The end of yet another school year is quickly approaching. Another year of homework, projects, testing, extracurricular activities, holiday planning, illnesses, late nights, and early mornings will soon be over. Your kids aren't the only ones who will be singing "School's Out for Summer!" (you're welcome if the song is now stuck in your head :-)).
Before the end-of-year hectics begin, let's give props to where props are due: our teachers. They stress and sacrifice right along with us, sometimes double or triple more than what we go through on the regular. They spend their "time off" planning, prepping, planning, and prepping some more to create a supportive classroom that will hopefully inspire tomorrow's leaders.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 - May 10, 2019. If you haven't already, we'd love to be your appreciation shopping location this year. So, without further ado, I give you our Top 10 Teacher Appreciation Gifts of 2019!
1. Ms. Teachy figurine by Lori Mitchell
Ms. Teachy has arrived prepared for her day of teaching. With her cat-eye glasses, she's ready to lead story time with her favorite book "Wander." She hopes to inspire the same love of taking the road less traveled and discovering what is around the next corner.
Shop Ms. Teachy online or in-store.
2. Beautiful, Vibrant Scarves
They're lightweight, beautiful, and multi-functional. A perfect accessory for any teacher who loves to daydream of spring breezes and stress-free life. I mean, just look at this picture--can you be any more carefree??? That's the power of our vibrant-print scarves featuring artist reproductions.
See our full line of scarves and scarf vests in-store.
3. Comfy, cozy Snoozies
Snoozies slippers for women provide that oh, so soft comfort the moment you slip your feet inside. After a long day (year) on their feet, they deserve a little bit of pampering. And how cute is this pair?!? Coffee in the morning, wine at night. Need we say more?
Shop our Snoozies online or in-store.
4. Meditation Spin Rings (aka Adult Fidget Spinners)
Our meditation spin rings are the latest in everyday fashion. We literally cannot keep these rings in stock! The rings are made out of sterling silver, copper, and brass, providing a beautiful mixed-metal look that pairs well with whatever she decides to wear for the day or evening. And, the center bands spin on the outer band, providing a moment of peace and calm in the middle of the craziest, zaniest of das. And nobody will know she's secretly counting to ten, repeating her calming mantra, or saying a serenity prayer to get her through her day.
Due to their popularity, our spin rings are only available in-store.
5. Inis Voyager Gift Set
Harness the Energy of the Sea, wrap it, and gift it to your favorite teacher. Inis Fragrances of Ireland provides a fresh, clean scent that reminds you of the sea. And what's great is the scent is a unisex scent. We know we don't offer much in the way of men's gifts, so this Voyager Set is fantastic for Mr. Teacher as well. The gift set includes travel sizes of their popular Revitalizing Body Lotion, Nourishing Hand Cream, Cologne Spray, and Revitalizing Shower Gel. All packaged in a great travel bag, this set will make it easy to grab it and go for their summer vacation.
Inis Voyager Set is available online and in-store.
6. Girl, Wash Your Face
Everyone loves a good book to read while on summer break. Give your teacher this inspiring and uplifting book on harnessing your inner strength in order to live a life of passion and hustle. We all need a little kick in the butt everyone once in a while and Rachel Hollis provides it with painful honesty and fearless humor.
Girl, Wash Your Face is available in-store only.
7. Prayer Flag Bracelets
Bright, stylish, and easy to roll-on and roll-off. Our Prayer Flags Bracelets provide personal style with their mix-n-match design. Each bracelet is hand-crocheted using glass beads by housewives in Nepal. Because traditions can change from village to village, no two pieces are the same. Plus, when you purchase our Prayer Flags Bracelets, your gift comes with a story card and we can add the gift tag upon request.
Shop Prayer Flags Bracelets online or in-store.
8. Travel Mugs
Who doesn't love a good travel mug? Whether you're running late or just enjoy a good beverage on your commute, these mugs deliver your favorite beverage in style. Gift to your favorite teacher who has a great sense of humor and an eye for style. Our 16 oz. travel mugs are insulated to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. The lid features a slide and slip top for safe travel with minimal spilling.
Our travel mugs are available in-store only.
9. 3-D Art from the Sharon Nowlan Collection
A true treasure to keep and remember his/her favorite student, our collection of 3-D art by artist Sharon Nowlan provides a sweet sentiment to the recipient. Created out of natural items including sea glass, pebbles, shells, and twigs, each design is more unique than the one before it. From our small framed "The Little Things" (pictured) all the way up to "Five of a Kind," these pieces will provide your teacher with a truly special gift to cherish. How perfect would this be for a retiring teacher or on graduation day for your student to recognize a favorite teacher who inspired the desire for achievement and accomplishment?
You can shop our Sharon Nowlan collection online or in-store.
10. A Gift Certificate to everyone's favorite store!
When in doubt, a gift card always makes a perfect gift. Don't know what to get? Just provide a lovely card and include a gift card to Cattail Cottage and we'll help take care of the rest. This will give your teacher the opportunity to shop and pick out their favorite item for their home, garden, or a treat for him/herself. How can you go wrong? Gift cards purchased online can be used in our brick & mortar.