Teachers deserve more than we can offer in a gift, but it doesn’t hurt to keep showering them with love and appreciation and some super cute jewelry. Whether you have just one teacher to buy for or you have six, we’ve got you covered with affordable and ethically made gifts. Each item is made by women in the Horn of Africa and contributes to providing a full-time living wage for the artisans.
What’s even more special is that each bead is made from paper!
We love sending thoughtful and meaningful gifts to our teacher friends along with a special thank you to those teaching our own children! Below is a list of our favorite gifts vetted and approved by teachers!
We also suggest adding a cute personalized note (bonus points if your child can write it) and adding a gift card to Target or Uber Eats. Take all the items and stuff them in a BIG tumbler like the famous Stanley 40oz tumbler or Yeti's 30 oz tumblers, fill it with tissue paper, and voila, the PERFECT teacher gift!
If you are feeling extra crafty you can even get the tumbler customized with the teacher’s name. For those of us who don’t own a Cricut (or have time to figure it out), try using Yeti’s extra service to add your own personalization or search Etsy for a custom-made sticker.
Our number one gift is our Star Ornament. It also works well for both male and female teachers. Each ornament comes with a postcard telling the mission of Dreamer & Co and a photo of the artisans who made the beads and assembled the ornament. We love this idea because it really gives your gift a special meaning, making it stand out from just another Hallmark ornament.
We also LOVE gifting our word bracelets. Choose “inspire” as we know all teachers are guiding and inspiring our kids to be their best selves. Another favorite is “breathe” because who doesn’t need that reminder during a busy day?
And lastly, add a scrunchie in our adult size because as any female will tell you, having a scrunchie, rubberband, or clip near you at all times is a must. Our scrunchies are soft and silky and make a great accessory for your hair and wrist. We love using them to keep our hair free from crimps and creases and it adds a fun flair. Each scrunchie was hand sewn on foot pedal sewing machines by young women in the Horn of Africa. And each scrunchie comes with a card showing some of the women who made the scrunchie!
We would love to see and hear your ideas for teachers and how you use your Dreamer & Co items to tell the story of women empowerment. To shop all our favorite gifts for teachers click here. Follow us on Instagram for more ideas and tag us in your gifts!
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