I don’t think anyone would argue that teachers are one of the obvious heroes of the pandemic. They’ve had to pivot more than anyone in terms of their actual job function, not to mention the responsibility of keeping our young ones safe and well, not just physically but mentally and emotionally also. So rather than thank your kids’ teacher with a Starbucks gift card or a generic box of chocolate this year (which is still totally ok – no shame), I’ve compiled some last-minute gift ideas that may make your teachers feel extra special.
And if you want to know what teachers really want, I can tell you that these have all been vetted and are teacher-approved by my sister who, bless her heart, teaches Grade 2.
After the crazy year they’ve had and the year that is ahead, you can’t go wrong with a teacher gift that evokes a sense of calm and relaxation like the Calm Lavender Natural Wellness Candle. One look at the pretty ceramic vessel will have your teacher ready for RnR. Once the Calm candle is lit, they’ll easily unwind with the scent of lavender. This natural wellness candle is made of soy for a clean, beautiful burn. And best of all, once the candle has been used they can reuse the pretty matte container as a vase or jar.
Can you ever have too many mugs? No, I didn’t think so either. This teacher gift is not only stylish but clever, as well. I mean, how many other people can call themselves architects of the future? An easy and practical way to show your child’s teacher how you feel is by stating it right on this Teacher Definition Mug. Might go a long way when they’re drinking coffee late at night and marking your kids’ homework, too! Just sayin’.
Another practical but pretty teacher gift, this white marble 12 Month Daily Planner is equal parts elegant and useful. Help your favourite teacher stay organized from January 2020 to January 2021 with weekly and monthly planner functionality as well as monthly goals, important tasks, to-do lists, and more!
Sometimes your teacher just needs to be treated. Give the gift of a hug with a soft and cozy scarf. For her, the Love & Lore Supersoft Scarf is extra luxurious. And because of its length, it can be worn as a scarf or a shawl. And we can’t forget about him! Made from reclaimed cotton, the ultra-soft Sustainable Style Eco Scarf is as handsome as it is warm.
I get that you may want to provide a more traditional gift that is a little less personal. This Cherry Blossom Holiday Ornament from L’Occitane will do just that. The packaging is still very much in line with a traditional teacher gift but the product will ensure your teacher knows you appreciate them. And more importantly, everything they’ve done for your kids. This L’Occitane set contains bath and shower gel, lotion, and hand cream all in a festive keepsake holiday ornament.
If you’re stuck for last-minute gift ideas for the teacher in your life, I hope these have helped!