13 Awesome Gifts for School Counselors

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Are you looking for a great gift for a middle school or high school counselor? Maybe a social worker who has gone above and beyond for your family? Whatever the special occasion may be, this list will help you pick the perfect gifts for school counselors.


School Counselor Gifts

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School Counselor Mug

Almost all teachers and mental health professionals run off of caffeine. If you are unsure of what to get, you can’t go wrong with school counselor mugs with a cute saying on it. Even if they don’t drink coffee, coffee mugs are perfect for other hot beverages (or even soup on a cold day).

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School Counselor Shirt

Being a counselor takes someone with a huge heart. They are there to make a difference, and to bring happiness. This school counselor t-shirt is the perfect idea for a simple appreciation gift.

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Baby Rubber Plant (peperomia obtusifolia)

Indoor plants are always a nice touch to bring life to an office. A baby rubber plant is just the type of plant for that. No need for direct sunlight, so an office is the perfect home for this small gift. Offer it a small amount of water when the soil is dry and this 4 inch plant will do just fine.

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Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Set

Give the gift of relaxation with this aromatherapy diffuser and essential oil kit. The diffuser includes 7 ambient light modes with two intensity settings for 14 different light combinations, plus a timer setting to easily turn off. Also included are 10 high quality therapeutic grade essential oils, each contained in 10 mL amber jars. This set is a gift that will be loved and used daily.

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Candescent Stress Balls

Bad days are inevitable, no matter how much we try to be positive. Self care is something everyone needs, and an outlet for stress relief is an appropriate gift for anyone. These stress balls are a great option for quick sensory input and tension release, allowing for release of strong emotions. They arrive in a gift box and are printed with motivational quotes to help keep a positive mindset.

I actually gifted this to a family member earlier this year and they loved it!

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Light Box Letter Board

Letter boards are a great way to tell others what you are thinking without actually saying it. This LED light box comes with 110 pink letters, 110 color letters,180 emojis, 2 markers, and 30 transparent cards.

The pink colors and low light give a feminine vibe that makes this gift a great idea for a girl or a woman.

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TableTopics Kids Conversation Pack

Sometimes, getting kids to talk can feel impossible. Kids Table Topics is the perfect gift to help with those situations. This set includes three boxes, each with 40 conversation starter question cards. Themes include: Gratitude, Giant Teeny Tiny, Five Senses.

Our family uses Table Topics cards at dinner time to help facilitate interesting conversations with our family members. We know you'll love this gift as much as we do!

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Aromatherapy Stress Relief 3-Wick Candle

Aromatherapy is a great way to achieve relaxation, and this stress relief candle is my favorite relaxation tool. With the calming scents of eucalyptus and spearmint, it doesn't take long to create the feeling of a relaxing spa environment.

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Related: The Best Stress-Relief Gifts

Bath Bomb Gift Set

I've tried quite a few types of bath bombs, and these are my personal favorite. This gift set comes with 12 uniquely handcrafted bath bombs that are perfect for the women on your gift list this year who love to relax in a bath. 

Made in California, these bath bombs will help soothe and moisturize her skin after a rough day at work. Even better? The dyes made to color her bath are specially formulated to not stain her bathtub! 

If she loves bath products with high quality ingredients, this is the right gift for her.

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Listify Journal

This writing journal is the perfect way to start practicing mindfulness. By listing and journaling your way through the anxiety, you'll come out feeling balanced and like you're taking better care of yourself.

When I'm stressed, I'll list as many colors that I can think of. This stress-relief tool uses a similar method and forces you to fixate on something less stressful.

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Fidget Toy Bundle

This bundle has 40 types of various fidgets to use when you’re feeling anxious and just can’t sit still. Perfect for people who have sensory needs and just want something to fidget with. And even if they don’t have sensory needs, fidget toys are still fun to play with.

These make great stocking stuffers. My kids have a variety of fidgets, which really help with their ADHD and sensory input needs.

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Amazon.com Gift Card in Various Gift Boxes

Always, when I have absolutely no idea what to buy someone, I choose to give them a gift card. With an Amazon gift card, they can purchase something they want or need, and it will all be thanks to you.

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We hope this list of gift ideas for school counselors has been helpful for you! No matter what thoughtful gifts you choose, any school employee will be happy that you thought of them.

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Amanda

Amanda is a mom of four kids, two dogs, a cat, and a few hundred composting worms. As a former teacher, former fitness instructor, and the oldest of a houseful of kids, she has quite a bit of experience educating others – which she now does via writing! Gift giving isn’t her main love language, but she loves shopping for the perfect gifts for others.

You can find her on her main blog at amandaseghetti.com and on all social media @amandaseghetti <3

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