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Have a teacher who deserves something REALLY good for Christmas? Me too (cough, cough, Cooper)… :). Honestly, after spending time volunteering at Quinn’s school, all teachers deserve to be MEGA spoiled!
I have 20 gifts here – most are under $25 – for all kinds of teachers.
There are definitely 2 ways to approach teacher gifting, whether it’s for Christmas or Teacher Appreciation. Gift cards vs Gifts… I included a few gift card options and some ideas for pooling class funds to gift the teacher with something BIG, too :).
The Best Gifts for Teachers
1 // Mr. Sketch Markers
Mr. Sketch Markers // I shared these a few days ago and lots of teachers replied that these are a GREAT gift for them 😉 so I ordered a set for Quinn’s teacher – these are an awesome price point!
2 // Travel Coffee Mug
Travel Coffee Mug // This bad boy is the best of the best when it comes to portable coffee mugs. Doesn’t leak, doesn’t spill – you can turn it ALL THE WAY UPSIDE DOWN and it won’t cause a huge mess. Any/all teachers need this travel mug in their lives.
3 // Custom Foil Print Art
Custom Foil Print Art // This is best for a class gift – have the kids in the class contribute to a class portrait and/or write their names and have it made into gorgeous foil-stamped framed art.
4 // Canvas Tote Bag
Canvas Tote Bag // These are basically indestructible and have amazing reviews – perfect for toting all the papers and THINGS teachers need on a daily basis. Bonus points if you have it monogrammed – if that’s her style ;).
5 // Starbucks Gift Card
Starbucks Gift Card // Make sure they’re coffee fans before grabbing a Sbux gift card but fun fact! You can buy them on Amazon and save yourself a trip :).
6 // Plaid Blanket Scarf
Tartan Blanket Scarf // this scarf is SO cute – perfect for chilly classrooms – and it’s under $14! Wrap a bottle of wine in it 😉
7 // Travel Organizer Set / Packing Cubes
Travel Organizer Set // something a little different if he or she likes to travel – this set of travel bags has great reviews at a great price
8 // Stainless Steel Wine Glasses
Stainless Steel Wine Glasses // Even if she doesn’t love wine, these stainless steel glasses have lids so they’re perfect for sipping anything after a long day. Also dishwasher safe and the set of 2 has a great price. Add a little gift card or a bottle of wine with it if you know what she likes.
9 // Personalized Leather Keychain
Personalized Leather Keychain // every teacher has keys they need to keep track of and these keychains are SO cute, can be personalized, look like the Madewell version I have AND they’re under $15 – would also be great with a bottle of wine 😉
10 // Marble & Gold Coasters
Marble Coasters // these are stunning and a great price point (under $20!) for a set of 4 nice coasters – and they have great reviews
11 // COOP Pillow
COOP Pillow // It may seem totally weird to get your child’s teacher a pillow but this is a REALLY awesome pillow that’s 100% customizable so it works for everyone. Seriously, read the reviews – almost 5 stars on 17k+ reviews.
12 // Silk Pillowcase
Silk Pillowcase // I bought this for myself and my husband stole it (and loves it) but it has great reviews and is under $25. Sleeping on silk is supposed to be great for skin and hair and just feels really great and luxurious.
13 // Tea Towels
Set of Four Tea Towels // this set of four tea towels is gorgeous, fit with any decor style, made from upcycled denim & cotton AND at a great price point. great for the eco-friendly teacher or the teacher who loves to cook!
14 // Reusable Shopping Bags
Reusable Bag // great for having on-hand to carry all.the.things. – this pack of 5 reusable + washable shopping bags is a STEAL and comes in the cutest colors/patterns and has 3k+ reviews
15 // AirBnb Gift Card
AirBNB Gift Card // If he/she likes to travel, an AirBNB gift card would be a great little something for summer vacay.
16 // Pom Pom Blanket
Pom Pom Blanket // this blanket is SO cozy and the poms are adorable. We have one at home and for under $23 it’s a great gift for a teacher to keep at school or take home 🙂
17 // Scuff Slippers
Scuff Slippers // these slippers have a hard sole and memory foam bottom with great reviews for under $25! such a great price and good for teachers to keep behind their desks to slip on when their shoes aren’t comfy after an entire day of standing
18 // Flair Pens
Flair Pens // one of my best teacher girlfriends said these are her all-time FAVORITE pens – teachers often splurge for their students but not themselves so grab a set of these for him/her
19 // Barefoot Dreams Socks
Barefoot Dreams Socks // nothing is better than slipping on a pair of cozy soft socks after a long day – BFD is the best of the best and they’re under $20
20 // Amazon Gift Card
Amazon Gift Card // The ultimate holy grail of teacher gifts… the gift of being able to buy exactly what they want for themselves or their classroom.
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