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18 Gift Ideas for the Professor Who Wrote Your Letter of Recommendation

THOSE WHO OPEN THE DOOR TO THE FUTURE: Thank you gifts for the professor who wrote your letter of recommendation

Writing a letter of recommendation is a process that requires knowing well the student. Not just as the name of the person who attended the classes and got all A’s, but as a person who took the time to get to know the professor and vice versa. It is a pleasure and honor for the professor to help a good student make a next step to the future, and get admitted into a good college or grad school.

However, it is a task that requires time, dedication, and creativity. Also, it is a task that can change the life of a student and be a deciding element in the selection process. With this carefully written and crafted letter, a professor has a big impact on the dream and career of one person. If your professor’s recommendation letter opened the doors you dreamed of, you probably feel immense gratitude. You can express your appreciation through small and symbolic gifts that will cheer up your professor, and make him keep writing those amazing recommendation letters.

Gifts for Professors Writing Letters of Recommendation

Thank You Candle
While helping a student to reach his dream college is an act that will carry endless gratitude, that appreciation gift doesn’t need to be pompous or luxurious. A simple, subtle, yet thoughtful detail will be enough to show how significant are such acts. This tender, jeweled candle will bring the warm scents to any interior, setting the atmosphere for relaxing and soothing moments after work or any stressful event. This makes for a kind, yet non-intrusive gift which is ideal for a cause like this, and it will make a day so much better for your dear professor.
Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket
What makes a morning perfect? Coffee - it is just the right start of every day. But having the opportunity to choose a different taste, origin or blend would make waking up much more exciting. If you have noticed that your professor is a coffee lover, this gift basket will be a pleasant and delicious surprise. These unique flavors will give a special touch to the brewing experience of every coffee gourmet. Having this in mind, you can be sure that your professor will be in awe of this basket’s variety, and he will be able to taste a different coffee during each new recommendation letter writing.
Tea Sampler Box
Some are coffee addicts, but some just crave a good, hot tea to enjoy in peaceful moments. Is there anything that compares with taking time to indulge in healthy, and tasty tea while reminiscing or contemplating? With this tea sampler with 11 flavors, you can afford that experience for your professor. Also, you get to express how much it means for you the time he took to increase your chances of entering the best college and having bigger odds in a good life.
Thank You Gourmet Cookies
Are you thinking about a gift in the form of a tasty surprise that your professor will also be able to share with the class or loved ones? This delicious basket with the individually wrapped cookies will speak for you and express how thankful you are. Food is always the right path to saying thank you, and these cookies will be your little helpers on that path. With a lot of effort put into the sweet packaging, they will make your professor enjoy and it will brighten up his day.
You Make a Profound Difference - Appreciation Starfish Story Key Chain
Inspired by a story of a young man who was picking up starfish as the tide went out so they wouldn’t die, this key-chain gift set is a reminder that one simple act makes a difference in someone’s life. Just as one letter forever affected your life, giving it a better course. With this gift, you will also make a difference for your professor, by reminding him of the weight of his acts and the importance he makes in the students’ lives. The card allows you to write a personalized message and write what makes you so deeply grateful.
Engraved Pen
If your sensibility goes in the direction of a classic, elegant, and mindful gift, a personalized pen might be what you are looking for. This engraved pen allows you to write the name of your professor, or a short message of gratitude up to the 25 characters. It won’t fade or wear-off, making it a durable gift unchallenged by time. While it will express your thankfulness, this classy pen can also be the tool your professor will use in smoothly writing the future recommendation letters.
Creative Magnetic Pen
Being a professor is a job that can be a source of immense inspiration and meaningfulness, but it is not always as easy as it is generous. Some days will cause stress, and the need to increase problem-solving skills. Your professor is not an exception. Help him overcome the daily obstacles with these creative toys meant to alleviate stress and improve the imagination and intelligence. This multi-function pen, can create more amazing recommendation letters, and also shapes that will awake the artistic spirit in your professor.
Refillable Notebook
For the thoughts, plans, schedules, ideas, and stories. A vintage journal who is waiting to soak in words and letters will be the perfect gratitude gift for your dear professor. With this warm and delicate aesthetics, it will create an instant need to fill the aged-looking pages made of quality, thick paper. This is a memorable and inspiring gift perfect for those professors who enjoy writing, while also motivating the students with grand ideas.
