Gifts for teachers
Stumped about what to buy your child's teacher this year for the holidays? Many parents and students wish to give teachers a token of their thanks, but they're not sure what's appropriate. Some classes decide to give group gifts while others choose gift cards to teaching supply stores, Staples, Target and more. If you're looking for something a bit more personal, here's a round-up of festive gift ideas for teachers.
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Sharpener Desk Tidy(Credit: Suck UK)
The Sharpener Desk Tidy is a pencil pot to keep pencils, pens and other office supplies. Single pencil pots are $30, and the double pots are $50. More info: http://bit.ly/2fj6oOJ; find best price: http://bit.ly/2gakPW6
Apple note pad(Credit: Kikkerland)
Begin Each Day mug(Credit: Paper Destiny)
This handmade mug features lime green polka-dots with the saying 'Begin each day with a grateful heart.' Also available in a variety of colors and different sentiments. $16.95. More information: http://bit.ly/2g1qscX.
Scottie Dog Notes in Polka-Dot Caddy(Credit: Hallmark)
This 50-pack of festive note cards come in a polka-dot caddy. The cards feature a Scottie dog while the envelopes are red. $9.95. More information: http://bit.ly/2fk3haR.
12 Days of Christmas Scented Candle Set(Credit: Papyrus)
These vanilla-scented candles include the lyrics to the popular holiday song, "Twelve Days of Christmas," which is printed on the box. $39.95. More information: http://bit.ly/2ew02ya.
Apple Bracelet(Credit: Savvy Designs)
Choose your choice of crystals or precious stones and add a charm perfect for teachers, such as an apple (shown), an artist palette or a music note. Each piece of jewelry comes with a sentimental quote. $28. More information: http://bit.ly/2e9094k.
Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream Trio(Credit: Caudalie)
This gift set features hand and nail cream in scents such as Merlot, Cabernet and Sauvignon; $20. More information: http://bit.ly/2dGuNPA.
Sugarfina Holiday Bento Boxes(Credit: Sugarfina)
This signature Candy Bento Box features holiday-inspired candy and sweets in new gift boxes including "Happy Holidays," "Ugly Sweater," "Happy Hanukkah" and more. Prices start at $26. More information: http://bit.ly/2d7UVQC.
Apple of Abundance Charm Bangle(Credit: Alex and Ani/Alex and Ani)
An apple is the age-old gift for a teacher, but it's got a modern twist in this Alex and Ani Apple of Abundance Charm Bangle, which comes in gold or silver colors. $28. More information: bit.ly/2dFVF1p; For the best price: bit.ly/2dtFT8A
Minimergency kit(Credit: Pinch Provisions)
A popped button...spilled lunch...sweat-inducing meetings -- work emergencies can be the unkindest cut, leaving you to suffer through the rest of the day. Pinch Provision's mini toiletry kits have 17 save-the-day essentials like stain remover, breath spray, deodorant packets, double-sided tape and replacement earring backs packed in a cute pouch. $18 at Sephora stores. A men's version, $14 at pinchprovisions.com, has much of the same. For more information: bit.ly/2cEGybt
Kate Spade New York ballpoint pen(Credit: Kate Spade New York)
Polka dots dress up this ballpoint pen. It comes in a giftable box and in a variety of colors. $39.95. More information: http://bit.ly/2e99Uzg.
Syllabus tote bag(Credit: Zazzle/Zazzle)
Snowy Birch Hand Soap and Lotion Caddy(Credit: Pier 1)
This scented gift set features a soap and lotion with white birch, dark amber, juniper and more undertones. $11.95. More information: http://bit.ly/2f9gwui.
Northern Lights fabric journal(Credit: Vera Bradley/Vera Bradley)
This journal from Vera Bradley contains 100 unlined sheets and a coordinating pen. The loop on the cover holds the pen and keeps the journal closed. $16. More information: bit.ly/2dBVDuW; Find the best price: bit.ly/2djzAqb
Soccer ball to kids in need(Credit: Save the Children/Save the Children)
Give a gift to charity in the teacher's name -- for $15, you can donate a soccer ball to kids in need through Save the Children. Download a card to let the teacher know what the donation is doing for others. More information: bit.ly/2dhNRDr.
Bliss 'Butter' Not Pout(Credit: Bliss 'Butter' Not Pout)
This gift set features best-selling scents such as lemon, sage, grapefruit, aloe and more in full size body butters. $29. More information: http://bit.ly/1kcUpoW.
Personalized notepad(Credit: Personalizationmall.com/Personalizationmall.com)
Teachers frequently need to send notes home. Give them their own personalized pad to use. $14.95 for 50 pages. More information: bit.ly/2dhQhBG
Vera Bradley candle gift set(Credit: Vera Bradley)
This set of three glass votives features the Macaroon Rose scent, with notes of berries, winter white musk and more. There is a 20-hour burn time for each candle. $38. More information: http://bit.ly/2fnfOKK.
