14 Last Minute Gifts For Teachers That Will Win You Huge Brownie Points

You finished all your Christmas shopping. Everything is wrapped and under the tree. The kids are excited, not only because Santa Clause is coming but because winter break is almost here. We all know what that means: two weeks of freedom — for the kids at least. As the days count down, that's when you realize you still need to get gifts for all your kid's teachers before they break for the holiday. Man, and you thought you were in the clear. If you've waited 'til the last minute too, here are some awesome last minute gifts for teachers that will put your own kid at the top of their favorite student list. They've been putting up with your kid all year, so they definitely deserve something great.

Even if it's with something small, like a cute plant, brand new planner for next year, or even just some chocolates you picked up at your local drug store, let them know that you appreciate them with these last minute gifts for teachers. Teachers are basically real-life superheroes. Not only are they molding the minds of our youth but they are putting up with our little buggers. Between Amazon's super speedy shipping, department stores, and even drug stores, you'll be sure to find a killer gift in no time. And if all else fails, you can always get the teacher an awesome online gift certificate that they would be more than enthusiastic to redeem.

Show your appreciation this holiday season by getting something special for the educators in your kid's life with these cool last minute gifts for teachers.


A Cute Succulent

Small Faux Aloe Plant ($12, CB2)

This is the perfect little addition for any classroom. This faux version is an decorative piece for a teacher to put on their desk. Or, you can visit the local nursery and grab them a small plant that the students can help take care of.


Skincare For The Winter Cold

Burt's Bees Holiday Set ($9, Walmart)

Your local drug store is bound to have a Burt's Bees section in the floor plan. It's one of the most affordable, quality beauty brands around with a ton of offerings. Get them a stock of their ever-popular chapstick, or gran an assortment to help them combat winter skin woes.


A Hot Cocoa Mason Jar

Hot Chocolate Mini Mason Jar ($10, Etsy)

DIY Mason jars are always super easy and make cute gifts. we love this adorable, layered version available on Etsy, but if you're in a pinch, you could also assemble a few of these yourself and give them to all the teachers on your list.


A Outta Pencils T-Shirt

Straight Outta Pencils ($17, Etsy)

Want your kid's teacher to know that they have the coolest parents? This is a gift that will be sure to make them laugh. And with Etsy's express delivery options you won't have to wait long before this perfect T-shirt shows up at your door.


A New Planner

Holographic Planner ($25, Paper Source)

Help teachers stay organized with an adorable planner that will make mapping our their lesson plans that much easier.


A Travel Mug

Boss Lady Travel Mug ($20, Etsy)

Not only are reusable travel mugs eco-friendly but they make a great gift too. Get one with a silly saying on it. Like this one. Let your kid's teacher know that you know who's the boss.


A Mug Filled With Candy

Stoneware Merry Christmas Mug ($5, Target)

This is the perfect go-to gift that you can throw together in a pinch. All you need is a cute holiday mugs and some candies like Hershey's Kisses, and voila! A present that they will actually enjoy in an instant.


A Crayon Wreath

Crayon Wreath ($20, Etsy)

Can we say adorable? We love this crayon wreathe that any teacher would love to hang up in their classroom, or even in their own home. You can also make this yourself too. With some crayons and some cardboard, you could probably also make this yourself too if you're DIY savvy.


A Salt Lamp

Himalayan Salt Lamp ($15, Amazon)

As with any job, the atmosphere can be stressful, especially when you have a bunch of screaming kids running around you. Salt Lamps are known to reduce anxiety and create a relaxing environment and that's what makes it a unique gift that any zen teacher will appreciate. If you can't get the lamp, a good alternative is a lava lamp which is available even in some drug stores. Watching the "lava" float and bubble is so soothing.


A Donation In The Teacher's Name

American Red Cross

There are always communities in need of assistance. Making a donation to the American Red Cross or other organization that is near and dear to the recipient's heart is a great gift that they'll be moved by and always remember.


Fancy Hand Soap

LSM Liquid Hand Soap ( $15, CVS)

Schools are breeding grounds for getting sick, and we all know that the best way to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands. So pick up some fancy soap. Any teacher would be sure to love it.


Food Storage

Stainless Steel Lunch Box ($20, Amazon)

Teachers are known for bringing their own lunch to work. They'll be the envy of all the other teachers in the lunch room with this stylish and practical gift.


A Starbucks Gift Card

Starbucks Gift Card

Starbucks gift cards always make a good gift. Even if the person doesn't like coffee they can always find something to satisfy their craving, like a yummy cake pop.



Lindt Lindor Truffles ($5, CVS)

Chocolates are always a solid move, and you can basically find them anywhere. This is definitely the perfect last minute gift.

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