Halloween isn’t a traditional gift-giving holiday, but it is a fun time of year that’s full of celebration. Teachers aren’t expecting anything during Halloween, and there’s no obligation, but if you feel inclined to send a spooky surprise to school—maybe you’re a room parent who wants to give a gift from the class, or a principal looking to add a spooky gift to a staff PD day—we have the full list of Halloween gifts for teachers right here.
1. A Shirt That Screams Teacher on Halloween
This T-shirt is adorable and the message is spot-on. Teachers have seen everything, especially in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
As Halloween gifts for teachers go, a gift card is an easy win. Every teacher has their favorite coffee stop or lunch place, so give the gift of a warm drink or lunch out inside this pumpkin spice latte–decorated holder. If you’re not sure which restaurants your teachers visit most, Amazon and Target are always reliable choices. Plus check out our full list of favorite gift cards for teachers here.
Another perennial Halloween gift for teachers! Attach a Halloween-themed appreciation tag to a teacher’s favorite candy or treat. These tags are also great for printing and attaching to staff treats or gifts from the PTO.
Attach a gift tag to a tube of lotion or a beauty product you know your child’s teacher likes (hand lotion is usually a good one, since teachers wash their hands All. The. Time.). This is a great way to give a Halloween gift that’s not candy.
Get a dozen doughnuts and add teeth and eyes to them, then bring them to school. This is a great way to include all the teachers your child works with and involve your child in transforming regular doughnuts into vampires.
This one may be for middle or high school teachers (or the more macabre elementary school teacher), but a pen holder that looks like it’s made of tiny little skulls would look amazing on many teachers desks.
Pencils are a classic teacher gift for a reason. These Halloween-themed pencils make perfect gifts for teachers because they’re cute to display and can be tucked behind an ear or in a bun, or they can be shared with students who have lost their pencil again.
We love this spider pin for the teacher who is dressed for every holiday, or for the teacher who will wear the minimum for every holiday. A spider sneaking up the shoulder fits both personas perfectly.