Teacher Appreciation Day is an important date to remember...we all know how hard our teachers work and how often see see them going above and beyond their job requirements.
If you're looking to send a memorable gift to show your appreciation for a California teacher that's special to you, here are some of our favorite options. Each of these gifts was selected to brighten any teacher's day, and each features high quality products with great design. On top of that, all products are sourced from local businesses around California. Sharing local love, supporting small businesses, and showing teachers your appreciate them is a winning combo.
All of these gifts can be ordered online then privately shipped to the teacher (you don't have to ask for their address - awkward!). More on how that works below...
1. Catalina Box, $70
The perfect way to show you care and share local love from six small businesses in California - all at the same time! First, Epsom & Dead Sea Salt are combined with rose buds and essential oils for a memorable spa-like experience at home. A Lavender scrub bar will be enjoyed for weeks to come, whereas no one will be able to resist making quick work of the California almonds & addictive apple cider caramels. Top it all off with an adorable blank notepad and a candle that reminds you of summer weekends.
2. Typography Tote Bag, $12
If you know a teacher that loves California and is a fan of typography - this tote is for them!
This American-made tote bag is medium in size and perfect for a trip to the office, library, or pretty much anywhere! Made of sturdy 10-oz natural cotton canvas with wide cotton web straps for extra comfort.
3. California Sunshine Box, $85
Sunny colors and locally made goodies will help you bring a bit of California sunshine into anyone's home! Two cozy drinks (lemongrass tea and a healthy spin on hot cocoa), plus a nutritious snack, luxurious bath salts, and a candle that smells like California's golden hour.
4. Local Chocolate, hand-pick your favorites
From beautifully designed chocolates with drool-worthy flavor combos (San Francisco sourdough pretzels with dark chocolate and salt!) to locally sourced dried citrus dipped in chocolate, to chocolate espresso beans, and more. Any chocolate loving teacher is guaranteed to enjoy our locally sourced collection of California chocolates! Create a custom gift box, selecting from your favorite chocolates (and more) using our Build A Box feature.
5. Enamelware Mug, $27
Between the Joshua Trees, amongst the waves of Big Sur, atop El Capitan, through the pines of the Eastern Sierras, and in the hot springs of Mammoth - when you go west, this is what you dream of. You have California on your Mind.
Wondery, based in Chatsworth, designs these whimsical mugs and then they are hand-crafted by a renowned European enamelware manufacturer using a unique, age-old technique to ensure a smooth, long-lasting finish. This mug is double-dipped with a second coat of enamel to reinforce the rim and handle. It is made to withstand every wild adventure... and the test of time.
6. Sunny Hills Tea Towel, $16
Premium designer tea towels that look and work like a kitchen towel should. They not only look amazing, they also absorb up to 7X their weight in water so you'll never want to use anything else when drying your dishes and hands.
7. California Snack Tote, $50
Everyone loves snacks, it's not up for debate. That's probably why this gift, packaged in a reusable market tote bag, is one of our most popular gift options. An impressive roundup of California-made snacks is what you'll find here, including almonds, caramels, jerky, dried fruit, and more.
8. California Field Guide, $20
Teachers get the summer off (jealous!) and what better way to help them get excited about exciting plans than this cute and quirky field guide to California. It includes road trip ideas, stories from interesting locals, and off the beaten path attractions.
9. Spa Box, $125
This California Spa experience includes everything you'd need to relax and be pampered. From luxurious body butter and bath salts to a lavender scrub bar and an aromatic candle - everything you'll find here is high quality and 100% made in California.
What if I don't know the teacher's address?
Last, if you'd like to send an gift to your teacher but you're not sure where to ship it, we have a new app for that! Simply hit the button that says "Don't know their mailing address?" rather than usual Checkout button. You'll enter a process where you input the teacher's name & email address, plus a gift message. Then you check out as usual. The teacher will receive an email notifying them of the gift and allowing them to privately input their preferred shipping address. Easy!
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