With Back to School comes the start of a new relationship, most of the time with a new teacher. Some teachers are simply amazing and deserve to be treated to the best of gifts for the holidays and Teacher Appreciation. As my kids have been growing up, I have been know to send it gifts at random times for no reason other than I respect the job that the teachers are doing and how much is impacting our family life. When kids are successful, teachers should be appreciated. It is without a doubt one of the most difficult jobs ever. I know. I was a classroom teacher. Every kiddo is special, unique and different. Every kiddo comes to school with a different story, different challenges AND different gifts. If your kid is learning and likes to go to school, here are five awesome teacher gift ideas from a company that I adore. Darn Good Yarn is all about creating a better world and they certainly have fabulous products to prove it. I am thrilled to share some of my faves with you AND a great way to wrap the gifts too. This post is sponsored by Darn Good Yarn but the ideas and opinions are mine.
Fleece Lined Wool SOCKS! Everyone loves awesome socks. – These socks are one size fits all and will comfortably fit a women’s 6 to a men’s 10. Please note that due to the handmade nature of these socks, some pairs may slightly fluctuate in size. Everyone’s tension is slightly different when knitting 🙂
RECYCLED SARI SILK BUNTING BANNER – When you’re looking for unique,bright and festive classroom decor, this Handmade Recycled Sari Silk Bunting Banner is what you need. This banner will bring creativity and color to your classroom or home!
SARI SILK THROW – The PERFECT group gift…. – These limited edition Sari Silk Throws are handmade in our co-op in India. The purchase of one of these throw helps to employ a women with a fair and safe job! Each throw is 40 inches by 33 inches and 100% silk. The color and texture of each throw will add the perfect pop to you home or classroom reading area.
Zenergy Wind Chime – Create some mindfulness in the classroom environment. Refresh and renew with a single tap of this Woodstock Zenergy Solo Wind Chime. Use this melodic tone for a meditation or healing practice, or to call a group of people together. This chime includes a keyhole slot on the back, so you can easily hang it on a door or wall!
Chakra Wind Chime – After a long day with kiddos, teachers can align their chakras with this Woodstock Chakra Wind Chime! Each colored bead is a representation of an energy point within the body
Sahasrara: The Crown Chakra. Its color is violet, and it is related to thought and self-knowledge.
Ajna: The Brow Chakra. Its color is indigo, and it is related to intuition and clarity.
Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra. Its color is turquoise, and it is related to sound and self-expression..
Anahata: The Heart Chakra. Its color is green, and it is related to love and compassion.
Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra. Its color is yellow, and it is related to growth and personal power.
Svadhisthana: The Sacral Chakra. Its color is orange, and it is related to creativity and enthusiasm.
Muladhara: The Base Chakra. Its color is red, and it is related to physical identity and self-preservation.
Okay, let’s wrap! Recycle a paper bag from the grocery or another store/restaurant. Cut it open to get the biggest surface and remove the handles.
Wrap your gift/gifts and stack them up. Wrap the package with Sari Ribbon and tie it up in a knot.
Add extra pieces to the knot to create a fluffy bow.
Another fun part of gift giving is the note that goes with it. Cut part of the paper bag into a rectangle and fold it to create a card. Cut a smaller one and adhere it to the inside to make it sturdy. Punch two holes and tie Sari ribbon through them to create a bow. It’s so darling and eco-friendly all at once!
Give them gifts. Wrap them special! Make a difference. These five awesome teacher gift ideas make an impact for the people who made them all the way to the receiver. It doesn’t really get any better than that!