Teachers, for all that they do, are generally under-appreciated. Think about it. These people are sharing their talents and gifts daily with students who have no idea how to play their instrument. They remain patient and supportive throughout your struggles and are really excited over your triumphs and successes. During the holiday season you have a chance to give something back to the teacher who is doing so much for you. It might seem impossible to choose a gift that would sufficiently thank them for all their hard work. However, finding the perfect gift for your music teacher doesn’t have to be a challenge.
These 13 ideas can help you choose a gift that they’ll be sure to enjoy, and help guide you toward something that will show how much you appreciate their work.
Crystal Apple Keepsake: As an exceptional gift, this apple can stand on their desk at work or be placed in any room of their home as a reminder of your gratitude. You get to choose the one-line engraving and add your teacher’s name on a gift that they will absolutely treasure.
Sheet Music Coasters: These coasters feature aged sheet music on a stone base, and they make a lovely addition to any room. Perfectly appropriate and affordable (at under $16), your teacher will be touched at your thoughtfulness.
Gift Cards: Although these can seem impersonal, if you place a lot of thought behind it, you can give your music teacher a useful item that they’ll really appreciate. For example, does your teacher always have her Starbucks cup on her desk? Do they love to eat at a certain restaurant? Gift cards from these type of establishments will be used and appreciated.
Yeti Cups: Speaking of coffee, these are a wonderful gift for anyone on your list. There is simply no other cup that retains hot or cold temperatures longer, and if your teacher doesn’t already have one, they will unquestionably adore it. This 20oz rambler is $30.
Music Notes Wall Clock: This novelty clock is a great addition to any music teacher’s classroom or living areas. For under $17, it features music notes instead of traditional numbers, making it a fun time-keeper and a super gift.
Teacher Wall Print: This unframed, dictionary wall print gives the definition of music teacher as “One who is noteworthy.” The background is a reproduction from an 1887 Webster’s dictionary, and it makes the perfect graduation or holiday gift for your instructor. Purchase this item for less than $15, and you can have it framed before you give it.
Musical Note Cuff Links/Jewelry: If you really want to give your teacher something special, you can choose sterling silver cuff links that have been treated to create a weathered look ($80). Or, you can choose a black and white diamond music note necklace ($74), that will be sure to show how much you appreciate all the work that your instructor does.
Cool Rock Posters: If your teacher likes a certain rock band, or would absolutely adore some vintage posters from concerts attended years ago, this site has tons of prints. Understand that originals are very expensive, typically running in the hundreds of dollars range, but you can purchase replicas at this site for under $10.
Ticket Stub Diary: This unique music teacher gift is perfect for instructors who attend lots of concerts. It includes clear pockets for holding the ticket stubs, and a place in the margin to make notes. The acid free pages make it a lasting gift that you can give for only $12.
Bach by Bach Tie: This is a great gift for your music teacher, especially if he likes to look sharp. It features sheet music images from Bach’s repertoire that are hand drawn by designer Josh Bach. Get this extremely nice silk tie for $49.
Vinyl Record Cupcake Stand: This is a great gift for any music teacher who enjoys baking, or who just enjoys cupcakes. With three tiers, your teacher can load it down with goodies and use it for any type of entertaining. It costs $34, and can be shipped quickly.
Big Bach Bobblehead: This bobblehead is an awesome gift for your music teacher. For only $10, their desk can be graced with this adorable figurine. It’s over 8” tall and features an oversized, bobbly head.
Treble Clefs Door Hanger: For $25, give this metal door hanger that is useful and pretty. It’s perfect for closet doors or any other door for hanging robes, towels, or other items.
This time of year, it’s wonderful to be able to show your appreciation for your music teacher, who does so much. These gift ideas will make them smile, and let them know how much you care.