Christmas, a festival that 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, 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 put us in a dilemma, especially, when we have to present something to our teachers because the best teacher gifts are no knickknacks or just desk objects shaped like Apples, Chalkboards or Pencils.
51 BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
The best teacher gifts are practically categorized into 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 affordable after interacting with working teachers, right from a preschool faculty to a college professor, about the gifts they genuinely appreciate.
1. A Set Of Books:
A set of books that 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.
2. A Fleece Blanket:
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.
3. Scented Candles:
Impress your teacher with DIY beeswax candles. Use a mason jar, decorate it, and pair it with a spa card or a gift coupon for the ultimate relaxation. If you’re that that good with DIYs, you can purchase it directly from amazon.com.
4. A Box Of Chocolates:
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 that she can use anytime, anywhere, and fulfill her chocolate cravings.
5. Coffee Tree:
Is your teacher a coffee lover? Don’t worry. Gift the unique coffee Tree which looks as similar as a Christmas Tree. Decorate it as you decorate a Christmas tree and try different flavors of coffee that the teacher has not tasted yet. You can also add up sugar pouches.
A few pages of a colorful scrapbook containing handwritten 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.
7. Amazon Gift Card:
A treat or lunch at a coffee bar, restaurant, McDonald’s, 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.
8. Freezable Lunchbag:
A bag that can keep 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.
9. Photo Puzzle:
A gift for a 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.
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.
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.
12. Tote Bag:
A perfect gifting option for a preschool teacher. A large durable micro canvas handbag with motivational message is an amazing option to appreciate the teacher. The bag comes with a bottle holder, with zipped inner and outer pockets. Also, it has a long adjustable strap which adjusts to 15-inch drop height allowing access to comfort. It also has a personalized inspirational quote printed. It is big, spacious, and durable enough to carry lunch boxes, shoes, binders, notebooks, and also your laptop or a tablet.
13. Desk Organizer:
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 hold all the classroom essentials in an organized way in one place.
14. Desk Plants:
For the teachers who are nature lovers. Gift a piece or a set of adorable easy to keep alive desk plants in 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.
15. 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 traveling.
16. Detox Set:
A school and classroom is not always a 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. Funny Wall Art:
A fun yet a true art stating “I TEACH”. A vintage, cool wooden wall art that a teacher can hang in the classroom, office room, or their home.
20. Homesick Scented Candles:
A perfect candle for a 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.
21. 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.
22. Super Stacked Desk Set:
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 ballpoint pens and a handy pen cup. Colors available are Aqua, Pink, Orange, and White.
23. 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 a different variety of products and gift your Sir a different look.
24. 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 the cuff which can be personalized with any message.
25. 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 a polished silver plate. The upturned trunk is said to be a symbol of good luck.
26. 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 a useable cooking tool as well as a home décor.
27. 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 a variety of color options.
28. Pi Bowl:
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.
29. Mini Emergency Kit:
30. 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 polyfill insert. Gift this to add up some fun. The best part is that it is hand made.
31. 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 the main compartment for books, lunch, and a laptop.
32. 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”.
33. Button Bookmarks:
A simple, quick, fun, and the 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 the 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.
34. Teacher Stamp:
This would make such an awesome and unique Christmas gift for teachers! The stamp is completely customizable, which means you get to pick the hairstyle, accessories, such as facial hair, bow tie, and of course, the name. If you want, you can even write your own text.
35. Apple Shaped Enamel Pin:
Very few professions are as respected as that of a teacher. So make your teacher feel loved and respected by gifting her these apple-shaped enamel pins. These pin comes in different colors and would look awesome in every way, whether it is affixed to a bag or on the jeans.
36. Knock Knock Why You’re The Best Teacher Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal:
If you want to express how much love and respect you have for your teacher, pick this “Why You’re The Best Teacher Ever” journal in a heartbeat. This journal is one of the best ways to tell your teacher how they have influenced your life. All you need to do is fill the journal with what you love the most about your favorite teacher. Your teacher would definitely love it.
