This time of year I’m always on the hunt for the perfect gift. I tend to stress about giving gifts because I want them to be perfect. I want the receiver to know I put a lot of thought into them and I want the gift to be something meaningful to them. That’s why we give gifts anyway, right? Here are ideas for gifts for the people in your lives.
- $1 books from Scholastic (Captain Obvious, I know)
- Pencils like this lot from Amazon (144 for $27) Split with some friends, yeah? Lot Of 144 Assorted Christmas Holiday Theme Wooden Pencils – 7.5″
- 8-Pack Heavy Duty Multicolor Loopy Krazy Straws with a drink (split up the 8 and give each student 1 which makes this really affordable!)
- Mind stretching games like these puzzle balls from Oriental Trading
- Hilarious NSFW children’s picture books like Go the F**k to Sleep
& If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F**k Up?: A Parody for Adults
- An adorable and very useful daily planner from Blair Turner Paper.
- A super cute coozie from Miss Squirrel’s Shop on Etsy.
I also spend a lot of time during the month of December doing heartfelt projects with my kids. Our stockings are already hung so we can leave each other kindness notes. We are going to be talking about Paying it Forward and ways we can give back to each other in our classroom during the next couple weeks (and always). How do you keep the holidays relevant but not so outspoken in your classroom?
If you’re looking for ways to save money on gifts for your students, coworkers, and friends and family, check out The Good Stuff on Coupons.com. They’re currently running The Good Stuff Holiday Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes runs from today through Christmas Day with one $100 winner per week and one $500 grand prize winner. Wouldn’t that be a great prize to help offset your holiday pending? These also have 3 GREAT gift-giving guides with budget-friendly ideas (this week), gifts for enthusiasts, and gifts for the hostess that seems to have everything. Keep checking back for the other guides.