Struggling to find coworker gift ideas for a fellow teacher, admin, or staff? We’ve got you covered. Coworker who prefers the practical? Done. Teaching partner that is constantly on the hunt for new socks? We’ve got cute ones to recommend!
Our first recommendation? If you’re in an anonymous gift-giving situation (Secret Santa, Elfster, etc.), be sure to find out what your person already likes, dislikes, or has more than enough of. Tons of teachers love coffee, but what will the teacher who doesn’t drink coffee do with a bag of organic French roast beans? Some teachers love getting school supplies; others get sad opening Post-it notes. Next, narrow down what type of gift you want to give, and that will help ensure that your giftee leaves happy and you get all the gift-giver glory. Check out these ideas for inspiration.
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1. Water Bottles
It’s so important to stay hydrated throughout the day, so why not gift an awesome new water bottle? A fancy one that they may not purchase for themselves makes a nice gift. These feature a built-in filter, fruit infuser, or stainless-steel insulation.
Buy it: Brita Filtered Water Bottle | Fruit Infused Water Bottle | Contigo Stainless-Steel Water Bottle
2. Teacher Tote
Teacher totes are essential and so versatile. For carrying books and papers home or even for a grocery store stop, these are a useful gift. Check out our big list of 30 teacher totes to choose from.
Buy it: Kate Spade Book Tote | Personalized Name Tote
3. Funny Socks
You’ll totally get a chuckle out of your coworkers with any of these funny sock choices.
Buy it: Funny Socks With Sayings
4. Customized Felt Flag
You can customize this awesome decoration with a school name or mascot, teacher name, favorite sports team, or really anything! It makes for a great classroom or home decoration. Plus, the customizable touch makes a really thoughtful gift.
Buy it: Customizable Felt Flag
5. Cheese Board
Pick up an adorable cheese board and knife set. You can even add in some cheeses and meat from any local grocer or deli for a ready-to-go yummy cheese board.
Buy it: Cheese Board and Knife Set
This Joanna Gaines cookbook is fantastic! Honestly, anything from her line at Target, Hearth and Hand, would make an excellent gift.
Buy it: Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines
7. Stainless-Steel Straws
Give a gift to your coworker and to Mother Nature at the same time!
Buy it: Stainless-Steel Straws
8. Teacher Tees
We have awesome lists of tees from Etsy or teacher T-shirts on Amazon to pick from! This is the perfect gift to start an awesome Friday jean day teacher outfit.
Buy it: Teaching With Flair Shirt | Teaching Kindness Shirt
9. USB Coffee Warmer
The coolest thing I’d never heard of! Great for a hot coffee or tea fanatic.
Buy it: USB Coffee Warmer
10. Flavored Water Packs
A few weeks ago, a parent brought in a package of canned sparkling waters for us, and it felt like Christmas. Pick up their favorite canned beverage for a classroom treat whenever they need it. If you haven’t tried these Bubly waters or a hint water, pick these up now!
Buy it: Bubly Water | Hint Water
11. Bluetooth Shower Speaker
One of the absolute best gifts I’ve ever gotten was a Bluetooth waterproof speaker. Being able to listen to podcasts/audiobooks in the bath and shower is so nice!
Buy it: Bluetooth Shower Speaker
12. Yeti Mug
This really is the mug to end all mugs. Best of all, it’s dishwasher safe! It comes in a variety of colors. This mug will keep coffee or tea warm with its stainless-steel insulation as you move about the classroom. Take a look at some of our coffee station ideas too!
Buy it: Yeti Rambler 14-Ounce Mug
13. Relaxation Bundle
Over winter break, give your coworker a reason to relax. You could include a cozy blanket, bath bombs, yummy hand soap, some hot chocolate, essential oils, scented lotion, or a face mask. The options are really endless, and this is totally customizable depending on who you’re gifting to.
Buy it: Bag of Bath Bombs | Grey Sherpa Blanket | Love Beauty Body Lotion
14. Paper Sets
If you’re a paper geek like us, this adorable paper set will make you light up.
Buy it: Lily Pulitzer Note Pad Set
Notice a worn-out teacher lanyard? Pick up one of these cute, customized options as one of the great coworker gift ideas to brighten your coworker’s day.
Buy it: Beaded Name Lanyard | Leather Initial Lanyard
We’d love to hear your coworker gift ideas! Come and share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook.
Plus, check out inexpensive gift ideas for students.