Anyone who can get 25–30 kids to cooperate, listen, and learn for six hours a day, five days a week, ten months out of the year, is nothing short of a real, live superhero. Truly. Like you, I have no clue how teachers do it, and I am indebted to the many good teachers my children have been blessed to have over the years.
And that is why I go out of my way to thank them — and also shower them with gifts whenever I can. But the question is: What to get them? We all know teachers love handmade gifts from their students, and there is no teacher I know who would say no to a gift card. But there’s got to be more to it than just that, right? Sometimes you just want to be able to knock it out of the park with the perfect gift.
No worries. I’ve got you covered. I caught up with a few teachers to ask them what they wanted most this holiday season. These gifts topped the list.
Know a teacher who loves a good ski weekend by the fireplace? She’ll love these insulated stainless steel glasses that look and feel like premium drinkware and keep drinks perfectly chilled and ice cold from the first sip to the last drop.
Crafted for Hallmark by artist Alex Ho, the 2019 on this Mickey ornament is glittery and will add some vibrancy and color to your favorite teacher’s tree… or desk.
Teachers are kind of a big deal. This tee is light-weight, soft, and comfortable, not to mention it goes with just about any outfit. Teachers can dress it up by pairing it with a skirt and flats or dress it down for casual Fridays with jeans and a low-heeled boot.
Tis the season for indulging, right? If it’s not literal baked goods they’re after, there’s no way your fave teacher can resist Lush’s Cookie Dough Body Scrub. This recipe for perfect skin combines granulated sugar with sea salt, aloe vera, and hazelnut oil for a baby-soft finish. Oh, and did we mention this body batter is scented with vanilla and almond oils, real cocoa powder and gardenia extract? Delish.
If you know a teacher with a ton on his or hands, gift a Tile. The Tile connects to an app which makes it easy to always check in on where belongings, like keys, are. A teacher gift like this will bring stress levels down.
Who is it in your life that deserves to be pampered from head to toe? Definitely your kid’s teacher. This set includes five travel size BB favorites: a Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, Hand Salve, Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Coconut Foot Cream, and Beeswax Lip Balm. No dry, cracked skin here!
The Snickerdoodle scent from Our Own Candle Company is another great gift for the teacher in your life. Handmade in America, this gift smells as sweet as a fresh batch of cookies.