Holiday Gift Guide for ... Teachers

I think it’s safe to say we have entered the holiday zone. The time has come for holiday shopping. My hope for you is you truly enjoy the season! Don’t stress out over gift giving or it will suck the joy right out of the whole thing. I love great ideas! I love to create holiday gift guides each year. Not long ago I put a poll on Instagram asking who you would like to see shopping guides for. One of the requests was for — teachers. So, first up, the shopping guide for teachers. I have created a short list of some great picks for gifts for the superhero teachers. In the guide below you can “click” thru to purchase the item. Just a note, if you do “click” thru to purchase it is an affiliate link and I wanted to let you know.

Some notes the Teachers Gift Guide:

  • As is the case with all my guides every year, I encourage you to shop local so I will provide a couple of sources following the guide for businesses local to me here in West Michigan. Be sure to source local businesses close to you as well. (Small Business Saturday is fast approaching - November 24, 2018)

  • Teachers are super heroes in my opinion! Choose a thoughtful for the teacher you are buying for. Though I love a gift card, (who am I kidding ? I hate giving gift cards) try to find something special for them first.

  • If the teacher gift is for your child’s teacher, involve them in the gift giving!

    The guide basically has 3 categories which will inspire you to choose your gift: self-care, treats, personal - unique- to-the-teacher, gifts. As is the case with any “guide” this is meant to inspire you to choose for your special person.

As mentioned above I wanted to encourage you to shop locally. I think this is especially true of the treats! If you looking to buy chocolate, look locally for a chocaltier. In the Grand Rapids Area, check out Mokaya - mokaygr.com

Bath bombs, hand cream, etc. take a look at Wanderlux - wanderluxgr.com -

For coffee, be sure they are a coffee drinker (obs) check out a local roaster first. In West Michigan we have super coffee roasters including: Herman’s Boy in Rockford. (hermansboy.com)

For candles here in West Michigan we have a candle store where you can create your own unique candle scent. This would be a great activity to involve your child as well. waxpoeticcandlebar.com

As we begin the craziness of the season, plan your gifts now so you can truly enjoy the season. Need help? Live in West Michigan? I would love to shop for you, help you plan your own gift lists contact me!

12 Days of Gift Ideas - Day 3 Gifts for the Beauty Lover

Beginning in the center and moving clockwise:

No matter the extent of the beauty lover's inventory - she can always use new bags for her stuff!  Whether you choose the standard make-up bag, perhaps a lipstick bag (smaller), a travel bag (larger) or an entire set, you can't go wrong.  The collection pictured is the Orla Kiely collection from Target.

Want to try your luck at buying actual make-up?  An eyeshadow palette like the Two Faced Peach Palette would be a great idea.  The quality of the palette is great and the color variety is beautiful - something for almost everyone.

Probably my favorite gift --- a better take on a gift card (in my opinion) is the gift of a spa service or treatment from a spa or salon in the beauty lovers area.  The spa shown here is my favorite here in West Michigan, Wanderlux Beauty and Wellness Company.  Wanderlux offers facials and other treatments as well as all levels of eyebrow services and eyelashes.  A gift that includes pampering can never be a bad idea.  

Up next is the practical gift in this menagerie of gifts.  It's a make-up brush drying stand.  Every beauty lover should have at least one of these.  I actually have this one and I love it.  Best part?  When you're done using it just take it apart for easy storage. 

Beauty starts on the inside and I love Bobbi Brown's new book that encompasses all that is beauty.  A great twist on a beauty gift for the beauty lover, don't you think?

Last on the list are two different ideas from one company.  If you've followed my blogs or my youtube channel, you already know, I love subscription services as gifts.  Birchbox is the ultimate service for the beauty lover.  Birchbox curates boxes that have better than sample, sizes of all kinds of beauty products.  The recipient completes a profile to better make the box for them which is awesome.  You could choose a one time holiday box from the holiday collection or choose a 3-month subscription box for a little more fun.  In addition, there is also birchbox for men!  Either way, you can't go wrong with this!

Gifting for the beauty lover doesn't have to be difficult and you don't have to resort to the obvious gift card.  Look no further than one of these awesome gift ideas for the one who loves beauty. 


Happy Shopping