4 Thoughtful Gifts For Your Kid’s Teachers

Looking for some awesome gifts for your kid's teachers? I've rounded up some thoughtful gifts you could give them this Christmas. Click the image to read more.

Since my daughter started going to the daycare, I feel like I owe all her teachers A LOT for looking after her while I work. So I always make an effort to know that I appreciate everything they do. I would always say thank you to them whenever I pick my kids up from school; and I would always grab the opportunity to give them something whenever there’s an occasion – Teacher’s Appreciation Day, Moving Up Day, Teacher’s Last Day, Christmas, anything.

In fact, last December, my daughter moved to a different school (I don’t know about you but I am not really good with goodbyes and I ended up crying on my daughter’s last day) but I still made sure that we dropped by her old school to give her former teachers Christmas gifts. It is also a good way to catch up with them and to ensure that she doesn’t forget them; and that’s really important to me because they’ve been a very special part of her life.

Since Christmas is almost here, I’ve rounded up some thoughtful gifts we can give these amazing teachers who worked really hard to make sure our kids are happy, entertained, learning, and well taken care of all throughout the day while we are busy working or doing other important things.

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Personalized gift

You can buy anything personalized from any store you want, like a personalized tumbler or mug, or a sterling silver jewelry like bracelet or necklace with their name on it. My favorite place to get anything personalized is Etsy; whether it’s for gifts or for parties, they have an amazing selection you can choose from so make sure to check it out.

But, if you prefer, you can also easily create something yourself. One thing that I found really sweet is a picture frame with “Thank you for helping me grow” written on it. It’s going to be something like the one pictured below.

Thank you for helping me grow picture frame

You’ll need  a wooden frame, a picture of your child with his or her teacher, and markersOnce you have all of these, have your child write “Thank you for helping me grow” somewhere on the frame and the teacher’s name to make it more personal. Once done, just put their picture inside the frame and wrap it.

Holiday craft

various christmas crafts - gingerbread cookie craft, holiday hand & foot print wreath, create it yourself paper christmas tree, family hand print christmas tree, DIY ornament, beaded ornament

Why don’t you make crafts time more productive by making something that can actually be gifted? The best part is, you and your kid would have fun in the process. And the teachers will surely appreciate it so much!

I’ve rounded up some holiday crafts from these awesome momma bloggers below. Click on the links to read up on how to do these cute crafts!


Festive sweets

various festive holiday cookies - rudolph the red-nosed reindeer cookie, no bake christmas oreo pudding cookie, fudge, homemade chocolate bark, peppermint mocha cookies, sweet & salty peppermint bark

Festive sweets are the perfect gifts to give anyone during the holidays especially if you made them from scratch because it simply shows the recipient that you spent your precious time making something for them and that’s what makes it extra special. One thing I really love about this is if you’re gifting a lot of teachers (like me, I’ll need more than 10 this year), you can do everything in one batch which saves a lot of time. Plus, doing this with your kid is another fun activity both of you will definitely enjoy.

I’ve rounded up some festive sweets from these wonderful bloggers below. Click on the links to read up on how to make these cute and delicious festive sweets!


Gift card

If all else fails, a gift card won’t. It can be a gift card to a store they frequent (you have to be very observant though) so they can treat themselves to something they really want. Or it could also be a gift card to a nearby salon; like most of us, they probably tend to put themselves last so that is a great way to tell them that they should also take care of themselves too.

What do you usually give your kid’s teachers during the holidays? What did you think of this gift guide? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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  • Thanks so much for featuring us!!! Such a cool round up xoxo

    • You’re welcome and thank you for letting me feature your article in my round up. I am glad you liked this.

  • As a former teacher, I agree with these gifts. These were some of the best gifts I received from my kiddos. 🙂

    • Thank you! That’s really great to know!

  • What a great read!

  • Momma To Go

    Last year for daycare I did amazon cards they are so easy you can print at home

    • That’s such a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  • Love all the ideas you have given for teacher gifts, grandparents, neighbors. Anyone would enjoy receiving any of these personalized gifts.

  • Kari

    These are such sweet gifts! Meaningful And everyone loves a gift card!

  • I always go with jewelry for my son’s teachers for Christmas! Then I do sweets for the other holidays … great read

    • That’s such a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

  • These are such great ideas, Belle! Thanks for featuring my cookie craft!

