Updated: Oct 20
Christmas time is busy, but we must not forget about our children’s teachers or those special colleagues that have worked hard to make a difference in the classroom all year. In saying that, thinking of gift ideas can be hard!
So we have done the thinking for you and put together a list of fun gift ideas that teachers will LOVE. (Note: this blog post does NOT contain any affiliate links. Suggested businesses are people we have worked with ourselves and can highly recommend. Some of the businesses have kindly offered discount codes.)
A Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card
$10 will buy your teacher two smaller or one larger resource they may want to use in their classroom. It doesn’t sound exciting for non-teachers, but trust us, teachers will be grateful for this gift! Purchase them here.
Why not spice up your gift of chocolate with a cute personalised wrapper! This would be a fun idea for a colleague or from a Secret Santa. Find our favourite personalised gift tags @wild_and_ivy_designs. (Psst, they can also create personalised prints for a teacher or colleague).
Most teachers LOVE stationery. But what they love more is stationery that is cute AND saves them time. We have never met a teacher who hasn’t loved a personalised stamp (we use ours daily!) These ones pictured are from @misshoneyteachers and you can get 15% off your order using the code: RAINBOWSKY15
Lots of teachers live on good coffee! Why not consider a voucher to your local coffee shop to keep their energy levels high in the lead up to Christmas. Perhaps even give Planet Earth a gift too and give a teacher a funky keep cup. Here is a keep cup that we own (we think it sums up teaching perfectly!)
Primary school teachers love themselves a sticker. The talented Jo Edgar (a teacher herself) has designed a range of beautiful stickers that teachers can't get enough of. Any teacher would love to receive a gift that has come from Mrs Edgar!
A Stylish Lanyard
This is an accessory truly limited to teachers… but they are a must-have and an excellent fashion statement! There are so many beautiful lanyard designs out there these days, check out @siliconejewellery, @mikibeads or @lillipopbeads on Instagram for some inspiration!
A Handmade Rainbow
Teachers generally love rainbows and these handmade keyrings from @rainbowearthlings are gorgeous and amazing quality. You can even get them personalised. They have loads of stylish colours and designs.
Scratchies or Lotto Tickets
This is a fun idea and great to use as a small token of thanks. Find the label we have used in the image below for free here.
Teacher Survival Pack
Admittedly, teachers receive LOTS of chocolates and nibbly treats! But this is a fun idea that could be kept inside a desk drawer for when it is really needed!
This is a little more on the expensive side in terms of gifts, however, a spa voucher or manicure and pedicure voucher is a beautiful way to say thank you to a teacher because you are giving them the gift of self-care at the same time!
A teacher must have accessory. You might be thinking that this idea is a little boring, but why not spoil your teacher with a stylish whistle that they will be able to keep forever. These whistles are gorgeous and you can even get them engraved so they are personalised. Use the code RSC10 for a little discount at Teachit Co.
Fancy Hand Sanitizer
There is nothing more luxurious than a fancy hand sanitizer (and teachers use hand sanitizer daily!) We love this beautiful one from Aesop!
Hot Tip: This is also a lovely gift for new mamas or teachers going on maternity leave. Update - we wrote this post long before COVID but now there are so many fancy hand sanitizers on the market and teachers are still going to need it long after corona!
Teachers are stationery addicts at heart and we have never met primary school teacher who doesn't love a good stamp. We love the unique stamps from @theteachingtools. Grab 10% off when you use the code RAINBOW10.
Teachers are also the walking ‘grammar police!’ Why not spoil them with stationery made especially for teachers. These pencils (pictured) come in a range of colours. Teachit Co, also has options to create personalised stationery items too.