Sunday, June 1, 2008

End-of-the-year Teacher Gift Ideas

I know some of you have kids who are already out of school and some who have already made their yearly gift purchases or donations to teachers, but for those of you like me who may be scrambling these last three days, here are some green gift ideas from myself and other Betty users (keeping in mind a recent survey that reports that teachers MOST appreciate a sincere, heartfelt note) ...


*Is he/she a chocolate lover? A Gearhart's gift assortment box is a great local option.

*"I know that a lot of people like to give teachers gifts like lotions, soaps, and candles. A nearby company that makes Goat’s Milk Bath and Body products in small batches from natural goat’s milk from family run farms is Dionis"
-Karen B (at www.locallectual.com)

*"We went to Chiles Orchard and picked strawberries and made homemade strawberry bread" -faithful and anonymous Betty blog reader

*"My friend told me she bought some great recycled paper journals and wood pens with refills at Blue Ridge Eco shop. I was also thinking about Sigg bottles for our teachers" - Gabriela

*Does he/she enjoy plants? Why not give a gift certificate to a local nursery like Garden Spot, Ivy Nursery or Elzroth and Thompson (these three also recycle their pots when you bring them back)- Teri

*How 'bout a delicious locally-grown, home-cooked meal prepared by Jennifer Bedrosian's Greenbean Cuisine or local chef Ashley Hightower? - Teri

*"I just bought two FEED Bags from Whole Foods for my son's teachers. They are sturdy bags for groceries, pool, anything and you feed 100 children for the school year. We have an international population at our school so I thought they would appreciate it" - Tracy

*Albemarle Edibles are sold at Hot Cakes and Feast! and the Virginia Shop.

Hope that helps!
BWB

3 comments:

SuzanneFord said...

A gift card is an even better option.

Not a teacher but know some....

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