    • You’re welcome! Thank you for letting me feature your cookie craft! I am glad you liked this.

  • Stef @ Crafty Christian

    Super cute teacher ideas! I’m sure they love getting such thoughtful gifts 🙂

  • My hubby is a teacher and I taught for 11 years before staying at home with our littles (who aren’t so little anymore-wahhh!). Gift cards are a favorite among teachers for sure! Even if it’s $5 to Target or Starbucks. I like the personalized gift ideas too! Great list! 🙂

    • That’s really great to know. Thank you for sharing.

  • Sam

    I like to get the teachers gift cards for the local coffee house. There’s usually something in there they can enjoy. I like the idea of doing little handmade things, too:)

    • Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Such a great post ,and great reminder not to fprget teacher.I find gift cards or some kind of sweets great as a gift xo


    • Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • I make all my teacher gifts for every occation, for teacher apprieciation this year I took an small aloe plant and put it in a wine glass (that way they could have a glass of wine while replanting it). Chirstmas this year I will be making a whipped peppermint dip that will be giving to them in mason jars with a candy cane on top, another one I did was strawberry butter (a big hit). I love giving and making for others and teaching my children that it might not be perfect, but it came from the heart!

    • Such a great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • Love you ideas, I think personalized gifts are the best. Especially when their coming from a child ?

    • That’s so true! Thank you for stopping by.

  • ruthieridley

    Great ideas!! I think we may do a craft!! Love the ornament idea!!

    • That’s great! Thank you for sharing!

  • These are such wonderful ideas!! I love the ornaments for this time of year–so festive!!

  • Awesome ideas! Teachers seem to go unoticed, they deserve to be thought of. After all, they put up with our kids lol!

    • Lol! That’s so true! Thank you for stopping by.

  • twoboysonepup

    Great gifts, Belle! I like that you had variety in here, in case anyone gets crunched on time or cash! Teachers deserve thoughtful gifts!

  • My son’s teacher is a coffee drinker so we made a personalized mug for her, got a dunkin donuts gift card, added kissed and mint sticks and a handmade card for her.

    • Those are great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  • 2mysillymonkey

    I love the frame with the phrase “thanks for helping me grow”. If I can’t think of anything I do a gift card to the local grocery store!

    • That’s great! Thank you for sharing.

  • fivelittlebearsblog

    we have been blessed with some pretty amazing teachers throughout the school years so i always try to give them special gifts. This year we are giving my 3 oldest kids teachers a gift card, home-made treats, and a personalized ornament.

    • Such great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  • Awesome. Great ideas!

  • Samantha

    These are such great ideas!!! I think personal and handmade gifts are the best! Any teacher would love these!

    • So true! Thank you!

  • I think these are great ideas, but especially the treats or the gift card! I also think some cute, new office supplies migh tbe appreciated. 🙂

    • Office supplies is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • Personalized gifts for teachers are great! I usually end up making personal notecards that the teachers can use because they write a lot of thank you notes and other notes to parents throughout the year, and we make a big batch of truffles or holiday bark too. The treats you have here look like tasty new options to try!

    • That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  • Neha

    omg this is so cute! Definitely want to try a few out

    • Thank you! Let me know how it turns out.

  • Whenever I make a batch up of sweet treats before Christmas, I always make one for my son’s teacher. It’s a nice, inexpensive way to say thank-you. 🙂

    • That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  • The reindeer cookies are just too much. I made similar ones this Christmas and they are very easy. One of the simple gifts I’ve made in the past are homemade handwarmers. Extra fabric squares + rice + thread = quick, easy, useful gift. This idea came about because my girls’ teachers often have to stand outside in the cold during drop-off and pick-up. You could also throw in a packet of hot cocoa, tea or k-pod.

    • That’s a really great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  • As a teacher… you nailed these gift ideas!! I am actually buying my son’s teacher a gift card to the nail salon! I LOVED getting gift cards for restaurants near the school or a girls day out.

    • Thank you! That’s really great to know.

  • When I taught 2nd grade gift cards were the best!

    • Great to know. Thank you for sharing.

  • Great ideas! Teachers deserve lots of love!

  • Great suggestions! I think I may pick up a gift certificate for a pedicure for my daughter’s teacher for Christmas this year… teachers really go the extra mile and they deserve a little treat now and then. I know I could never do what they do!

