Teachers Gifts…They’ll Actually Want!

Lola MagazineLola Shreveport

It’s the season to give gifts to those we appreciate, and teachers are, of course, at the top of that list! There’s no better way to express your gratitude than by giving them a meaningful gift. Mugs, trinkets, candles, lotions — these all seem like great teacher Christmas gift ideas…but teachers already have too many of these things from countless students offering them the same presents, period after period and year after year. While mugs and teacher-themed decor may seem like the perfect items to surprise an educator with, chances are that the teacher in your life has already received those gifts countless times before.

The teachers in your life deserve appreciation and gratitude for all that they do. Now is the perfect time to show it to them using these Christmas gift ideas for teachers!

Classroom Supplies 

Though you might think teachers want gifts that don’t remind them of their school day, they do appreciate getting classroom supplies. Personalized stationery, writing utensils, fun stamps, and personalized tote bags are great gifts they will actually use.



Allocate less time for grading and more time for teaching. Simply Stamps has so many cute options. The “No Name No Fame Owl” helps mark assignments in little to no time. The ‘Whale Done!’ grading stamp leaves a seamless impression students will love seeing on their assignments. 

Personalized Dry Erase Erasers 


These dry erase board erasers are super cute and a gift they will use over and over throughout their school days. 

Personalized Stationery 


Shutterfly has a large selection of adorable, personalized notepads and stationery. It only takes a minute to personalize, and they often have codes for free shipping and discounts. 

Jean Day T-Shirts


This It’s a Good Day to Read Shirt is the perfect gift for teachers! Every shirt is made with the highest quality materials and feels super soft and cozy to wear for their sacred dress down days. 

A Little Luxury 

Just as teachers appreciate gifts that help them in their classroom, they also appreciate something special to help them wind down and have a little time to themselves. Try skipping the department store Santa mugs and gift them the good stuff, because they deserve a something special. 

Gourmet Hot Chocolate


Inspired by the velvety hot chocolate served at the renowned Angelina café in Paris, this hot chocolate is produced from shavings of premium chocolate rather than cocoa powder for a rich, intensely chocolaty flavor, smooth texture, and exquisite aroma. It is created with bittersweet chocolate from Guittard that melts quickly and consistently in hot milk. The result is a world-class beverage with a perfectly balanced chocolate flavor. Even if they have gotten Christmas mugs with powdered hot coco in the past, this Williams Sonoma hot chocolate is luxury in a cup. 

Winter Village Candy Bento Box


Tis the season for something sweet! Sugarfina is all the rage, and certainly not your ordinary candy. Give your teachers an experience by unwrapping the magic with these divine treats and make their holidays a little sweeter.

Book Nook Reading Valet


A reading time shrine that holds a book (and their stopping place), reading glasses, beverage, and their phone all on one beautiful yet functional valet. 

Personalized Travel
Jewelry Case 


Mark and Graham travel collections are on everyone’s shopping list this season. Wow your teachers with this stunning travel jewelry case, perfect for organizing jewelry at home or away. Just the right size, this square zippered case is their most popular gift with textured vegan leather and a soft linen lining.

Gift Cards

You just cannot go wrong with gift cards. Amazon gift cards are a great option, but if you want to do something a little more personal for your teachers gift them a day at a local spa for a massage or a pedicure. They will more than appreciate a little time to take care of themselves.