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12 Christmas Gifts for Your Kids’ Teacher

These teacher Christmas gifts are the perfect way to say "thank you" this holiday season.

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The Pioneer Woman 4 Piece Insulated Lunch Kit, Wildflower Whimsyvia

Lunchbox Kit

Brighten up your child’s teacher’s lunch break with this gorgeous 4-piece lunchbox ($25). With a large, two-sectioned insulated tote, mini bag, aluminum water bottle and ice pack, there will definitely be enough room for all their lunch goodies. It’s an easy way to transport one of these crowd-pleasing treats to the teachers’ lounge.

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Book Lovers’ Soy Candlevia

Book Lovers’ Soy Candle

Warm-up a cold winter night with a candle inspired by your child’s teacher’s favorite book. Choose between an 8-ounce jar, 4 or 2-ounce tin or wax melts for fun scents like Sherlock’s Study, Divination Classroom, Bah Humbug and more. Prices range from $6-$18.

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SugarWish Boxvia

SugarWish Box

Gift some customizable treats thanks to SugarWish. Just choose a popcorn or candy size and ecard, then the teacher selects their favorites and SugarWish will send the package right to their door (or classroom!). Here are more food boxes we’d absolutely love to receive.

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 Tilevo Tea Infuser Set of 5via

Tea Infuser Kit

These adorable infusers ($16) will be any teacher’s cup of tea. This box comes with food-grade silicone infusers in the shape of an elephant, monkey, squirrel, shark and platypus. The best part is they’re dishwasher-safe, so they’re easy to clean!

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25oz Porcelain Kindness Counts Mug Blue - Threshold™via


Don’t forget about a mug! This 25-ounce porcelain mug ($6) is microwave-safe and printed with the teacher appropriate phrase “Kindness Counts.” If the teacher is more of a coffee person, give them a bag of our favorite brand of coffee, too.

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Mini-Emergency Kitvia

Mini-Emergency Kit

Being a teacher means always thinking on your feet. So, when something goes awry, make sure your child’s teacher has something to turn to. This miniemergency kit from Pinch Provisions ($21) comes with a mini pack of floss, stain remover, bobby pins, earring backs, thread and needles and more, in a cute carrying case. Speaking of thinking on your feet, take a look at the things to remember to share at a parent-teacher conference.

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Heavenly Hot Chocolate MixTaste of Home

Homemade Treats

Go the homemade route with a jar or two of goodies. Check out these gift-in-a-jar recipes ranging from salsa, jams and sauces to cocoa mix, cookie mix and soup mix. Or, wrap up a few of these treats that a teacher can keep at their desk.

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Women's Polar Bear "It's Beary Cold Out" Cozy Socks with Gift Card Holder - Wondershop™ Blue One Sizevia

Gift Card + Socks

If you want to give a gift card but don’t want to just hand over an envelope, this sock set ($3) is the perfect solution. Wrapped around a pair of warm-and-fuzzy polar bear socks is a gift card holder that can be filled with a Target gift card, or a gift card from their favorite store or coffee shop. Do you know what the best coffee shop in your state is?

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The Happy Planner Mini 2020 Dated Planner-Beautiful Dayvia

Mini Happy Planner

Ensure 2020 goes off without a hitch for your kid’s teacher with a mini version of the Happy Planner ($20). It’s stuffed with monthly and weekly planning pages, plus dividers, notes pages and lots of sticker pack options to keep their classes and appointments organized.

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Personalized Pencil Set via Jen Seymour/

Custom Pencils

What teacher hasn’t had all their pens and pencils go missing by the end of the year? Make finding their writing utensils a little easier with a set of personalized pencils (starting at $10). The Etsy shop DesktopState lets you submit the teacher’s name and color preference and will send you engraved, foil stamped pencils in a set of 5 to 35.

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Vera Bradley Iconic Lanyard, Signature Cottonvia


Help your child’s teacher keep their odds and ends in one place with this lanyard from Vera Bradley ($15). It comes with a lobster claw and keyring, so they can attach their classroom keys, school ID and anything else they may need with ease. Plus, it’s machine washable!

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Smith's Gift Setvia

Smith’s Gift Set

Rosebud Perfume Company’s Rosebud salve has been a cult-favorite since it’s debut in 1892. This set ($16) comes with a tube of classic salve, strawberry lip balm and mocha rose balm in a convenient tin so it can be stashed in a desk drawer or purse pocket with ease.

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Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.
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