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Think you’re set for the holidays? But did you forget anyone? Perhaps THE MOST important person (or people) of all time?? Whatever you do, do not forget your childrens’ teachers, babysitters, and daycare workers!
It wasn’t until my son started kindergarten last year that I realized just how selfless these teachers are. They take care of our babies, day in and day out. They’re underpaid and under appreciated. So I have made it a point to show my outpouring of love and gratitude at any chance I get.
But what do you buy for the person who has likely gotten every apple-themed, pencil-holding, knick knack under the sun?
Big Lots has us covered.
Teacher and Administration Gift Ideas
Yes, the teachers! But don’t forget about the administration and other necessary school staff!
Gift Ideas for the Foodies
Everyone gets cookies, right? But what about the foodie-teachers? I’m sure they’re cookied-out by Christmas break. Big Lots has a large selection of foodie items that will be perfect for your teachers.
Some notable favorites of ours (and our teachers) are the meat and cheese sets, lobster spread, smoked salmon, and spicy jalapeno hot sauce.
If you know the teacher is a drinkie (like a foodie, but with adult beverages!), you can also buy fun mixers and glasses!
Gift Ideas for the Caffeine-Obsessed
Like I said before, teachers are cookied-out. But is there really a limit on caffeine? I think not!
Big Lots has a large variety of coffee, tea, and even cocoa gifts for your favorite caffeine-obsessed teacher. There’s the 12-cocoa’s of Christmas, exotic teas from around the world, and more!
Practical Gifts with Fun Flare
Everyone loves a plush blanket for those cold winter nights, so pick one up from Big Lots! I can tell you from experience that the cozy blankets pair perfectly with the Dearfoam slippers!
Or perhaps an oil diffuser and some relaxing bath bombs to give your teacher an opportunity to treat herself (or himself!). Regardless of the type of practical gift you choose, I’m certain that the teacher will be forever grateful.
Other Hard-to-Shop-For People in Your Life
School staff aren’t the only ones who are difficult to shop for. Stop by Big Lots for all of your gifting needs!
I’m completely ready for Christmas morning thanks to the stocking stuffers I picked up at Big Lots. My kids are obsessed with lip gloss and bath stuff, so I grabbed a few character themed sets for them.
White Elephant Gifts
My extended family hosts an annual Christmas party two weeks before the holiday. This year I’m bringing my A-Game for our white elephant exchange thanks to the super fun gifts I picked up at Big Lots.
Someone in my family is going to end up with a huge gummy bear and someone else is definitely going home with a beer bottle belt (you’re welcome, family).
Spreading holiday cheer
Regardless of who you are shopping for, be sure to pick up all of the things you need for spreading holiday cheer at Big Lots!
Tell me — what are you going to pick up for the teachers this year?
I need gifts for the end of this week!! This is a great list and I love the self-care options!
Wow! The ideas are very nice!Yes!as you said teachers are very selfless and they dont get proper recognition for their efforts!This is a great way to make them feel special!
I like this ideas!! They are a great fit for basically everyone. I always find what I need at Big Lots and a lil extra haha Thanks for sharing!
These are great ideas. I still need to do some shopping, I like the funny white elephant gifts!
The Frugal Samurai
Thanks for the great gift idea Rachel!
Catherine Santiago Jose
Wow, these are great gift guides and I found something to buy for my loved ones and with my friends for this Christmas. Thank you!
It’s like you were in my house listening to our conversations this morning (you weren’t were you?). We were just talking about what to get for the kid’s teachers.
I am a last-minute Xmas shopper. These are great gift guides and I found something to buy for the people on my list. Thank you for this!
These are great ideas! Those little booze bottle are so fun! I’m sure teachers will love that!
These are such great ideas! Makes me miss tutoring in person quite a bit when my student’s families would hook it up, LOL. Happy Holidays!
Great ideas – my son is a teacher and he gets all sorts of things mostly at the end of each schoolyear 🙂
These are actually good gift ideas. I was just looking for them.
Great gift guide, especially like the smaller items, I look for thoughtful items rather than expensive that could embarrass the recipient
I think it’s so awesome you’re making a point to do something special for your child’s teachers. There’s so much that goes into it that nobody sees. So many teachers quit in their first years and I bet it’s hugely because there’s not enough parents like you that show appreciation!
These are all great ideas. And all of them are affordable! Thank you for putting together such a good list.
We always used to give gifts to our teachers. It was socially acceptable. What’s difficult is knowing who it’s socially acceptable to give a gift to as an adult (do I really buy my post man a box of sweets?).
These are great gift ideas. and i like they don’t brake the bank x
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
i’ve been shopping at Big Lots since Halloween! They have so many fun things to choose from!
I never gift the kids teachers. A few years ago they were complaining about the type of gifts they were receiving and giving ideas about what they wanted on the school facebook group page. lol. “no homemade gifts but gift cards are great”. So they get nothing from me. I DO love giving white elephant gifts to family members though, It is always a fun time for everyone!
I like the drinkies stuff, though I don’t know much which of the teachers do drink 🙂
These are cute gifts! We need to always consider the teachers too around this time of year.
Perfect timing for this post! I was just shopping for a gift for kiddos teacher this week. We actually ended up getting an adult coloring book with pencils for her. I hope it’s something different that she will use and enjoy.
I have to shop for teachers this week. (I’m so last minute! This guide is so helpful!
I’m in the midst of my last minute shopping right now!!! Thanks for these great ideas, they’re super helpful.
This post came in perfect timing because it reminds me that I still need to get a gift for my daughters teachers. I haven’t decided what yet, but at least now I have some solid ideas!
Celebrate Woman Today
Love a variety of gift ideas. They are good not only for educators, but many of us, too!
These are such great ideas! I’ve always loved giving my son’s teachers a little gift of appreciation for the holidays and for end-of-year. Definitely using some of these!
Big lots has everything you could think of. These are great gift ideas!
that is a great list of ideas !!! I usually do my shopping a few weeks earlier so I don’t panic at the last minute.
Thanks for sharing so many gift ideas. One of my friend’s birthday is in next week and she is a big foodie and I am very much confused about the gift but after reading this article my life is sorted now 🙂
These are such thoughtful gift suggestions! Thanks for sharing this roundup of options to consider for the holiday season.
I always struggle with what to get teachers so I love this! Usually, I just stick to gift cards because I feel like they’ve probably gotten every gift under the sun, however, one of my sons has a first time teacher this year! So I need to shower her with some of these gifts!
Those are really amazing gift ideas. Hope its not a bad idea to share this with my online students as a way of telling them i need something like this. Lolz, well i teach my native language online and some of my student has always asked, what can i get you for this Christmas and i usually say i don’t know but i think i know know.
I’ve been on the look out for gift ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!