Make the Grade with Our Bergen Teachers Gift Guide

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They’ve put up with a lot this year, from tantrums and toilet accidents at preschool to eye rolls and eyebrow-raising behavior at the elementary level. And through it all, they’ve loved your dear kiddos and taught them oh-so-well. So now it’s your turn! Show your appreciation with a gift that goes beyond the typical thank you and sets you apart from who’s been naughty and who’s been kinda sorta nice. Here are our top teacher gift picks in Bergen and beyond.

Send your favorite Miss or Mrs. into the “jungle” prepared with these Minimergency Kits in bold colors adorned with good luck charms to ward off all evils (or class clowns).  Contains 16 must-have items like band-aids and stain remover and is small enough to toss into a purse.  ($16, BUY HERE! will be delivered within 1 week of ordering to your Bergen address)

Something to remember your child by perhaps?  Maybe not.  But you can be sure these frames will be put to good use for many years to come.  (Chalkboard Frame, $25 and Keyboard Frame, $20 both at Petite Paperie, 31 Washington St., Tenafly; MENTION BERGEN MAMA FOR 10% OFF!)

Adorn her with crush-worthy accessories like these bold colored cuffs and gold belt buckle sure to keep the kids’ attention.  (Enamel Bracelet with Bamboo Pattern, $68, Green Patterned Cuff with diamond pattern, $68, Initial Belt Buckle shown in letter “K”, $28, all at C Wonder, Westfield GSP)

Cleanliness is next to Godliness- especially during flu season.  Keep the class healthy this season by arming your teacher with these personalized hand sanitizers which can be customized with a monogram and matching ribbon.  ($8 on, select color, design and it will ship the next day)

Brown bagging it is so passé.  Instead let them tote Vera Bradley’s carrier to lunch and be the envy of the rest of the faculty.  Available in many patterns with lined interior, easy to wipe clean.  (Vera Bradley Lunch Tote, $32, You’re So Invited, 260 Westwood Avenue, Westwood)

Sweeten up your kids’ coaches with this box of house-made macaroons from Sugar & Plumm in flavors like Pistachio, Vanilla and Chocolate.                                                                                                        ($2 per macaroon at Sugar & Plumm, 650 Bergen Towne Center, Paramus, 201-880-8156)

Score high marks when you send this pretzel basket to the faculty room for everyone from principals to aids to enjoy.  (assortments starting at $25, custom designs available, Posh Pretzels, call 914-588-6667 or email,MENTION BERGEN MAMA FOR 10% OFF!)

Teaching days can be long, and your kids’ prof needs her mug of rocket fuel daily.  Hook her up with a cup she can call her own and other items to make her desk look pretty. (Initial Mug, $8, Notepad, $8, and Pen, $6, all at C Wonder, Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus)

Arm your favorite teacher with a book they can cozy up to this holiday.  We like “Give Your Teacher This Note!: (Parents Say the Funniest Things)” by Gwendolyn Jevita Cheatham, who compiled her most entertaining communication from her students’ parents and put it into publication. Or “Remember My Teacher” by David Shribman, who interviewed notables about the role teachers played in their lives to create a touching tribute. ($12 and $10, respectively on


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