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Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Star Market. The opinions and text are my own.

It’s the time of year where you want to show your appreciation for some of the most important people in your children’s lives; their teachers. A great way to show them that you’re thankful for all they do for your kids is with some fun themed gifts. Our gift ideas for teacher appreciation come from our local Star Market.

girl making teacher gift list

The NEW Signature RESERVE™ line offers premium products that are both authentic and unique. Products earn the Signature RESERVE label only after a rigorous selection process. All products are scrutinized by our culinary professionals for top quality craftsmanship. If your child is old enough, get them involved in selecting a gift. Have them ask their teachers about their favorite things. For my kid’s teachers this year, here’s our list of teacher appreciation gifts.

teacher gifts

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation

The Italian Food Lover

I recommend a gift set including a Signature RESERVE pasta sauce and pasta, exclusively available at Star Market stores. Include a gift card so they can make their favorite pasta recipe. My son’s science teacher will be sure to love our selections. The Signature RESERVE sauces are made in Torino, Italy traditional techniques to really bring out the flavors. The pastas have a porous surface that perfectly absorbs sauce and is slow-dried for optimal flavor and texture. YUM!! Add to your dinner rotation:

  • Sauces:
    • Truffle Mushroom
    • Tomato Parmesan
    • Pomodoro Marinara
    • Roasted Garlic
    • Tomato Basil

bag of pasta

  • Pastas:
    • Bucatini
    • Linguine
    • Penne Rigate
    • Pasta Fusilli
    • Pasta Orecchiette

Tea Drinker

My daughter’s English teacher is an avid tea drinker. She’s sure to love our gift of Signature RESERVE tea tins with a scented debi lilly design™ candle from the floral department, exclusively available at Star Market stores. Each flavorful loose leaf tea has quality whole-leaves that have room to expand as they steep for a fuller flavor. My daughter wanted to create a relaxing atmosphere for her teacher to have an evening cup of tea. Relax with:

  • Ginger Peach
  • Green Hibiscus Berry
  • Spearmint Lavender
  • Cranberry Blood Orange

Ice Cream Fan

Have an ice cream lover on your list? You have to give them a flavor or two from the Signature RESERVE line. The creamy flavors have ingredients like real vanilla sourced from Madagascar, Colombian cold-brewed caramel with slow brewed coffee, caramel swirl, and dark chocolate chunks, and more. My daughter says her history teachers will need to hide these in the school freezer for sneaking an indulgent and amazing afternoon snack. Try them all!

ice cream pints

  • Colombian Cold Brew Caramel Mocha Ice Cream
  • Madagascar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Guatemalan Guava Cheesecake Ice Cream
  • Bourbon Maple Blondie Ice Cream
  • Cardamom Sicilian Pistachio Ice Cream
  • Caramel Apple Chai Ice Cream
  • Belgian Chocolate Almond Butter Swirl Ice Cream


For the chocolate addict on your list, the Signature RESERVE chocolate covered caramels are a must for a teacher gift. Who wouldn’t love a gift basket filled with these indulgent flavors? They are super smooth in texture by using real butter and fresh cream. Each caramel is coated with a decadent layer of chocolate and sprinkle each caramel with flaky sea salt to bring out the sweetness and add a hint of crunch. Isn’t your mouth watering?

  • Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels
  • Milk Chocolate Covered Caramels
  • Chocolate French Truffles

Coffee Lover

Show teacher appreciation for the coffee lover with one of the single origin Signature RESERVE coffees. The beans are grown by local farmers in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Colombia. We also found this adorable holiday mug to accompany the coffee. My son says his history teacher is sure to love it! Take home a bag:

bag of coffee beans and mug

  • Antioquia Finca Orizaba
  • La Pradera
  • Ratu Batak
  • Sake Quto
  • Don Chico Lansas

Make your teacher appreciation gifts special with ultra-premium Signature RESERVE products. I buy the products at my local Star Market. You can also find them exclusively at all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Shaw’s, Tom Thumb, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit to find a store near you.

More products will be coming in 2019 so keep an eye out on store shelves and follow #signaturereserve on social media for more details.

Make your holiday gift basket special with ultra-premium Signature RESERVE products – available in my area exclusively at Shaw’s and Star Market stores and online. I buy my Signature RESERVE ™ products at my local Shaw’s and Star Market, and you can also find them exclusively at all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit or to find a store near you and discover more meal prep tips and recipe ideas.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are my own.


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  1. Joulie says:

    Great schemes for the gifts to the teacher, cause teachers themselves are a great gift for us they teach us from their precious knowledge. Thanks for sharing holiday gift ideas

  2. Swathi says:

    These are great gift ideas for teachers, I love both Italian food lover and chocoholic ideas.

  3. Marysa says:

    I’ll have to try that ice cream – it looks amazing! I haven’t heard of it before and I hope I can find it nearby. These are great gift ideas – we always like to show our teachers appreciation.

  4. Tasheena says:

    These are all wonderful gift ideas. I see so many gifts that my kiddos teachers would love. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Vyjay Rao says:

    These are all such nice ideas for gifts to the teachers who do so much for our children. It is always so nice to give them a token of gratitude and these are perfect to choose from.

  6. Catalina says:

    I was actually thinking what to gift to my kid’s teacher! They really deserve our appreciation! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Those are fabulous gift ideas for now and at the end of the school term. Or for anytime you want to appreciate your teacher!

  8. Teachers definitely deserve gifts for the holidays! These are great ideas for teachers. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  9. Teresa says:

    I acutally love this new line from our local grocer (Jewel . The Signature Reserve Bourbon Maple Blondie Ice Cream is literally one of my favorite ice creams of all times! I will have to pick up a few boxes of choclates for teachers soon.

  10. Pam says:

    I bet that coffee would be a big hit with most teachers. When I was a teacher, I needed my caffeine to start the day.

  11. Those ice cream flavors look so unique and decadent! I love this as a classy gift for a teacher for the holidays!

  12. Karen says:

    I love these ideas! As a teacher, I appreciate guides like this. I always feel so special when a parent thinks enough of me to give me any kind of gift.

  13. Tomi says:

    We always make sure to get a gift for the teachers for Christmas and Teacher Appreciation Days. Funny thing, food items are ALWAYS a welcome gift.

  14. I love these ideas. I usually do gift cards for teacher gifts because I never know what they have. Oh, and chocolate!

  15. Those are all great presents and I would give them to the teachers or other people I know. Those teas and ice creams are such nice ideas

  16. Tamara says:

    Perfect choices for any teacher. Cute cup and chocolate.

  17. candy says:

    Perfect suggestions for that special teacher that does so much for our children. Like something different and unusual.

  18. Alli Smith says:

    These are all great gift ideas for teachers. My favorite is the Italian Food Lovers Gift. I love that these gifts are outside the box of traditional teacher gifts.

  19. GiGi Eats says:

    If I were a teacher – I would just request my students give me Whole Foods Gift Cards if they give me anything at all, LOL!

  20. Gisele says:

    These are wonderful suggestions. My cousin used to be a teacher and she got all kinds of strange things. lol

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