday poem.
$5.99 US
Apr 09, 2019
8 x 8
32 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 4-6 years

Graduation Mad Libs
World's Greatest Word Game
Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and a great gift for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories about grads of all ages. Put on your cap and NOUN because it’s time to celebrate in style with Graduation Mad Libs. With 21 “fill-in-the-blank” stories about final exams, the last day of school, and of course, graduation parties, this book is jam-packed with hours of fun. Play alone, in a group, or with your favorite teacher or professor. Mad Libs are a fun family activity recommended for ages 8 to NUMBER.
$4.99 US
Mar 24, 2005
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years

Junie B. Jones #17: Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl
Barbara Park's beloved, New York Times Bestselling Junie B. Jones series gets a fresh new look with this bright, bold repackage!
$5.99 US
May 08, 2001
5-3/16 x 7-5/8
80 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 6-9 years

Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go! Coloring Book
A Celebration of New Beginnings
Celebrate new beginnings with Dr. Seuss! Featuring designs and patterns based on the best-selling Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, this coloring book for all ages is the perfect way to relax and exercise your imagination.
$15.99 US
Nov 24, 2020
10 x 10
80 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 7 and up