If all this time at home with our kids has taught us anything – it’s that we have an even greater amount of gratitude for the teachers out there. Being a teacher most certainly is not easy! However, with all the obstacles that this past year has presented, their need to adapt and overcome discomfort with technology and learn a whole new way of teaching has been commendable!
So as we wind down to the final week of school, we wanted to put together some thoughtful gift ideas that we think would be appreciated by the role models in our children’s lives! Whether it’s a school teacher, dance teacher, or sports coach – they mean the world!
Here is what we came up with…
First off, a card, whether hand-made or purchased, with a wholesome and heartfelt thank you message from the kids will mean the MOST. Hearing that their work and effort over this challenging time was appreciated is so important! Hand-written messages stick with people, and they may even hold onto the cards to come back to, on hard days!
Next up, of course, we suggest a plant, because they tend to make everything better. Whether you come in and choose a pot and plant to really make it your own, or you choose from one of our beautiful pot + plant duos by LiveTrends & Urban Jungle – we’re sure you’ll be able to find something they’ll love!
The theme of needing to relax and de-stress after one heck of a year is where the ideas for these next gifts come in… choose from a variety of products on our wellness wall to remind them of the importance of slowing down and taking some time for themselves!
Maybe that means a hot bath with Canadian-made Dot & Lil‘s milk bath, salts, or cubes we think some peace and quiet should most definitely be on the docket this summer!
Or perhaps it’s one of our personal favourites – a trio gift set from Farmhouse Fresh, to have a little at-home pamper fest! Choose from their
- Fast Fix Mask Sampler Set
- Over the Moon Dip Sampler Set
- Pedi Delight Instant Pedicure Sampler Set
- Quick Recovery Face Mask Sampler
- Sweeping Softness 3-Step Body Sampler
Aromatherapy is another great offering – whether you gift an essential oil, rollerball or inhaler- they can help add calm for some stress and tension relief. Something that can be used throughout the summer or stored away to help navigate next school year!
This could also mean a candle – help create that cozy, comfortable zen den for the teachers at home, by choosing a scent that you think will ease their soul! Choose from our Swan Creek or Crossroads candle lines offering an assortment of sizes, colours, scents and styles!
We always love the idea of sentimental jewellery as well, whether it’s a Scout or Lucky Feather piece that offers an affirmation and meaning based on the stone or symbol. Or perhaps a charm bracelet from Earth Angels if that is more their style – a wearable gift that will remind them of the special memories they made with their students!
Struggling to decide on what they may like? Or worried about how to get the gift to your teachers? There are always gift cards – online and in-store. Our online gift cards can be emailed to the recipient!
Let’s give back to the ones who mean the most!