Gift Guide: The Talented Teacher

christmas holiday gifts for teachers

Whether it’s for your own professor or for your son or daughter’s school teacher, figuring out what to get the talented teacher in your life is always kind of tricky. (Or maybe it’s even your best friend who happens to be in front of the classroom!) Of course candles, crafts, and cookies are always a good idea, but if you’re looking to buy a great gift that’s not covered in apple motifs, look no further. For this particular gift guide, I went straight to the source. My best friend, Ellen, is an elementary school teacher in the Chicago suburbs so I asked her what’s on her holiday list this year, as well as her teaching must-haves.

Sweater | Tote | Lip Balm | Water Bottle | Stationery | Pens | Hand Cream | Boots

Go-To School BagMZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote

Favorite Writing Utensil: Sharpie Pens

Desk Must-Haves: Jack Black Lip Balm, Gerlasan Hand Cream, and a Spill-Proof Camelbak Water Bottle

Favorite Gift to Give & Get: Personalized Stationery

On Her Wish List: Burberry Halloway Rainboots & UGG Shearling Mittens for Recess Duty

Favorite Way to Unwind: Yoga (her must-have yoga tank!) or Reading in Bed in Natori PJ’s

Click through the slideshow below to shop these gifts and more…


Thanks for helping me with this gift guide, El. You’re the best! xo

Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides

Day 1: Jessica’s Wish List | Day 2: The New Yorker | Day 3: Sparkle Obsessed | Day 4: Festive Finds | Day 5: Plaid & Tartan | Day 6: Monograms | Day 7: Beauty Junkie | Day 8: The Talented Teacher

Or check them all out on this Pinterest board!

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  1. 11.19.14
    kayla said:

    I love the idea of specialized stationary! My friend is going into teaching, and I definitely know what I’m going to get her now!


  2. 11.19.14
    Alyssa said:

    love the hand cream idea!

  3. 11.19.14

    Ohh I love those rainboots! So cute! The teacher that gets them is very lucky indeed! 😀

  4. 11.19.14
    Ella said:

    Great ideas! I always try to bring my teachers something small at the very least 🙂

  5. 11.19.14
    Melissa said:

    I love that MZ Wallace bag!
    Enter My Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Giveaway –>

  6. 11.19.14
    Ujjaini said:

    Love the selection

  7. 11.20.14
    Bets said:

    Great picks! Hope one of your upcoming guides includes co-workers and bosses. I need some inexpensive ideas.

  8. 12.1.14
    Alexis said:

    What a creative post! I have many teacher friends and never would have thought of this. So clever! And those Burberry boots are to die for…want them even if I’m not a teacher!

    Check out my “For Her” gift guide: