Christmas is a fun time in every classroom, but the finical stress of what you as the teacher can get each and every student in your classroom isn’t something that should be adding to your stress factor this year. Here are a few ideas for Student Christmas Gifts that are easy and do able for teachers.
Dollar Books from Scholastic
Use Scholastic points to get $1 book for each students. I save up my Scholastic Dollars an use them towards a fun book. This year I was able to find several $1 titles including Santa Duck, Hello Christmas, Gingerbread Mouse, and Snowman Magic. (For these links to work, you do have to have and be logged into a Scholastic account.) Each book was $10 or 50 points. Since I only purchased these books with my points, I did have to pay a $3.50 shipping fee. Well worth 25 books, one for each of my students. You can take it a step further and record yourself reading the book to your students! Here is a post I created to show you how.
Another FUN idea is a water bottle.I found these at The Dollar Store.They are $1 each and each child can color their own design. If you are a monogram fan or have a parent who can help you out, these are easy to personalize for each student. (Here is a link to these cups in case you want to order them online.)
Crayons & Coloring Books
Give your students the gift of a box of crayons and a dollar store coloring book. These 8 count of these crayon packs from Amazon. (The pack count is a little high so see if you can split these with a fellow teacher.)
Snag these fun jump ropes for a cute student gift idea as well. You can easily tie them up in a bow with a tag and wow your students with a sweet note.
Dollar Store Mittens
Many teachers ask each student to bring in a dollar store stocking and have other students bring in a small item for each student to bring for each of their friends. A big hit is always lip balm or a glow stick necklace. I also love the idea of giving each student a pair of mittens. Let’s face it, kids always loose some it is good to give everyone a pair. These are priced at 2 pairs for $1.
And honestly, it is 100% fine to NOT get your students any gift at all. A sweet hand written note from a teacher to a student always goes a LONG LONG way.
Thanks so much for sharing all of your great ideas!! I was in one of your sessions in Vegas and am a devoted follower!! I ordered scholastic books as well…if you pay cash for one of the dollar books you get FREE shipping! A small savings…but I would rather pay a dollar than anything for shipping!! 🙂 Happy Holidays!!
Mary Amoson says
Thanks for your kind words and that great $1 tip! I spend $3.50 because I wasn’t as smart as you!