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{12 Weeks to Christmas} Teacher Gift Ideas

There are officially 12 weeks until Christmas TODAY!

Can you handle that! 

I am going to be doing a countdown of sorts each week with my favourite Christmas things.

Since teacher gifts are generally the first gifts we have to start handing out I thought I would start with this.

I generally make these gifts myself because the older kids have over 10 teachers between the two of them so I have to try and find cheap but nice ideas for them. 

We have done cookies and brownies – both worked so well and I had lots of fun baking them. I collected boxes and bottles throughout the year to package them in so each gift was the same but different.Teacher Appreciation Gifts|HarassedMom

I love this idea from My Print Boutique. The pot plant is so great if you know the teacher enjoys gardening because then you can add in a packet of seeds or two for her to plan.

These are two very cute and simple ideas. You can take an ordinary item and add a quirky saying on to personalise it a little bit. If asked teachers prefer gifts that can use, so while you may think a hand wash is boring, the teacher may really appreciate its usefulness. 

Teacher Appreciation Gifts|HarassedMom

Teacher Appreciation Gifts|HarassedMom

These two ideas are also nice and easy and very useful. I actually think we may give this a try for one of Kiara’s teachers. Teacher Appreciation Gifts|HarassedMomTeacher Appreciation Gifts|HarassedMom

Mugs are always a win, everyone uses them and you can buy some plan ones and write your own little message on with some Sharpies or get your child to draw a picture and full them up with some cookies or chocolates.

Teacher Appreciation Gifts|HarassedMom

What are you buying teachers this year?

You can see the links to all of these ideas (and more) on my Pinterest board!



  1. 2 October, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    When the kids were in pre-school I really made an effort but those didn’t seem to appreciate as I never even got a thank-you so this year I will write a nice, heartfelt card and they will get Woolies gift vouchers ๐Ÿ™‚ because we could all use another pair of flip-flops ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Laura-Kim
      6 October, 2015 / 5:10 pm

      Cameron’s teachers have actually been the best with saying thank you – they pop generic notes in the reports that get sent out at the end of the year – not sure if they pop them into every card or do actually check first that they got a gift.

  2. 3 October, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    Such adorable ideas! Love it!

    • Laura-Kim
      6 October, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      And most of them are so simple!

  3. Angie du Toit
    15 October, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Thanks, I needed some inspiration. I’m also considering making bookmarks…

  4. 2 April, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    wow! Great gift items for teachers. I think most of the teachers love this gifts. All the gift items impressed me much, Especially Mugs are really good. I wish I will gift those mugs to my teacher. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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