Not sure what to get your child’s teacher this year? Although it’s definitely not mandatory, it seems like many children or parents bring in something as a thank you Christmas present for the eacher before the winter break. Even if you’re on a tight budget but want to do something special, handmade items are always a good idea and so very thoughtful. You could even get in on the gift with the other parents. When my son was in nursery school, one of the parents made some clay beads and each child took home two to decorate however they liked. Then the parent strung them all together and made necklaces for the teachers. I loved that idea and I know the teachers did they; that way, they had a bit of something from each child. If you’re looking for some easy ideas, I’ve compiled a list of some good teacher-approved ideas, including some homemade ones. Here are some ideas for Christmas gifts for teachers:
Homemade Preserves/Food – Who doesn’t love homemade jam, apple butter and salsa? If you like to make your own products, make some ahead of time for the teachers for Christmas. You can cut out some nice fabric to tie on top of the mason jars along with custom labels and put everything together in a thrifted basket. Maybe add some nice chocolate or local coffee beans to go along with it.
JOCO Reusable Glass Coffee Cup – Teachers love caffeine! These stylish new reusable glass coffee mugs are BPA-free and food-safe. I love that they’re made out of glass, are dishwasher-safe, plus they have a thermal silicone sleeve. If you only have one or two teacher (s) to buy for (they’re not super cheap), this could make a good present.
Homemade Ornaments – If you’re crafty, check out Pinterest for some great ideas for homemade ornaments. This is something your child can really get involved in and my teacher friends have told me that they love the sweet, handmade ornaments they receive. I have some ideas on my own Christmas Pinterest board.
Natural Soap/Bath Products – Everyone uses soap, so why not pick up some natural, delicious-smelling soap and maybe a bubble bath or salts to accompany it? There are a ton of local artisans in every city that make some gorgeous all-natural soaps. I’m currently in love with Rocky Mountain’s Vanilla Candy Cane soap and products – the smell is intoxicating.
Gift Cards – A gift certificate to a local coffee shop or café/restaurant would definitely not go unused. Every teacher could use a little something for him or herself.
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