One Sharp Teacher Gift Idea

With us both being teachers, we thought it might be cool to do a joint post together on the top 10 gifts to give teachers. I mean, everyone has a teacher in their life whether it be your child’s teacher, or your mom, aunt, brother, or friend. And with Christmas approaching and college graduations occurring, now is a great time for gift ideas! So we got to thinking about this plan for a blog post.

Until something happened.

We received our pencil sharpeners in the mail. No longer was there a need for a top 10 list. We didn’t want to waste our time with numbers 10-2. So we’re just going to tell you the top item. If you haven’t guessed it, it’s the classroom friendly pencil sharpener!

Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener

We had heard about this pencil sharpener in different ways. Leslie had seen the sharpener in reviews on blogs over the summer. Julia had heard about it by word of mouth. Someone in her school had one, and news about the amazing pencil sharpener spread through the halls. So we decided we’d like to try it out.

Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener

We are glad we did!

We love this pencil sharpener because:
  • You know when to stop sharpening. The handle looses resistance.
  • It’s quick! It takes about 12 seconds to sharpen a brand new pencil, and 5 to sharpen a dull or broken pencil!
  • It’s dependable. Same results every time.
  • The pencils are incredibly sharp.
  • It’s small and attractive. :)
  • It can be bolted to your table.
  • It doesn’t overheat like an electric one.

Top Teacher Gift of 2012!

Here are some reactions we received from our students:

  • “Whoa!”
  • “That sharpener’s better than the other one.”
  • “Cool.”
  • “That’s so sharp!”
  • “I’m going to ask Santa for a pencil sharpener like that!”
  • and a LOT of ::::::::gasp:::::::::

Collectively we’ve had about 8 pencil sharpeners in our classrooms over the past 5 years. We are glad to say we’ve finally found one that we are happy with! We recommend it to any teacher, or to any person buying a present for a teacher this holiday season! And teachers, go ahead and pin it to your wish list on Pinterest. (And then if you don’t get one this holiday season… go ahead and order one. You’ll be glad you did!)

To get your pencil sharpener visit Troy (a teacher himself!) at Classroom Friendly Supplies!

Happy Sharpening!

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  1. Tanya watson says:

    I absolutely love mine and my students do too! Just don’t sharpen colored pencils n it and you’ll have a great time with it!

  2. This is so cute Leslie and Julia. I’m not a teacher but I want this one!

  3. I actually have one of these with a rabbit on the side juggling carrots.

  4. Does it come with the attachment to bolt it to the table?

  5. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Can you give us some ideas on gifts for their friends and teachers. Many schools will not allow any food or candy. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    • Sure! I LOVE stabilo pens. They are great for grading papers and come in many different colors. They are also great for doodling. Some other ideas are highlighters, notepads, coffee thermoses, and clorox wipes. Those are things I can never have too many of!

  6. Huh, that’s awesome! I found this way too late for Christmas, but it might make a great give for end of school too! Thanks!

  7. Such a cool idea! I haven’t been in school for a while, but enjoy doing a lot of my writing in a notebook with a pencil. This sounds really helpful!

  8. I think this is hilarious–I always have inferior broken pencil sharpeners. I don’t really want to replace them, though, because students always stand in the middle of what I’m about to say with a pencil sharpening emergency. It’s not cool.

  9. Most of my friends are EDU majors. With Graduation coming up I’m glad I saw this for a gift idea! Cute post.

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