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Gift Ideas for School Counselors, The Life-changers From The Shadows

School is a source of unforgettable moments, but no matter what, it is not an easy period. Confusion, growing-up, puberty, achievements, bullying, grades, the SAT are just some of the complex issues one encounters. Although often in the shadows, a school counselor is one of the integral roles, responsible for making your educational journey easier. Therefore, school counselors also deserve to receive gifts whenever the opportunity arises. Our gift guide will help you find the perfect ideas for them. From things they need and find useful in counseling, through stuff for decorating their office, to small gifts to show them that you appreciate everything they do.

Principals, teachers, and professors are usually the ones in the spotlight, but school counselors are there for support, university orientation, and career planning. Their work affects students, and by helping with finding a direction, sometimes it changes their lives. By doing this, they deserve being reminded of their importance and how grateful the students are. With these school counselors gift ideas, you can cast a light on them, and take them out of the shadow.

Gift Ideas for School Counselors

Worry Eater Plush
The first day of school is a stressful period for kids as the carefree days will start to be less carefree. These days can also be stressful for school counselors who need to find a good approach and make the new pupils feel welcomed and relaxed. If you want to make this easier for them, a good tool they can use at work will be a good idea. Worry Eater’s is a toy plush that can help them in communication with the children as his zipper mouth can be a safe zone and they can tell him all their worries.
School Counselor Silver Bracelet
Has your school counselor lately solved a big problem for you? Or has he just been there for you to listen? Whatever the cause might be, if you feel the need to express your gratitude, jewelry is never a wrong answer, and it doesn’t even need to be luxurious. This bracelet has a spirit of innocence and cute design that will brighten the day of your favorite counselor. Thanks to its simplicity, it will also match any style and day.
Paper Shredder
Counseling often means dealing with a lot of papers. Often unnecessary. If you have noticed a pile of documents on the desk of your school counselor, they might need to go. Minimize the hassle and gift your counselor with a mini hand shredder. Being portable is not the only good side of it. It also helps protect potentially sensitive information and the environment. This gift will help both the counselor and the paper production.
Thank You School Counselor Key Chain
Keychain is just another form of jewelry. It is jewelry for the keys. And as it was already stated, jewelry is always the right answer for a gift. If you are feeling thankful for all that the counselor has done for your child and his education, you can show it by giving this keychain with a powerful quote. It is a reminder of the impact counselors have on other people's lives, especially those just starting their stories.
Mini Zen Garden Sea Life
No matter how much they love their job, the school counselors are also only humans, and from time to time dream about a getaway. Supporting others can become energy consuming, and the dull offices are a reminder of a routine. When there’s no possibility of a real one, what will help your counselor, is a visual escape. Bring a vacation and the holiday vibes to their desk. Give them a zen sandbox which will always make them remember that after hard work comes resting on a beach with toes dipped in the ocean.
Organizer Cart
Shelves and a good organization are necessary for every office. It keeps everything at the place and it makes it easier to find any file or data. School counselors work with a variety of documents and records, and it is easy to mix or misplace them. The organizer drawer is a practical and useful gift that will do wonders for keeping their desk neat and systematized. The multicolor design is going to give life to any sterile office, and it will make students feel more relaxed.
Book: 50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors
It is important to motivate the staff to keep in touch with technology and improvements because it will boost their skills and deepen knowledge. Just because they are not working in an IT company, counselors are not an exception. This tech tools guide will keep a counselor invested and interested in their work. They can increase the self-confidence by soaking in new information and using them in work with the students. Thanks to its benefits, it is a book that should be considered a necessity.
How Counselors Swear Coloring Book
The world of coloring books for the grown-ups is becoming more and more diverse, but if you still thought that the one dedicated just to the counselors would be like touching a unicorn, you were definitely wrong! Being one of a kind makes it a unique present that will surprise your favorite counselor. It is entertaining, creative, and laughs are guaranteed due to the fact that is not an ordinary and expectable gift.
Craft Caddy with Handle
Keeping an office tidy can be challenging if you are working in a primary school. It is why the school counselors need a lot of equipment that will keep their space in check. Show a counselor that you care about their work and that you know how chaotic it can be when working with kids. With this portable craft storage, they get to organize their things by content, color or size. It is useful in work with kids as this organizing storage can take care of crayons, stamps, paper, and other objects they might need.
Book: Brief Counseling That Works
Students require emotional and educational support aimed at achieving certain goals. Whether it’s to overcome a learning obstacle or to get accepted to the desired college, a school counselor provides the space and conversation that will help them conclude their goals with success. This is not an easy task and it demands quality resources. A brief counseling guide focused on providing solutions through therapy and insights, will be a perfect gift for a counselor who is determined to help their students achieve the objectives.
Counselor Journal
Counselors give comfort and they assist throughout the educational journey. By doing so, they inevitably leave a mark and at least partially make a difference in a student’s life. Sometimes they also need an appreciation as it motivates them to keep changing lives. Give a big thanks to your counselor with a journal dedicated to the importance of their work. This tender book can be a safe space for their ideas, thoughts or plans, or a place for them to keep the memories alive.
School Counselor Side Hustle
Jobs are evolving which allows them an opportunity to be taken out of their established frameworks. Counseling can also give income even outside of the institutionalized office. If your favorite counselor is retiring or is in need of extra revenue, open them a world of possibilities with this side-hustle book. A guide with tips and advice on how to reach what’s behind the borders of the classroom and expand their work will make a big difference in the life of a counselor.
Mindfulness Therapy Games
Due to its goals and sensitivity, counselor’s sessions can sometimes require a more therapeutic approach. There’s a certain comfort in it and a way of making a student feel at ease. It’s not always simple to achieve the optimal results, therefore, you can gift a counselor with a mindfulness card game designed by the teachers to be used during the counseling sessions. It contains diverse activities that will help both the student and the counselor connect and feel calm.
Office Mailbox
There is never enough of the organizing tools that make life ore simple. They separate very important material from the secondary, they classify the documents by order, date or source. These organizing keeping boxes are one of those tools and that makes them a great gift for any counselor. Surprise them with this thoughtful present and make their office look refreshed and orderly.
Best Counselor Ever Mug
Birthday? Anniversary? Promotion? Ordinary day? All of these events are a good cause for a mug. Mugs are that classy gift you can never have enough, and this one has a message for your dearest counselor. They spend a lot of time in their offices, whether it is working with the students or with the documents, and both require a warm coffee or tea. Clearly, a mug is their best friend, and every counselor needs one like this.
Sand Timer
Hourglass is a great decor for any interior, especially in offices where sessions take place. As a sign of time and its importance, this is a clever gift for a counselor considering that they work with those at the most sensitive periods of their lives. Help them give their sessions a special touch and give them this colorful sand timer that will remind them that each minute spent with a student, leaves an impact on the world.
Motivational Posters
Every office looks better with wall art, and every student will feel more at home in a warm-looking office. One item can make a difference, and this motivational poster can at least make a difference by making your favorite counselor smile. By carrying a strong quote, it makes it an ideal gift for a counselor as it will inspire them during the sessions and make them keep a positive attitude.