How do you show appreciation for your child's teacher during the holiday season? Take a look at one of these creative options to make fabulous Christmas gifts for teachers.
Are you feeling stumped selecting the perfect gift for your child’s teacher this Christmas? You’re not alone. Every December, countless families struggle to find a thoughtful and practical present for the person responsible for educating their child. To make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts to express your appreciation to your kids' teachers at Christmas.
From an elementary school teacher to a high school teacher, you’ll find something that will make your kid's teacher feel extra special this winter season. So, here’s to taking the stress out of the festivities and showing your favorite teacher how much you care.
Best Christmas Gifts for Teachers
A personalized gift is a great way to show your appreciation. Find the right teacher Christmas gifts with these awesome DIY options.
Looking for a more practical gift? Everyone loves useful presents like this fun Christmas tumbler. You can purchase any type of drink holder. Add in greenery and a printout for the perfect gift set. If you don't want a tumbler like a Stanley cup, you can also substitute a coffee mug or hot thermos in its place.
- Drink holder like a Stanley cup or a thermos
- Piece of greenery
- Printout - It is refreshing to have teacher like you
Don't forget to include your favorite beverage. These tumbler gifts are great teacher gifts for men and women.
Candles for Teacher Gifts
Everyone loves a wonderfully scented home to greet them during the holidays. So another great gift to try out are these classy scented candles accented with some Christmas wrapping decor. This is a fun choice for those who love the aroma of holiday scents on their winter break. Include a thoughtful note or printout for personal appreciation.
This present is awesome for last minute gifts to teacher friends because it can be done quickly and it's thrifty.
- Scented candle
- Greenery piece
- Printout - No one holds a candle to you. Thank you for all you do.
Enjoy home pampering gifts? You can also try these easy two ingredients homemade bath salt jars that are a fun design for cold winter days.
Stove Top Scent Jar Homemade Gifts
This may not be number one on the list for male teacher gifts ideas, but it definitely adds some spice to your gift giving. If you are into homemade gifts then it's time to put some crafty skills to use!
The stove top potpourri makes one of the best teacher gifts because of its simplicity, ability to be customized and convenience. And did we mention the amazing smell? These scents can last for days as you brew them, as long as you heed the instructions for this handmade gift.
Combine all of your dried fruits and spices and layer them inside of a mason jar. You can use any combination of dried fruits you like. The recipe below is for making multiple jars at once. You can individually divide out seasonings and spices according to preference for each jar, usually containing a teaspoon or two of spices, and three to four cinnamon sticks per jar. Add water and simmer on your stove top.
Presentation is half the battle, so make sure that you layer ingredients in an orderly fashion. Secure it with a lid, ribbon and a printout to complete the look. Look for more ways to wrap up gifts here.
Love the baking gifts? Take a look at how you can make divine homemade extracts and give them as gifts too.
Hand Towel Christmas Gifts for Teachers
When it comes to preschool teacher gifts ideas, this one is especially appealing if you are always washing hands and trying to eliminate germs in the classroom. Whether you are instructing high schoolers or are a kindergarten teacher, cleanliness should be top of the list.
What better way to prevent germs than with some cute washing accessories? Grab a favorite hand washing soap and wrap it in a brand new hand towel. Linen fabrics are really nice for this type of wrapping. Tie off your towel with ribbon. I layered mine in both satin and velvet ribbon for a textured effect. Top it off with a piece of greenery like this dried eucalyptus.
Christmas Gifts for Teachers - Pencil Vases
A lot of teachers will definitely appreciate this vase full of school supplies. Instead of a traditional or seasonal flower jar this year, why not change it up with some fun ways to use classroom materials?
Grab any tall tin can, vase or jar for this project. You'll want something that is close to the length of your pencils. Then, use hot glue to attach unused traditional pencils around the container. When that is done and dried, you will tie a piece of ribbon around the diameter. I found this super cute craft ribbon that looks like ruler measurements.
Add your choice of winter stems or greenery for a beautiful finished look. You can use faux or fresh varieties. And don't forget to include a Christmas card with some kind words of gratitude.
Teacher Gift Ideas - Apple Christmas
Are you looking for something small and simple to show you care? Everyone appreciates a little love every now and then and this teacher's apple is the best way to do that. Grab yourself a cute container like these plastic apples and fill it with goodies.
After adding red crinkle paper inside the apple, we filled it with chapstick and a gift card. An Amazon gift card or Starbucks gift card are a good neutral option if you aren't sure what type to get. Add cute ruler ribbon and attach a pen on top to show your favorite teacher that they are appreciated.
This is a thoughtful gift that is easy for kids to help out with too!
Check Out Some Other Teacher Gift Ideas
- Design your own tote bag
- Include a good book and some munchies
- Restaurant gift card
- Craft supplies for personal use
- A subscription service for the classroom
- Pampering gifts or services
This holiday season, give the teachers in your life something special to show your appreciation. From luxury items to personalized gifts, there are many well-deserved ideas to make their Christmas memorable. Even small, heartfelt gifts like appreciation cards and handwritten messages are guaranteed to make a lasting impression. While finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, take some time to show how much you care and thank them for all their hard work and dedication.
Let’s all take a moment to recognize our incredible teachers. Show them your gratitude this Christmas and give them the gift of appreciation.
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