Gifts for Latin teachers

17 Gifts Your Latin Teacher Will Absolutely Appreciate

Latin..the original language of the Roman Empire. A classically beautiful written and spoken language that has embraced literature, philosophy, medicine and other culturally and legally significant documents known throughout world history. In today’s modern world though, Latin is a dying language. So who better deserves a thoughtful and endearing gift than your Latin teacher, who is endlessly working to keep the language alive? Read on to find that perfect gift.

1. Julius Caesar Pencil Holder

Latin Teacher Gifts Julius Caesar Pencil Holder

Teachers and pencils go hand-in-hand. So why not give that special Latin instructor something that reminds him/her of one of history’s greatest Roman Emperors? Your teacher will be tickled pink with the thought of being able to replicate the great yet brutal leader’s death, especially on days when students just want to give up on learning the nuances of Latin. Affordable, useful, and really something every teacher deserves – a desk-top pencil holder representing the subject matter he/she is really and truly passionate about.

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2. Roman Empress Costume

Latin Teacher Gifts Roman Empress Costume

Chances are, your Latin teacher enjoys those Roman Empire reenactments more than most. A costume is a great way to make her feel powerful and almighty, just as the Roman Empress Fulvia, wife of Mark Antony felt, when she fought against Octavian and occupied Rome. This beautiful dress will capture her heart and make her feel like a true Roman Empress. This gift is also perfect for the teacher whose lessons include theatrical presentations for her students. What better way for students to learn about the origins of Latin than to see their teacher dressed as one of Rome’s most powerful women?

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3. Best Latin Teacher Ever Coffee Mug

Latin Teacher Gifts Mug for Best Latin Teacher Ever

Every teacher needs a great mug and this one is more than ideal for your favorite Latin Teacher. Simple and practical, this mug says all it needs to say: Best Latin Teacher Ever. There is not a teacher in the world who wouldn’t appreciate this as a gift from a student. Add a small gift-card for a coffee or tea store and you’ll have a gift that will have your teacher ready to passionately share his/her love of all things Latin!

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4. Latin Language Casual Shoes

Latin Teacher Gifts Latin Language Casual Shoes

Teachers are on their feet all day providing instruction and sharing their vast knowledge with students. But everyone knows that standing often can take a toll on the feet, so comfortable shoes are a necessity. These cute and comfy shoes are the perfect gift for your Latin teacher. With bright colors, EVA soles and Latin phrases printed on the shoe’s fabric, this is destined to be a unique and fun gift that your teacher will most definitely not soon forget.

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5. Esse Quam Videri (To Be, Rather Than to Seem) Bracelet

Latin Teacher Gifts Esse Quam Videri (To Be, Rather Than to Seem) Bracelet

Teachers have a tough job with tremendous responsibilities. They are accountable for teaching, supporting and motivating their students in an on-going fashion, and this is often a difficult and challenging task. Go ahead and show your Latin teacher a little love and appreciation with a beautiful and charming bracelet adorned with an inspirational Latin expression: Esse quam videri, meaning To be, rather than to seem (to be). Your Latin teacher will be impressed with such a thoughtful and meaningful gift.

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6. Vivant Linguae Mortuae (Long Live Dead Languages) Mug

Latin Teacher Gifts Vivant Linguae Mortuae (Long Live Dead Languages) Mugs

Your extremely dedicated and passionate Latin teacher is keenly aware of the notion that Latin is indeed (and unfortunately), a dying language. Yet, day in and day out, your teacher keeps the beautiful yet antiquated language alive and kicking. This fun and cute coffee and tea mug comes in two different sizes and serves to remind us all that Latin is going to continue living a long and prosperous life…especially if your Latin teacher has anything to say about it.

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7. Roman King Costume

Latin Teacher Gifts Roman King Costume

The Roman kings have often been associated with some of history’s greatest traditions. There are legendary stories of these powerful and religious authoritarians that students continue to study today. Your Latin teacher is probably an expert in this area of history, so if you are looking for an usual gift for your teacher, this just might do the trick. Who doesn’t want to dress up and play the role of Numa Pompilius or Ancus Marcius? It’s very probable that your Latin teacher would!

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8. Custom Portrait

Latin Teacher Gifts Custom Portrait

If you are looking for something incredibly unique and hilariously fun, this is the perfect gift for your Latin Teacher. This gift couldn’t be more simple to create because all you have to do is upload a photo of your teacher and in return, you’ll receive a hand-drawn cartoon portrait of your Latin teacher giving a lesson to his/her students. Any teacher with a sense of humor (and an appreciation of any of the well-known Simpson’s characters) will absolutely approve of and be grateful for this wonderful and customized print.

