Christmas, a festival which is all about commemorating Jesus Christ’s birth. A POP- Culture rituals revolve more around exchanging gifts. From Christmas-inspired clothes to mugs, there are many options to choose, from both Online and Offline mode.
As we are getting closer to the festival’s spirit the preparations have started already.
Questions about what to gift to our near and dear ones always puts us in a dilemma, especially, when we have to present something to our teachers because the best teacher gifts are not knickknacks or just DESK objects shaped like Apples, Chalkboards or Pencils.
35 BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
The best teacher gifts are practically categorized in 2 categories:
Something which can be used to enhance the abilities and experiences of a student in a classroom.
Something which makes the already-difficult job of a teacher a little better and nicer.
More often than not, it is almost against all the school policies to not gift too extravagant or expensive items to the teachers and also you don’t want to gift something which is totally out of your budget.
So, here we bring you the list of few gift items which a student can gift to the teachers that are both practical and price sensitive after interacting with working teachers, right from a pre – school faculty to a college professor, about the gifts they genuinely appreciate.
A set of books which your teacher likes to read in free time is a perfect gifting option. You can gift a set of books of their interest from their specific genre.
A COZY SNUGGLE
A fleece blanket is the best gifting option for your teacher to snuggle in during the holidays. Choose a fun pattern or a photo of your classroom with your teacher. A perfect option for a long lasting memory
Impress your teacher with a DIY beeswax candles. Use a mason jar, decorate it and pair it with a spa card or a gift coupon for the ultimate relaxation.
CHOCOLATE TIME OUT:
A unique gift option for your chocolate lover teacher, in case you have ever caught your teacher with chocolates in their hands or if your teacher never says no to chocolates. An emergency chocolate case with varieties of chocolates packed in it is what they will instantly love. Try mixing the favorite chocolates of your teacher and pack it in a glass box which she can use anytime, anywhere and fulfill her chocolate cravings.
Is your teacher a Tea/Coffee lover? Don’t worry. Gift the unique Tea/Coffee Tree which looks as similar as a Christmas Tree. Decorate it as you decorate a Christmas tree and try different flavors of tea/coffee which the teacher has not tasted yet. You can also add up sugar pouches.
HAND MADE SCRAPBOOK
A few pages of colorful scrapbook containing hand written notes and words for the teacher and some beautiful photographs from school tours and functions with the students. A perfect gift for the long lasting memory.
A treat or lunch at a coffee bar, restaurant, McDonalds, Dominos, etc. Amazon gift card is another good option if she has to stock up something for herself or for class/school. She can get everything from Amazon. Gift your teacher a small amount from your own side or pull a bigger amount from the classmates.
Most teachers appreciate creativity done by their student. Team up with your friend or a family member and create a coupon for your teacher stating the favors like “Lunch On Us” which your teacher can cash in throughout the year.
FREEZABLE LUNCHBOX BAG:
A bag which can keep a food at a safe temperature for almost 3 hours. Gift this bag to your teacher so that she can use it almost every other day to carry her lunch box to school.
A PUZZLE IN TIME:
A gift for lazy rainy day activity. Simply capture the school’s beautiful memories with the teacher and turn it into a puzzle masterpiece. You can also take more than one memory and create a set of few puzzles for your teacher to solve.
TEACHER NUTRITIONAL FACTS’
A printed cup describing the nature and attitude of a teacher in the form of Nutritional Value. The gift serves perfect as a coffee/tea mug.
LEATHER CRICKET BALL CUFFLINK BOX WITH CUFFLINKS:
For teachers who love cricket, especially your sports teacher or a cricket coach to be specific. It contains a set of bat and ball shaped cufflinks displayed in a leather cricket ball box having velvet compartment.
I TEACH TOTE BAG
A perfect gifting option for a pre – school teacher. A large durable micro canvas handbag with motivational message is an amazing option to appreciate the teacher. The bag comes with bottle holder, with zipped inner and outer pockets. Also, it has a long adjustable strap which adjusts to 15 inch drop height allowing to an access to comfort. It also has a personalized inspirational quote printed. It is big, spacious and durable enough to carry lunch box, shoes, binders, notebooks and also your laptop or a tablet.
Keeping a track of students and their workings is never easy for a teacher, especially at home. Gift your teacher a set of chic desk organization set which holds all the classroom essentials in an organized way in one place.
For the teachers who are nature lovers. Gift a piece or a set of adorable easy to keep alive desk plants in a small geometrical shaped pots. These plants are easily available in the market or you can even design one at home. They are easy to maintain.
INSULATED COFFEE MUG:
A perfect gift option for their lazy and/or holiday mornings. Teachers will appreciate an insulated mug which will help to keep their favorite beverage hot for hours. A perfect companion while travelling.
Gift your teacher your old textbooks so that he/she can teach your juniors with readily available material. Depending on the teacher and the grade, the textbooks could easily be read for curriculum textbooks and story time. Although it is not a common thing to do this but do not feel shy to ask your teacher which materials he might need for the upcoming year.
