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Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers

Updated on February 12, 2019

Give your teacher a great gift to show your appreciation.

Christmas time is such a busy time of year. Families are rushing to get everyone's favorite gift and trying to figure out who's house they are going to visit on Christmas or Christmas eve.

Then what to bake, gifts to wrap, what to wear, and on it goes. But in all that frantic busy planning, there is someone who really does impact your life that is very easy to forget. I'm talking about the special teacher in yours or your child's life.

Photos found on this article are ©Jolene Belmain

One of my favorite teachers was my teacher for 2 years, both 3rd and 4th grade.

She was very patient and made each child feel they were getting undivided attention.

I had several other good teachers, but she stands out in my memory.

I remember wrapping up some costume jewelry I picked out for her at the store with my mother.

They were pretty little pink flower earrings that she wore with her white dress with pink flowers on it.

It made me feel like I bought her a priceless gift.

What Christmas Gift To Pick

When purchasing a gift for your child's teacher there are many things to take into consideration. The first is that you never want to purchase an overly expensive gift for an instructor as this can be seen as an attempt to garner favor in the classroom. A homemade gift, or a purchased one of between $5.00 and $20.00, is ideal.


Just think for a moment about teachers and what they represent. This person spends time with their students (possibly our children) everyday. A good teacher can guide someone down a positive path for life. They can be such an important building block in one's life, and it takes years of dedication on the teacher's behalf.

On this page, I hope you will find a unique and affordable gift choice to delight your teacher and let them know how much you appreciate them.

Tell your teacher "Merry Christmas!" and give them a Christmas gift that they will appreciate and remember.

So Much To Choose From

Teachers often have quite a few students in their classrooms so they do receive a large number of gifts throughout the teaching years of their career.

This means that a gift that is edible or able to be "used up" is a great gift choice. Soap, cologne, chocolates, pencils, pens, writing paper, packages of flavored tea, chocolate, or coffee, or a gift certificate to a local restaurant are wonderful gift choices.

Gifts that the entire class can share in such as a cake or a selection of chocolates, cookies, or cupcakes is also an excellent gift choice.

© 2011 Coreena Jolene

Did you find a great gift for a special teacher here?

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    • Coreena Jolene profile imageAUTHOR

      Coreena Jolene 

      7 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: The intro pic is something I made for my sons teacher last year. She was going away on maternity leave and wasn't going to be there at the very end of school, so she got her present early. The bunnies and the roses are folded with baby face cloths, and placed into a best teacher mug.

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Teachers really are special people to shop for. A gift certificate for their favorite coffee shop popped into a coffee mug is a nice little extra to their gift idea too.

    • Coreena Jolene profile imageAUTHOR

      Coreena Jolene 

      8 years ago

      @ixodoi: Thanks :)

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      8 years ago

      Great ideas, I really like them. I only created one teacher specific gift (A t-shirt).

    • Coreena Jolene profile imageAUTHOR

      Coreena Jolene 

      8 years ago

      @BarbRad: Thanks for leaving the nice comment. I am glad that teachers will like these. Merry Christmas!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I'm sure most teachers would appreciate one of these great gifts. I like them because they each say something a teacher would treasure. I know, because I used to be a teacher.

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      9 years ago

      Very great lens.

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      9 years ago

      Very nice lens.

    • Dizzydebbie profile image


      9 years ago

      Great lens, thank you for adding my teacher's Christmas card.

      Dizzy Debbie

    • seashell2 profile image


      9 years ago

      Great selection of gift ideas for teachers... thanks for featuring my 'teacher' mouse pad, awesome! Love the ornament borders, very festive!

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      9 years ago

      Though I'm not personally looking for a teacher gift, I love your selection!


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