As the weather turns colder and the holidays are coming fast, most of us start dreading the task of buying a gift for our children’s teachers. It is definitely challenging to think of a unique gift for the educators on your list. Sure, you can always give a gift card, but it would be nice to give a present that shows some thought went into it. I do have some unique and thoughtful gift ideas in a wide range of prices, so you can cross something off your list during your Christmas shopping.
Most teachers likes tea or coffee and there are some fun ways you can get creative. Find their favorite tea, put in a cute cup, and add this Stainless Steel Tea infuser that comes with a little teapot weight. For the teacher that needs her daily coffee, this Whimsical Calico Owl Bone China Coffee Mug will surely brighten up her morning. For someone that just likes water or other drinks, you can’t go wrong with a sturdy, reusable water bottle. This cute set of 5 bpa-free bottles gives a colorful choice for every day of the week.
These e-cloth Electronics cleaning cloths will clean Kindles, iPads and all types of cell phones. In a classroom full on fingerprints, these can also be used on all kinds of screens and monitors. These cloths are guaranteed to last through 300 washes, so they will last for a long time.
Does your teacher like to bake? Buy a nice mixing bowl with a lid, like thisPyrex Smart Essentials bowl. Add all the dry ingredients to make brownies, and all they have to do is add the liquid. You could even include a wooden spoon on top, with a cute Christmas bow or ribbon on it.
Most teachers have to use their own funds for classroom supplies throughout the year. Cute post-its or bookmarks, index cards, markers or pens, and even some books for the classroom are appreciated. When students can’t go outside for recess or breaks, a fun board game or card game can be a lifesaver for the teacher. Other classroom needs could be hand sanitizer, hand lotion, and little snacks.
If you know your teacher likes candy, there are several choices for gift giving. From Lindt Lindor Truffles in a gift box, to a Jelly Belly Fabulous Five Gift Box, you can indulge your recipient’s craving for something sweet on a stressful day.
A few other thoughts are hot chocolate or cookie mix in a jar, school spirit wear, insulated lunch bag or thermal tote, or a Christmas ornament. You can also pick a day after the holidays to bring your teacher a homemade lunch or treat.
Another awesome gift idea is a gift that gives back.
Me to We original accessories handcrafted by artisans in Free the Children communities across the globe are a great idea. Each piece of jewelry that is purchased helps children in developing countries by supplying school supplies, medicine, water, chickens, etc. The jewelry not only gives back to the community, but it is also fashionable and sustainably produced. Celebrities like Demi Lovato, Nelly Furtado and Joe Jonas wear the accessories. Some of the products are under $30, while others reach $100. Some of the assortment is available in Nordstrom and PacSun stores, while all products are available for online purchase.
You may be surprised to learn that the number one gift a teacher appreciates is just a handwritten thank you note or card. Just showing a little appreciation really goes a long way in making your child’s teacher happy. You can always add a small gift card to any of these ideas, too.
Hopefully you now have a starting point, and less stress, in planning a Christmas present to give to a teacher. Remember that whatever you choose, the teachers in your life will appreciate the thoughtfulness, and just a heartfelt thank you will brighten their Christmas season.