Bring your classroom teacher something special with this holiday gift guide for teachers. Our teachers work so hard all year and it's so important that we show our teacher appreciation. As a teacher myself, I always appreciate the teacher love and kindness during the holiday season. Here's my go-to holiday gift guide for teachers.
Holiday Gift Guide for Teachers
Aqua Yeti cup
The Aqua Yeti cup is proven to keep cold beverages cold and hot beverages hot for a significantly longer time than your average cup. It’s made of 18/8 stainless steel with DuraCoat Color Technology for long-lasting wear and use – and this turquoise color would look just lovely on any teacher’s desk. Truth be told, I've had mine for over a year and I love it.
Baby it’s cold outside…and often inside when you work in a school. This scarf would serve a teacher well in either situation, and it’s red buffalo check plaid is seasonal without being over-the-top. It would look great with a jacket but equally cute with a T-shirt and jeans.
Fresh Balsam Candle from Bath and Body Works
What says the holidays more than the smell of fresh cut pine? This candle is made with Pine, Cedarwood, and Eucalyptus essential oils to soothe and relax your teacher after one of those crazy schools days just before break. The 14.5 oz 3-wick candle is regularly $24.50, but is currently being offered on the BBW website for $12.95.
Alex and Ani Teacher Bangle
This line of bracelets has been all the rage for several years. The best part is that everyone stacks them, so even if a person has one, there is always room for more! This one is simply adorable. Why not gift an apple to your favorite teacher?
Solve your teacher’s ever-present pencil problem with a gift of these bad boys. Ticonderoga Pencils are billed as “the world’s best pencil,” their smooth finish makes writing more comfortable, and their graphite centers are sturdier than your average penny pencil. These are truly the upper crust of elementary writing tools.
Starbucks gift card
Did a teacher invent coffee? If not, we sure adopted it into our lives – it’s practically a mandatory part of the profession! However, the coffee in the teacher’s room is rarely a palate-pleaser. A Starbucks gift card is the perfect cure for those days your teacher needs a pick-me-up or just an escape from those break room coffee blues.
This might be the one gift that truly needs no description! Having a rainbow array of these pens is an absolute must for teachers. Grading, drawing, notes to kids – the uses for these are endless. Just about every teacher I’ve ever met hoards these like crazy.
Erin Condren Planner and Stationary
Pretty and practical, you can never go wrong with gifting your teacher a planner or stationary from this line. The “Painted Petals” planner shown can be customized in a variety of cover colors, sizes, and page configurations.
Give the gift that keeps on giving with this year long curriculum bundle to your favorite Kindergarten teacher. Read more about organizing your teacher's life here.
Target Gift Card
What can’t you get at Target? My classroom is filled with cute items from their “Dollar” section! Every teacher has a giant Wish List of items from Target. A gift card from you will help make their wishes come true.
This Blue Signature candle from Capri Blue is pretty and refreshing. The scent will provide a lift to any teacher’s spirits and the striking cobalt jar will be pretty on a desk or bookshelf long after the candle is gone.
Pura Vida Bracelets
These bracelets, originally from Costa Rica, embody the “pure life” to which their name translates. They are all handcrafted and unique, providing full-time jobs to over 150 artisans all over the world. Beautiful and empowering, any teacher would love this gift.
Ulta Gift Card
Teaching is often exhausting, but we never want that strain to show on our faces. Ulta has everything a teacher needs to freshen up or even create an entirely new look. This gift will always be appreciated.
Gold stapler from Target
It’s so, so shiny! This little beauty from the Nate Berkus line at Target is more than just a pretty face. It has a 20 sheet capacity and durable metal construction, and at only $15.99, it comes in well under the traditional $20 gifting limit.
Kendra Scott Earrings
Everything Kendra Scott designs is amazing, but these “Danielle” earrings in Turquoise Magnesite are outstanding. They have a textured setting composed of 14k yellow gold-plated brass and French wire backs. They measure 1.89” in length and are 1” wide. Their eye-catching color will add a pop to any workday suit but also look cute as your teacher heads out to the holiday party.
Rae and Dunn Mugs
Blessed is what teachers are, but some days a reminder of that might be needed. This adorable mug by Rae and Dunn provides that nudge, while also serving up 18 oz of your teacher’s favorite beverage. Dishwasher safe, this mug is a great gift for your teacher!