Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

It’s that time of year!! Class parties and teacher gifts! I love this time of year. I’ve talked to both parents and teachers to get gift ideas for myself and other parents who may not know what to give their teachers. You don’t have to spend a lot to make the teachers feel loved and appreciated. 

Gift Cards:

Find out what places your teacher likes to shop, eat or if they love a certain hobby. I found out which nail shop my teacher went to and got her a gift certificate for her to get her nails done. 

Favorite gift cards include Bath and Body Works, Kohl’s, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Target, Panera, AMC or Regal movie gift cards, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Amazon. 

Personalized Gifts:

A drawing, personal note or gift is a thoughtful route to go. One year, our finances were tight and we couldn’t afford to do much. My daughter made a rock paperweight and the teacher loved it. Some teachers have Christmas Trees in their classrooms and love personalized ornaments for their tree. Your child could make one or you could get one made with the class picture or a picture of your child. 


I have given the teacher a nice card made by my child with just cash in it. Teachers put so much of their own money into their classrooms and students I felt like they deserved the cash. I think cash is always useful. 

School Supplies:  

Teachers are always in need of school supplies. Supplies they love are dry erase markers, antibacterial wipes, hand soap, room deodorizer, post-it notes, Sharpie markers, stickers,  highlighters, glue sticks, various craft items, washi tape, masking tape, crayons, markers, pencil sharpener, tissue, colored pens, and pencils. 

Most importantly, remember anything you do for your child’s teacher is truly appreciated. Teachers work so hard for our kids and their job is never-ending. Getting the teacher a gift can be simple and thoughtful. What are some of your favorite things to give teachers? As a teacher what were your favorite gifts you received?