Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers in Macomb Township

Hand sanitizer, homemade gifts and sweet treats top the list for holiday gifts for teachers this year.

Whether it's to thank them for a job well done or apologize for your child's behavior, teachers should be high on everyone's holiday shopping list.

Here are some fun, unique and practical gifts that will help show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them and the job they do. 

Homemade Gifts

Making a homemade gift from the heart is always a special way to show someone you care, so this year, get the kids involved with original holiday recipe books written out by your children. Or how about homemade hot chocolate packets and let the kids decorate the packages? Helpful tip: include two spoons to share.

Or for the ambitious and talented parents, try knitting a scarf, mittens or hat. A truly thoughtful gift that is sure to come in handy during the cold months ahead. You can stock up on yarn and other essentials at Crafty Lady Trio, Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabrics on Hall Road.

School Calendars

Are you a picture taker? Try making a collage photo calendar filled with pictures of kids from the class. The teacher will appreciate the memories and the students will enjoy seeing each other featured the rest of the year. Head over to CVS or Walgreens to try creating your calendar.

Gift Cards

Simple, easy and always appreciated: Find out what your teacher’s favorite restaurant is for a fun night out. Or how about their favorite coffee shop? Add in a package of their favorite coffee and watch the teacher’s eyes perk up.

For larger gift card gifts, ask other classroom parents to contribute:

  • For female teachers, find a holiday spa package that your teacher would be able to pamper herself with over the holiday break.
  • For male teachers, how about a gift card to Lowe’s or Home Depot to catch up on those home improvement projects over the holidays?


Who doesn’t love chocolate? Try giving these yummy treats in fun containers with homemade cards from students. You'll find rows upon rows of chocolatey goodness at Morley Candy Makers on Hall Road, which also carries the Sanders brand, and for the holiday season, See's Candies joins Godiva and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in The Mall at Partridge Creek.

Unique Ideas

  • Want to give a fun yet practical gift that teachers will appreciate through the cold season? Try a bulk size container of hand sanitizer displayed in a cute holder. According to one local teacher, it was her “coolest” present that year.
  • Locally, you may want to visit Art-is-in Market at The Mall at Partridge Creek for a unique, made-in-Michigan gift.
  • Christmas ornaments are always a nice way to add memories to your favorite teacher's Christmas tree.


Find a local charity or just one that is close to your heart and donate in your teacher’s name. A great way to help during the holidays, show your children the importance of giving during the season and share a gift that keeps on giving.

Have a great teacher’s gift that is always a hit and want to add to our list? Share your ideas here.


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