37. Pencil Bath Bomb:
These pencil bath bombs would make a super cute holiday gift for your female teacher. This citrus and lavender smelling bath bomb dissolves in the bathtub within minutes to give a nice and soothing bath. The sunflower oil in this bath bomb will soften the skin, while the Epsom salts would relax the muscles. Isn’t that something a teacher truly needs after a hard day at school?
38. Teach From The Heart Notebooks:
Here’s another lovely personalized Christmas gift for your teacher. It’s a fresh looking, pretty notebook, which can be customized with the name and class of the teacher. The notebook can be used as a weekly planner, monthly planner, an address book, or just a notebook. Besides, you’re also free to select the cover design of the notebook.
39. Stand Up Desk Calendar:
You must be wondering what’s so special about this desk calendar. For starters, this calendar is not dated. So your teacher can just circle the month and start using it at any point in time. Secondly, it’s compact and will fit even in the smallest bag. And thirdly, it’s affordable, making it perfect for students to purchase and gift.
40. Sticky Notes Set:
This Sticky Notes set from Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James collection would make a more than perfect Christmas gift for your teacher. The set comes in an excessively beautiful color scheme of pink and blue and comes in a Magnolia print case. It includes three markets and notepads that have 40 sheets each.
41. Buddha Board:
Whenever your teacher feels burn out, she can scribble on this Buddha Board, which requires just water to make brush strokes. And not surprisingly, the design disappears when the water evaporates. So she can use the board as and when she wants, right from scratch.
42. Monogram Mug:
I doubt there would be anything more suitable than typewriter designed mugs as Christmas gifts for teachers, especially those who also wish to publish a book under their name. This mug will inspire them to work hard towards their goal.
43. Library Card Socks:
We’ve picked up this gift especially for your librarian. These socks, made to look like a library card, would keep your favorite teacher warm and cozy during the harsh winters of December.
44. Custom Stationery:
Stationary is loved by everyone, but this one’s even more special as it can be customized with the name of your favorite teacher. Plus, it is embellished with real gold foil, which makes it luxe too! Anyone who receives a note from their teacher on this sheet would feel blessed.
45. Teacher Life: A Snarky Chalkboard Coloring Book:
Here’s another unique Holiday gift that would bring a huge grin on your teacher’s face. It’s a funny chalkboard coloring book illustrating the life of a teacher. Plus, it’s inexpensive, so students with a tight budget should definitely consider it.
46. Personalized Teacher Bag:
There is little to no chance that your teacher will not like this gift. I mean, how can anyone hate a bag that has their name and class printed on it? She can use the bag to store her pencils, pens, markers, books, lunch, documents, and even makeup.
47. Initial Necklace:
If you wish to give your teacher something that would become a part of her daily wardrobe, an initial necklace in the shape of a disc would fit the bill. You can select from silver, gold, or rose gold, whatever you think will look best on your teacher.
48. Personalized Teacher Mug:
How cute is this personalized mug with the text “I Teach Tiny Humans”? The floral pattern and color scheme also looks very elegant. But the best part is that you can get the name of your favorite teacher embossed on the mug. Just imagine how special your teacher would feel!
49. Color Write Fountain Pens:
Fountain pens are usually blue, black, and green in color. But these are unique, as they come in bright and bold colors, such as purple, yellow, orange, lilac, and even sea green and turquoise. We think these pens would make a perfect holiday gift for an art teacher.
50. Pencil Planter:
Yes, we know we’ve shared a planter with your before also, but this one’s so different and we’re excited about it already. I mean who wouldn’t be, just look at this cutie! If you want, you can add the flowers in the planter as well. It will make a remarkable Christmas gift for a teacher.
51. Engraved Teacher Bracelet:
This is one of those Christmas gifts that a teacher will never forget. Made of stainless steel, this bracelet acknowledges the efforts a teacher puts in the life of a student, “You have made a difference in my life. Thank you for helping me grow”.
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 stuff 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.