We love to give our teachers a gift to remind them how thankful we are for all they do. Gifts are fun any time of the year, but the holiday season is a great time to take advantage of the gift-giving mood. Still, what kind of gifts are best for a teacher? The iconic apple isn’t what they need. Let’s uncover the mystery of gift ideas for your child’s teacher this holiday season.

Gift Cards

Who doesn’t enjoy a gift card? They are the perfect solution for a quick gift idea or if you aren’t sure what someone wants. Here are some ideas for a gift card for your child’s teacher:

  • Local restaurants
  • Gas card
  • Movie theater
  • Visa gift card
  • Starbucks or other coffee shop
  • Massage
  • Nail salon

You can’t go wrong with giving them a gift card that they can spend as they wish and on their schedule.

Classroom Materials

Sometimes, parents aren’t sure if buying classroom supplies for the teacher is the equivalent of receiving a vacuum cleaner at home for Christmas. However, many teachers pay out of pocket for classroom items, so they appreciate the gesture.

Look around for classroom gifts and see what they need or need replacing. Is the classroom flag fading? Every teacher needs an American flag in the classroom, so consider getting them a new one for Christmas. You could also ask the teacher what they need.


A gift to fulfill self-care needs lets your child’s teacher know you see how hard they work. Everyone loves to feel that type of appreciation. Here are some thoughtful self-care gift ideas for your child’s teacher this holiday season:

  • Scented lotions and oils
  • Aromatherapy candle
  • Slippers
  • Dual-temperature neck and shoulder wrap
  • Body scrub and body spray
  • Lavender pillow insert
  • Warm socks
  • Hat and gloves set

No matter what you give your child’s teacher this holiday season, they will appreciate that you care enough to include them on your shopping list.