GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Good teachers are special. Great teachers are memorable. I’m among a large group who are grateful for them.
If you, or your kids, have remarkable teachers and coaches, consider acknowledging their excellent work on Teacher Appreciation Day (May 6, 2014). It’ll surely bring a smile. And, perhaps, help gird them for the more of the many challenges they face.
Gift the Spa Indulgences Gift Set. Chocolates, a bath towel, 5 vanilla bath products, a nail brush and vanilla candle nestle together in a willow basket. Just thinking about using this gift set relaxes me. After using the contents, they’ll have a great dark stained 14″ willow basket.
Sincere acknowledgement and expressions of gratitude can help ease stress, too. They’ll treasure the gift of 12 Ways You’ve Made a Difference Journal. It’s not everyday teachers hear about the fantastic job they’re doing, let alone get in writing. Writing prompts make filling this gift easier, and it will rock their world. 23 different covers available through Rag and Bone.
Yoga devotees continue to increase. Might teacher be game to try if not already a poser? Gift Rodney Yee’s Yoga for Stress Relief and Energy. Yee’s considered one of the masters of yoga. DVD includes five 15-20 minute yoga practices.
Bonus 1: 15% off first order and free shipping with email sign-up
Bonus 2: Buy any 2 DVDs, $20 and under, for just $16.98, plus enjoy FREE standard shipping on all DVDs.
$12 $15 gaiam.com Coaches, especially, might have tired feet at the end of the day. Present them with the Restore Hot & Cold Foot Roller. It boosts circulation to ease aches and pains.
Help your favorite teacher relax with the mellow tones of the Tranquility Tabletop Chime. They’ll be able to create a tranquil environment after a boisterous class or at home. Beautiful to look too, in black and teak finish ash wood. $50 japanesestyle.com
elderly older teacher, or one on medication, might appreciate the Bedside Carafe. No more getting up in search of water or having to clean up a knocked over glass. This one-quart carafe is perfect for a nightstand or teacher’s desk. The lid serves as the glass. Heck, I’m not retiring and I’d like one of these next to the bed.
$25 crateandbarrel.com (10% off first order with sign-up)
A teacher who appreciates a fancier presentation might love the Dublin Crystal Bedside Night Carafe With Tumbler Glass. Holds 16 ounces. $16 $30 amazon.com
Another great retirement/travel gift. Teacher might now pay more attention to their skin.The lightweight Air O Swiss Travel Humidifier easily travels from the home bedroom to the hotel room. \Recipients use their own water bottle with the unit. Radiant and supple skin in no time.
$50 target.com (also available at additional retail outlets and Air Swiss direct)
A humidifier helps skin retain natural moisture by keeping moisture circulating in the air. Especially helpful during the dry months of winter. Most reports recommend the cool-mist humidifiers as best for most uses. Bonus: the humidifier’s also good breathing and ENT problems.
The Body Oil Starter Kit promises natural renewal and timeless beauty user’s skin. Your gift recipient gets to nourish their skin and psyche with 6 luscious body oils (i.e. lavender, wild rose). This one might be good for the almost retiree too. Perfect for carry-on bag when traveling. $16 http://usa.weleda.com
A Travel Kit by Sabon covers any teacher from soles to shoulders. Three 4.5 ounce creams/lotion in Sabon’s famous Patchouli Lavender Vanilla scent. Great to stash in the desk, purse/briefcase or car. $20 sabonnyc.com
Gift the Gentleman’s Touch, for the male teacher. The olive oil soap and water-based Body Dew comes professionally gift wrapped in an attractive little oval box. In a patchouli/citrus aroma blend.
THESE COULD WORK WELL FOR THE ECO-INCLINED TEACHER AS WELL!SABON’S GREEN INITIATIVE: Return empty bottles to Sabon Stores for10% off the same product, in any scent!
This one’s for her if she wears fragrance and especially if she’s into natural an/ord essential oils. Teacher will look and smell great wearing the Tunisian Neroli Bracelet. A novel way to wear perfume. The beads are infused with a blend of neroli flower, ylang ylang and golden amber. Something very different that’s she’s unlikely to have. Refillable fragrance beads included. Available in other bead combinations and fragrances.
If the teacher is into the beauty of non-traditional art, consider the What The World Needs digital print. It reads: To All the Passionate Souls The Pioneers The Leaders … The Adventurers… You Are What the World Needs. Many of the words likely describe your recipient. At any rate, he/she can relate to the beauty of the sentiments. And, it’s motivational. You can frame it or present as is. Printed on professional, recycled card stock with eco-friendly inks. shipped in eco-friendly packaging. Handcrafted rolled canvas versions also available.
WHO WAS ONE OF YOUR BEST TEACHERS AND WHY?
One of mine: My Advanced English teacher. She encouraged me to form thoughtful opinions and voice them. She was the first, unbiased fan of my writing; and though in her late 30’s/early 40’s (old us high schoolers), Mrs. “Saw” was fun, spontaneous; and pushed me to join, participate, seize opportunity and most of all have a great time. She radiated a perpetually sunny disposition. She’s just one. I had others who were excellent influences in my life, which is why I LOVE teachers!
We LOVE find deals and Frugalista gifts that will delight and not break the budget. All so you don’t have to. You just have to know who your recipients are. We hope you find the perfect fit or at least get some perfect ideas for your traveler.
HAPPY FRUGALISTA SHOPPING! Thanks for coming by!
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