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9. Latin Proverbs: Wisdom from Ancient to Modern Times

Latin Teacher Gifts Latin Proverbs: Wisdom from Ancient to Modern Times

We all know that teachers love books, especially those that can be used for reference, enjoyment, and aid in the teaching of their students. So why not get your favorite bookworm one that assembles some of the most famous and prolific phrases and sayings documented throughout the history of the Latin language era? This book contains more than a 1000 Latin proverbs and sayings, all translated into English and compiled into one book. Now that is something any Latin teacher and lover of the Latin language can appreciate!

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10. Veni Vidi Amavi (We Came, We Saw, We loved) Necklace

Latin Teacher Gifts Veni Vidi Amavi (We Came, We Saw, We loved) Necklace

Most people believe that when giving gifts, it’s the thought that counts. And while true, it is nice to receive a gift that goes well beyond thought and transpires into something beautiful. A beautiful charm necklace, for example. One that includes a lovely thought written in Latin and engraved onto a silver-plated charm. Your teacher will wear this stunningly simple piece of jewelry with much pride and appreciation. Sometimes it is best to keep things simple and thoughtful, and this gift does exactly that.

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11. I Love Latin Sport Bag

Latin Teacher Gifts I Love Latin Sport Bag

This gift is a no-brainer for your favorite Latin teacher. Cute, colorful and certain to show the world one’s love for all things Latin. Perfect for your teacher to tote books and assignments, tablets, cell phones, or anything else he or she needs to bring to and from class. Sturdy yet lightweight, this bag is designed with the I Love Latin phrase on both sides. Be assured that this gift will bring a smile to even the hardest-to-please teacher when it comes to gift giving.

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12. Tears Of My Latin Students Mug

Latin Teacher Gifts Tears Of My Latin Students Mug

Here is a coffee/tea mug that will get both teachers and students of Latin alike to laugh! Not only does this make a perfect gift to drink from, it is also crafts a wonderful pen/pencil holder for a teacher’s desk. And one that will remind students on a continual basis the love their teacher has for teaching the Latin language. Try this as a gift for your teacher; he or she will not be disappointed if they receive this cute and humorous mug.

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13. Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, Third Edition

Latin Teacher Gifts Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome

Teachers love information and encyclopedias are full of it…so why not consider this as a gift for your Latin teacher? Sometimes it is actually nice to perform research using an old-fashioned encyclopedia rather than the internet to collect information. Remember, Latin teachers appreciate by-gone eras! This book is hard covered and full of colored photographs and text; informative, in-depth and sure to be a hit for your favorite ancient history buff. A must have reference book for any Latin teacher.

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14. Quidquid Latine Dictum Sit Altum Videtur (Anything Said in Latin Seems Profound) T-Shirt

Latin Teacher Gifts Quidquid Latine Dictum Sit Altum Videtur (Anything Said in Latin Seems Profound) T-Shirt

Cicero, Hypatia, Plotinus…some of the most profound philosophers and thinkers of the Roman era. Maybe you have studied such thought-provokers in one of your Latin courses. And maybe you’ve felt enlightened thinking about their discourse. Yes, deep and thought-provoking; your Latin teacher is well-aware. So why not offer a gift that makes light of such enlightened thinkers? Stylish and made from cotton with and available in 2 colors. Remember, Quidquid latine dictum sit altum videtur. Your teacher is bound to agree!

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15. Men’s Leather Roman Soldier Gladiator Sandals

Latin Teacher Gifts Men's Leather Roman Soldier Gladiator Sandals

The Roman Gladiator – a notable fixture in ancient folklore and modern film and entertainment. Professional fighters, brutal combatants, fighting until death; the list goes on and on. In today’s world whereby many warriors protect their feet in metal-toed combat boots, these ancient fighters were as tough as they come, adorning their feet in only leather sandals. Show your Latin teacher a little respect and gift him something that his ancient heroes wore in organized warfare. Roman Gladiator Sandals are sure to get him in fighting spirit!

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16. Roman Goddess of Wisdom Bust Statue

Latin Teacher Gifts Roman Goddess of Wisdom Bust Statue

A goddess is still decidedly admired in modern times. She is highly adored, possesses beauty, strength, intelligence, and inner-peace. We all secretly worship a goddess. But before Beyoncé, there were the Roman goddesses- Juno, Minerva and Venus to name a few; the list is extensive. And we know that many of our Latin teachers can only be defined as goddesses themselves. Why not remind your teacher that she is a modern day goddess? A desk-top statue of Minerva is a perfect gift to do just that.

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17. I Teach Latin I Win T-shirt

Latin Teacher Gifts I Teach Latin I Win T-shirt

Teachers are always winners in the majority of people’s eyes. And most teachers take a certain amount of prideful humility in exposing future generations to knowledge and ultimately, power. Therefore, it is important to remind teachers that yes, they are indeed winners. So what better way to remind them of this sentiment than to surprise your teacher with an I Teach Latin T-shirt? There are several colors to choose from- this is undoubtedly a gift your Latin teacher will love!

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