Best Co-worker & Teacher Gift Ideas

'Tis the season of joy and gratitude, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than by finding the perfect gifts for our beloved teachers and coworkers? From the personal touch of customized calendars and unique stationery for educators to travel accessories and tech gadgets for our office mates, our Holiday Gift Guide is brimming with festive ideas. Check out our thoughtful and practical gifts that not only express your appreciation but also add a hint of sparkle to their holiday season.

What gifts do teachers really want?

Teachers, during the holiday season, appreciate gifts that bring warmth and joy to their classrooms. They truly want practical yet delightful presents, such as colourful classroom decor, personalized calendars to keep things organized, and stylish stationery to make their work enjoyable. You also can’t go wrong with a Staples gift cards to let teachers choose what they love most. So be sure to celebrate teachers for their dedication during this festive time of year. Below, discover more ideas to celebrate the educators in your life:

Gift Cards: Start with the number one gift of choice: A gift card to their favourite store, whether it's for classroom supplies Staples, a cozy bookstore, or a special restaurant, give teachers the freedom to treat themselves during the holiday season.

Classroom Decor: Add a touch of festive flair to their teaching space with delightful classroom decor. Consider gifting them world globes and colorful maps that make geography exciting and ignite curiosity, and educational posters that engage students with fun facts and captivating visuals. These decorations will create a warm and inspiring atmosphere for both teachers and students.

Practical Classroom Supplies: Teachers often appreciate the practicality of classroom supplies. Magnetic labels help them keep everything organized, and colourful board chalk adds a fun element to their lessons. These essentials are not only functional but also bring a smile to their faces.

Personalized Gifts: Help them stay organized in style with personalized calendars featuring memorable photos or inspiring quotes. Combine this with photo gifts like custom-made mugs, tote bags, or inspirational framed prints that feature their name, photo or a special message. These personalized touches show your thoughtfulness and make the holiday season even more special.

Stylish Stationery: Elevate their note-taking experience with stylish stationery. Consider Gry Mattr's Vegan Leather Zipper Pouch and Ball Point Pen with a modern design, perfect for their desk essentials. And for the creative souls, a Studio Oh! Dotted Palms Edith Notebook is a canvas for their ideas, making it a thoughtful and practical gift.

Educational Books: A valuable addition to their classroom, educational books, workbooks, dictionaries, and engaging storybooks for students are always a welcome gift. Choose titles that align with their teaching needs, whether it's reinforcing lessons, expanding vocabulary, or sparking young minds' imaginations. These books provide teachers with valuable resources to enhance their students' learning experiences and classroom environments.

With these festive and thoughtful ideas, you'll make this holiday season extra special for our dedicated teachers. Let's spread the holiday cheer and show our appreciation for the incredible work they do year-round.

What is a thoughtful coworker gift?

Finding the perfect holiday gifts for coworkers is all about spreading joy and showing appreciation. Thoughtful gifts for coworkers encompass a wide range of choices that cater to their interests and needs. Whether it's travel-themed surprises, tech gadgets, everyday essentials, or a touch of luxury, we've compiled a list of festive and delightful gift ideas to make your coworker's holiday season truly special. Let's explore these thoughtful gifts that convey your gratitude and warm the hearts of your colleagues.

Travel: If you have coworkers with a passion for exploration, consider gifting them luggage tags. These small but meaningful accessories not only make their suitcases easily identifiable but also serve as a reminder of your well-wishes on their journeys. It's a thoughtful gesture that adds a personal touch to their adventures, making travel even more enjoyable.

Tech: For those colleagues who appreciate the latest gadgets, we've got you covered with these tech-inspired gifts that are bound to make a lasting impression. Noise-canceling headphones are a fantastic choice for creating a serene work environment. They allow your coworkers to focus without distractions or simply indulge in their favourite music during breaks. High-quality mice and keyboard are also great additions to their workspace, making tasks smoother, comfortable, and more efficient.

Hydration: Stylish water bottles like the General Supply Goods + Co Insulated Travel Mug are practical and eco-friendly gifts. They not only keep beverages at the perfect temperature but also promote sustainability by encouraging the use of reusable containers. Helping your coworkers stay refreshed throughout the day is a gift of wellness and sustainability.

Gift Baskets: The charm of a well-curated gift basket like the Modern Homes Gift Basket lies in its versatility. It can cater to various tastes and preferences, making it a perfect choice for spreading holiday cheer. Whether it's filled with gourmet treats, spa essentials, or artisanal goodies, a gift basket is a festive package of delightful surprises perfect for any holiday celebration.

Tote Bags: Tote bags are both stylish and practical, and the Bugatti PURE Vegan Leather Business Tote Bag is a standout choice. It not only adds a touch of elegance to their daily commutes but also offers practicality with a removable organizer designed for a 14.1" laptop or tablet. It's a gift that combines fashion and function, making their workdays convenient and with a personal touch.

Candles: Candles have the magical ability to transform any space into a cozy and inviting haven. Gry Mattr Glass Candles, especially in scents like "Winter House," infuse warmth and relaxation into their surroundings. These candles create the perfect atmosphere for unwinding after a long day of work or holiday preparations. It's a gift of tranquility and comfort during the festive season.

With these thoughtful and festive gift ideas, you're not only expressing your appreciation but also adding a touch of holiday joy to your coworkers' lives. Whether they're embarking on adventures, navigating the tech world, enjoying surprises, or simply seeking relaxation, these gifts are sure to make their holiday season extra special and memorable.

As we come to the end of this holiday gift guide for both teachers and coworkers, let's reflect on the joy of giving and spreading holiday cheer. From thoughtful classroom decor to tech-savvy gadgets, we've delved into an array of thoughtful choices to add a touch of delight to the holiday season. Consider adding a wellness touch with yoga mats and resistance bands, or bring comfort with a stylish coffee maker and gourmet coffee pods for those who relish their morning brew.And for the little ones in their lives, why not spread the joy to the whole family by selecting delightful kids' gifts from Staples' selection of STEM toys? These educational and entertaining options will surely bring smiles to their faces making this holiday season even more special. May your celebrations be filled with warmth, appreciation, and the joy of giving.

By Staples Canada

December 14, 2023