It’s that time of year again – the kids will soon be finishing school and you may be thinking of buying a little gift for a teacher or two before they break up.
Often it’s the homemade cards that teachers treasure, or the personal messages in the handwritten cards, so gifts are by no means a necessity. However, I know lots of parents do like to buy their child’s teacher a little something. Instead of the usual ideas that include chocolates, wine or flowers, why not choose a gift that may help their well-being?
Being a teacher can be stressful, and there are a lot of ideas for gifts out there to help people with their self-care and well-being which don’t have to be edible or alcoholic!
I have teamed up with Funky Pigeon and partners to come up with a list of seven mindfulness and well-being gifting ideas for a teacher this year. I really like that 30% of the sales profits go straight to the charity Mind. This is because Funky Pigeon is working hard to promote mental health awareness after one of their team, Amy, suffered from acute mental illness following the birth of her daughter, Maddie.
Amy has been championing on the ‘Believe in Happy’ campaign and so a new range of cards and gifts has been born – lots of the products making perfect gifts for teachers at this time of year. Here are some ideas:
A Gratitude Journal
A gratitude journal or log is a great way to help people see the good in their days. This happy-themed journal would be a great idea for a teacher to keep a track of the moments they appreciate from their day. The recipient can record all of their thoughts and feelings which can help to aid mindfulness and positivity in their daily life.
A Smile Necklace
A great idea to help remind a teacher to smile, and there’s a good chance they will smile upon receiving this gift! A lovely necklace which comes attached to a card that reads, “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight”. A simple sentiment that might well brighten their day.
Relaxing 7 Day Tea Kit
Most teachers like their hot drinks so why not choose a Pukka tea kit, a calming 7 day organic tea and supplements kit created by their expert herbalists aiming to support people through the pace of modern life. It also includes a well-being guide with tips and recipes. Again, something that could well help the recipient relax during the summer or when they’re back teaching.
Another relaxing-themed idea on the list, and something nice and simple, yet a little unique. These soap flowers are from Heathcote and Ivory, and contain essential oils of lavender and extracts of wild hops to aid relaxation, encouraging a restful mood. Something to help a teacher relax after a long day in class.
Sleep Easy Candle or Diffuser
Something to help your teacher sleep, other than a bottle of wine! This sleep easy reed diffuser is from Heyland & Whittle, and with a gentle blend of lavender and chamomile is designed for the bedroom to create a relaxing atmosphere. Just the ticket for a good night’s sleep.
Choose Happiness Keyring
This is a great idea for those looking for a smaller gift – a simple keyring reminding the owner to be happy every day. With its bright and bold design, its aim is simply to encourage happiness. A nice little extra or something small, but with a real thought and meaning behind the gesture. Another which will surely make them smile and feel warm inside.
Little Book of Mindfulness
A really lovely idea, and only £5.99, this little book of mindfulness contains 40 easy ways to help the reader be mindful every day. These 40 ways are wide ranging and include many simple things which can take 5 or 10 minutes – perfect for a busy teacher! The book aims to help the reader find freedom from stress and bring peace to life; something which would probably mean a lot for many people working in schools!
This is a collaborative post. I received some products free to sample.
Opinions are my own.