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Let's hear it for the teachers. Day in and day out they're shaping the minds of tomorrow, dealing with our kids, and, well, dealing with our kids. Whether they're teaching toddlers or teens, these hard-working individuals are often underpaid, overworked, and super stressed. Now that it's the holiday season, there's no better way to show them your appreciation than with a thoughtful gift. To give you some ideas, I've consulted with my kids' teachers, friends, messageboards, and strangers on the street, to bring you the best gift ideas for teachers.
From a year's worth of coffee pods to a 50-pack of KN95 face masks, from luxurious hand creams to an extra large tote bag, these are the practical and unique presents that educators will love. There's also an Amazon gift card, which is always a slam dunk. All you need to do is order these items before school breaks for the holidays.
So keep on scrolling to see the best gifts for teachers that might just earn you some extra credit.
Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray, 5-Pack
Both celebs and TikTok are fans of these Touchland hand sanitizer sprays. And, let's be honest, teachers could always use something to get rid of germs. These sprays have a sleek design that's easy to toss in a bag and since it comes in a five-pack, you could distribute amongst a few teachers.
Medium 12-Month Annual Planner
Help your child's teacher start planning for the new year with this colorful, trendy 12-month hard cover planner. It measures 8 x 6.5 inches and includes year, month, and week views, plus tons of super cute stickers, plenty of room for notes, and cool artwork.
Boat and Tote, Open Top
Available in six colors and Small to X-Large sizes, this classic LL Bean tote bag is an essential for a busy teacher. It has plenty of room for supplies, gym clothes, or anything else an educator might need to carry, with extra strong straps that can handle everything.
Cococare Cocoa Butter Lip Balm, 5-pack
Long days in front of a class room call for extra soothing chapstick, like this Cococare five-pack. Featuring cocoa butter and vitamin E, it's moisturizing and chap preventing. And since there's so many in the pack, teachers can leave one in their desk, their pocket, their purse, or wherever they need it.
Amazon Basics USB-A to Lightning Charger Cable
Everyone could use a charging cord for their phone, like this one from Amazon Basics. It's features a 6-foot length, a durable braided design, and it's meant for iPhones. If you're buying for an Android user, you can get a charger for them here.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Teachers who need a refresh need this facial spray that's infused with aloe, herbs, and rosewater. Just spritz onto the face and neck, and they'll get hydration, radiance, and a glow that one reviewer reported, "doesn't feel sticky or heavy at all and is just a nice and airy."
Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flow
This TikTok-famous tumbler is just what every teacher needs to stay hydrated. It's available in a wide selection of colors and sizes, plus it's made of a stainless steel that's insulated to keep cold drinks cold, hot drinks hot, and iced beverages iced for hours. The straw and easy-to-carry handle make drinking irresistible, and it comes with 29,000+ 5-star reviews.
Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes, 10-Pack
Teachers are dealing with so many kids a day, they need some extra protection to keep their surfaces clean and mess-free. That's where this 10-pack of antibacterial hand wipes come in. There's plenty for them to keep in a desk, in their bag, or in a car, and the brand promises that they kill 99.99% of germs.
Holiday Flavored Milk Kit
For the milk and cookie loving teacher, this kit from Milk Bar is a great choice. It includes six individually wrapped cookies (Compost, Confetti and Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow flavors), plus Holiday Sugar Cookie, Apple Cider Donut, and Pumpkin Cinnamon Milk Mix, so they can make their own flavored milks. Just mix, strain with the included reusable strainer, and enjoy.
Have someone in your life who says, "Don't buy me anything?" Then maybe this gift guide can offer you some inspo.