    • That’s really great! Thank you for sharing.

  • These are really great ideas! I have to get my son’s teachers a gift for next week so this came at a good time!

    • Thank you! I am glad to be of help.

  • mamamillason

    I get little gifts like this all the time, and my favorite is definitely gift cards. They allow you to buy whatever you want. I once got a gift card, although small, from a kid to anthropologie. I about fell over.

    • That’s a really great idea. Thank you for sharing.

  • I LOOOOOVE seeing parents show the teachers in their life how much they are appreciated! I think it’s so important, and I know the teachers love the recognition so much! <3 Thanks for sharing

    • Thank you! It is very important for me to show them that they are appreciated because they do so much work for us working parents and it’s just right to do just that; they deserve it. 🙂

  • Love those holiday craft ideas…and your Christmas goodies look SO TASTY and cute!

  • I love these gift ideas. It’s always a great idea to let people know that they are appreciated.

  • TheParadiseMommy

    Thanks for these great ideas! My daughter just started preschool and I was trying to brainstorm some gifts that we could give to her.

    • You’re welcome and thank you for stopping by.

  • Thanks so much for including my reindeer cookies! I love all your suggestions! That sweet and salty peppermint bark is calling my name. Yummmm!

    • You’re welcome and thank you for letting me feature your awesome reindeer cookies! I am glad you liked it.

  • jeeyoung | life + style

    I did gift cards last year but went with holiday candles and candy this year!

    • Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  • omorris2014

    These are all lovely ideas. I like the cookies that you posted and have saved them on my cookies board. Thanks.

    • Thank you! I am glad you liked them.

  • Christmas food and crafts are always good choices! We don’t have teachers since we homeschool, but we’re always looking for good gifts for coaches.

    • That’s great! Thank you!

  • Such sweet ideas!

  • Thanks for including my fudge in your post! As a former teacher, I would have loved to have received the things on your list (although as a middle school teacher, I didn’t actually get many gifts from students since they have SO many teachers). I think I loved MOST when I got a handmade card from a student. Even if I knew his mom made him, it made my day. 🙂

    • You’re welcome and thank you for letting me feature your fudge in my roundup. Handmade cards are the sweetest. Thank you for sharing.

  • I was just thinking the other day what I was going to get for my son’s teachers. I, personally, am a big fan of baked goods, because I’m a baking fend. Great list!

    • That’s great! Thank you for sharing!

  • Growing up zee

    Great ideas! I love that frame, I’m sure any teacher would too!

  • ktgoff3

    My daughter isn’t in school yet. But I’m definitely bookmarking this for the future! Great read!

  • Great round up! Baked good and gift cards are my go-to gifts for teachers. The frame is so cute!

    • That’s great! Thanks for sharing.

  • Fab ideas for teacher gifts. I love the gift card, super fast and easy. The sweets are also meaningful if you have the time. Love personalized gifts too.

  • These are lovely gift ideas that would work for lots of different recipients (those handmade ones would be great family gifts, too!).

    I limit myself to food or gift cards when giving gifts to teachers, because I watched my own mother accumulate countless frames and other objects that could not possibly be displayed all at once and took up increasing amounts of storage space. My one exception to this rule would be scarves. It is impossible to have too many scarves. Okay, maybe two exceptions, because as an English teacher I love books. Can’t have enough of those either. I once received Frank McCourt’s Teacher Man from one of my own students, and it is now one of my favorite books to gift to other teachers.

    • That’s really helpful to know. Thank you for sharing.

  • Megan

    Such a great list! I never know what to send to my boys teachers for Christmas.

  • Love the picture idea! So sweet for both child & teacher

  • Awesome ideas. Very helpful when I think about what to give teachers of my children.

  • I totally love the gift card idea. I did that for the teachers when my oldest was in Pre-K and they loved it. I bought them all bath sets last year and this year I opted for Starbucks gift cards. Great ideas! – Breyona Sharpnack

    • That’s great! Thank you for sharing.

  • These are great ideas! I love them!

  • these are so good! doing the christmas tree!!!

  • I LOVE these! It’s always such a toss up as t what to get, these are perfect. Thanks!

  • Stephanie

    Girl these are awesome ideas!! Thanks

    • Thank you, Stephanie! I am glad you loved them. 🙂

  • Such great ideas! I have three teachers to buy for this year, so this was a much needed post.

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