Gifts for teachers
Stumped about what to buy your child's teacher this year for the holidays? Many parents and students wish to give teachers a token of their thanks, but they're not sure what's appropriate. Some class decide to give group gifts while others choose gift cards to teaching supply stores, Staples, Target and more. If you're looking for something a bit more personal, here's a round-up of festive gift ideas for teachers. -- Compiled by Jennifer Berger
Sensational Six Hand Therapy Musical Tin(Credit: Crabtree & Evelyn)
The Sensational Six Hand Therapy Musical Tin features a collection of the Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy creams in six scents, arranged in a festive wind-up musical tin with ith the merry tunes of “Sleigh Ride." The scents include Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed, Lavender, Rosewater, La Source, Gardeners and Nantucket Briar; $35 at crabtree-evelyn.com.
Teach Love Inspire Charm Necklace(Credit: Beth Quinn Designs)
The Teach Love Inspire charm necklace from Beth Quinn Designs features a rhinestone apple that dangles with the words "teach love inspire." It comes standard on 24" ballchain and choose between silver or gunmetal plating style; $25 at bethquinndesigns.com.
Bead Art Deco Purse Notes with Pen(Credit: Pier 1 Imports)
The Bead Art Deco Purse Notes with Pen makes the perfect gift for the fashionista teacher; $4.95 each at Pier 1 Imports.
Hallmark Northpole 3-Piece Christmas Memo Pad Set(Credit: Kohls)
The festive Hallmark Northpole 3-Piece Christmas Memo Pad Set features three different size note pads, perfect for your teacher's desk; $12.95 at kohls.com.
Lollia Wish Spa Gift Set(Credit: Red Envelope)
The Lollia Wish Spa Gift Set features travel soap, shower gel and hand cream in a vanilla bean scent mixed with rice flower; $40 at redenvelope.com.
Blueberry Batter Bowl Gift Set(Credit: Stonewall Kitchen)
The Blueberry Batter Bowl Gift Set from Stonewall Kitchen is a delicious breakfast gift set that includes Wild Maine blueberry jam and syrup, pancake mix, a batter bowl and spatula; $49.95 at stonewallkitchen.com.
A Year of Gratitude(Credit: UncommonGoods.com)
Each kit in A Year of Gratitude contains 52 thank you notes to send one each week, plus tips on writing a meaningful letter and a journal to keep track of your thoughts; $30 at uncommongoods.com.
Living Ornament(Credit: Red Envelope)
The Living Ornament includes a low-maintenance air plant with a glass globe, rocks and twine for hanging on a tree or anywhere in the house; $29.99 at redenvelope.com.
Godiva Keepsake Tin(Credit: Target)
Give the gift of decadent chocolate with the Godiva Keepsake Tin with Assorted Truffles; $24.99 or the Godiva Star Ornament with Assorted Truffles; $7.99 sold exclusively at Target.
Superman Shield Cuff Links(Credit: kohls.com)
The Superman Shield Cuff Links in silver make the perfect gift for your "man of steel" teacher. Also available in Batman Mask and Flying Superman; $60 at kohls.com.
Minimergency Kit for Teachers(Credit: Pinch Provisions)
The Minimergency Kit for Teachers includes gold star stickers, red mini pen, emery board, caffeine gum, lip balm, clear elastics, stain remover, hand cleanser and more; $16 at pinchprovisions.com.
Fair Isle throw
Fair Isle throws by Threshold; $29.99 each at select Target stores and target.com.
Vanilla Mint Snowflake Gift Set(Credit: Pier 1 Imports)
The grab-and-go Vanilla Mint Snowflake Gift Set comes with shower gel, body lotion, bath salts and a snowflake-inspired bath fizzer; $12.50 at pier1.com.
Christmas Tree Stacking Mugs(Credit: Pier 1 Imports)
The set of four Christmas Tree Stacking Mugs are ceramic and fit on top of the other to build a merry tower on your counter; $19.95 at pier1.com.
Personalized Stationary(Credit: Tiny Prints)
Give the gift of Personalized Stationery, from thank you notes to personal note cards, you can tailor your cards with colors, text and even a photo to give your stationery a chic look; $14.90-$29.90 at tinyprints.com.
Holiday Relaxtion Gift Box Set(Credit: Kohls)
Pamper your teacher with the Holiday Relaxation Gift Box Set features tea rose bath soap, bubble bath, body cream, body lotion, Seattle truffles, a bath sponge and a body scrub; $49.99 at kohls.com.
Crabtree & Evelyn Best Sellers Hand Trio Tin(Credit: Crabtree & Evelyn)
Crabtree & Evelyn's Best Sellers Hand Trio Tin features the most popular ultra-moisturising hand therapy creams in Gardeners, Rosewater and La Source; $20 at crabtree-evelyn.com.
Bonsai Growing Kit(Credit: Red Envelope)
Bonsai Growing Kit includes a recycled U.S. stainless-steel box with everything you need to grow your own bonsai: Growing pots, tree and moss seed, scissors and growing directions. Choose dawn redwood or gardenia; $35 at redenvelope.com. .
Bling Wipes(Credit: Bling Wipes)
Clean your jewelry on the go without having to bring along jars of toxic liquid. Bling Wipes shine precious metals and gems to a blingy brilliance; box of 10, $12; blingwipes.com.
Personalized Enamel Purse Mirror(Credit: Red Envelope)
You can personalize the Enamel Purse Mirror and choose from navy, pomegranate, pink, yellow or light blue; $29.95 at redenvelope.com.
Alex and Ani bracelets(Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Alex and Ani bracelets; $28 each at Sophie Reese, Huntington.
Yankee Candle 5-Piece Sparkling Cinnamon Snowman Candleholder Set(Credit: Kohls)
The Yankee Candle 5-Piece Sparkling Cinnamon Snowman Candleholder Set creates an invigorating aroma with the four sparkling cinnamon tealights; $19.99 at kohls.com.
Snow Flurries Body Butter Set(Credit: Simple Pleasures)
The winter-themed body butter scents in the Snow Flurries Body Butter Set from Simple Pleasures are perfect for anyone who needs a little pampering. The six-piece set includes snow flurries, taffy apple, vanilla carmel, gingerbread cookie, cranberry apple and toffee cake scents in a convenient carrying case; $16 at steinmart.com.
Staples Gift Card(Credit: Staples)
Teachers will love a Staples gift card, whether they need supplies for home or classroom; choose gift card values from $25, $50, $75 or $100 at staples.com.
ManCans(Credit: ManCans via Facebook)
Perfect for your male teacher, the ManCans are aromatic candles that come in scents he'll love, including Bacon, Hot Cocoa, New York Pizza and New Mitt; $9.50 at man-cans.com. Bonus? Every ManCan is made out of a real soup can and before they're made, the soup is donated to help feed the hungry.