Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
December 14, 2019

Today, on Redhead Mom, we are sharing about our Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers
as part of a partnered post with Voortman Bakery.Β 

Holiday Cookies

I love this time of year! Bright colored lights, decorations, holiday music and cheerful people all around.Throughout the year, our teachers play an instrumental role in the lives of our children. During the holidays, it gives us as parents (and our children) the opportunity to recognize these special individuals. Each year, we try to do something for our children’s teachers. Check out these Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers.

Holiday Cookies


1 – Homemade Christmas card.

2 – Fun school supplies, such as fancy markers, colored sharpies, stickers and post-it notes.

3 – Smelly hand soaps and lotions.

4 – Candy or other treat.

5 – Gift cards.

6 – Holiday cookies!

If your teacher loves drinking tea, a pack of ceremonial-grade organic matcha would be a great Holiday gift. You should then also check World Gifts Live, as they are easily one of the best online gift shops.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

Thanks to Voortman Bakery, we received a variety of holiday cookies, including Vanilla Shortbread, Iced Almonette, Assorted Festive Cookies, Snickerdoodle, Gingerbread cookies and Gingerbread wafers. These cookies were both pretty and yummy! They looked perfect in a wrapped holiday plate for our son to give to his teacher.

At Voortman Bakery, they believe in the art of baking. Plus, their bakers love to bake! From creating new and exciting flavor combinations to constantly reviewing their recipes, their bakers are real cookie connoisseurs! They believe that cookies should taste delicious. I love that Voortman Bakery is committed to giving uncompromising quality, flavor, and simply better cookies to their customers. At Voortman Bakery, they believe the REAL bakes better.

Holiday Cookies


I enjoy learning the history behind brands that I love and Voortman Bakery was one of them! Voortman Cookies began in 1951 when two young Dutch brothers, William and Harry Voortman, opened their first bakery in Hamilton, Ontario. It took five years of dedicated baking and hard work before a Canadian grocery chain agreed to give Voortman Cookies shelf space in their stores!

Even though their name has changed, their commitment to using simple, real ingredients has not. At Voortman Bakery, quality and taste has always been and always will be their top priority From their classic Windmill cookies to their new Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, they’re constantly reinventing what delicious tastes like!

What is your favorite flavor of Voortman Bakery Cookies or Wafers??


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

27 Responses to “Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers”

  1. Leela says:

    That is a lovely idea.

  2. Antoinette M says:

    Love these cookies, especially the strawberry wafers!

  3. Mary Gardner says:

    These are all great idea. I think teachers really do appreciate gift cards.

  4. Wow! A taste better than the other! And then I love cookies! I eat a lot of it in winter, especially during the holidays!

  5. Well, I don’t have a particular flavour from Voortman. It’s my first time hearing of them but I am guessing, any flavour will get the job done! No heart can remain stone-cold after receiving a cookie, with love.

  6. Stacie says:

    I love these ideas. I think our teachers absolutely deserve to be acknowledged for the work they do. Also, I’m so boring. I love their vanilla wafers the best.

  7. Bill Sweeney says:

    Your gift ideas for teachers is really awesome. Very practical, including some delicious treats. Our kid’s teachers deserve a great quality present for everything they do.

  8. Matt Taylor says:

    Those are all great ideas for holiday gifts for teachers. My dad was a teacher for 32 years, I remember him bringing home gifts during the holidays.

  9. Heather says:

    These are awesome gift ideas for teachers! I’m always looking for new options. I feel like we do the same thing every year.

  10. those cookies look delicious. i love that they are homemade versus the typical gift card to Macy’s or etc.


  11. Ashley R says:

    You can never have enough cookies! I’m more of a chocolate girl myself but YUM!

  12. Catherine says:

    Home baked goodies are always a wonderful gesture! Love this idea for teachers, family, friends. It all looks delightful!

  13. What a fantastic idea indeed! I would have never thought of of giving cookies wrapped like this for teachers. The Voortman Cookies look so yummy as well.

  14. Myrah Duque says:

    We always buy these cookies here in Florida at Publix. They are so delicious. I need to look for these holiday cookies!

  15. Tiffany La Forge-Grau says:

    I used to love when my mom made these kinds of baskets for our neighbors and teachers. It really brings the holidays full circle fro me.

  16. great gift ideas. I have 3 teachers of my son’s to buy gifts for!

  17. katrina Kroeplin says:

    we love vortman and i made a killer snickerdoole cheesecake from them. they make for great gifts as well.

  18. Monica Y says:

    That is so creative and I love that you can involve the kids for the gift for their teacher

  19. Clarice says:

    This is timely as my son’s Christmas party in school is on Friday and we plan to give out gifts for his teachers. I think a pack of holiday cookies is a great idea. Thank you for sharing this.

  20. Lily says:

    I think holiday cookies for teachers would be a great gift. We cant forget about the educators this season.

  21. So, I love sugar cookies the most, so I would go with those. As a teacher I would have loved this gift.

  22. Heather says:

    You can’t go wrong with cookies! My daughters both have their teacher gifts ready but I’ll be adding a plate of cookies this week.

  23. Lisa says:

    This is such a great gift guide for teachers! They should be remembered too πŸ™‚

  24. Lyanna Soria says:

    What a great idea. Those treats look quite tasty and I’m sure the teachers would appreciate it.

  25. Shakeia Rieux says:

    These are great gift ideas! I haven’t tried their products but I would go with the snickerdoodles.

  26. Amy D says:

    I wanted to do something cute and creative for the teachers, but I just ended up giving them a gift card. I really like your idea. Voortman cookies are so yummy. They really do make beautiful holiday cookies. I love the little gingerbread men.

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