Holiday gifts for teachers are so important. They are a great way to say thank you for taking care of your kids during the day!
Need good holiday gifts for teachers? I have a bunch of good options for you today! After a few crazy years, the teachers deserve a good gift, so I went straight to the source and asked some teachers what they actually want.
There were a few really good ideas!
5 Really Good Holiday Gifts for Teachers
1. Gift Cards
- I know that you may want to branch out from the typical teacher gift, but these are the most requested things among all teachers! Think of them as the best kind of gifts. They’re what most teachers say they want! Here are a few ideas for gift cards:
- Gift cards to a coffee shop
- Door Dash/Uber Eats gift card
- Target gift cards so they can buy whatever they’d like
- Restaurant gift cards so they can go out with their family over Christmas break. You can buy any restaurant gift card you can think of RIGHT HERE online!
- Gift certificates to a nail salon so they can get a manicure or pedicure
- Massage gift certificates would be amazing to help those hard-working teachers relax
- One reader sent in this idea: “the entire class went in on a photo session for her family.” Photo sessions can be expensive and teachers are often working on a limited budget, so this is a really thoughtful idea.
- Amazon gift cards! I have done this a few times for teachers and it’s no-fail. Everyone loves Amazon!
2. Nice Hand Soap and Lotion
- With all the hand washing and extra hand sanitizing, these poor teachers’ hands are so dry! A really nice hand soap and lotion set would be a perfect gift for them!
- This hand soap is super gentle, and this hand cream is so hydrating. If you have a bunch of teachers to buy for, grab this 3-pack— it’s the best deal!
3. School Supplies
- Teachers can always use more school supplies, especially when teachers’ budgets are a little tighter. If you’re not sure what supplies your child’s teacher might need or want, ASK THEM! Or if you’d rather it be a surprise(ish), ask the Room Mom. She’ll have a better idea of what the classroom could use, or she can ask the teacher discreetly.
- Sweets are always a good idea. Often Room Moms will have the teachers put together a “get to know you” sheet about the teacher and they’ll list their favorite candy or treat. If they haven’t for your child’s teacher, ask the Room Mom to put one together now so other parents have it for Christmas. Or if the Room Mom has a lot on her plate already, just email the teacher directly and ask her to put a Get To Know You list together. You can use THIS FREE PRINTABLE right here!
5. Notes or Letters From You
- Handwritten notes from a parent are a great way to really show appreciation for your child’s teacher. I had one reader write in and say that a parent wrote a several-page letter, mentioning specific things about the classroom and experiences her child had in the class. It was so heartfelt and clearly took some time and thought, The reader said it was the best Christmas gift she received that year.
6. Something Hand-Written or Made By Your Child
- Those wonderful teachers love your kids, and receiving something made completely by them is just extra special. Have your kids make them a special piece of art, or a handmade friendship or beaded bracelet. Or have them write a letter on their own about things they love about their teacher. The options are endless. I’d just recommend keeping it small, so a teacher can easily store it with other gifts they’ve received.
A FEW OTHER GREAT TEACHER CHRISTMAS IDEAS
- Pretty mask chains – you could do a gold jewelry style, or a fun monogrammed one!
- Diffuser and oils (this diffuser is under $16, and this 6-pack of oil is under $10 and smells like a volcano candle from Anthropologie).
- Blue light glasses – these are my favorites under $15.
- Soft throw blanket – a cozy gift is always a good idea.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT OTHER TEACHERS!
Don’t forget about the other teachers on your list. Piano, sport, tutors, school counselors, etc. Any of the above gifts would be great for them too!