Mother of pearl frame(Credit: Pier 1 Imports/Pier 1 Imports)
Mother of pearl is made from the inner shell of mollusks and the outer coating of pearls. Pier 1 offers a 4-by-6-inch frame for $12.95 and a 5-by-7-inch frame for $19.95. More information: bit.ly/2dG05Fp
Apple Crisp Boxed Filled Candle(Credit: Pier 1 Imports)
Embrace the seasonal scent of spiced apples, cinnamon, lemon zest and more. The candle sits in a decorative jar. $24.95. More information: http://bit.ly/2fkb8oR.
Kashmir faux fur mask(Credit: RH Teen/RH Teen)
Give the teacher a touch of luxury with this faux fur mask from Restoration Hardware for those times when she might need a quick nap in the teacher's lounge or at home between classes and back-to-school night. Comes in a variety of colors and sold through RH Teen. $16. More information: bit.ly/2djzI8X
Yellow ruler storage box(Credit: P!Q/PIQ)
These boxes are made in India from reclaimed yellow rulers. The small box is 5.5 by 3.5 inches and costs $12.99; the large one is 6.5 by 8.5 inches and is $24.99. More information: bit.ly/2cGVHZy
Luchador Salt Vs. Pepper Shakers(Credit: Kikkerland/Kikkerland)
This masculine themed salt and pepper shaker set makes a stylish gift for the male teacher in your child's life. It comes with the decorative ring. $20. More information: bit.ly/2cHppbW; Find the best price: bit.ly/2dhDZJT
Pi tie(Credit: Wild Ties/Wild Ties)
Bliss 'Scent' with Love(Credit: Bliss)
This three-piece gift set features a new scent, vanilla snowflake, and includes body butter, hand cream and soapy suds. $10. More information: http://bit.ly/1kcUpoW.
Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Lip Balms(Credit: Beekman 1802)
These three individually packaged natural lip balms are made with essential oils and vitamins and come in Wondermint, Fresh Cream and Grapefruit scents. $19.75. More information: http://bit.ly/2ekn7oE.
The Giving Plate(Credit: Natural Life)
This colorful, floral ceramic plate inspires the spirit of giving -- you can pass the plate among friends and family members; $24.95. More information: http://bit.ly/1T4Bes1
Scrapbook kit(Credit: walmart.com)
Teachers can keep their classroom memories alive with this scrapbooking kit; $10.83 at walmart.com. More information: http://bit.ly/1QcMT9r
Plaid Chalkboard Pillow(Credit: Pier1)
Blackboards and teachers go together like peanut butter and jelly. Pier 1 Imports' cozy Plaid Tidings Chalkboard Pillow is a much more snuggly version than the standard classroom variety, though. The 20-inch wide polyester pillow features a hidden zipper and ample space to jot down notes of cheer and encouragement. $24.95; More information: http://bit.ly/1ONSuly
Teach Love Inspire Charm Necklace(Credit: Beth Quinn Designs)
The Teach Love Inspire charm necklace from Beth Quinn Designs features a rhinestone apple that dangles with the words "teach love inspire." It comes on a standard 24" ballchain and you can choose between silver or gunmetal plating style; $25 at bethquinndesigns.com. More information: http://bit.ly/1PPThDr
Blueberry Batter Bowl Gift Set(Credit: Stonewall Kitchen)
The Blueberry Batter Bowl Gift Set from Stonewall Kitchen is a delicious breakfast gift set that includes Wild Maine blueberry jam and syrup, pancake mix, a batter bowl and spatula; $54.95 at stonewallkitchen.com. More information: http://bit.ly/1S6mZTH
A Year of Gratitude(Credit: uncommongoods.com)
Each kit in A Year of Gratitude contains 52 thank you notes to send one each week, plus tips on writing a meaningful letter and a journal to keep track of your thoughts; $30 at uncommongoods.com. More information: http://bit.ly/1R9602y
Minimergency Kit for Teachers(Credit: Pinch Provisions)
The Minimergency Kit for Teachers includes gold star stickers, red mini pen, emery board, caffeine gum, lip balm, clear elastics, stain remover, hand cleanser and more; $16 at pinchprovisions.com. More information: http://bit.ly/1MeVJNT; Find the best price: http://bit.ly/207g0za
Crabtree & Evelyn's Best Sellers Hand Therapy Trio Tin(Credit: Crabtree & Evelyn)
Crabtree & Evelyn's Best Sellers Hand Therapy Trio Tin features the most popular ultra-moisturizing hand therapy creams in Gardeners, Rosewater and La Source; $20 at crabtree-evelyn.com. More information: http://bit.ly/1MeVXo6
Staples Gift Card(Credit: Staples)
Teachers will love a Staples gift card, whether they need supplies for the home or classroom; choose gift card values from $25, $50, $75 or $100 at staples.com