Thoughtful And Sustainable Gifts For Teachers And Educators
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Are you looking for sustainable teacher appreciation gifts? You’ve come to the right place!
Teachers and educators are hard working individuals who help our children grow academically—and they do so while being underpaid and undersupplied.
Many teachers also put up with a lot of shenanigans throughout the day, so a small token of appreciation is more than warranted.
What Kind Of Gifts Do Teachers Want?
Teachers appreciate gifts consisting of hand-written notes, snacks, self-care items, personalized items, gifts cards and school supplies for both the teacher and the students!
And shopping for environmentally friendly versions of these gifts is indeed, possible. When shopping for eco-friendly teacher gifts, choose items that are reusable, all-natural, biodegradable and non-toxic.
Handmade items are the most thoughtful and eco-friendly gift ideas, but if you’re not much of a DIY-er, or simply pressed for time, then this eco-friendly teacher gift guide will help you out!
These eco-friendly gifts for teachers are great for back-to-school, teacher appreciation week, Christmas and end-of-school celebrations.
10 Sustainable Teacher Gifts That They Will Actually Use!
The teacher in your life will really enjoy this zero waste starter kit by MightyNest—no matter if they are an eco warrior, or just starting out in a green-living journey. Bundle kits are an awesome gift idea if you’re not quite sure what to buy, because they are full of variety.
Teachers and educators always appreciate a good tote bag to carry all of their supplies in. And this spacious tote bag by Harp + Ra is made from organic cotton, has multiple pockets and is available in various colors. The teacher in your life will really love this sustainable gift!
The teacher in your life will really appreciate this machine-washable, organic cotton lunch tote! It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, has a minimalist design, and can fit a small bento box + snacks. Perfect for the classroom, lunchroom and field trips!
Avocado tree growing kits are such an awesome gift for both the teacher and the entire classroom. It’s a great learning opportunity for students because they will love seeing an avocado seed sprout!
I love giving travel utensils to friends and family because they’re so practical and eco-friendly! And any teacher will appreciate this beautiful utensil kit by Topbooc which is my favorite brand because it’s so affordable and the utensils are available in a ton of colors.
Many teachers wear lanyards as a tool to store their ID cards and classroom keys. These natural cork lanyards by Boshiho have a super unique boho-style, and the best part is that they are compostable and biodegradable.
Teachers constantly need cleaning supply donations, and a lot of the time, parents donate brands that are toxic to a little one’s health. I love Seventh Generation products because they are plant-based and made with essential oils—while still effectively killing germs.
A personalIzed welcome sign for the classroom is a thoughtful and long-lasting gift that can be used year after year! The boho design is also super cute, and it’s available in many different colors!
I know a few teachers who prefer to drink caffeinated tea in the mornings, and decaf tea at night. If the teacher in your life loves their tea, then opt for this chíc bamboo tea tumbler which comes equipped with an infuser and strainer. It’s a stylish and functional gift for educators that will be used daily!
Almost every teacher you talk to, will tell you what a God-send a thermal laminator is. They are a very eco-friendly classroom tool because teachers are able to create dry-erase worksheets that can be reused year after year—making this a very sustainable teacher gift.
Teachers need to hydrate throughout the day, so hook them up with my favorite stainless steel travel mug by ALBOR! These tumblers are great not only for coffee, but for ice water as well! These tumblers are also really good looking and come with stainless steel straws, a straw cleaner, lid and removable handle!
A set of wooden bookmarks is the perfect gift for teachers and educators because they are surrounded by books, both at home and in the classroom! I really love this wooden bookmark gift set by ToPretty because each bookmark has a beautiful design, and comes in a lovely presentation!
This nontoxic portable s’mores kit by CityBonFires gives you 3-5 hours of burning time, and comes with everything you need to make this delicious treat (including the Hershey Chocolate)! It’s a unique sweet gift that teachers will love!
This cork note book set is an eco-friendly gift for teachers and educators that is both practical and unique. Cork is both compostable and biodegradable, so it’s a cool gift for anyone who takes notes on a regular basis!
The teacher in your needs a little pampering from time to time, so how about gifting them with a Burt’s Bees self-care gift set! All Burt’s Bees products are all-natural, non-toxic, and come in beautiful packaging.
Flowers only last so long, so how about gifting the teacher in your life with a beautiful paper flower bouquet by Love Pop! It’s a unique eco-friendly gift, and can be recycled later on!