This season of love, let’s not forget about the individuals who were one of the first people to touch our early lives and mold our minds. Today, we’re counting down the many little ways you can show your teachers and mentors your appreciation for them this Valentine’s Day. From amazing writing and office tools to relaxation must-haves, this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide is great for any budget imaginable. Put a smile on your teacher’s and mentor’s face with these meaningful gifts.
1. Montblanc John F. Kennedy Special Edition Burgundy Fountain Pen
If your husband or wife happens to be a teacher, lawyer, doctor, or any of these professions, they’ll absolutely love this treasure of a fountain pen. This gorgeous piece commemorate one of the most revered figures in modern history: John F. Kennedy. it features a burgundy-colored precious resin, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It is reminiscent of Kennedy’s Ivy League style and is inspired by his time in Harvard University. The gorgeous fountain pen also features the initials “JFK” on its champagne-tone gold-coated fittings clip. Meanwhile, the three champagne-tone gold-coated cap rings represent his three brothers. This pen features a handcrafted 585 gold nib that’s engraved with the lunar module that landed on the moon in 1969. Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue.2. Claus Porto Mini Soaps Gift Box
Take your teacher to the marvelous lands of Portugal, where the Claus Porto soap factory has been producing quality soaps since 1887. This charming set of soaps are infused with refreshing signature scents and a creamy Pistachio Oil that luxuriously moisturizes. This gift box features eight bars that are wrapped in whimsical illustrated paper that’s perfect for gifting. This set features Mirror (Pomegranate), Leão verde (Wild Moss), Spring (Lettuce), Chic (Tulip), Agua Colognio (Vetyver), Chicken (Lemon Grass), Double (Almond Milk), and Black Sumburst (Tuberose). Shop at Net-a-Porter.
3. Orgaid Vitamin C Revitalizing Organic Mask
Treat your teacher to some DIY skin rejuvenation with this organic mask from Orgaid. This chemical-free mask contains all the goodness of organic fruit and vegetable extracts. It features a formula that boosts collagen and improves the skin’s natural healing response. It also contains hyaluronic acid, glycerin, organic lavender extract, organic lemon, organic orange peel extract, organic pomegranate extract, organic rosehip extract, and organic thyme extracts, and vitamin C. Shop at Free People.
4. Russell+Hazel Smartdate Rolls, Set of 2
Here’s something your teacher will truly appreciate: a writable calendar tape roll that adds thoughtful functionality to her workspace or home. Teachers are often busy grading papers, planning curriculum, and brainstorming for fun classroom activities. Make her job easier with the these Smartdate Rolls that go perfectly well with the Russell+Hazel Acrylic Tape Dispenser. Shop at Anthropologie.
5. Heidi Daus “Hope, Purity and Peace” Crystal and Enamel Pin
Teachers are often the guiding light of kids at school, as they serve as our second parents. They selflessly teach us more than just history and mathematics, but also impart knowledge on how to deal with life’s biggest challenges. This “Hope, Purity and Peace” enamel pin features the traditional flower of Easter, the lily, which serves as a light in these trying times. This lily pin features white enamel-coated petals with bezel-set crystal baguettes and petite, pavé crystal accents, which go with any semi-formal outfit. Shop at HSN.
6. Rifle Paper Co. Penned Posies File Folder Set
Help your teacher stay organized in her office and in the classroom with these whimsical and utterly eye-catching file folders from Rifle Paper Co. The brand has long been known for its gorgeous floral prints that came straight out of its Florida-based studio led by Anna Bond. This Valentine’s Day, let your teacher have a piece of that magical Rifle Paper Co. feeling with these delightful folders that will help keep her desk looking sprightly. Shop at Anthropologie.
7. Philosophy Hands Of Hope Hand Cream
Hard working hands need pampering too! This “Hands of Hope” hand cream from Philosophy is perfect for teachers this Valentine’s Day, as theirs are the hands in which the youth’s minds are formed. This hand cream has a silky, fast-absorbing formula that keeps moisture locked in for up to 24 hours. It’s formulated with all the goodness of shea butter, aloe vera, macadamia nut and olive oil for luxurious moisturizing. Shop at Macy’s.
8. Chemex 3 Cup Glass Coffeemaker
Teachers often thrive on coffee, especially during the most hectic school days. This one of a kind coffee maker is crafted from non-porous glass that does not absorb odors or affect the quality of brewed coffee. It can brew up up to three cups of delectable pour-over coffee without any sediments. Full-bodied flavor and aroma awaits your teacher with this amazing vessel that she’ll absolutely love to use over and over again through the years. Shop at Cost Plus World Market.
9. Cambridge Silversmiths Copper & White Marble Wine Opener
Coffee in the daytime, wine in the nighttime. Why not? Strike a balance with this gorgeous copper and white marble wine opener from Cambridge Silversmiths. It’s never been easier to pop a bottle of wine open on weekends or on a stressful work evening. All you need to do is swing the handle and you’ve opened one great bottle of wine. This includes a counter clamp to attach the wine opener to any counter or bar or its stand and a clamp to grip the wine bottle. It is crafted from durable, heavy zinc-alloy and features a sleek grape motif that is eye-catching. It has a Teflon-coated corkscrew and a copper finish that makes it truly stand out in any kitchen. Shop at Walmart.
10. P.F. Candle Co. Amber Jar Soy Candle
Lastly, let your teacher destress with this handcrafted soy candle from P.F. Candle Co., a Los Angeles artisanal candle company. Crafted using domestically grown soy wax, cotton core, fine fragrance oils and apothecary inspired packaging, this charming soy candle features an Amber and Moss scent. It comes in different varieties including Amber & Moss (musk, amber, lavender, sage, orange), Coconut Grove (coconut water, citron, crushed coconut leaf, pink musk), Sandalwood Rose (violet leaf, marine, patchouli, iris, cashmere and amber), Sweet Grapefruit (pink grapefruit, lemon zest, yuzu petals, mandarin, musk, teak), and Teakwood and Tobacco (black pepper, tobacco, berry). Shop at Urban Outfitters.
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