Teacher Gift Guide

The holidays are approaching and we have a long list of people to shop for, kids, spouses, in laws, friends, and everyone in between.  One very special person that is most likely on that list is your child's teacher.  They spend all year taking care of our little ones making sure they are learning, staying safe, teaching them to good be friends, and so much more. 

I know that I have struggled in the past coming up with a gift for my daughter's teachers that they will truly enjoy. I don't want to get them a pack of lotion that they don't like the scent of and ends up in the back of their vanity, or thrown away.  It's a waste of my money and it's not a great gift if they don't like it. I've spoken with a lot of teachers and the general opinion is that they appreciate gift cards the most.  So I've came up with a long list of places that offer gift cards that also allows you to put some thought into it.  You may not know enough about your child's teacher to put them into a category of local lover, spa goer, or active, and that's okay - at the end I have a list of Obvious, Can't Go Wrong Gifts.   I kept it simple with only a few options in each category so it doesn't seem overwhelming, I promise you can't go wrong with any of these options.  I made sure to include something for every budget.  Where are my teachers at? What would you add to this list?  


To Help Them Relax


Blowout at the Blowout Bar 

Mani or Pedi at The W Nail Bar

Massage at Spa at River Ridge 

Float from True Rest Float Spa

Blowout from Blowdry Cafe 

Airbrush Tan from Bliss 




For The Active Teacher




3 class pass from Barre3

Ride pass from Cycle Bar 

Class Pass from Balanced Yoga

Holiday Pass from Cycle 614 

Barre Pass at Pure Barre 

Gift Card to Columbus Running 

Gift Card to GoYoga



For the Local Lover




Columbus Food Adventures Tour 

Columbus Brew Adventures Tour

Gift card to The Candle Lab

Membership to one of the many wonderful attractions we have in Columbus (you may want to ask if they have a membership before purchasing) 

Wine Club Membership at Camelot Cellars

Tickets to an OSU, Blue Jackets, or Clippers Game 

Gift Card to Simply Vague

Columbus Monthly Subscription 

Treats from a local bakery - Dough Mama, Mrs. Goodman's, Bake Me Happy



The Obvious, Can't Go Wrong Here, Gifts


Target Gift Card

Starbucks Gift Card 

Food Gift Cards - local restaurants that you think or know they love?  Tucci's, Paulie Gee's, Cameron Mitchell, Katalina's, Red Hook Grill, Third & Hollywood all come to mind.  We have an amazing food scene in Columbus so the options are endless. 

Easton Gift Card

Gas Gift Card 

*Tip: If you're getting a gift card to a place that provides a service - make sure it's enough to cover at least 1 service,even if it's the basic, nothing is worse than showing up for a mani and finding out that your gift card only has $5 on it.  


**This post is sponsored by Foundations Learning Academy but all thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

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