For the Teachers: Holiday Gift Buying Guide 2019

December 6, 2019 No Comments

Teachers wearing matching shirts!It’s that time of year… time to spoil your kids’ teachers with a sweet holiday gift. But what’s a parent to buy a teacher who already has a set of little signs or ceramic mugs on their desks? Look past the apples, my friends, and check out this 2019 gift buying guide for teachers!

The Perfect Gifts for your Kids’ Teachers

Gift Cards

  1. Gift Cards! Coffee, coffee, and more coffee! Starbucks, Caribou, all the coffee. Keurig cups are also a great idea for the teacher who needs a refill on those long and Shop at Target for Teachers!tested days 😉 Lest you give us another mug, it may crumble to the ground because our desks are already full of mugs & nicknacks. Along with gift cards, I always like to have a stack of thank you cards and blank note cards for sending nice notes to students or parents or other staff members!
  2. Amazon gift cards are perfect for so many things… books, classroom supplies, and more! We often frequent Amazon for matching shirts for books that we read. Speaking of matching shirts, those are great, too!
  3. Target gift cards, obviously… for so many reasons.
  4. Gift cards to local restaurants, theaters, or shops near school. Despite what our students believe, we do have lives outside of the school building and enjoy frequenting local watering holes on a Friday after work.

Classroom Supplies

  1. Disinfecting Wipes… because, well, so many germs. The kids and I wipe down all the desks once a week, particularly in the winter. SO many hands. Ish!
  2. Colorful felt tip pens… These are the BEST kind, and usually school only supplies the boring old red, blue, and green. Let’s brighten the kids’ papers with some Flair!
  3. Speaking of FLAIR… stock up your kids’ teachers with some stickers! Even my middle school kids love a good sticker for a job well done 🙂


  1. And for an extra special job well done, stock up your teacher’s candy drawer for reward day.
  2. A giant bag of Chocolate. This one isn’t for the kids. This is for the days when, well, coffee alone just won’t stifle the attitudes and tempers of those adolescents.


  1. Board games for the classroom! On days when we’re all caught up, it’s nice to have structured activities we can grab and do. For teens, try Tellestrations, Apples to Apples, or Jenga. For the littles, try Connect 4 or Memory Games.

These are just a handful of ideas to find the perfect gift for your kids’ hard working teachers. I’ve also heard of parents going in on a gift like a Keurig or larger things for the staff lounge. There is a ton of room for creativity. Do you have any other home run gift ideas for your kids’ teachers? If so, share in the comments below! And then when you’re done, browse this list of great stocking stuffer ideas for your family!



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I am a 30-something Minnesota Mama of three little ones and wife to the extreme outdoorsman. Life is full of blessings and stories, and I want to share them!

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I am a 30-something Minnesota Mama of three little ones and wife to the extreme outdoorsman. Life is full of blessings and stories, and I want to share them!

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