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Sometimes no gift seems enough to show appreciation for those who care for the ones we love. Whether you’d like to thank your child’s teacher, their nanny, or the nurse who cares for your grandmother, a tangible gift can sometimes feel more personal than a gift card (though no harm in throwing in one of those as well!). Read on for our favorite picks for teachers and caregivers, from the practical to the personalized and even a couple libations to help celebrate the end of the year.

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pop culture game gifts for helpers
Amazon
Ideal for 2+ players, this quiz card game includes pop culture trivia spanning the last four decades—guaranteed fun for your next gathering with family or friends!
wine gifts for helpers
H3
Red wine fans will love this bold Cabernet Sauvignon with cherry, blackberry, and currant aromas paired with a cocoa finish. It's best paired with pasta bolognese, beef, lamb, and cheeses.
personalized candle gifts for helpers
Etsy | Terra Mater Studio
A meaningful phrase, a name, a thank you—personalize this handmade soy candle for someone special on your list this holiday season. Many scents available.
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nod pod sleep mask gifts for helpers
Nodstrom | Nod Pod
Get a restful night's sleep with this lightly-weighted and super-soft eye mask created to help alleviate stress and anxiety. Multiple colors available.
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shower steamers gifts for helpers
Domain by Laura Hodges Studio
Turn your daily shower into a spa-like experience with these stress-melting shower cubes that release relaxing eucalyptus and invigorating peppermint vapors.
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personalized zippered bag gifts for helpers
Etsy | Sprinkled With Pink
These colorful and versatile zippered pouches are perfect for toting anything while on-the-go. Plus, the custom monogramming adds a fun, personal touch. Multiple colors available.
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ted lasso ornament
Etsy | Gift Goddess Co
Calling all Ted Lasso fans! Give coach Lasso a well-deserved spot on the tree this season with this wholesome aluminum ornament—a special ode to one of 2021's best shows.
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insulated tumblers gifts for helpers
Amazon | Simple Modern
An editor favorite, this insulated tumbler comes with two different lid options (a flip lid and a straw lid), is machine washable, and keeps liquids hot or cold for hours. Multiple colors available.
initial keychain gifts for helpers
The Tiny Tassel
This small gift is as thoughtful as it is useful! Add a personalized touch to anyone's keys with a handmade, beaded keychain featuring their initial. Multiple colors available.
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holiday cookies gifts for helpers
Partake Foods
If baking isn't your thing but you enjoy gifting treats, these crunchy holiday sprinkle cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and free of common allergens. Oh, and they're delicious, too!
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stamp teacher gift
Etsy | Pink Pueblo 2
Give your little one's favorite teacher your own stamp of approval with this fun personalized stamp. Choose the name, hairstyle, and accessories featured. Ink pads available for purchase, too.
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hand warmer gifts for helpers
Amazon
Give the gift of warmth this season with this useful rechargeable hand warmer that emits heat up to 12 hours. It's also lightweight, heats up fast, and includes multiple temperature levels.
hair towel
Coco & Eve
This cute hair towel comes in three patterns to help with hands-free drying or to use with a hair mask. Its design helps keep hair protected, frizz-free, and healthy, too.
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drink stirrers gifts for helpers
Friendlily Press
Toast your child's hardworking teacher with this fun set of four beverage mixing sticks featuring a "Best Teacher Ever" red apple, pencil, green apple, and ruler.
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bath bombs gifts for helpers
Musee
Get inspired by this bath bombs collection featuring five remarkable women in history. Each bomb also includes a keepsake magnet inside!
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lip kit gifts for helpers
The Lip Bar
Prevent dry lips this season with this hydrating product duo. The lip scrub is made of fine sugar crystals to gently exfoliate while the serum softens with almond oil.
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personalized pencils gifts for helpers
Etsy | Roost Paperie
A fun gift for anyone on your list, you can personalize this set of 12 pencils with a name, quote, saying—anything! More pencil and personalization colors available.
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streaming decider dice gifts for helpers
Uncommon Goods
Know someone who loves streaming at home but can never decide what to watch? This creative dice set helps you choose your next movie or TV show with ease so all you have to do is make popcorn and cozy up.
bath soak gifts for helpers
Bloomingdale's | French Girl
Relax muscles, ease tension, and rejuvenate the skin with this luxurious mineral bath soak made with four salt varieties infused with the delicate scent of rose and ylang.
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teacher affirmation cards gifts for helpers
Etsy | The Daily Goal Getter
Teachers deserve the know the incredible impact they're making—especially now—and this printable set of 30 daily affirmation cards will show your gratitude and lift them up.
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hydro flask water bottle gifts for helpers
Amazon | Hydro Flask
With nearly 20,000, 5-star reviews, this buzz-worthy metal water bottle is insulated to keep drinks cold or hot for hours. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe and easy to clean. Multiple colors available.
the sill plant gifts for helpers
The Sill
This low-maintenance plant is ideal for anyone on your list—green thumb or not. Choose from several planter styles and colors.
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mindfulness coloring book gifts for helpers
Amazon
Give the gift of mindfulness with this adult coloring book that inspires both relaxation and creativity with 50+ nature-inspired scenes.
cocktail infused ice cubes gifts for helpers
Uncommon Goods
Upgrade your mixology skills with a set of cocktail-infused ice cubes created with flavors to compliment your favorite drinks. Simply freeze, pop out of the package, and drop into a beverage.
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