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Fun Gifts for a Favorite Teacher

Fun Gifts for a Favorite Teacher

It's the end of the school year, and you know what that means...a gift for the teacher! No need to resort to a gift card with these unique gold-star finds. 


Monkey around at lunch

Kids aren’t the only ones brown-bagging it to school. Teachers take lunch too. They’ll appreciate an upgrade from a CVS bag. Big enough to stash snacks alongside the mid-day meal, the Kichirou Lunch Bag from Kipling has a zippered compartment, insulated interior, and is water resistant. Of course, the signature Kipling monkey key chain comes with.  $54 with free shipping at

Kipling Lunch Bag


Double Baubles 

So clever! The Be Bright Double Sided Studs give your favorite instructor two looks in one. The colorful, larger rhinestone stud is on one side, while a smaller, crystal one sits on the other. $20;

Double Stud Sterling Forever Earrings

The Hands-Down Choice

This luxe little Blue Shimmer Mani Set is snuggled is a silver snap case with a Moroccan pattern on the tools. Includes cuticle pusher, tweezers, nail file, cuticle clippers, scissors and nail clippers. $19;


Manicure Set Moroccan Blue Teacher Gift Bellailfiore


Artisan Keeper

She’ll store pencils and rubber stamps (or lip gloss and hair ties) in this Huipil Pouch with two zip pockets. The tassels are what sold us! Handmade in Guatemala, your purchase helps support the women who craft them. $38;

cosmetic bag pencil case Guatemala Stela 9


Set Sail for Summer

Magpie, a London-based design studio, creates homewares with a sophisticated British edge. Case in point: The 100% porcelain AHOY! Espresso Set. $40;

artsy modern nautical seaside espresso setHow Sweet It Is


What a treat compared to the typical toiletries teachers get by the dozens. This indulgent Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath twirls into the tub, filling the bathroom with the scent of coconut, almond, and vanilla. $45; 

Laura Mercier Honey Bath


Stylish Servers

The Americana-esque Carina Appetizer Set can be filled with condiments, dips, salsa, olives, pickles, nuts, you name it. The tray can catch drips from happy snackers, or can be used separately as a small serving tray for a baguette. Appropriately, it’s made in the USA. $29.99;


Starboard appetizer dip server bowls trayThat’s S’well

That favorite teacher will use this Santorini Bottle all summer long. The linen-inspired print has a semi-matte finish. Keeps drinks cold for 24 hours in double-walled stainless steel. The mouth is wide enough for ice cubes and drip-free sipping. It comes in three sizes; the two smaller fit in cup holders; the larger holds an entire bottle of wine! Proceeds help support the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to provide clean drinking water to children around the world. $25-$45;

S'well Santorini wine water bottle


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Christina Vercelletto


 Christina Vercelletto is a former editor at NYMetroParents, ParentingScholastic Parent & Child, and Woman’s Day. She lives on Long Island with her kids, a chiweenie, Pickles, and a 20-pound calico, Chub-Chub.

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