Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

Recently, I got into a conversation with two friends about what on Earth we give our kids' teachers for the holidays. We have preschoolers, so this is new and we wanted to get it right.

We all concluded that teachers would rather have gift certificates than a random tchotchke that a previous student may have already covered in the past, but how could we make them cuter?

So, I give you my best Pinterest finds to help with making the cutest teacher gifts in town!


With millions of great coffee shops in Hoboken and Jersey City, it seems like a smart idea to grab a gift card to a cafe near your child's school or the local Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts.

We thought these were adorable tags to have printed to tie to a gift card. Find a printable online or hit up our Graphic Guru, Lori of Ten Twelve Designs to help you out with a custom order!

Photo courtesy of: EllaJaneCrafts on Etsy

We also found these super cute travel coffee mugs that you can stick a gift card inside of on Bored Teachers.


Our friends at Sugarsuckle created these stunning boxes of cookies that are great for teachers, teacher's assistants, babysitters, or anyone on your list, really!


Another fun novelty find that would be great with an accompanying bottle of wine or a gift card to a local restaurant!


This is a super cute idea (just change the's a free printable!). You can tie this tag to a gift card for a local nail salon for a mani/pedi!

Gift Cards:

And of course, you can never go wrong with gift cards to Amazon, Target, or some scratch-off lottery tickets! We found some super cute ways to present them with printables online.