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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Tocca hand cream gift set
The Tocca Cream Da Mano Collezioni includes five classic scents, all with unique ingredients and natural extracts to make your skin soft and silky. $34. More information: sephora.com.
Shea butter holiday bauble
A perfect holiday gift for the teacher in your life, the L'Occitane shea butter holiday bauble set includes hand cream, body lotion and extra-gentle soap. $14. More information: usa.loccitane.com.
Glitter Heart Photo Frame Keychain
Slide this gold heart keychain to find a mirror on one side and a spot for a small photo of a loved one. $9.95. More information: papyrusonline.com.
Perfect for teachers, this 200-page notebooks features a gilded monogram and a silk bookmark. $16. More information: katespade.com.
Santa's favorites gift set
Santa's favorites gift set includes winter candy apple antibacterial hand gel and body cream, and twisted peppermint antibacterial hand gel and body cream in a festive naughty and nice glitter pouch. $27.50. More information: bathandbodyworks.com
Li Bien Hedgehog Heart Ornament
This hand-painted, heart-shaped ornament features two hedgehogs in a winter scene. It's dated 2017 and comes with a keepsake box. $14.95. More information: pier1.com.
Herb Garden Coaster Set
This coaster set features four floral designs in a keepsake box. $14. More information: riflepaperco.com.
Kate Spade Agenda
This 2018 agenda from Kate Spade features a phrase each month and includes laminated tabs, a notes section, a weekly view with lined sections, elastic band closure, stickers and more. $30. More information: katespade.com.
Bourbon gift set
Ready to gift, the Bourbon men's gift set from Bath and Body Works includes a burgundy zip pouch filled with two-in-one body wash, shea body cream and antibacterial gel, all with a fragrance blend of white pepper, dark amber & Kentucky oak. $25.50. More information: bathandbodyworks.com.
English Soap Co.
Who washes his hands more than a teacher? Now give the best teacher a shea butter, jasmine-scented soap. $8. MORE INFO: soapkings.com
Instax Mini 9 camera
Help the teacher in your life instantaneously capture those magic moments in the classroom with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Bundle. $119.99. MORE INFO: Kohl's
Juliet Rose Social Stationery
A set of 12 flat notes with envelopes. Each card features a small floral on the front and a pattern on the back. $22. More information: riflepaperco.com.
Customize this brass bell with your favorite teachers name, $24.99. MORE INFO: personalizationmall.com
Rocket Moon Clock
Heres the perfect gift for the science teacher in your life -- the battery-operated Rocket Moon Clock would look heavenly in the classroom. $40. MORE INFO: suck.uk.com
All Occasions Card Set
This card set features 15 card with matching envelopes and phrases like "hello," "happy birthday," "congratulations," "thank you" and "sending you love." $30. More information: katespade.com.
Perfect in pink gift set
A festive mix of crystal peonies, sparking champagne and almond crème is the perfect gift for anyone this year. It includes body lotion, shower gel, antibacterial gel and fragrance mist. $20. More information: bathandbodyworks.com
Kikkerland Head Massager
The Head Massager is supposed to give the body a relaxing feeling, say, after a long day of teaching? $4. MORE INFO: kikkerland.com
Cardinal Wikipedia: The Game About Everything
And for a teacher's downtime, here's a chance to allow him or her to show off with the Cardinal Wikipedia: The Game About Everything. $23. MORE INFO: JCPenney.com
MiniPresso Espresso Maker
For the coffee-loving teacher, the MiniPresso Espresso Maker is a must. $64.99. MORE INFO: Amazon.com
Classroom Champion Mug
They may not wear a costume to school, but we all know that teachers do possess superpowers. Acknowledge that with the Classroom Champion Mug. $12.99. MORE INFO: modcloth.com
Festive crackers trio
Lovers of L'Occitane will enjoy opening festive crackers filled with all of their favorite products. The set includes a cherry blossom cracker, an almond cracker and an aromachologie cracker. $34. More information: usa.loccitane.com.
Mermaid Sequins Cozy Mug
Show your favorite teacher how much you appreciate the work with the Mermaid Sequins Cozy Mug. $14.99. MORE INFO: Kohls.com in late September
Unicorn and rainbows gift set
Magic is in the air this holiday season with the unicorn and rainbows gift set. It includes body lotion, shower gel, fragrance mist and antibacterial gel with a blend of almond flower, white iris and whipped vanilla scents. $20. More information: bathandbodyworks.com.
Graphite Writing Sculpture
Heres a pencil no teacher would buy for himself but really must own -- a graphite writing sculpture, which wont, by the way, smudge in the hand. Comes in Small Quill, Drawing Hand, Small Bamboo and Small Sparrow. $34. MORE INFO: Grommet.com
Apple Crisp Soap and Lotion Caddy
This soap and lotion set features scents of the season, such as spiced apples and sugared cinnamon and a touch of lemon zest. $12.95. More information: pier1.com.
Hello Fox T-shirt
They may get the summers off, but teachers work hard for it. This Hello Fox Co. T-shirt shows how. $20. MORE INFO: etsy.com/shop/hellofoxco
Teacher voice T-shirt
Please, do make your teacher use his or her teacher voice. $26.35. MORE INFO: Zazzle.com
The wisest person you know deserves a set of owl bookends, which are made of resin. $39.95. MORE INFO: barnesandnoble.com
Begin Each Day mug
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: papyrusonline.com.
Cappuccino Mug Set
This set of four mugs features an interior quote: "being happy never goes out of style." $48. More information: lillypulitzer.com.
Scottie Dog Notes in Polka-Dot Caddy
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: amazon.com.
Pink Christmas dreams gift set
This neon pink pouch is filled with shea body cream, shower gel and fragrance mist with white gardenia, jasmine petals and magnolia blossom scents. The gift set is the perfect gift for anyone dreaming of a pink Christmas this year. $30.50. More information: bathandbodyworks.com
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: savvy-design.com.
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. More info: at pinchprovisions.com
Teachers frequently need to send notes home. Give them their own personalized pad to use. $14.99 for 50 pages. More information: personalizationmall.com.
The Giving Plate
This colorful, floral ceramic plate inspires the spirit of giving -- you can pass the plate among friends and family members; $15. More information: naturallife.com.
Teach Love Inspire Charm Necklace
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. More info: bethquinndesigns.com.
A Year of Gratitude
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. More info: uncommongoods.com.
Staples Gift Card
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