Looking for the best gifts for teachers this Christmas? I’ve got the best Christmas teacher gift idea that anyone can create. This holiday season make your child’s teacher a gift basket they can use over the holiday break. Grab our teacher Christmas gift tag to make it a more thoughtful gift.
Why you will love making this clever Christmas teacher gift
It’s time to spoil the teachers who put in the hard work and long hours. After a long day (and long semester) any teacher would love to dive in This is the perfect gift to spoil your child’s favorite teacher with. Any elementary school teacher or Sunday school teacher will love this Christmas present. Even a favorite middle school teacher or high school teacher would enjoy receiving this gift basket.
What makes this gift such a great idea is the fact that you can customize each tub. Think small-sized items that will fit into a this beautiful plastic drink dispenser. Go beyond school supplies and get creative with what your teacher really wants to use during their much deserved break. A lot of teachers have favorite lists you can refer back to!
What do teachers actually want for Christmas?
Ask any teacher and they will most likely tell you they do not need another candle or cup. What they really want and love are gift cards. They are simple and easy but not so much fun to give. Sometimes it doesn’t seem very personal to give a gift card or candy alone.
Good news! With this clever Teacher gift idea, you can include a variety of gift cards and smaller items that teachers will actually use and appreciate in one amazing Christmas gift basket. Attach our adorable Christmas teacher gift tag and get ready to make a teacher gift everyone raves over!
Best Teacher Christmas Gifts
Making this creative teacher Christmas gift basket is a fun way to include a variety of inexpensive teacher gifts.
First, you need to get a Plastic beverage dispenser – I love this clear and gold beverage dispenser! It’s a gorgeous Christmas time party piece. It’s large enough to fit many items inside. Don’t be tempted to buy a glass beverage dispenser as your child may drop it upon delivery. Any holiday plastic beverage dispenser will work.
Use our list of Christmas teacher gift ideas below to fill up your tub with fun goodies. Another option is to find your teachers’ favorite things list. Many schools list them on their website. If not, check with your child’s room mom for the teacher’s favorite things list.
Here’s the ultimate list of teacher Christmas gift ideas:
Items teachers would actually use during their holiday break
- Teacher tumbler personalized with the teacher’s name
- Travel mug – for the holiday road trips.
- Coffee mug
- Plastic wine glasses
- Spa items such as face masks, foot scrubs, lip balms, pedicure kits, bath bombs and other self care items. I found the Hollar and Glow Santa Socks, Snow getter eye treatment, Snow Cryo Eye Mask and Candy Cane Lip Mask at Target.
- Nail Polish in holiday colors
- Essential oils to relax
- A good book or journal with blank pages.
- Fuzzy holiday Santa socks, here’s a another pair of Santa socks that would also be perfect to include.
- Emergen-C or True Lemon packets in case the teacher feels under the weather.
- Scratch off lottery tickets
Food and refreshments
- Holiday candy such as Hershey’s kisses, peppermints and Reese’s Christmas Trees.
- Hot cocoa
- Starbucks tall travel mug with cocoa deal
- a Water bottle with packet to flavor water
- Your teacher’s favorite beverage – perhaps it includes an adult beverage or a soda. Teachers love to unwind after a long semester of working hard. (Note: make sure you follow your school’s policies on giving adult beverages to teachers)
- Personalized wine bottle label or personalized wine bottle stopper
- holiday cookies such as gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, or traditional chocolate chip cookies.
- Chocolate and candy bars
- Trail mix
- Popcorn to snack on during holiday movie nights at home.
- Soup mix
Sentimental gifts for teachers
Believe it or not, sentimental and simple personalized gifts make the best teacher gifts.
- A handwritten note from your child
- Personalized items such as a teacher library stamp, personalized mug or coasters.
- Gifts with inspirational teacher quotes on them.
- Include a Thank you for being a great teacher” worksheet that’s completed by your child.
- A Holiday ornament with special note on it.
- Personalized bookmarks
- Photos of your child and teacher together.
School Supplies teachers love to get as gifts
- Post it notes
- Colored Sharpies or fancy markers
- Hand sanitizer and hand soap
What you need to assemble the gift baskets:
- Cardstock for printable gift tags
- Ribbon – I used this Christmas twine cotton string in red and white.
- One hole puncher – punch a hole in the gift tag
- Making this practical gift is simple. Start stuffing the beverage dispenser with items. Secure the lid.
- Punch a single hole in the corner of the printable gift tag.
- Then, cut the ribbon long enough to secure and loop it around the dispenser with the gift tag secured. Enjoy!
- If you have a Cricut Maker or Silhouette, consider making a personalized Christmas basket with the recipient’s name using vinyl.
- Don’t have a cutting machine? Buy a personalized vinyl name decal.
- On a budget? Visit a dollar store to find small gift ideas to fill up the beverage dispenser.
Shop the Christmas Teacher Gift Tag
Don’t forget to download the Christmas Teacher printable gift tags. Simply subscribe or shop, download, print, and cut tags. Sign your child’s name on the blank space and you are ready to put a smile on a teacher’s face.
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- 4 You Deserve a Break Teacher Gift Tags (1 page)
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More school gift ideas for Teachers
These teacher appreciation gifts also make wonderful gifts year round:
- DIY Teacher Gift Ideas – 20 creative holiday gifts for teachers that anyone can make.
- Teacher Lottery Gift Tickets – give your child’s favorite teacher these
- DIY Personalized Nameplate – made with Scrabble tiles.
- Hands down appreciation gift – clever way to gift soap!
- DIY Charcuterie Box – everyone loves receiving these delicious charcuterie boards.
MORE GIFT BASKET IDEAS
Obsessed with making gift baskets? Consider making these fun gift basket ideas:
- End of The School Year Teacher gift – This Summer basket is a great way to say celebrate the end of the school year.
- Fourth of July Gift Basket – Filled with patriotic items and backyard party items.
- Summer Sunshine Gift Basket – Fun Summer Basket everyone loves!
- Boo Basket Gift Ideas – Over 70 Boo Basket Filler ideas with a free gift tag!
- Delivery Driver Thank You Basket – Don’t forget to spoil those who deliver all your online orders.
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