I don’t know about you, but it’s always hard for me to think of Christmas gifts for neighbors, coworkers, and teachers. These groups of people are so important in our lives, but it is nearly impossible to find something that is unique, personal, and budget-friendly during a season when spending is already an all-time high.

Nobody needs another plate of cookies or tray of fudge during the holidays, so here are some DIY Christmas gifts for teacher, coworkers, or neighbors that they will appreciate (and actually enjoy receiving).

If you haven’t tried YETI yet, you’re missing out. The inexpensive alternative, ARTIC, is also wildly popular, but keeping your iced beverages cold throughout the entire day is priceless. Add a personalized decal and you’ve created a Christmas gift that is useful and personal.

teacher mug gift


I love this idea and it works for anyone – simply replace “teacher” with “secretary,” boss,” or “mom” and they’ll love the thoughtful stash of stress relief.

teacher stash gift


Santa’s kisses, snowman kisses, and elf kisses are a great way to give a simple gift with a little extra creativity.

teacher jar gift


How cute is this little tote? I don’t know a teacher or a coworker who doesn’t need a cute bag to carry all of their stuff to and from work. The bright monogram letter makes it even better and you can make several of them without breaking the bank.  

christmas gift ideas


These crayon vases are darling for teachers and very versatile. You can fill them with treats or flowers, or even a festive poinsettia.

teacher gift idea

Ornaments are a great gift to show someone you care. These are such a cute idea with little personalized letters. You could also do a last name or monogram initials.

Christmas ornament teacher


Teachers and colleagues spend a lot of time away from home, help them create a cozy retreat when they walk in the door with stove-top scents that are better than any candle on the market.

Christmas gifts


Of course, everyone always appreciates caffeine, so support them throughout the day with a little boost with a giftcard to their favorite beverage place.  

teacher gift ideas latte


Dress up a gift card a little more with a movie basket that gives them everything they need to enjoy a night at the movies.

cute teacher gift


Personal gift cards are another fun way to get your children involved in the gift-giving process. Make these cute gift card holders with full instructions at itsalwaysautumn.com.

thoughtful teacher gift


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teacher christmas gift