5 Terrific Teacher Gifts

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 3 minutes

They teach our children left from right, fractions from percentages, similes from metaphors. They teach them how to speak in an “inside voice” and to raise their hands instead of shouting out the answers. And if you’ve got little ones, they might even be teaching them how to use the potty.  So how do you say “thank you, thank you, thank you!!“ to your children’s teachers?

During the holidays, when you’re busy stocking up on gifts for everyone else on your list, it might be tempting to just slip a gift card into your kids’ backpacks or skip gifts altogether–but with just a wee bit more planning and some simple baskets from the dollar store, you can give teachers a more heartfelt expression of affection.  Busy moms, here are 5 terrific teacher gift ideas you can serve up in a jiffy.

1. For the spa seeker

Fill a basket with these ahhh-mazing organic bath and body products and tie with a coordinating sea-green or coral bow:

fizzy bath bomb

2. For a tea-riffic teacher

There’s nothing like a nice cuppa when you’ve had a long day on your feet, explaining algebra. Place these tea-riffic items in a basket or for a little more flair, serve packaged on a tea tray:

yogi tea





3. For the chocolate addict

Forget the little miniatures given out on Halloween and Valentine’s Day–treat your kids’ teachers to the premium, grown-up stuff, packaged in a natural brown gift bag:

Justin's peanut butter cups



4. For the gym-dandy

If your kid’s teacher’s a fitness fanatic, fix her up with the latest & greatest sports nutrition products so she can take her workouts to the next level. Package in a fun mesh bag for added cuteness:

5. For the foodie

For teachers with discerning taste buds, fill an old-fashioned food hamper with some high-end items that will erase all memories of cafeteria fare, like:


No matter what you give–or if you don’t give a gift at all–make sure you take the time to write a heartfelt note (or better yet, have your child write one.) Considering that teachers put up with our kids all year, taking the time to say “thanks” is the least we can do!