Gift Ideas for Adults: Moms, Dads, Grandparents & Teachers

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Great Gift Ideas for Moms, Dads, Grandparents & Teachers

This post is a part of the Gift Ideas Series and contains affiliate links and sponsored listings.

Kids can be easy to shop for since they make their interests and hobbies known – plus they change every five minutes.

Adults, on the other hand, can be more challenging. What do you get for someone who doesn’t seem to need anything more?

Never fear, we’ve got a great list to get you started. Read on to find great gift ideas, local shops and experience gifts for moms, dads, grandparents and teachers.

Gift Ideas: Moms

Giving mom a gift this year? Whatever you end up gifting mom, add a dash of rest and relaxation and I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.

Gift Ideas: Dads

Dads like things other than beer and ties. Who knew? Check this list to find some new ideas for him.

Gift Ideas: Grandparents

It can be hard to find a gift for the amazing grandparents in our lives. We’ve found some cool ideas to get your gears turning.

Gift Ideas: Teachers

Teachers like mugs, but they have enough. What they don’t have enough of is time, money, coffee, and parents that help in the classroom.

If you want to spoil your teacher this year, gift cards are greatly appreciated. If you want to do something extra, see the list of ideas below.

  1. Gift Cards or Cash: Gift cards are always a hit. You can’t go wrong with Target. Teachers can buy something for themselves or for the classroom. You can also opt for cash. Cash always says, “You’re Wonderful!” and it can be spent anywhere.
  2. Mini Poster of Appreciation: Create a mini poster of what kids love about their teacher. Have each student write down their favorite thing about the teacher to make this list.
  3. Notes and Drawings From Your Child: If you don’t have time to gather the whole classroom’s thoughts, you can still have your child write a meaningful note for the teacher. I still have the “love” notes students gave me ten years ago.
  4. Give the Gift of Your Time! Ask the teacher what he or she needs the most help with right now. I recently repaired books from my son’s classroom library and his teacher was so grateful. If you’re available to go to school, you can offer to help with centers, listen to kids read, sharpen pencils, change bulletin boards… the list is really endless.
  5. School Supplies: You can’t go wrong with a pack of Expo markers or Post-It Notes. For early childhood teachers, send glue sticks or crayons.
  6. Go Local! Check out beautiful gifts at Art of the Table, Reinspired Treasures, Rebel Reclaimed and Roeda Studios.

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1 thought on “Gift Ideas for Adults: Moms, Dads, Grandparents & Teachers”

  1. THANK YOU for taking the time to recognize all the amazing TEACHERS!! LOVED reading the teachersBoth my parents are teachers, my mom (recently retired) from first grade where she would get all the things from all the kids, but my dad is a high school teacher where parents/kids don’t always think to remember their teachers on special days.

    I encourage any parents out there with older kids to have them write a thank you card to a teacher that’s made a difference in their life….maybe just a side hug or a high five, maybe a silly joke to make them smile, maybe an ear to listen, OR maybe a safe classroom to visit and receive encouragement.

    Fist pumps and high-fives to all those wonderful teachers out there, pouring into our kiddos lives all the good stuff!

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