Teacher’s guide us and push us to be the better, more enlightened and educated versions of ourselves. On Christmas, they surely deserve a token of thanks in form of heartfelt words and well, little gifts as reminders of our gratitude to them.
Must Buy Christmas Gifts for Teachers
#1 Coffee mugs inspired by Christmas theme
Most of the teachers like to sip on either Black tea, Green tea or Coffee during the breaks between their lectures. A Coffee mug that has some motifs to depict the symbols of Christmas like Holy leaves, ca Christmas tree, Snowman, Santa cap etc. You could also choose something sober with a sweet Christmas quote, like this one in the picture.
#2 Christmas themed Planner book
A Christmas inspired Monthly planner or year planner looks delightful. For inr instance, look at this one. It has a beautiful Olive and Red cover with Reindeer and Christmas tree motifs on the cover. This can be used by teachers for planning their lectures for the month of December, jotting down important events in the schedule, securely holding visiting cards etc. This planner would serve as a perfect gift to cheer up your teacher during the festive season.
#3 A pack of muffins
Christmas is the time to indulge and dig in the sweet treats which not only taste delicious but also look equally cheerful! You can many beautiful looking muffins that look like Mr and Mrs Santa or the ones that depict Reindeers, like these ones out here. We are sure, your teachers would love flaunting these muffins and sharing them with their friends and family.
#4 A Smart Cardigan
This might turn out to be a bit pricey if you want to give a solo gift to your teacher. However, this would be pretty economical if you share the cost with a couple of your classmates or entire class for that matter. A Christmas cardigan for that young Science teacher, all the girls have a secret crush on. You do not have to restrict yourself to only Red. This one in black has beautiful knitted snowflakes and even a batman symbol on the top!! Try to give neutral colors to the male teachers like Black, White, Navy Blue or Beige that can be teamed up with pretty much anything. To keep the Christmas spirit alive, choose something with snowflakes and Reindeer’s, perhaps.
#5 Comfort reads for the upcoming holidays
If your teacher is an avid reader, any good novel will give her immense joy! Now, since you are gifting for Christmas, a story woven around Christmas like: Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson, Just for Christmas by Scarlett Bailey or probably An Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer would cheer her up. We suggest you read up the novel before gifting to ensure is appropriate to gift to a teacher.
#6 Show your gratitude through a Christmas card
Now, a greeting card might seem like a humble gift but it sometimes manages to pull the right strings of a teacher’s heart. Go an extra mile to make a card on your own, show some creative skills by hand painting it or incorporating some quelling in the card for your favourite teacher and they might just pin it up on their desk for a long time!
#7 A Snow globe Paper weight
You make a DIY snow globe for your teacher and gift them. You teachers can use it as a paperweight or as a decorative piece for their work desk. There are many website and youtube videos that can be consulted to make these beautiful looking snowglobes.You can always purchase from gift galleries but it is always better to make handmade gifts as they have a sentimental value.
#8 A nice DIY christmas folder
Teachers are always in need of files and folders to keep certain printouts or assignments, safe. So, this upcoming festive season, why not give them a handmade Christmas folder! Any regular folder can be converted into a festive folder by the use of a little craft ad imagination. Incorporate elements like: quelling, use of cutouts, embossing etc to create a unique looking folder.
#9 Small succulent plants as Christmas gifts
Small, succulent plants in pretty looking planters look beautiful as decorative pieces on the desks. They are quite low maintenance and encourage love towards nature and remind us to be grateful to mother nature for all her lovely gifts, to us.
#10 Thermal insulated lunch cover
Teachers most often carry their lunch boxes to schools and colleges to have something during the midday break. A thermal insulated lunch that looks pretty would let your mentors, carry their tiffins in style. Not to mention, the food would be maintained at an ideal temperature.
#11 Mason jars
Mason jars can be decorated with Christmas themed colours or embellishments. Fill them up with sweets or assorted muffins and gift these to your teachers. They would love to save this delightful looking gift from their students.
#12 Gift cards
Gift cards are one of the most practical gifts ever. You do not have to worry about the receiver’s choices or preferences, at all. Try gifting Starbucks or local cafeteria or even Subway gift cards and be remembered forever!
#13 A pack of Stationery supplies
Teachers need a lot and lots of stationery supplies, all throughout the year for designing projects, assignments and what not. Try gifting Fancy marker pens, notepads, colours, pens, sticky notes, small pocket diaries and things like that.
