Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Child’s Teacher

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Child’s Teacher

It’s December! Which means our days are filled with Christmas parties, Christmas decorating, wrapping Christmas presents, and just generally making the Christmas magic happen. And along with that comes the balancing act of finishing off the first semester of the school year with midterms, Christmas parties, Christmas plays, and so much more. 

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Child's TeacherSomewhere in there, we have to remember to get a Christmas present for our children’s teachers. Depending on your child’s grade you could be looking at one gift or seven gifts, plus if you want to give a gift to staff members or administration. It can be overwhelming, especially if you are trying to give intentionally! 

I’m a high school teacher, and with the help of coworkers, middle school and elementary school teacher friends, and even a few coaches,

I’ve compiled a list of great gifts for the teacher(s) in your child’s life!


As a teacher, I can attest that food is often the best gift. Everyone needs extra treats to keep in their desk, or something to eat because we inevitably forgot our lunch. You can’t go wrong with food. 

  • Oreo balls
  • Chex mix
  • Trail mix 
  • Peppermint bark 
  • Peanut brittle
  • Homemade bread


Bath and Body Works is everyone’s Christmastime friend! It’s hard to go wrong with scents!

  • Handmade soaps
  • Lotions – I have a stash of lotions in my desk that come in handy on a regular basis. 
  • Beard balm – this was suggested by a coach who said it was a great gift! 

Gift cards: 

Gift cards are the gift that keep on giving! Someone even once received a gift card wallet made just to hold all your gift cards! 

  • Coffee – let’s be real teachers love coffee 
  • Target
  • Amazon 
  • Local restaurants 

Physical Gifts: 

We all love a small gift, especially if our students saw it and thought we would enjoy it, laugh at it, or use it! 

  • Coffee mugs – not something generic, but something that you know will make that teacher laugh 
  • Ornaments – teacher tip, write the student’s name and the year on the back so we can remember them when we put it on the tree! 
  • Daily devotional
  • Journal 
  • Locally made jewelry

The best gift of all, that almost every teacher I know suggested is a handwritten note. There’s nothing like a note from a student, even if it is just a few simple words, I promise it is something your child’s teacher will love and will surely keep.  



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