Christmas Gifts for Teacher

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for all the special people in our lives. Coming up with gifts for teachers these days can send you into a Pinterest searching frenzy and cost you way more money AND time than you were wanting to spend. When buying gifts, I try and choose things that are practical and that I would enjoy receiving. 

So let’s look at ways to get teacher gifts that are meaningful, that won’t break the bank and that are something that they can enjoy this holiday season!


In years past I’ve been a big fan of gift cards. These are pictures of some ideas that I used in the last few years for our preschool teachers. I found the Target idea and the printable here and the Starbucks printable and idea here. Who doesn’t love gift cards and getting to pick out exactly what you want? I know that’s a preferred gift for many teachers!

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Another simple idea for an administrator or classroom helper are some fun scented holiday candles or a favorite holiday treat with a bow! 

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Did you know that you could buy Redbox codes in bulk that they’ll send to your email? These were a huge hit last year! I made this little printable on my computer (on Microsoft word, nothing fancy) and tied it to a bag of popcorn so the teachers could enjoy a movie night in with their family over the holiday break!


This year we stuck to a similar theme. Taking both of my boys’ teacher’s personalities into account, I came up with these cute holiday-themed stuffed mugs. One teacher is getting a colored insulated mug (found these at Walmart!) and the other is getting a cute Christmas mug that my son picked out for her. Both are stuffed with coffee/hot cocoa packets, a chocolate bar and a cute Starbucks gift card tied to the gift tag.

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Hopefully these ideas inspire you to send a little love to those special people in your lives this holiday season!

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