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The Gifts Every Teacher Would Love to Receive: 2018 Edition

The Gifts Every Teacher Would Love to Receive: 2018 Edition

The holidays are here once again, and teachers’ desks will soon be stacked with gift cards, candy, and school supplies. Although teachers appreciate any sign of admiration they can get, there are certain gifts that are talked about and marveled at in the lounge.

If you’re thinking of giving a teacher a treat, these ideas are a step in the right direction.

Personalized anything

In a school, anything small enough to walk off will do so promptly. You can’t stick a GPS tracking device to every little item, so the next best thing is making sure that everyone knows to whom that pencil, dry erase marker, or notepad belongs. Office supply stores can help with labels and such, as can online retailers like Vistaprint.

Individual laminator

Lamination technology has advanced to the point where it is not only practical for every teacher to have a laminator but also cheap! No more waiting in line in the front office or being told your supply allowance has run out. For teachers who like to use a lot of graphic organizers and wouldn’t mind having reusable copies, this is a must!

Apples to Apples Junior

Yes, the school year is jam-packed with classwork and activities, but there are always times when students can take a break from the pacing guide for having fun while still learning some vocabulary and comprehension skills. Apples to Apples Junior is a card game about comparisons for ages 9 and up that is easy to learn how to play and hilarious.

Really good water bottle

A teacher’s water bottle is like Tiger Woods’ golf clubs—essential for the job and easy to tell quality from subpar construction. Therefore, it pays to spend up, but teachers often can’t justify such an expense for themselves. YETI and S’well are the obvious options here, and you can even think about having one personalized.

Freezable lunch bag

You don’t have to deal with the blue goo anymore. You can actually freeze your entire lunch bag, which tends to be more effective anyway. The PackIt freezable lunch bag comes in a lot of different designs and is BPA-free.

A donation to charity

Parents and students alike recognize how selfless and kind teachers are and how they want to make the world a better place. Many schools need financial support themselves, but if a teacher has a passion project or an interest outside of school, such as animals or the environment, a donation could mean more than the Starbucks gift card you had already considered.

At Edmentum, we’re honored to see the passion and dedication teachers put into their jobs each and every day. To celebrate the holiday season, we’re giving one lucky educator a $500 Target gift card!