‘Tis the season for teacher presents and the STEM gifts holiday wish list for educators has gone way beyond gift cards and mugs in 2016.

Aside from the rewarding experience of molding bright, young minds, a career as a teacher includes another perk – holiday STEM gifts! It’s 2016 and teachers no longer have to expect a mountain comprising 25 boxes of chocolate or 10 identical coffee mugs that say “#1 Teacher.” This year, visit Amazon or your class social media page to organize a wish list of STEM gifts that will leave you feeling merry, bright, and full of cheer!

STEM gifts1. WONDERful Math Years ($10.85-$13.28)

Yes, reading Danica McKellar’s books will help reach students while teaching math, but they will also allow teachers to revisit their own childhoods. Reading these books over winter break will lay the foundation for a successful second semester of math during the spring.