Holiday Gifts Teachers Really Want

‘Tis the season for good tidings and spreading holiday joy. It’s no surprise that children and adults have already began working on their holiday gift lists. But before you start checking it twice, you’ll want to make sure you didn’t leave anyone important out when planning your presents to gift. No, no we’re not talking about your second cousin, twice removed…we’re talking about the one who is in charge of molding the mind of your little one. That’s right: teachers.

The holiday season is the perfect time to show your children’s teachers just how important they are to your family. Show your appreciation for their hard work by getting them a holiday gift that they can truly enjoy. Here are a couple ideas for your child’s favorite educator.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are the perfect gift if you’re not too sure what your child’s teacher truly enjoys doing in his or her spare time. Not to mention, it’s fast, easy and always appreciated! Pick up a Visa gift card at your local convenience store or grocery to make for a great present. If, however, you do know the teacher a little bit better, you can always pick up a gift card for their favorite store. After all, what’s better than getting someone a present that allows them to get what they REALLY want.

Rest & Relaxation

If you think your job is stressful, imagine what teachers go through. Dealing with children or teens all day long, working long after hours (and sometimes even weekends) to grade papers, tutor students and provide a great education for your children. Sure it can be a rewarding experience, but what better way to show you care than by gifting some rest and relaxation! One of the best ways to do this is to stop by a local spa and gift them a massage. You can even round up some of the other parents and pool together funds to purchase a travel gift card for a much-needed getaway. If all else fails, some delicious chocolates or other treats are a great way to help them unwind.


For most teachers, classroom supplies and books are very limited. Schools usually provide the bare minimum, leaving educators to purchase any additional materials out of their own pocket. That’s why any teacher would really appreciate all the extra help they can get. Parents can easily help out by purchasing books to use in class or any other vital classroom supplies. Some examples of this include pencils, crayons, construction paper, notebooks, color pencils and more. It’s always a good idea to check with the teacher to see what’s needed so you can provide something the class requires.