Classroom Gift Guide


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While wanting to express love and gratitude around the holiday season makes many of us excited and joyful, it can also cause a lot of stress and anxiety. The most wonderful time of the year quickly becomes the most expensive time of the year for many of us. Today, I’m sharing a few budget friendly options for classroom student gifts. These are sure to please most elementary school aged students and keep your wallet happy as well.

1. Tic Tac Toe Game Boards

This is my personal favorite and more than likely what I will be purchasing for my 21 first graders this year. Kids love games and Tic Tac Toe is age appropriate for most elementary students. It includes 30 mini felt tic tac toe boards in each package. Each one measures 4.8×4.8 inches and includes 5 Colorful X’s and 5 O’s. Super cute and only cost around 65 cents a kid. Click here to purchase!

2.  Push Pens 

These little pens take me back to my own childhood. Who else loved changing colors and drawing with push pens? Can you just picture your silent classroom while students are drawing and writing with these? You’re welcome!  Click here!

3.   Christmas Stretch Toys

These might not be a teacher favorite, because it is inevitable that these will go flying across your classroom as soon as you give them out. However, they are very budget friendly.  At less than 35 cents each, you can certainly feel good about this purchase. Click here for the link.

4.  Christmas Stress Balls

How cute are these little stress balls?  We might need to keep a few of these in our pockets to survive the next few weeks. LOL  These are perfect for goodie bags or an extra treat. They would pair perfectly with another items or with a candy cane to treat your students with.  For around $10 for 36 of these, they are the cheapest option on my gift guide list.  Click here for more info.

5. Galaxy Slime

You are sure to be the most popular teacher ever with this gift. Students will love it, but parents might hate it… These little jars of Galaxy Slime will be a crowd pleaser. Veteran teacher tip, give this out right as students are leaving on the last day to save your classroom carpet.  Click here for info.

Those are my top five choices for my Classroom Gift Guide.  Which ones would you remove or add?


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