Teachers deserve a little something special for all that they do! We've got you covered with our sustainable gifts for teachers. You can find everything from delicious hot chocolate to fabulous personal care products and more. Our eco-friendly gifts for teachers are all made from sustainable and highly renewable materials so you’re making both the environment and your teachers happy!
Thank You Teacher Gift
Sustaniable gifts for teachers can be a great way to say thank you. While most teachers still appreciate receiving thank you cards from their students, now there are so many different gifts students and their parents can give to show their appreciation.
The end of the year is always a time filled with stress and anxiety, but this year you can say "Thank You" to your child's favourite teacher. We have selected unique and ethical presents that are perfect for any occasion - whether it be Teacher Appreciation Day or Christmas!
Finding the perfect sustainable gifts for teachers is tough, but it doesn't have to be. There are a variety of options that show them how appreciated they are in your eyes. From comfortable and ultra-soft bamboo socks to natural personal care products, we handpicked the best teacher gifts that show your appreciation as well as your commitment to saving our environment.
Homemade teacher presents from children are obviously lovely, especially for a special teacher your child is particularly close to, but while a handmade card will always be loved and make great personalised gifts, there are only so many cupcakes and homemade cookies you can eat before they go off.
Buy Zero Waste Gifts
At Babame we like to think outside the box and believe that great sustainable gifts are something that is good for the planet as they are for the recipient. Novelty gifts might be fun but, like flowers, they often wonâ€™t last long. With that in mind, we have compiled a few lovely gifts from students that teachers can put to good use and are either good for reducing waste or have been made from recycled materials.
Reusable Coffee Cups
While you can definitely have too many mugs that say great teacher, a really nice insulated reusable cup like the U-Konserve Insulated Tumbler would make very thoughtful and sustainable gifts for a teacher who rarely gets to finish a drink while it's hot.
You could even club together with other parents and get a gift certificate from a local coffee shop to pop inside and treat them to plastic-free takeaway coffee. Why not personalised these teacher presents by adding decals?
Reusable Water Bottles
Water bottles also make great sustainable gifts and could be a good choice for male teachers who might be trickier to buy for (or father's day). Not just great for school these reusable stainless steel water bottles are perfect for the gym, days out with the family or making sure you stay hydrated on their daily commute.
Recycled Wine Glasses
If you know they get lots of bottles of wine why not treat them to a set of recycled wine glasses. The fair trade wine glasses have been hand-blown into a mould by expert glass workers in Bolivia. They are made from 100% recycled glass, which gives them a lovely colour and they are dishwasher safe making them great gifts for wine lovers. These are also great as birthday gifts or valentine's day gifts.
Reusable Sandwich and Food Wraps
If your teacher brings food to school with them or is a fan of outdoor adventures during the holidays, then the Boc n Roll sandwich wraps make great presents and would make lovely gifts wrapping for some homemade cookies or mince pies. Plus they are an easy zero waste switch.
Christmas Teacher Presents
You might be thinking what could you possibly get for a teacher this holiday season? Well, have no fear because we've got plenty of Christmas gift ideas that are sure to please. In addition to handmade cards from the children (which will always go down well), here are some other lovely items:
The Nkuku Tiny Kiko Frames are super cute, handmade and fairly traded. They make lovely Christmas decorations or can be hung on a wall and come in a set of four which could be split between teachers. These would also make lovely alternative gift tags. Then you just need to get the glue or pens out and you have lovely personalised gifts that won't take up too much space and will last for years.
Socks! Everyone wears them and they are classic Christmas gifts for anyone that's hard to buy for. These bamboo socks by Thought clothing are super soft, luxurious to wear and come in lots of great patterns. Ideal gifts that are practical, usable and in this case eco-friendly too.