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Teachers deserve extra thanks during the holidays. These dedicated heroes care for our children, plan lessons, spend hours grading and much more. It’s nice to show appreciation for their hard work during the holidays with a trinket or special gift. Sometimes winter break sneaks up on us, but this year we’ll be ready with a great gift.
Plan your gifts now with our comprehensive gift guide full of unique ideas for teachers. Whether you’re spending $18 or $100, you’ll find something special here to show you care. The $25 range is common when budgeting, but many classes organize to go together on one gift. We also have gift suggestions for the class: an or Amazon card are solid purchases. If you are alone, a because the classroom is considered, like a stamp or a notebook. We also have other practical suggestions including a filtered water bottle and a sturdy bag, and of course there are suggestions for classic items like chocolates or candles. And even if you can’t spend on teachers this year, the personal note is important too.
Customize a piece of classroom decor that your child’s teacher will appreciate. This solid brass apple has a red lacquer finish and two rows of gold embossed lettering that you can personalize with the name and class of the teacher, classroom or school. Bonus: It’s also a bell — a great way to get the attention of the class.
The Levoit air purifier will no doubt be appreciated during the winter season when the classroom is full of sniffles. It rids the room of germs and airborne particles: 99.97% of dust, mold, smoke and pollen to be precise. Although expensive, the air purifier would make a great gift for parents to go along with.
Treat your child’s teacher to a gift box of natural bath products. Inside, you’ll find three handmade natural and vegan body wash bars (Orange & Hibiscus, Cleansing Charcoal, and Radiant Rose) plus a lavender sugar scrub, a natural loofah, and a soap dish made from reclaimed wood. Bonus: The entire set comes gift-wrapped.
Custom printing is perfect for complimenting student work. Your child’s teacher will adore this adorable personalized stamp, and you can be sure they’ll get used to it! Choose from a male or female character, customize the look, choose an ink color, then add the teacher’s name. What a cool tool for the classroom!
Who doesn’t love Godiva chocolate? Twenty-four decadent pieces of the good stuff are hidden behind the doors of this advent calendar. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and seasonal pieces such as a snowman, Santa and penguin are among the sweet treats your teacher will enjoy. Hot Tip: Give this gift early and the teacher can count down to winter break!
Erin Condren’s planners are coveted among teachers; Give your best lesson planner this year. This 2023 spiral planner includes dated weekly, monthly, and yearly planners, checklist pages, chart pages, communication journals, a clickable ruler, stickers, and more. Choose from tons of great prints and even add personalization if you’re so inclined. Not sure about a specific planner? Check out the brand’s notebooks and other teacher favorites.
Give your child’s teacher three holiday candles to get winter break off to the right start. Sephora’s Seasonal Mini Candle Set is a great overall gift option because holiday candles are always a hit! When in doubt: scented candles. Three mini treats are packed in a festive box: Cozy Cabin, Apple Spice and Gingerbread Cookie.
Not sure what to get? An Amazon gift card lets your child’s teacher choose. It’s not as impersonal as cash (and some schools don’t allow employees to accept cash), but a gift card works the same way. Choose your denomination ($25 minimum) and holiday gift box and you’re good to go.
The Brita water bottle ensures fresh water is always close at hand – a great gift for a teacher who can’t always get to a cooler. This BPA-free 26-ounce bottle comes with a Brita filter in the straw, so the water tastes great. It’s one of CNET’s top picks for tap water filtration. It comes in a variety of jewel tone colors and there is also a 36oz option.
LL Bean is known for quality merchandise, and its canvas boat and bag is a perennial favorite—especially among teachers. Starting at $30, it comes in 10 accent colors, two strap lengths, and four sizes, so you can order exactly what you want. You can even add a monogram for an additional $8. Your favorite teacher will love this thoughtful gift.
A pad of note paper will always come in handy in the classroom; why not customize it? Each cube includes 700 notes, complete with sticky tape on the back. Add your teacher’s name and an extra line of text below the cute pencil graphic and you have a unique, practical gift.
All this hand sanitizer really does a great job on winter skin. Feed the hands of your favorite educator with this Knack set. Lavender Hand Cream, Travel Soap, Sanitizer and Cedar Nail Brush come nicely gift wrapped.
You’d be surprised how much lamination can be done in an elementary school classroom. Why not give your child’s teacher something really useful – a personal laminator? The Scotch thermal laminator laminates items up to 9 inches wide and is safe for use on photos. Two starter bags are included.
Celebrate the season for a special teacher with a special Old World Christmas glass ornament. The glittery apple and book ornament says “for a teacher” and is sure to find a special place on the tree. Other cute designs include a “best teacher” mug, chalkboard, science mug, calculator or school building.
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