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Teacher Appreciation Gifts and Gifts for Holidays

Buying gifts for those people we know really well can be hard. But buying for teachers is extra tricky. I wanted to share some teacher appreciation gifts or holiday/birthday gifts today that were recommended to me by some great teachers!

This post contains affiliate links – originally written in 2017 and updated for timeliness

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

If you ask me – there is no one in your kids lives that deserves a gift more. To me if I trust you enough to teach and care for my children all day, then you are pretty darn important to me.

Over the years I have tried to come up with unique and special gifts for my kids teachers – our school is small, so that means with 4 kids they will have kids from my house over and over, and I have to continue to be creative.

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This guide contains unique options, but also ideas that they will love and use.

I tried to include a wide price range pending what you are looking to spend, and as always with teachers I think adding a gift card to any of these fun picks is always appreciated! And don’t forget to have your child write a note (or sign their name if they’re too young!) to their teacher. I have heard from countless teachers, that they really treasure this personal touch.

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Now onto teacher appreciation gifts and holiday gifts your teacher will love!

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

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  1. Clear Toiletry Bags – Sure, these would be great for toiletries, but also for all the items that teachers have to organize – pens, crayons, gluesticks, tablet chargers, etc.
  2. Three tiered cart – whether they use it at home or school, this cart has so many functions!
  3. Live Fiddle Leaf Fig – I was surprised to hear this one, but several teacher said they love to get a fresh plant
  4. Target Giftcard
  5. Amazon Giftcard
  6. Personalized coaster – perfect for their morning coffee and daily water
  7. The BEST label maker – This thing is invaluable to me and compact so it won’t take up much drawer space
  8. Faux flower arrangement – If you don’t want to put the pressure to keep a plant alive on a teacher, grab this neutral faux floral arrangement
  9. Flair Pens – by far the most requested item!
  10. Magnetic Cable Clip – this little clip attaches to desks so that you don’t have to fish around on the ground for your charger
  11. Circle Key Ring – teachers have enough things to carry and hands to hold
  12. Portable Cocktail Tumbler – perfect for those summer nights that teachers are looking forward to right about now!
  13. Personalize stationery – this was also a big request from teachers and it’s from Amazon!
  14. Fancy vanilla extract – I never would have thought of this, but either homemade or fancy vanilla was another request from teachers. You can also check for this same brand at Williams Sonoma for an in store pick up if you’re short on time!
  15. Water Bottle – just add a little note and you’re set!

Aren’t those fun picks? I hope that this helped you find something really fun and unique for your kids teachers, or your own teachers this year, and you feel ready to tackle birthdays, teacher appreciation week, or the holidays!

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  • Reply
    December 8, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I haven’t even thought of teachers this year! Thanks for the reminder. Gotta get shopping!!

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    December 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Such great ideas! Can’t wait to look back on this when mine are a little older ☺️

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    December 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    My sister is a teacher and I bet shed love any and all of these!

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      December 8, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      I’m so glad! hopefully this saves some teachers from #1 teacher ornaments haha

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    Preschool teacher
    December 31, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    I would never recommend lotions or any scented body products as gifts for anyone unless they ask for them. So many lotions can have ingredients that can cause all types of allergic reactions or even cause painful eczema outbreaks. As someone who is prone to eczema outbreaks from most soaps and lotions these types of gifts either get returned, regifted or set out for community use.

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