A school and a classroom is not always glamorous gig. You are almost always surrounded by germs. The detox set which consists of a detox soap and activated charcoal scrub from Little Seed Farm is guaranteed to fight off the bacteria and help teachers feel fresh and look clean.
SPA IN A JAR:
This unique idea will last long when filled with spa essentials for their relaxation and take time for themselves. Grab a Mason jar and fill it up with the goodies to pamper your teacher. You can create this for both male and female teachers. Homemade sugar and hand scrubs, clippers, lotions, massage creams, face scrubs, foot soak, travel size face cleanser, lip balm, hair treatment packet, travel size lotion, blue razor, mini pebble candles, nail clippers, nail file, bath bomb, chocolate truffle are some examples of what you can include in the jar.
CRAYON CANDY DISH
Collect some crayons and a jar and craft this fun crayon candy dish. Fill the dish with the favorite candy of your teacher and surprise them.
“I TEACH” WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER? VINTAGE WALL ART:
A fun yet a true art stating “I TEACH”. A vintage, cool wooden wall art which a teacher can hang in the classroom, office room or their home.
HOMESICK SCENTED CANDLES:
A perfect candle for real book nerd. It is handmade in the U.S. and burns for 60 – 80 hours. Have a fragrance of cherry blossom with all natural soy wax.
VINTAGE DESK LAMP:
A great option when you cannot find anything unique and have gone bored giving the same kind of gifts all the years. The cool vintage desk lamp will be a perfect gift this Christmas for your teacher’s desk, both at home and school.
POPPIN AQUA DESK SET ORGANIZER:
A different gift option for your teacher. Just add a pop of color to their existing brown wooden table with aqua blue desk set organizer which comes with 2 letter trays (flexible silicone), 1 medium accessory tray (flexible silicone), 12 signature aqua blue ball point pens and a handy pen cup. Colors available areAqua, Pink, Orange and White.
USTRAA GROOMING KIT:
A perfect gift option for your male teachers, especially young males who love experimenting with their looks, beards and hair. Get a gift pack from different variety of products and gift your Sir a different look.
STERLING BIRTHSTONE CUFF
: A unique gift for ladies. It contains 2 sizeable birthstones, one resting on each side of the wrist, carrying sentiments. 1 inch wide opening in cuff which can be personalized with any message.
BABY ELEPHANT RING HOLDER:
People say that an elephant never forgets which makes this gift a perfect option for a teacher for helping her remember where she put the ring. Artfully created elephant makes a beautiful addition to the bedside table. You can even get some message engraved on it. The holder is made of polished silver plate. The upturned trunk is said to be a symbol of good luck.
RECTANGLE CUTTING BOARD:
A kitchen tool for your great teacher who loves science as well as cooking. The piece is made up of natural bamboo which is light and strong and more sustainable for the Earth and is also pre oiled for longer durability. One side of the board is engraved which can be displayed while the other side is plain and can be used for cutting. It can be used as both useable cooking tool as well as a home décor.
DESK CUP HOLDER CLIP:
A perfect gift for your teacher which can protect their papers, books and computers on the table. The clip can be attached to the edge of the desks to securely hold the drinking cups and glasses. You can choose from variety of color options.
The gift option featuring Pi numerals along the edge. It will geek out your teacher when they dine out in the stainless steel bowl. Gift this bowl to your bold mathematical teacher. The intriguing design is trimmed with a spiral of laser cut Pi numerals for artsy touch.
MINI EMERGENCY KIT:
A gift definitely worth gifting to your teacher which comes in a form of pouch with 18 educator essentials with a mini pen and star stickers.
PERSONALIZED BOOK PILLOW:
A written exam book has always given us nightmares but this one is sure to bring only beautiful dreams. It allows you to fill in your details in the blanks given, having removable, cushy poly fill insert. Gift this to add up some fun. The best part is that it is hand made.
COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK TOTE:
All black and white and then a Canvas all over. The best school days inspired tote is a true homage to the black and white composition notebook. The tote bag has an inner pocket for keys, phone and protractor along with a main compartment for books, lunch and a laptop.
TRUST ME GLASS SET
: The name says it all because a Teacher always knows the best! Gift this set of 2 Whiskey Glasses encrypted with “TRUST ME, I AM A PROFESSOR”.
BUTTON BOOKMARKS: A simple, quick, fun and the most easiest DIY item which you can gift to your teacher. All you need is some paperclips and fancy buttons.
All you need to do is: hot glue the clip to the back of designer button, cut a small piece of felt and stick on it for a smooth finish and to keep the glue sealed, finally, you are good to go with the gift ready.
So kids and the parents, this Christmas go for the above mentioned gift items and impress a teacher and make them feel special. Make sure the gift you choose is unique and useful for teachers. Do not go for regular boring stuffs which you have been gifting all these years. Try DIY gifting items, keeping in mind what can be memorable and also what is actually needed by a teacher.