A couple of years ago I shared quite a few ideas for great Christmas gifts to give to your music students.
Since not much time has passed since that post, I only have one new idea to add to my original list, so I thought it might be fun to also give you links to everyone else’s ideas too!
First, a Tip!
Before I give you my round-up, I do have one new BIG TIP to share:
Keep a list of what you give your students each year!
The first year I opened my studio, I didn’t record the gift I gave and I regretted it because it is SOOOO nice to be able to look back and see what you’ve done recently.
Keeping a list means that you can easily repeat gifts with confidence.
This year, I’m cycling back and giving a gift that I did six years ago which means I’m confident a large majority of my students haven’t received this gift from me!
It’s a simple as writing it down in your favorite note-taking app (like Evernote, of course!). Here’s my list:
2018 Metal treble clef bookmark
2017 Ceramic snowman ornament with music notes
2016 White Mess Puppy chow with Japanese Piano Eraser attached
2015 Black sparkly music ornament
2014 Bag of puppy chow
2013 Hot chocolate mix
2012 Hershey symphony bar
All of these items (except 2018) were shared in my original gift-giving post.
Last year I gave my students these Metal Treble Clef Bookmarks.
At $13.00 for a pack of 10, you can’t go wrong for such a cute but economical gift!
BONUS: The tassel almost makes them feel like an ornament and they come in a cute little box!
Get ideas from LOTS of different teachers in this Q&A Form post over at ColorinMyPiano.com
An Edible Ornament That Lasts for a Lifetime? (Leila Viss | 88 Piano Keys)
Christmas Gifts (Jennifer Foxx | Music Educator Resources)
Christmas Gift for Piano Students (Joy Morin | Color in My Piano)
Christmas Gift Ideas for Students (Jennifer Foxx | Music Educator Resources)
Christmas Gift Ideas Revisited (Jennifer Foxx | Music Educator Resources)
Easy Recital Prep and Gift Ideas for Students (Melody Payne | The Plucky Pianista)
Gift Ideas for Music Students (Melody Payne | The Plucky Pianista)
Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Pianists (Karen Lien | You Love Piano)
Making Grab-Bag Gifts for Music Students (Joy Morin | Color in My Piano)
My Favorite Christmas Resources For Piano Teachers > Scroll down to “Inexpensive Gift Ideas” (Tracy Selle)
Music Student Gifts on Etsy
Piano Student Gifts on Etsy
Sheet Music Christmas Ornament – Gift Idea for Piano Students (Joy Morin | Color in My Piano)
Student Gifts That Keep on Giving (Music Teachers Helper)
Student (and Family) Gifts in 3 Easy Steps (Rosemarie Penner | The Unfinished Lesson)
What are you giving your students this year?
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