#14 I pad covers or laptop sleeves
Many cheerfully coloured laptop covers and i pad covers are available online. You may even make a padded sleeve for these gadgets on your own if you have a creative bend of mind and know some basic sewing. Parents can always help you with the crafty stuff. A sleeve would keep their laptops pretty protected from dust and accidents like water spill. A very practical gift for teachers, this Christmas.
#15 Nice smelling Hand sanitizers
Let us admit, teachers like to munch on various kinds of snacks, during breaks between lectures. So, a hand sanitizer comes in really handy! Pick a couple of nice smelling variants for your teachers and let them enjoy a whiff of good fragrance while we enjoy our snacks.
Christmas Gifts for Teachers
#16 A coffee hamper
This could work when all the kids in the class are collectively gifting something to the teacher. A coffee hamper with assorted blends of coffee in a festive pack makes like a really good gift idea as most teachers have to stay up late at night for preparing tests, assignments or checking them. Coffee keeps them super charged!
#17 A set of Bookmarks
For teachers, bookmarks could be really helpful. Make a set of them on your own using your creative style. Delightful looking bookmarks help to break the monotony of taking back to back classes, for your teachers.
Make some pretty looking ones with buttons and paper clips or write a beautiful quote or a funny one-liner for your teacher. The options are plenty!
#18 Organic Skincare products
Teachers deserve some pampering, too. So, you can try preparing some DIY beauty recipes at home like an Aloe vera-sugar scrub or perhaps fancy looking, fragrant bath bombs! Pack these is cute looking jars and label them creatively for your female teachers. They would simply love these, we are sure!
#19 A Red Tie
The colour Red goes very well with the entire concept of Christmas. A Red tie looks beautiful with most formal shirts and even cool when paired up with semi-formal outfits. Pick up something with textures and avoid anything that is too blingy!
#20 Warm gloves or Mittens
In most parts of the World, it is quite chilly around Christmas. A pair of gloves would help warm up your teacher’s hands and heart as well, when they are gifted with such love by their students.
#21 A cute Tote bag
Bags are very useful for teachers, since most of the time they have lots of stuff to carry around while juggling between classes. A quirky looking tote bag would be much loved by them.
#22 Holiday Hamper
Christmas Holidays are one time of the year when the teachers get some time to unwind. You can give them a bunch of things that they can enjoy during their holidays. A couple of magazines, a box of chocolates, assorted lip balms, body lotions, a few nail paints inspired by their favourite colours are some things, for instance.
#23 A nice time piece
A small time piece that your teacher can keep on his or her work station would make for a memorable gift.
#24 A pen holder
A pen holder for your teacher’s work station would be a good gift as it helps to keep most of their pens, pencils and markers in place. Pick a pen holder with a magnetic strip, may be to keep all the paper clips and pins, in place, too
On Christmas, every body loves to decorate and light up their homes. Gift some nicely scented Candles for this Christmas.
#26 A set of coasters
A cute looking set of tea coasters with various things representing Christmas on them make for a good gift. They can use these at their home while having tea with their family.
#27 Perfumes and fragrances
Every teacher likes to stay well groomed and smell nice. A mild yet pleasant fragrance would cheer them up like nothing else.
#28 Stoles or mufflers
Anything that helps keep a person warm and cozy during the chilly, winter months is always welcome. A stole or muffler in delightful Christmas themed colours can be worn multiple times, during winters.Something with Christmas inspired embellishments like Christmas trees or Snowflakes would look even prettier.
#29 A collection of timeless classic movies
Since, Christmas is mostly followed by a few holidays, a collection of CDs with timeless classic rom coms for female teachers and perhaps, James bond series for the male teachers would make for an ideal gift. They will spend their holidays, enjoying those flicks and blessing you for giving a wonderful time.
#30 A pack of assorted spices or condiments
A pack made out of little jars containing Cinnamon, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Salsa sauce, Garlic sauce etc would help your teacher cook and serve a tasty meal for their family. Anything that is useful and consumable is a good idea.
So, these were some of the gift ideas that we thought teachers might love to receive since, these are all pretty useful and practical. Also, teachers value the thought that goes into gifts. So, for them every gift is equally precious, no matter what it is.