Holiday Gift Guide for Teachers: 2016
They fill your kids’ brains with inspiration and keep them safe during the day. Isn’t it time to start thinking about getting a little something for your child’s school teacher? This holiday gift guide for teachers covers everything from DIY ideas to last-minute gifts to grab on the way to the school drop-off lane. We’ve got your back!
Coffee Shop Gift Cards
Teachers are fueled by coffee. Why not tuck a gift card to Starbucks, Caribou or the local cafe in a new travel mug for your favorite teacher? Earn bonus points for including a few homemade mini cookies inside the mug!
Packets of Stickers
Elementary school teachers can never have enough goodies to jazz up homework assignments and tests. Pick up a packet or two of colorful stickers to use when grading the kids’ work.
Dessert in a Jar
Head to Pinterest and look up some mix-in-a-jar brownie, cookie or bars recipes. Layer the ingredients in a Mason jar and top it with a holiday ribbon. Be sure to include a few instructions for mixing and baking the sweet treat. Yum!
A Funny Book
Does the teacher love to bury her nose in a book during her free time? Pick up the latest lighthearted novel or her to enjoy. Top it off with a handmade bookmark from the student to make it extra special.
Fun Writing Tools
From pens and pencils, to markers and highlighters, teachers are always grabbing for something to write with. Consider treating the teacher to a new mix of these daily supplies.
Energizing Essential Oils
Pick out a simple reed diffuser and jar of peppermint or sweet orange essential oils to create an invigorating environment in the teacher’s classroom.
A gift certificate for a pair of movie tickets encourages your teacher to take an evening to relax and get refreshed for the next day at school. Consider tucking the surprise in a box of movie theater candy!
Make a Donation
Consider sending a small gift to the teacher’s favorite animal rescue, local non-profit agency or DonorsChoose, an organization that empowers public school teachers! Have the child draw a picture that depicts who you’ve helped on your teacher’s behalf after making a simple online donation.
Restaurant Gift Cards
Finally, if you always seem to be running late, make a quick stop by the grocery store tonight. Pick up a gift card to a local restaurant and tuck it inside a holiday card made by the kiddo. The teacher will enjoy the meal out and be grateful to your family!
Classroom scents/ Diffusers
Make their room smell fresh and inviting by getting them the gift of scents. Keep it inexpensive with a handful of glade plugins or go all out with a reed diffuser.
Airline Gift Card
This might be out of the budget for most, but if you happen to have the extra cash, teachers (or anyone) would love this gift. With so much time off from school, encourage them to take a little trip- even if it’s simply back to their hometown.
So, what are you waiting for? Shop at Home as the best online deals for the holidays just waiting to be gobbled up. Move to the head of the class and get your shopping done before the kids start winter break.