I hear all the time from parents who are stumped on what to get their son or daughter’s teacher for the holidays.  It can be tough to find the right gift that is unique and shows how much you appreciate all that they do!

We’ve come across a few things that we think would be sweet gifts for the teacher on your list this holiday season.  Some of them might even be perfect for your office co-worker!


In my house, you can never have enough reusable bags around.  This one from The Little Market would be the perfect lunch tote for your teacher or co-worker who loves to pack a homemade meal.

The Little Market


A candle might seem “old-hat”, but with this customized thank you note, we think it’s the perfect twist on the usual!

The Little Market


A new notebook or set of folders is surely something that will always get good use.  And with these adorable designs, we’re pretty sure just about anyone would want to have one of these on their desk!




C.R. Gibson, Available at Amazon


You can always find these practical items on a teacher’s desk, but we’re pretty sure they’ve never seen any quite so stylish!  And don’t forget about your secretary or office-mate!



Almost every room could use some extra greenery, and we love the uniqueness of this one from West Elm.  Your teacher could write down daily quotes, homework assignments, or important reminders!

West Elm


Coffee mugs and water bottles are common gifts, but we love these two and just couldn’t resist adding them in to the mix!

Kate Spade



S’ip by S’Well, Available at Target



What are your favorite gifts to receive as a teacher?  We’d love to know in the comments!  Happy holidays!


P.S. For more ideas, be sure to check out Holiday Teacher Gifts From Your Kids