It’s the time of year to find that perfect holiday gift for teachers in your life.
Tis the season for gifting, and chances are you want to find an appropriate and thoughtful way to thank your child’s teacher for all the hard work they put in helping your child learn and grow. Educators deserve thanks and praise all year round, but the holidays are a great time to do something extra special for the man or woman that spends all day with your child teaching them how to spell, write, and interact with their peers. It can be HARD to find a gift that a teacher will enjoy that doesn’t break the bank. If you’re panicking about what to give, worry no more. We’ve polled teachers and come up with a list of the best holiday gifts for teachers in all price ranges. Check them out:
Things to avoid:
Trying to make a sale
If you sell something you think your child’s teacher would like, it’s totally acceptable to gift it to them during the holidays. When doing this, steer clear of including a business card or order form. This can make the teacher feel like you’re trying to make a sale instead of showing appreciation.
Great teacher gifts:
Most teachers appreciate a good cup of coffee or a nice soda mid-day. Figure out your teacher’s favorite way to take their buzz and make sure they’re well stocked with coffee beans, sodas, or a gift card to their favorite coffee shop.
Gift cards for shopping
Target, Amazon, and teacher supply store gift cards were mentioned as the most popular gifts teachers enjoy. These gifts offer teachers the flexibility to grab themselves a gift that they’ve really been eyeing...or to buy more supplies for their classroom.
Gift cards to restaurants
Gift your time in the classroom
Blank note cards or thank-you cards
An ornament or craft your child made
A heartfelt thank-you note
Their favorite pre-packaged snacks
I dare you to find a teacher who doesn’t have a secret stash of snacks in their desk. Teachers often end up staying at school until late, or have to arrive before the sun- meaning they may eat a snack in place dinner or breakfast from time to time. Restock their snack drawer and they will forever be grateful.
Nail or massage gift certificates
Wine, beer, or a gift card to the liquor store
What will you be giving your child’s teacher this year? What gifts have you given that have been a hit? We’re always looking for the best holiday gifts for teachers! We would love to hear your ideas in the comments!
Hoffman Tutoring Group