Do we appreciate teachers enough for investing countless hours just to brighten up our future? They're going that extra mile, selflessly, just to ensure the next generation learns. The holidays are a great opportunity to show the teachers in your life a little extra love!
It's the season to give gifts to everyone we want to do a little more for, and teachers are, of course, at the top of that list! There's no better way to express your gratitude than by giving them a meaningful gift.
Mugs, candies, sweets, trinkets, candles, lotions — these all seem like great teacher Christmas gift ideas…but teachers already have too many of these things from countless students offering them the same presents, period after period and year after year. While mugs and teacher-themed decor may seem like the perfect items to surprise an educator with, chances are that the teacher in your life has already received those gifts countless times before.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers (that they actually want)
Let’s explore some of the best Christmas gift ideas for teachers that they’ll actually be excited to receive this year. These gift ideas are sure to delight whoever receives them, whether you’re looking for a gift to give to your child’s teacher, a teaching coworker, or a loved one who’s a teacher!
Gift cards — but only if you know what they like
If you're looking for some unique Christmas gift ideas for teachers, it's best to steer clear of Starbucks and other coffee shops. Their gift cards are super common as teacher gifts, and not every teacher loves coffee. We recommend getting gift cards from their favorite restaurant or shopping location.
But, if you don't know exactly what your teacher prefers, places like Amazon, Target, or just a Visa gift card give them the freedom to use it on exactly what they love (and you can still make your gift unique with a personal note).
Items to help keep them organized
For teachers, organization is a top priority. They have to keep track of a lot of stuff, from students’ assignments to lesson plans. Doing so gets overwhelming, and you can figure out a way to make the task easier for them with a meaningful organizational gift!
Consider giving them a stylish planner to organize their time, a dry-erase calendar that they can customize, or transparent storage containers to make it easier to locate their files. They’ll love this thoughtful gesture since it shows that you’ve thought about their needs.
School supplies (so they don’t have to pay for them)
When searching for Christmas presents for teachers, another unique idea is to consider giving them school supplies — stationery, writing utensils, paper, and similar resources that teachers and students use frequently. Many teachers end up having to cough up the funds for their student’s school supplies.
This way, you help teachers stock up on their most coveted school supplies in their classroom, making it so they don't have to pay for their classroom’s supplies out of their own pockets. Believe it or not, this gesture has way more potential than you think! Just make sure that the materials you gift are appropriate for your teacher's age level.
A charitable donation on their behalf
If the teacher in your life has a particular cause or organization close to their heart, a donation on their behalf makes a perfect gift, especially if they’ve expressed that they don’t want anything for Christmas this year. This is a touching and thoughtful gesture that they will never forget!
A piece of teacher tech that will make their job easier
Any instructor could benefit from a portable display to work more efficiently, and innovative tech gadgets make wonderful Christmas presents for teachers. If you're searching for a gift for a child's teacher or coworker that you teach with, this is a fantastic idea to join forces with other parents or coworkers to buy a high-end present and really spoil them!
If you’re looking for a tech accessory teacher gift, give the teacher who’s returned to the classroom a 2-in-1 portable mouse and presentation pointer for in-person courses. And for a teacher that still conducting online classes, an AI smart camera to improve their video stream for virtual teaching is guaranteed to be a winner!
Learn more about how Mobile Pixels makes educating easier with innovative teacher technology tools.