Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Teacher Gifts.

Now that I am almost finished with my shopping, all the "little gifts" seem to be popping up - something for The Texans administrative team, a package for the sitter and a trinket or two for The Bug's teacher. 

Ask my mom, a retired school teacher, what a teacher wants and she would tell you a gift card...but I don't love something so impersonal.  So this year, I have been on the hunt for a cute and thoughtful gift for the lady that is shaping young minds. 

These candles from Nell Hills are heavenly.   They are a sweet size (4" tall!) and shape too.  And the Orange Vanilla scent has a hint of holiday, but works for every day. 

Anthropologie is always a great source for interesting gifts.  I love this Farmer's Egg Crate, which I own and have re-purposed for jewelry storage.  Mine is white and sits on my nightstand holding earrings, rings and other small pieces of jewelry.  I think it's unexpected and something one doesn't usually buy for themselves. 

Stationery is always needed and these customizable Pen and Pencil notepads from Paper Source are adorable.  They are "teacher-y" but still usable in everyday life.  If you wanted to avoid the teacher theme all together, you could always put together your own selection of notes.  Paper Source is great for that too! 

You can never go wrong with a classic Pottery Barn picture frame.  They are the best, in my opinion.  I received lots of these as wedding gifts and they still look great.  I think it would be hilarious to put a picture of your child in the frame, but not sure if the teacher would think it quite as funny as I do!

What's your go-to teacher gift?


  1. Great gift ideas! I love those little candles! Baby is only 5 mod, so no teacher gifts yet!

  2. I'm a teacher and I absolutely love anything a family gives me, because it really is the thought that counts. But, if I had to choose, my absolute favorite gift are candles. You usually can't go wrong with candels. I'm a candle lover. You have some great choices. The stationary is fabulous as well. Thanks for thinking of teachers. We really appreciate it. :-)

  3. Such a fabulous post as I'll need more ideas in the years to come. Love the farmers egg holder idea, must head to Anthro soon!