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!
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.”
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.