Holiday gifts for teachers: A gift guide with inexpensive gift ideas and stocking stuffers for those on a budget yet still want to impress.
Teachers work hard year-round and deserve a special thanks for their commitment to their profession and the children they teach, especially during the winter holidays.
Are you troubled to find the best gift for your child’s favorite teacher? Or maybe you have a teacher friend, spouse, or family member who loves their job, and you want to show them how proud you are of them and their hard work?
I will help you to find the perfect gift to show them that you appreciate all they do and recognize their contributions. This holiday gift guide for teachers includes things that are sure to make the teacher in your life smile.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers
A personal laminator and pouches: These are fast and easy to use, and every teacher loves them. Does he/she already have one? Buy some laminator pouch refills, which are always a necessity.
There are tons of uses for the favorite paper of teachers – Astrobrights: crafts, projects, classroom labels, printables, bulletin boards, and more.
Check to see if your teacher owns a Silhouette machine. If so, buy some new or replacement accessories to go with it, such as a cutting mat or new blade or vinyl.
A personal paper trimmer means less time spent in the teacher’s lounge and the ability to work in the comfort of his/her own home to prepare projects and lessons for the next day. This one from Swingline is my favorite!
A stylish and fab tote bag such as this Better Life bag made well enough to carry all her belongings to and from the classroom. Find out your teacher’s favorite pattern and design a one of a kind bag for them!
Anything personalized! Teachers love it, such as this customized door sign.
Flair felt tip pens are great for grading papers with bright and cheerful colors.
Give him/her something useful to organize all those papers, like in this multi-color cart.
Find out what kind of printer he/she has at home and refill its ink stash. If they use instant ink, find out how you can add to their membership.
Think these Mr. Sketch markers are just for the kids? Oh no, your teacher friend will love them too! Perfect for making those anchor charts stand out!
There are never enough post-it notes when you need them! Teachers use these for everything.
Teachers love Sharpies, markers that don’t run and write on a multitude of surfaces. They come in fun, bright colors too!
These markers usually are worn out and need replacing by this time of year. You can provide some new Expo dry erase markers, in colors your child’s teacher probably doesn’t have from the supply room.
A bag of chocolate is perfect for any occasion or for that secret desk stash. This bag of Hersey nuggets look yummy!
Teachers are selfless and know that the best gifts are those that come from the heart. Homemade gifts and cards are always a favorite. You can never go wrong there because it’s the thoughtfulness in your giving that matters the most.
Just knowing they are appreciated can brighten their holidays and rejuvenate them for the second semester! So let them know what they mean to you, in whatever way you can.
FREE Santa Survey for Teachers
Not sure what your teacher likes or dislikes? Give them this FREE printable survey to find out (click the image below)!
Are you a teacher? What have been some of your most favorite gifts from students or loved ones?
Help us add to this list and share your gift idea with us in the comments! Then share it and help spread the word!
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