Looking for some ways to show appreciation to your coworker or your child's teacher this holiday season? Here are some teacher gift ideas for Christmas or any other occasion that are sure to be used by your most appreciated teachers.
For the "Bookworm" Teacher
Many teachers are avid readers. It's a great way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle as well as a way to gain more knowledge on different topics. Here are a few gift ideas for teachers who love to read.
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Bookmarkers are a thoughtful and "thrifty" gift that teachers are sure to enjoy. These Lastword elastic bookmarks enable the reader to not only find the page they left off on, but it also allows them to find the exact line.
Want to make this gift even more personal? You can grab one of these elastic bookmarks in the teacher's favorite color.
This rechargeable book light lasts for up to 70 hours after being charged. The user is able to not only control the brightness of the lamp but also the color temperature. It is extremely light and is perfect for clipping onto books or Kindles. The neck of the light is flexible allowing it to move as needed without having to unclip the light.
What teacher doesn't love a good gift card? ... especially an Amazon Gift Card. I haven't met one yet. This gift card is a great way to support a reader. It allows them to purchase any book, whether paper, digital, or audio, or any other product their heart desires.
For the "Coffee Loving" Teacher
A human can not live on caffeine alone, but most teachers might state otherwise. Long days of planning, prepping, teaching, and grading many times calls for a quick caffeine fix. Here are some great gift options for the coffee loving teacher.
These Keurig K-Mini Coffee Makers get all the gold stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ They are small which allows them to fit perfectly in any spot in your classroom (or kitchen counter of course). They are single serve which means there is not extra coffee to have to clean up. Lastly, and the most obvious is that they are simply adorable! They come in multiple colors and are available on Amazon and at Target.
This Corkcicle Coffee Mug is one of Oprah's Favorite Things for 2020. This stainless steel, no-slip, triple-insulated mug can keep coffee or tea toasty for up to three hours! That's definitely a plus for a teacher who usually has to drink coffee brought from home cold.
Do you know a teacher who loves coffee, but usually doesn't have the time to make it? A Starbucks gift card can save the day. These gift cards can be purchased in multiple denominations. Best of all, you can even send the gift card electronically if you're running out of time.
For the "Breakfast in a Run" Teacher
Teachers' days start really early. Most have to be in their classrooms before 8:00 o'clock in the morning. This means that they might not have time to make or grab breakfast. Here are a couple of good gift ideas that will help them make quick breakfasts in the morning.
This Mini Waffle Maker is a staple in our home. It's not only great for 2-minute waffles, but it's works really well for cinnamon roll "waffles," and hashbrowns. This would be a nice gift for almost any teacher allowing them to make quick breakfasts.
What a great alternative to purchasing those expensive egg whites weekly or even daily! This Mini Egg Bites Maker makes sous vide style eggs in less than 12 minutes. The best part is that you can set it and walk away. It has auto shut-off function to prevent them from overcooking. The maker can make 4 mini bites or one large one. The silicone molds and a recipe book are included.
For the Organized Teacher
Most teachers love to have their belongings organized, but with so many materials to carry around, things can easily get messy. Here are a few options for those teachers who love to "keep it together."
This Kay&Kee leather backpack has several compartments. It even includes a padded laptop compartment that fits most laptop computers measuring up to 15 inches. It also includes a back zipper pouch, two open side pouches, and pockets inside. They come in multiple colors and two sizes.
This Pelikus felt purse and tote organizer is what dreams are made of. Look at all the pockets and pouches inside this tote organizer! It has a total of ten compartments to hold items like makeup, pens, glasses, keys, smartphones, notebooks, and more. It compliments the Kay&Kee leather back pack perfectly.
It's no secret that teachers usually have a collection of pens and pencils thrown at the bottom of their purse or bag. This Easthill large capacity pencil case is not only stylish, but its many compartments fits a large selection of writing supplies. This is a great inexpensive gift that is sure to get plenty of use.
These are for those music and/or podcast loving teachers. Now, they can take their music or podcasts wherever they want, even the shower!
For the Music and Podcast Loving Teacher
Podcasts can be so informative, but teachers lives are so hectic that most only have time to listen to them in the car or in the shower. This bluetooth shower speaker can resist water spray and splash. It is equipped with both a suction cup and an aluminum alloy hook. The great ratings, small size, and low price make it a great gift.
