12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Teachers with Printable Gift Cards

This holiday season, spoil your child’s teacher with 12 Days of Christmas Gifts for teachers with our free printable teacher gift tags. Teachers are incredibly important and in order to get gifts for each one it is important to find affordable Christmas gifts. I love these easy teacher Christmas gifts and so will your teacher.

12 Days of Christmas gifts for teachers - affordable teacher gift ideas that are easy to give
Affordable teacher gifts + free printable gift tags = Easy Christmas shopping & giving!

Best Teacher Christmas Gifts

We’ve made some free printable cards with simple present ideas found at some of our favorite retailers to make this affordable gift idea something your child’s teacher will be so excited for! Click green button to download the teacher gift tags.

The idea here is to present your child’s teacher with useful and fun smaller gifts over a series of 12 days, instead of one big gift right before the holiday.

Related: Need more teacher appreciation week ideas? <–We have a ton!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

Some of the items are more expensive than others, but there is a great mix of affordable options that will fit any budget. 

Teacher gift idea shown with free printable gift tag
Oh the cuteness of this easy-to-give teacher gift!

These gift ideas are really flexible to shop at any of the tons of online retailers or favorite stores — some of my favorites are Amazon, Target, Walmart, World Market, and Trader Joe’s.

Here is my daily present schedule with free printable gift cards…

12 Days of Christmas Teacher Gifts

12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Teachers set 1 - Kids Activities Blog - pdf version of the first 4 days of the 12 days of christmas gift cards for teachers
Let’s bring a fun teacher treat for each day of the 12 Days of Christmas!

Day 1 Teacher Gift

On the first day of Christmas, my student brought to me…some caffeine to save my holiday sanity.

Day 2 Teacher Gift

On the second day of Christmas, my student brought to me…a gingerbread house to decorate with my family.

Day 3 Teacher Gift

On the third day of Christmas, my student brought to me…gum & mints to make my breath fresh and minty!

Day 4 Teacher Gift

On the fourth day of Christmas, my student brought to me…a holiday candle that smells like a Christmas tree!

12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Teachers set  2 - Kids Activities Blog - printed pdf version of cards for days 5-8 for 12 days of Christmas teacher gifts
Let’s keep the holiday spirit going with more teacher gifts!

Day 5 Teacher Gift

On the fifth day of Christmas, my student brought to me…a salty snack for someone extra sweet!

Day 6 Teacher Gift

On the sixth day of Christmas, my student brought to me…hand soap to keep me healthy and germ-free!

Day 7 Teacher Gift

On the seventh day of Christmas, my student brought to me…wrapping paper for the presents under my tree!

Day 8 Teacher Gift

On the eighth day of Christmas, my student brought to me…cards & envelopes to make some fun holiday stationary.

12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Teachers set  3 - Kids Activities Blog - printed pdf versions of days 9-12 of 12 days of Christmas teachers gifts tags
We are almost to the 12th day! Happy Holidays!

Day 9 Teacher Gift

On the ninth day of Christmas, my student brought to me…a box of tissues so my nose won’t be runny!

Day 10 Teacher Gift

On the tenth day of Christmas, my student brought to me…yummy hot cocoa everyone’s favorite holiday drink!

Day 11 Teacher Gift

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my student brought to me…cookies to make for Santa on Christmas eve.

Day 12 Teacher Gift

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my student brought to me…a gift card for dinner with my family!

Free Printable 12 Days of Christmas Gift Cards pdf File

Supplies Needed for 12 Days of Christmas Teacher Gifts

To make your set of 12 Days of Teacher Gifts with Cards

  • Print our free cards
  • Cut them out
  • Attach to your items with ribbon!

You could also wrap each item individually in a gift bag and attach the cards with clothespins.

Gifts Needed for 12 Days of Christmas Classroom Giving

  1. Caffeine (we are giving our teacher a “coffee shot” but you could do a coffee gift card, favorite soda, etc)
  2. Gingerbread House kit
  3. Gum and Mints
  4. Holiday Candle
  5. Salty Snack
  6. Hand Soap
  7. Wrapping Paper
  8. Cards and Envelopes
  9. Box of Tissues
  10. Hot Cocoa
  11. Cookie Mix
  12. Gift Card for Dinner
12 Days of Teacher Gifts for Christmas - caffeine is the first day with printable card
The first day of Christmas, my student brought to me…

Example of First Day of Christmas Teacher Gift

On the First Day of Christmas, my student brought to me, some caffeine to save my holiday sanity!

12 Days of Christmas Teacher gifts - on the second day of Christmas my student brought to me
This gift sends teachers home with something fun to do with their family!

Example of Second Day of Christmas Teacher Gift

On the Second Day of Christmas, my student brought to me, a gingerbread house to decorate with my family!

Chips and salsa with free printable gift tag from Kids Activities Blog makes an easy teacher gift
Chips and Salsa with a super cute gift tag! What a fun teacher’s gift!

Example of Fifth Day of Christmas Teacher Gift

I also picked up some chips and salsa, mints, and more grocery items from Trader Joe’s and World Market.

12 Days of Christmas gifts for teacher - seventh day of Christmas my student brought to me wrapping paper
This teacher gift idea is perfect because it is something they can use this year!

Example of Seventh Day of Christmas Teacher Gift

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, my student brought to me, wrapping paper for the presents under my tree!

Affordable Christmas Presents for Teachers

Whether your teacher is a preschool teacher, Kindergarten teacher, grade school teacher, middle school teacher, grammar school teacher, high school teacher, rhetoric school teacher, college professor, Sunday school teacher or you use these ideas for another adored friend or family, we know they will absolutely love that you thought of them this holiday season!

Aren’t they fun?! 

I headed to Target and Trader Joe’s to pick up items for our 12 Days of Christmas Teacher Gifts. One of the deals that I found at Target was for J.R. Watkins Hand Soap, which fit perfectly with our 12 Days of Christmas gifts. 

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One Comment

  1. Stephanie says:

    Hi,

    I love these cards. Is there a specific template you use so I can make a couple customs cards that go with the gifts I chose for the 12 days. I believe these cards will not be editable before printing?

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