In addition to your closest friends and family, a variety of other people likely hold a special or important place in your life. From your child’s favorite school teacher or babysitter to your office coworker or local mail carrier, we often choose the holiday season as a time to show appreciation for those individuals we encounter in our day-to-day lives.
However, if you’re not super-acquainted with your child’s teacher or have only shared a few passing words with your mail carrier, it might be tough to find the perfect gift for them. We’ve got you covered this holiday season with a list of gift ideas for “everyone else” on your shopping list!
Let’s be honest for a second: It takes a very special individual to work with kids every day, and from days spent molding young minds to late nights grading papers, your child’s school teacher is no exception! Give your child’s teacher a gift they won’t forget this holiday season.
We’ve included a list of great items – some humorous, some essential (some both!) – to gift school teachers with, ranging from a funny coffee mug that’s sure to spur some chuckles to an Amazon gift card that can possibly help with next year’s school supplies. Your child’s teacher will certainly appreciate the kind gesture.
Personalized Stationary $18
2018 Planner $14.99
Amazon Gift Card $25
Cat Tail Magnet $12
Tears of My Students Coffee Mug $12.29
Much like school teachers, babysitters may interact with your child on a regular basis, and as a result, sometimes they become part of the family. They may help your child with their school homework or be the person who plays with and takes care of your child when you can’t be there.
If you have a babysitter you consider part of the family, present them with a sentimental photobook filled with photos that capture moments with your child that your sitter might have photographed or inspired. If you’re not very close, that’s OK, too! Consider a pair of cozy slippers to wear around the house or a portable phone charger that’s both stylish and convenient.
Mixbook Family Photo Book $15.99
Smokey Quartz S’well Bottle $35
Reversible Pompom Tote Bag $49
Women’s Capelli Knit Bootie Slippers $17.99
Floridian Portable Power Charger $30
Sometimes it feels like we spend just as much time with our coworkers as we do with our family members – so much so that we form friendships at work that we value and treasure. If you have a friend at work you want to give a gift to this holiday season, here are a few ideas.
If your coworker’s desk could use a little life, consider a plant holder or Vitamin D lamp to bring the outside in. Or for those organized coworkers, choose a daily calendar or planner to help schedule meetings and daily duties. For the sentimental, a picture frame that they can fill with photos of friends and family will be treasured.
NatureBright SunTouch Therapy Lamp $56.99
Faux Leather Planner $29.99
2018 Dogs of Instagram 365-Day Desk Calendar $14.99
Jody Frame $4
Plant Holder: Cut Ceramic Planter $28
Just like the tote bag below suggests, a good hairstylist can easily become a friend and confidant after sharing hours of conversation in their chair. For those whose hairstylist has quickly become a friend, we’ve got gifts that will show your appreciation.
Since they normally spend the entire day on their feet, consider orthotic shoe inserts to make standing for long hours more tolerable or a foot spa massager to have something to look forward to after hours. Or support their business with a business card holder or tote bag to carry all their supplies. At the end of the day, your go-to beauty stylist may also appreciate some new lipstick shades!
Orthotic Shoe Inserts : $14.99
Lipstick & Lip Mattifier Set : $25
Sharper Image Foot Spa Massager with Bubbles and Heat : $29.99
Hairstylist Tote Bag : $24
Business Card Holder : $18
Perhaps the most important yet often overlooked person is your local mail carrier. They work rain, shine and even snow to make sure you get your mail delivered. If you’ve only shared a few words, or maybe none at all, and you’re looking to show your mail carrier your appreciation, we’ve got a few suggestions.
For those early, cold mornings, hand warmers and a hot beverage in a coffee mug can go a long way. You can also never go wrong with a nice box of chocolates to enjoy on the go. Wireless headphones are another great gift that they’ll get a lot of use out of. However, if you’re still unsure, a gift card is a great way to show your thanks!
Amazon Gift Card: $25
Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree : $10.49
Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones : $19.99
Hand Warmers : $6.99
Mail Carrier Coffee Mug : $14
If you’re looking to share the holiday spirit with your child’s school teacher, local mail carrier and everyone else on your list, we hope this gave you some good recommendations or at least a great place to start!
Do you have ideas that we might have missed? Let us know in the comments below!
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