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A+ Gifts to Give Your Favorite Teachers

If you appreciate your kid's teachers, let them know it! Study up on this Teacher's Gift Guide, and head straight to the top of the class.

Margo Gothelf and Sarah Burns

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Teachers are basically everyday superheroes and pretty much deserve all of the gifts in the world. This holiday season, skip the box of chocolates and get your child's teacher a gift that they truly will appreciate. Give them a relaxing activity for winter break, feed their cooking hobby, or give them a very nice mug and coffee set so they can stay energized during the rest of the year. And while you're at it, keep the box of chocolates in the bag — they truly deserve it all. 

Time for You Sand Timer

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Think helping your 3rd grader with math homework is hard? Try teaching a whole classroom of kids how to do long division — talk about stress city! Give your kid's teacher a friendly reminder to take a moment to check in with themselves, and just breathe. The stylish hourglass design features simple mindfulness reminders to help give your teacher with the craziest classroom some peace of mind. 

Luckies Originals - Daily Grind

Luckies Originals - Daily Grind

Luckies of London

Making coffee in the morning might seem like the last thing your teacher will want to do, but the Daily Grind will quickly make them forget about the flavorless black liquid that they’ve been drinking from the teacher's lounge since the beginning of the school year. The nifty device does it all, from grinding the beans to transforming into a mason jar mug to keep your beverage at the perfect temperature. It will make you forget about Starbucks in an instant.

W&P Porter Mug in Terrazzo Charcoal

W&P Porter Mug Charcoal

W&P

Nothing is worse than taking a sip of what was once your piping hot cup of coffee to discover that it's now a lukewarm mess. Luckily, the W&P Porter Mug will fix that problem in a snap. The stylish mug will keep your cup of joe at the perfect temperature no matter where you leave it around the classroom. 

The Love & Lemons Cookbook

The Love & Lemons Cookbook

Avery Publishing

Go ahead and put your Seamless and Postmates app in the folder full of things you never use on your phone. You could even throw Uber Eats in there while you're at it since the Love and Lemons cookbook will make you forget that they ever existed in the first place. The health-focused cookbook features over 100 recipes, so you'll have no problem finding inspiration for dinner each and every night.  

Apotheke Charcoal Candle & Reed Diffuser Set

Apotheke Charcoal Candle & Reed Diffuser Set

Apotheke

Candles make any room better. Don't believe me? Add a candle and try it out for yourself. Specifically, this Apotheke Charcoal Candle & Reed Diffuser Set. The soy blend candle plus the reed diffuser easily transform any basic room into a zen paradise. 

W&P - Craft Cocktail Syrup Set

W&P - Craft Cocktail Syrup Set

W&P

Believe it or not, teachers are real people. Sure, your 7-year-old might think they eat, sleep, and do pretty much everything else in the walls of the school building, but they are very much real people. And just like real people, they might even enjoy a refreshing beverage after a long day of work. Spice up their cocktail (or mocktail!) selection and gift them a craft cocktail syrup set from W&P. You'll be sure to earn some extra credit points on this gift. 

Homesick Summer Camp Candle

Homesick Summer Camp Candle

Homesick

What's a teacher's favorite part of the school year? The summer, of course! While teaching is amazing and all, so is sitting beside a lake with a campfire cooking your next s'more. Give your teacher the memories of summer all year round with this soy wax candle full of notes of grass, sandalwood, lemon, lime, amber, and some sunscreen thrown in for good measure. The scent memory will make even the coldest winter days feel warm and toasty.

Fred ManaTea Tea Infuser

Fred ManaTea Tea Infuser

Fred

Your afternoon tea pick me up is about to get a whole lot cuter thanks to this Fred ManaTea Tea Infuser. Don't worry, the ManaTea isn't picky about what you're brewing. He does prefer a good chai with a splash of almond milk, but a good cup of chamomile with honey or a green tea will do just fine. 

Thumbs Up UK Plant Pot Speaker

Thumbs Up UK Plant Pot Speaker

Thumbs Up UK

Something tells me Professor McGonegal would not be impressed by the Thumbs Up UK Plant Pot Speaker. A plant that plays music by the touch of a petal — what kind of magic is that?! Save this one for a muggle teacher and give them a little taste of magic to add to the classroom. 

Modern Sprout Garden Jar Parsley

Modern Sprout Garden Jar Parsley

Modern Sprout

You don't have to teach horticulture to fall in love with the Modern Sprout Garden Jar. The nifty, vintage-inspired jar contains a passive hydroponic system called “wicking” that will help grow herbs regardless of the status of your green thumb. Kit includes parsley seeds, so get ready to dress up your pizza, pasta, and salads with fresh grown greens all year round. 

Spicewalla 10 Pack Grill and Roast Collection

Spicewalla 10 Pack Grill and Roast Collection

Spicewalla

As a teacher working with kids, you never know what you are going to get with your classroom. Sometimes they are a little bit sweet, sometimes they can be salty, and other times they can be a bit bitter — just like the Spicewalla 10 Pack Grill and Roast Collection. Literally spice things up in the kitchen and add any of these seasonings to transform your average dinner into a restaurant-quality meal. At least you know what you'll be getting from the spice collection, unlike your typical day at school. 

Picnic Time Symphony Appetizer Serving Set

Picnic Time Symphony Appetizer Serving Set

Picnic Time

Most elementary school teachers wouldn't think they have a lot in common with their students, but I am going to guarantee that your students love finger foods as much as you do. The one difference, though? You're probably not eating your apps off a PAW Patrol plate but rather off a fancy dish like the Picnic Time Symphony Appetizer Serving Set. It will easily make eating mini hot dogs and egg rolls feel super chic.

Fresh Italian Cheese Making Kit

Fresh Italian Cheese Making Kit

FarmSteady

Give your child's teacher a reason to procrastinate from lesson planning and grading all those long papers, and gift them a Fresh Italian Cheese Making Kit this holiday season. Sure, planning a lesson about fractions or the Civil War may seem important, but so is learning about making cheese. Who knows, your kids might even get to reap the reward of the gift when their teacher spends the day teaching all about the history of cheese!