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Best Gifts For Teachers

November 28, 2018

Shopping for teachers can be tricky – I’ve only had the experience once and I wanted to be sure to get Piper’s teachers something that really showed them how much we cared for and appreciated them. It also gets tricky when you have multiple teachers to shop because it can add up. Instead of going the generic gift card route (guilty) – this year I’m hoping to put a little more thought into what I get Piper’s teacher. My mom and sister are both teachers and I have the most vivid memories of going through alllll of my mom’s holiday gifts from her students every Christmas. There were always different baked treats, funny handmade tokens of appreciation & cheesy apple teacher ornaments. So I asked my mom and sister to share some ideas of gifts they have personally loved and I did some research to come up with this list of the best gifts for teachers. I hope you find it helpful!

Access all of our 2018 holiday gift guides here & hour curated holiday shop here

My sister said: 

I do always love the super random stuff the kids pick out like my hand soap from Teddy that was “…the best smelling one at Wegmans” and the bag of kiwis Bennett gave me because I ate a bunch of them in my lunch that year. 

And my mom, “Mostly I love heartfelt cards, especially from the kids with whatever funny thoughts they have. I got a gift card to a hat store once because they noticed I wore hats, and headbands one year for the same reason.” 

  1. Playground duty calls for COLD HANDS – treat your teacher to a splurge worthy pair of mittens that will keep their hands warm all winter. Here’s a nice more affordable option, too! 
  2. Personalized notepads and notecards are also nice. And I personally love this notepad meal planner so much! 
  3. Wine – an obvious choice! I loved when we were members of Winc wine club -the labels are always so cute and we didn’t get a bad bottle. They have fun gifts available, too. 
  4. Minted has a ton of great options for personalized notebooks and note cards, too! 
  5. Gift for the classroom – something that a teacher may not have in their budget, like a large set of Magnatiles
  6. Cozy blanket to curl up in over winter break. 
  7. Hand-washing all day means dry skin, a nice hand lotion to keep in the classroom is a simple but thoughtful idea. 
  8. A cute water bottle is also a great idea since teacher’s don’t have the opportunity to leave the classroom frequently. I love this one. 
  9. And for the ultimate luxury — cashmere socks
  10. And if you’re going to go the Starbucks gift card route – put it in a cute mug. A travel mug is also a great idea! I did this Pinterest hack for the end of the school year! 
  11. Plant – for home or the classroom. 

Gift cards – Think outside the box a little (my sister said she gets a million Starbucks cards throughout the year) — maybe to a movie theatre or local restaurant! Or something of personal interest to the teacher. 

 

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