Wooden Mail Organizer Desktop with Block Calendar
In case you are looking for a very distinctive and practical gift, then you might need one that can be used on a daily level for various items, details, and notebooks. This cute, wooden organizer has many functions because, besides the drawers, it also has a set of calendar blocks that will never let your professor forget a deadline. The charming design is accompanied by the usefulness, as this organizer will provide space for all the little things and eliminate the mess.
Professor Appreciation Necklace
The little, symbolic, and stylish gifts that can fit any occasion are those you can never go wrong with. A gentle necklace with a classic design will refresh your professor’s daily style, and thanks to its lightness and elegance, it will blend well in every event. If you think the necklace itself is not enough, it comes with a sweet message of a profound thankfulness that will speak for you. This is that kind of appreciation gift that can accompany your professor wherever she goes, providing her with a reminder of how she managed to affect someone’s life.
Knight Pen Holder
As the master wishes, always at your disposal. Those might be the words this classy pen holder would say when meeting its new owner. Your professor is probably surrounded by pens, pencils, and other office tools that help the job be done as efficiently as possible. Not being able to find a pen when the words need to pour, might break that process. Make sure your professor always has a pen ready to keep writing recommendation letters that will open many more doors. However, this pen holder doesn’t discriminate, it can hold even the toothbrush if it's what the master want.
Gold Apple
It is challenging to find a small, appropriate, and expressive gift. It would be so much easier if there was a reward for the best teacher. But there is, and this ceramic gold apple is here to confirm it. This apple will explicitly show your gratitude and what one recommendation letter meant to you, and your life direction. It is light enough to evoke a smile and cheer up your professor. Thanks to its unique aesthetic, it will be a perfect office decor and a sign of your professor’s capabilities for all the future students.
Ocean Zen Garden
Make your professor smile all through the workday with a dash of the beach freedom. With this zen sandbox, you will provide more than just a gift. It’s an escape and relaxation experience that will give life to the mundanity of an office and stress relief after a day full of responsibilities. Your professor will also be able to use it as a classroom decor that will put students at ease, and provide them with a feeling of peacefulness.
Thanks for helping me grow Bookmark
While a recommendation letter starts just as a tool that will be proof of your achievements and credibility, it can become a life-changing element that will develop you as a person. That means that one professor, one hour of writing, and one letter can help to start a new life chapter. Show to your professor that that is exactly what the recommendation letter did for you - entering the right college gave you a chance to evolve into a better person. With this bookmark, you can show how one kind act made you and your career grow.
Severus Snape First Impressions Ornament
Is your professor, by any chance, a Harry Potter fan, especially enthusiastic about his relationship with Severus Snape? If the answer is a firm yes, you’ve found yourself a gift! This Hallmark ornament will play the dialogue during Harry’s first potions class that will point at the future student-professor relationship with Snape. Connect his love towards this movie classic with his passion for teaching and helping others. Give a bit of nostalgia while also showing gratitude to your favorite professor.
Best Professor Ever Mug
If you prefer to stick with a simple, yet striking gift, this mug will be your friend. It is an ideal gift for any occasion, and this one is not an exception, especially with these thankful and reassuring words. This mug is low-key yet powerful, and it likes to hang out with coffee, juice, water... whatever is your professor’s cup of tea. Besides, it likes to add a difference to every desk or counter by being the carrier of a powerful message, which is what will make your professor’s day.
Starbucks Gift Card
The world needs more coffee, and so does your professor. It helps to stay awake amid the most stressful days and completing the tasks. One coupon can solve at least one of those problems by giving access to more coffee. With this Starbucks gift card, you can express your gratitude in an easy and tasty way, without the risk of being pretentious or over the top. It is a simple and smooth gift that turns into delicious coffee, while also expressing the gratitude for you.
Tiny Expressions Thanks a Latte Coffee Gift Card Holders
If you believe that a Starbucks gift card would feel lonely as the only gift, then give it a company. These gift card holders come in a cute design, with the place to write your message and attach the card. They are not just a cute idea, but also an appreciative detail that can speak for you and provide your dear professor with a warm experience and relaxing moments. While it might seem like a small thing, it's the intention that matters, and your professor will be delighted to see the strength of his acts.