9 perfect gifts for teachers

Buy a little something special for your kids' educators
By Dalene Rovenstine  Published on 11/26/2018 at 5:31 PM EDT

It’s the same every year: On the last week of school before the winter holiday, you realize you need to purchase gifts for your children’s teachers. Don’t let the time get away from you! We’ve picked out nine gifts that are perfect for educators.

Scroll through the gift guide and let us know below your favorite holiday gifts to show teachers you care.

KIND chocolate cheer holiday cube

Teachers are notorious for being on-the-go, quick eaters. Give the gift of healthy snacks with a variety pack from KIND. This box of 20 chocolate-based bars will last  well into the new semester.

Take $5 off your order of KIND Chocolate Cheer Holiday Cube, KIND Festive Fruit Holiday Cube or KIND Classic Holiday Cube with code GROK at KINDsnacks.com until Dec. 26.

Alex and Ani teacher bangle

Remind your favorite teacher why she’s important to you and your child with this bangle, available in silver or gold. The card that comes with it states, “With creativity and determination, teachers open minds, change lives, and light the way for their students.”

Purchase from Alex and Ani for $28.

Tell It Like It Is sticky notes pack

While you might not think of giving school supplies to teachers, these fun sticky notes will let them express themselves and give them a laugh at the same time.

Purchase from Knock Knock for $12.

Gratitude gift bag with soap

This all-natural bar soap, with enticing scents like Jubilee Jam and Great Thymes, comes in a hand-stamped cotton bag expressing gratitude to the recipient.

Purchase a 3-pack from Bare Soaps for $29.99.

Ghirardelli Peppermint Park in Star Tin

It can get pricey buying gifts for all the teachers in your kids’ lives: school teacher, piano teacher, math tutor, etc. Gift them all this sweet little treat from Ghiradelli. It’s filled with delicious Peppermint bark, and won’t break the bank.

Purchase from Ghirardelli for $8.95.

UrbanSitter gift cards

For the teacher who is also a parent, allow them to have a day or night out kid-free! UrbanSitter is a verified sitting service that offers gift cards that are delivered instantly, which means you can print them at home if holiday stress has you running late.

Purchase a gift card on UrbanSitter.

Earth Bands

This festive set of Earth Bands bracelets are the perfect gift for a teacher who loves the planet. With each purchase, a dollar will be donated to: the Rainforest Action network, Protect Our Winters Charity, and the Sea Shepard Conservation Society.

Purchase from Earth Bands for $30.

Fandango gift card

Give your teacher or a tutor a night away from grading with a gift card they can use at nearly any movie theater. (If you’re feeling really generous, pair it with a restaurant gift card so they can have a real night out on the town.)

Purchase gift cards at Fandango.

Cross pen

Not everyone has gone fully digital—many teachers still use traditional pen and paper. Purchase them a high quality one that will add a bit of luxury to the day-to-day. This Chrome Ballpoint is a perfect choice; or if you know the teacher well, the brand also offers fun decorative pens such as Spider-Man or Captain America.

Shop pens at Cross.

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