The Best Teacher Owned Brands To Shop This Holiday Season

The holiday season spurs a special time of year when we go above and beyond to find that special gift for those on our list. This year, why not find that gift from a company owned by an educator. Whether its something to help them start their day like a custom coffee mug or a candle etched with an extra special compliment, these teacher owned brands are sure to deliver the perfect gift. 


Apple of their Eye

For the person on your list in love with fabulous coffee mugs

This group of 4 teachers began designing and selling hand painted 10 ounce coffee mugs! Not only do they have a gallery of teacher-loved designs, they will also attempt to accommodate your mug design requests in any way possible.



For the person on your list you want to compliment with an extra special gift

Compliment specializes in jewelry and home accessories. Every product in the shop provides a personalized way to say “I love you,” “You are special to me,” or “I’m thinking of you.”  Melissa, the Founder and Creative Director of Compliment, also donates a percentage of every sale to scholarships for young high-school women.

Edupreneur Today

For the educator on your list contemplating career change

Edupreneur Today specializes in creating resources for educators seeking flexible work schedules and earning extra income while in the classroom. Founded by Kiana, former middle school teacher passionate about helping teachers love their work, the resources are designed for today’s Edupreneur. On the site you can find popular blog content, free downloadables, courses, and customized career coaching.


Elementary Box

For the teacher on your list who swoons over subscription boxes

The Elementary Box is an Austin based subscription box co-founded by Mary DeRosa, a former elementary school teacher. After teaching in the classroom for several years, Mary was inspired to use her background in education and knowledge of “teaching culture” to make teachers’ lives easier, remind them of how appreciated they are, and support learning in the elementary classroom on a greater scale.


Maria Dismondy, Inc

For the person on your list passionate about character education

Maria writes books that make a difference. Unfortunately, bullying has become a major problem in the United States. Maria’s books are meant to empower children to positively handle tough situations through their timeless messages. Teachers looking to add character development to their classroom library will be thrilled with her offerings.

School Girl Style

For the teacher on your list who wants to add pizzaz to the classroom School Girl Style specializes in classroom décor for the uber stylish teacher. Melanie is the creator of the popular teaching blog and online shop. She inspires teachers with her beautiful designs and stylish classroom decor.


See Jane Teach

For the teacher on your list who wants to get organized

Chandra Jane is the creator of The Teacher Anchor™, a system that serves to keep teachers organized and intentional in the classroom. It is customizable to fit the individual needs of each classroom. Also because it’s completely customizable, you can use the Teacher Anchor™ in a variety of ways that would best fit your unique classroom setting. It’s about making the most out of each day and always focusing on what matters most.

Sheila Jane Teaching

For the teacher on your list who wants their happy back

Sheila always envisioned a place where she could go to get positivity and inspiration; a place interested in my teaching wellness, the longevity of my career and teaching happiness. In Teach Happy Membership, she’s created a vault of videos, audio and resources that inspire teaching.


Supplies By Teachers

For the teacher or teacherprenur on your list in need of new supplies to finish the school year

When a heart in teaching and an obsession for office supplies collided, Supplies for Teachers, was born. The idea for the niche of online shopping was originally designed to help teachers prep their classrooms and is now a thriving website that allows teachers to order supplies with one click and have them shipped to your doorstep.

Having a great time at the #waslaconference! @treehouse_books @readsidebyside #iteachreading #teachersfollowteachers

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Teacher Tees

For the T-Shirt loving teacher on your list

This company was started with one simple goal in mind, to provide stylish, affordable tees and totes designed with educators in mind. Each product is made from fabric that wears well and can be dressed both up and down. Prices range from $18.00-$25.00 depending on the design and style of tee!

Have a fabulous Friday!! #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteachtoo #teacher_tees

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WAM! Book Bundles

for the teacher or mama on a quest for diverse children’s book delivered to her doorstep monthly

WAM! Book Bundle is a monthly subscription service providing diverse children’s books to young book lovers ages 3 to 8. Book bundles, containing 2-3 brand new books, are conveniently delivered right to your doorsteps each month.

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”-Neil Gaiman 📚❤️📚 📷: @andreabuman

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Write Stuff Chicks

for the fashionista on your list who loves all things trendy

Wright Stuff Chicks  provides trendy tees and gifts .  They offer tees, jewelry , and products that we know will be loved and adored.

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