We all know that most teachers enjoy playing music in the classroom for students. Whether its classical music to write to or fun tracks for brain breaks, music is usually shared in the classroom a few times a week. This JBL waterproof portable speaker is great for use at school since it can easily be moved to a different area in school. Imagine how fun recess can be with this portable speaker. Not to mention, being that it is waterproof, your favorite teacher can enjoy listening to music at the beach, near a pool, or in the kitchen while cooking.
Some teachers (like myself) carry water around all day long. These gifts below are perfect for those who enjoy having water next to them throughout the day.
For the Hydrated Teacher
The trusty Yeti 30 oz Rambler is a favorite amongst many teachers. It can keep hot drinks warm for hours and ice cold drinks cold all day. As a matter of fact, I fill mine up with ice at the start of the day, and by the time I leave, I still have ice inside of it.
The S'well water bottle is great for teachers who love a closed lid or would like to take their water bottle to their workouts after school. These S'well water bottles hold 25 oz of water, are easy to hold, and come in some beautiful colors. They are designed to keep cold items cold for up to 54 hours and hot items warm for up to 26 hours.
For the Wine Connoisseur
I'm pretty sure this category needs no explanation. Hehe. Joking aside, many teachers enjoy sitting back on a Friday evening and relaxing after a long week of teaching. Here are a few gift ideas that are perfect for the wine loving teachers of the world.
This stemless wine glass is just so perfect, isn't it? The gift box itself is just adorable, but the personalized quote on the glass is sure to get a smile from the recipient. This is a 16 oz cup made of unbreakable Tritan plastic. Its thrifty price of under $15 makes it a great gift to give.
The Homeries Marble Wine Chiller Bucket is made of 100% smooth, solid, and durable marble. This cooler can be used for more than just a wine bucket. It can be used as a kitchen utensil holder, an office or school supplies holder, or even a flower vase. Its a classy and versatile gift.
I first heard about this Secura Electric Wine Opener while watching Chalene Johnson on Facebook. She highlighted it being used and when I clicked on the link to check it out and saw the price, I knew I had to add it to this list. It brings a foil cutter, rechargeable electric wine opener, and stand. Its sleek look makes it a classy gift to give and for under $20, well, you can't get thriftier than that.
For the School Supply Loving Teacher
What teacher doesn't love beautiful classroom supplies? Here are a couple of stylish supplies any teacher is sure to love.
This Kate Spade Clipboard with lined notepad is not just practical but absolutely beautiful. This would be great to carry to faculty meetings or to use with students as you write down anecdotal notes. It even brings a pen loop, so the teacher can hang their favorite pen.
Speaking of favorite pens, this has to be one of the most favored pens by teachers. This Flair Pen pack brings 24 different colors. It's safe to say, the recipient of this gift would give you an A+ on gift giving.
Teachers definitely need some R and R time. Here are a couple of gifts that can help them with that.
For the School Supply Loving Teacher
Last year, I was so disappointed when Bath and Body Works stopped producing my favorite scented candle called Serene. A few months later, I purchased this one during a sale and was so excited to discover a scent that I loved just as much as the previous. This Relax: Lavender and Cedarwood scent definitely does what it states. Its soothing scent helps you relax and unwind after a long day. You can find this candle on Amazon or exclusive online at Bath and Body Works.
Who wouldn't love a cozy blanket? This soft throw blanket measures 50" x 60" and is reversible. It comes in a variety of colors including the blush pink pictured above.
These need no further explanation except to say that they are probably the most useful gifts teachers can be gifted this year.
For the Teachers Teaching in 2020
This Secura 17 oz Touchless Soap Dispenser is rechargeable and comes with adjustable volume control. Great for use next to the classroom sink area.
This air purifier by Rigoglioso is compact and low noise. It includes a light that makes a perfect nightlight and turns off automatically after 8 hours. There is one button on the top of the purifier for all functions. First push of the button is to turn on the unit with high speed setting for continuous use. Second push is to change the fan speed to low setting for sleep mode. The light on the top will dim.
If teachers have to wear masks inside the classroom, they might as well be cute. These individualized face masks are reusable and washable. They are 100% polyester, bring adjustable straps, and are customizable.
Hopefully, you have found this list of teacher gift ideas for Christmas or any occasion helpful. I'd love to know what your favorite item on the list was.