15 Luxurious (Still Affordable!) Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Holiday Gifts for Teachers

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start shopping for your favorite teacher. After all, they give so much to your kiddos all year, why not give back with a gift they’ll enjoy and that’s much cooler than an apple. We’ve found 15 fabulous holiday gifts for teachers that are way better than tacky mugs and apple-shaped pencil holders. Simple, clever, original gift ideas that just need a personalized note from you & they’re ready to share!

Click through below to see this gift guide and all the others in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide series.


1. Stylish Leaf Mugs

Sipping morning tea out of one of these Anthropologie Crowned Leaf Mugs would be totally inspirational for any teacher!

2. Feather’s Stationary Set

Let your child’s teacher write notes in style with this beautiful Paper Source Feathers Stationary set.

3. Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

Tuck this delectable Stonewall Kitchen Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce and some apples in a basket for a delightful thank you gift.

4. Red Envelope Card Holder

Make a teacher’s desk incredibly cute by displaying this Red Envelope Dachshund Card Holder on it.

5. Tea Spice Duo

This Harney & Sons Spice Tea Duo is perfect for holiday giving.

6. Pretty Pencil Holder

For the mischievous and playful teacher, this Anthropologie Bestiary Pencil Holder is gonna be the perfect gift!

7. Adorable Envelope Opener

The Container Store Birdie Envelope Opener makes a cute, stylish, and affordable teacher’s gift.

8. Bergamot Hand Lotion

This light Caldrea Plum Bergamont Clove Hand Lotion is perfect for those who wash hands often, and the holiday scent is lovely.

9. Pretty Peppermint Poles

Who can resist peppermint and chocolate?  Gift these Williams Sonoma Peppermint Poles Dipped in Chocolate and you know you’ll have happy teachers!

10. Designer Pens

Give your child’s teacher some new designer pens for a pop of color and style on their desk.

11. Gourmet Hot Cocoa

Treat your child’s teacher to Sarabeth’s Hot Chocolate Parisienne for a little gourmet treat every day.

12. Leather Pencil Case

A stylish Visconti Leather Pencil Case would be a great way to thank a deserving teacher.

13. Simple Striped Tote

This Oriental Trading Post Nautical Striped Tote is a perfectly cute way to cart around school supplies.

14. Desk Organizer

All those little things that end up on a teacher’s desk have just found the perfect resting place with a Red Envelope Single Initial Mini Valet

15. Tea Tumbler

If your child’s teacher is a fan of tea, this Barnes and Noble Blue Tea Tumbler With Strainer will get lots of use.

Have a few more people on your shopping list? Check out more of our Holiday 2014 Gift Guides.