4 Clever Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Teachers give so much to our kids throughout the year, it’s only natural to want to thank them with an awesome holiday gift. But how do you give them something that’s fun, practical, and most importantly, not another mug? We have some ideas—all you need to do is get the kids to make a homemade card.

Movie Night Package with Treats

There’s nothing like curling up on the couch to watch a movie at home on a cold winter’s night. Most teachers will have access to a streaming service that plays new and classic movies, but you can provide all the special touches to turn “watching a movie” into “movie night”. Treat your favourite teacher to some popcorn and classic concession stand candies like M&Ms and Swedish Berries. No movie night is complete without pizza, so grab them a gift card so they can put their feet up and order in. You can even add a personalized list of movie recommendations from your family to theirs! This is especially fun if your kids contribute to the list.

Chef-Inspired Fun

If you know your kids’ teacher likes to cook, consider a gift that reflects their interests. Consider a sushi making kit, this Spanish-inspired paella kit or this collection of delicious spices from around the world to inspire some culinary adventures over winter break. Or, give them a thoughtful gift basket full of gourmet treats filled with chocolate, caramel popcorn and more. A full selection of gift baskets from Staples is available here.

Downtime in A Box

How do you tell a teacher to relax and enjoy winter break? You create a personalized present that allows them to do just that. Start with a gift card that lets them pick out a great book. Next, add another gift card for their favourite coffee, tea or hot chocolate (Staples carries both Starbucks and Tim Hortons gift cards), plus some sweet treats for snacking on. Add a candle in a soothing lavender-vanilla scent or some calming essential oils with a small diffuser. You can even add a personal care kit from Burt’s Bees to tie everything together. All they’ll need is a comfortable spot on the couch and they’ll be ready for some rest and rejuvenation.

Smart Tech for A Smart Teacher

Go big with something from the whole class. If you’re in charge of a group gift, consider some personal tech that will knock their socks off. If 20 parents put in $10 to $15 each, you’ll have plenty of great options to choose from. Apple AirPods make for a generous and impressive teacher gift from a group of families. A Bluetooth-enabled Wonderboom speaker is another good choice because a teacher can use it in the classroom or take it home to enjoy. Or, consider an Apple HomePod Mini.

If you need an awesome gift you can grab in minutes, go with a Staples gift card (available in denominations from $10 to $200 or more). Educators can use it for classroom supplies or personal items, which makes it a flexible and desirable gift that works at any price point. That’s how you make it an easy and happy holiday season.

By Staples Canada

October 29, 2021