Local Gifting Guide: Teacher Gifts
A local, turnkey gift you can even order online and send to the school
As you may have read by now, I’ve made a public promise to localize my holiday shopping. Amazon isn’t going to miss me. But you know what, the small businesses here in the East Valley will appreciate the business I’m bringing their way. After this wild year, it’s a small effort to support the shops that really make our area unique.
Every year I see panicked posts in Facebook moms groups for tips on teacher gifts, especially last minute gift ideas.
As a former teacher myself I’ve always struggled with what gift ideas to give…until this year.
I was absolutely thrilled when Made on Main St. asked me to help curate a box made specially for teachers that local parents can easily gift this holiday season! They are taking the stress out of trying to figure out what teachers want, and instead putting together what they love, (based on yours truly’s years of insights into the teacher’s lounge), all in one $20 box! The best part about this box is that everything is local, right fom Main Street in Mesa!
Here’s a cheat sheet for what’s inside the Teacher Gift Box by Made on Main St., we promise this is the one time teachers won’t mind you cheating a little on the gift giving ideas!
- Bottle of Cold Brew Coffee from The Nile Coffee Shop. In almost every teacher staff meeting, everyone has a coffee in front of them. Coffee is the fuel that fires-up a teacher and keeps them going.
- Bath Truffle from Butter and Fig. Teachers need time to de-stress and relax, especially this year. What better way than with an amazing bath?
- Cookies from Smith-o-lator Cookies. Any time an email or message went out that there were donuts, sweets or any kind treat in the teacher’s lounge, there was mass chaos that followed. Teachers love a sweet pick-me-up. These cookies will make them smile for sure!
- Gift Certificate, Stickers, Coaster – Chupacabra Taproom. At the end of a rough day, teachers love to hit a happy hour. This gift certificate give them and excuse to go enjoy a drink when they are ready.
These gift boxes can be ordered online to be mailed directly to the school, or for pickup at Smitholator Cookie Shop in Downtown Mesa (which, is a win all around, because their cookie counter is full of fresh-baked cookies daily that are worth the stop!)
With one curated box, you’re supporting four small businesses, one being a veteran-owned and a few woman-owned. You’re also spreading holiday cheer to their families who will most certainly feel the impact of you keeping your holiday shopping local.
…and as for the teachers, they’ll love the usefulness of these items, all consumable that don’t require precious desk space to display!