12 fabulous gifts for the ELA teacher in your life

I don't know about you but as we hit mid-November I begin to get twitchy about Christmas shopping. As I live in London, I don't have the whole 'wait till after Thanksgiving' rule and as last few weeks of term always flash by, I feel the need to start planning my Christmas gift roundup. This year we break up on 19 December. I will need to get cooking. I won't have time for shopping that late.  Added to this, some of the trickiest purchases I have to make at Christmas time are not the kids in my family, or my mum and dad. Not even my brother. But it's the gifts I need to buy to show my love, appreciation, and utter respect for my amazing colleagues.

The teachers in my English department, all 12 of them, are some of the most fabulous people I have ever known. They deserve fabulous gifts, each one of them.  I work with 5 guys and 7 gals, so I have tried to add a good mix of ideas below.


So here is my gift guide for ELA teachers, there are 12 here for your to enjoy!

1. Grammar mug "I am figuratively dying for a cuppa".  Perfect for the 'I am secretly judging your grammar' colleague and friend. I love it.
https://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/collections/mugs-1/products/literally-grammar-grumble-mug-no-5

2. Engraved cuff "I am not afraid of storms". I love this beautiful cuff. It's the present I secretly want for myself. The quote is from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (Chapter 44). What an amazing literary quote for the strong girl heroes in our lives!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/248569166/louisa-may-alcott-inspirational-bracelet?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=literary gifts&ref=sr_gallery_11
 
3. How Teachers Swear coloring book. This 'adult' coloring book cracks me up. From What the Frog! to Fudgesticks it sums up teacherlife in one cheeky swoop.
 
https://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Swear-Adult-Coloring-Book/dp/1533578230/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1478980373&sr=8-3&keywords=coloring+book+for+teachers



4. Hang what you love on your tree. These super cute books make the perfect addition to a book lover's tree.
https://www.anthropologie.com/en-gb/shop/undefined/en-gb/shop/library-christmas-ornament?color=066

5. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy, shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, a beautifully haunting tale of a daughter trying to solve the mystery of her mother's illness.  Help your ELA teacher relax and recharge with some new reading material this Christmas.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1620406691/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1620406691&pd_rd_r=CVKTA16F9QJTYRV3PCCN&pd_rd_w=HCdUD&pd_rd_wg=4SJHu&psc=1&refRID=CVKTA16F9QJTYRV3PCCN
 
 
6. Love Downton Abbey? Doesn't everyone? Give inspiration with this Downton quote poster. Perfect for the classroom or at home, foster a sense of peace and acceptance at the most maniac time of the year.
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/165875972/downton-abbey-inspirational-quote-poster?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=downton abbey&ref=sc_gallery_3&plkey=80868c3a0b30eee6b07f9137d6b2f22c80b966cc:165875972
7. Sherlock tote. This bag is epic. It will carry a set of books and has a sassy Sherlock quote. It would probably carry Benedict Cumberbatch if we squashed him in really tight.

https://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/collections/tote-bags/products/sherlock-holmes-tote-bag

8. Looking for something a little bit wacky? These tights are printed with a copy of Emily Dickinson's poem 'I gave myself to him'.  The perfect talking point - although obviously we don't want to encourage any students to be staring out our legs. So let's keep these for the weekend!
http://etsy.me/1uawNjW
 
9. Literary Paper Rose. It speaks for itself. Beautiful.
 
http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/bookish/product/literary-paper-rose
 
10. She reads books necklace. I love this one too. The perfect sentiment and will be shared by every ELA teacher under the sun. We read books like other breathe air.
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/197600069/she-reads-books-scrabble-necklace-annie?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=book necklace&ref=sc_gallery_4&plkey=d8845ac2ae02bcdecfa24ced83750b50923d64b9:197600069
 
 
11. Harry Potter Butterbeer candle. Well, we had to have something for the HP loving teachers in our lives.  Make Christmas magical with this HP inspired Butterbeer scented candle. Yum, I could almost eat it.
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/490450239/the-chosen-one-butterbeer-harry-potter?ref=listing-shop-header-2

12. Sherlock cufflinks. Perfect for Mr Literature Teacher to help him find his own mind-palace. Or perhaps solve all those 'missing homework' crimes.
 
https://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/collections/cufflinks/products/sherlock-holmes-cufflinks

 
 
And....as a free bonus idea for you.   Why not consider buying the amazing ELA teacher in your life a TeachersPayTeachers gift card? That way they can spend a little more time chilling this Christmas and a little less time planning.
 
Enjoy your shopping this season!



**Please note - I am NOT affiliated to any of these companies and take no responsibility for any purchases you may make.**
 

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