Holiday Gifts for Teachers

We all have received the clunker holiday gifts, the ones that don’t even survive the holiday season before they are banished to the refuse bin. We’ve all also received that perfect gift, the one that brings tears to our eyes and that we can use again and again, even through the years.

Today on, we look at holiday gifts for teachers, and how to gift the perfect item or act to make the season that much brighter. Frequent contributing writer Jacqui Murray, who is a longtime tech teacher based in Northern California, is the author today, and she notes that some of the most-popular gift items for teachers on your list can include:

  • A Helping Hand
  • Tech Help
  • A Thank-You Letter
  • Holiday Food
  • And More!

But that’s not all! Jacqui also points out some not-so-good holiday gift ideas (and why they are clunkers), including:

  1. Homemade food (lots of people worry about how well these are made. Me, I've actually gotten food poisoning from homemade food).
  2. Intimate gifts (teachers just don't know you enough for this).
  3. Jewelry (what's beautiful to you might not be to the teacher).

Jacqui sums up her article in this manner: “Remember: You don't have to give gifts. Often, a heartfelt greeting or holiday card is as meaningful as a bar of expensive soap or a holiday ornament for the tree. One of my favorite gifts was a framed Thank You to me from a student. I displayed that for years, until I retired and now it has a place of honor in my home office. Whatever you give, make it from your heart, with your love, and carrying a personal meaning.”

What holiday gifts would you add to out list? Let us know in the comment section below the actual article on, we would enjoy reading your ideas!