7 Holiday Gifts for Teachers Under $30 #TreatsforTeachers

All year round we trust our children’s teachers to guide them through school and keep them safe. Now it’s time for us to give them holiday gifts of appreciation before we break for the New Year.  I’ll let you see what we gifted to A.J.’s preschool teachers and get other ideas on holiday gifts for teachers under $30.

If you’re wondering how I selected under $30, I’m basing it on the fact that some of our kids have more than one teacher and most families are having a budget-conscious Christmas. At A.J.’s preschool, he has three teachers and two directors for whom we got gifts.

Below you’ll find products I received to review and affiliate links.

7 Holidays Gifts for Teachers Under $30 ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Holiday Gifts for Teachers

1. Organic Tea.  Teatulia Tea offers an array of flavored organic teas. It’s samplers range from $17 – $20. Find Teatulia, at Whole Foods stores, Target or at Teatulia.com (Save 25% off any purchase no minimum with code: tea4me25)

What teacher wouldn’t want to relax with a warm cup of tea on their break or after a long day in the classroom?

“All Teatulia Teas come directly to you from the first USDA-certified Organic tea garden in Bangladesh. No middleman, no long-term warehousing and no waiting around to be bulk-blended by a third-party trader. What does this mean to you? Fresh, delicious, single-garden purity.”

2.  Wall Calendars.  Teachers love calendars for personal and professional reasons. They’re great teaching tools for the classroom to learn days of the week and months. It also gives teacher something to count down the days to their next escape school break.

7 Holiday Gift for Teachers Under $30 ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Vistaprint calendars have tons of customizing options with photos and colors. Plus you can get 50% off during the holiday sale.

3. Designer Jewelry. This can be tricky if the teacher doesn’t wear much jewelry at school. But depending on the age of their students and how many class crafts they do –  they may prefer to keep the good jewelry at home. Gloss Jewelry is an online store with plenty to choose from that’s under $30.

In this Mommy Talk Show Instagram photo, I’m wearing two pieces from GLOSS Jewelry that are each under $30. The Dancing Pearl Necklace is 56 inches and can be draped for fun designs (value: $19) over holiday tops and dresses.  The Medieval Magic Earrings are handcrafted and were my favorite because they added drama to my look (value: $19).

7 Holiday Gifts for Teachers Under $30 ~ MommyTalkShow.com4.  Groupon Gift Card. Groupon is great for your teacher to grab a half off massage, pedicure or some cool clothes. Heck, I’ve used it to treat myself for new things or when a brand I know like Vistaprint has a huge sale.

Shop the gift card collection for up to 50% off and the values start at $25.

Deliver it via e-mail to your child’s teachers. No muss, no fuss.

5. Personalized Gifts. I love gifts with my name on them. It keeps other people from using it and its a great way to make someone feel special. So I ordered two personalized travel tumblers for A.J.’s preschool directors from A Gift Personalized (value: $22.99.)

Ms. Deb and Ms. Christina both have infants, so they’re breastfeeding and need to stay hydrated. Even though their cups are the same color, they won’t get mixed up and go well with their minivans for road trips with the family. Personalize an array of gifts for teachers including picture frames and cookie jars.

AGiftPersonalized.com Christmas Gifts

7 Holiday Gifts for Teachers Under $306. Memory Foam Slippers. For teachers who spend more of their day standing, kneeling and sitting with our children a pair of memory foam slippers will feel like walking on air. Nature’s Sleep offers them in online in Pale Blue, Pink and Sand (value: $30).

7. Monthly subscription box. These are all the rage for kids to get new toys and activities every month or for beauty product “addicts” to try the newest mascara, shampoo and night cream every month. Teachers may want something a little more high end, like a California Wine Club subscription (starting at $38.95 a month). We split a monthly subscription between two of A.J.’s teachers. One received California red, the other a California white.

7 Holiday Gifts for Teachers Under $30 ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Send someone any gift club membership and get a $25.00 certificate to use later, send a 3-month membership gift club or longer and receive a $50.00 credit for your use. Use code: SASBucks. Do any of these gifts stand out as a must-have for your child’s teacher?

What do you think teachers really want as Christmas or holiday gifts?

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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11 comments

  1. I always struggle with presents for the teachers, glad you posted this
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  2. Teachers are always one of the gifts I have the hardest time picking out. I love the suggestions you made here, especially the Groupon gift card and the slippers! I used to give candles or bubble bath, but it seemed like that was what everyone else was giving, so its good to have some other ideas – affordable ideas! Thanks!

  3. I love your gift selections and I think most teachers would love these gifts. I try and give something I know they can enjoy through out the year.
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  4. I was just thinking to myself today that I need to get my son’s teacher a Christmas present. These are such unique ideas. I’m pinning this. Thanks for sharing, Joyce!
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  5. These are great gift ideas. SOme I never would have thought of myself. I love this list.

  6. Good list! Thank you.
    Waistbuddy leather case with med alert symbol for epipens is the Best gift we give every year to teachers. Coaches and nurses. They welcome it and like it… It could help save a life.

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