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Gift Guide 2015: Holiday Gratitude for Teachers

November 27, 2015 12:00 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

A toast to the educators: tokens of gratitude to enhance life in the classroom and beyond. Pair with a student-made card and a heartfelt note of thanks.

Above: Discovered by my next-door-neighbor Felicity, double-sided Perfetto Pencils by graphic designer Louise Fili are $13.95 from Princeton Architectural Press.

Above: An Ash Hand Stamp and Ink Pad from WMS & Co. is $60 for the small size, which is perfect for return addresses. The stamp design can be selected by the recipient and ordered from WMS & Co.

Above: Upgrade the everyday: Italian Hand Staplers are $28 each at Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: Tiny Drippy Glaze Bud Vases are $18 via Etsy seller Porcelain & Stone.

Above: Made in Haiti from school uniform fabric, Fait la Force’s new Plaid Tote is $42–and 100 percent of the proceeds are put toward school tuition for children in Haiti. (See more from Fait la Force in our post Housewares Made in Haiti.)

Above: Teachers have a lot of notes to write. From Spanish stationers Arpa, a set of six Handmade Cards with deckled edges is $14 from McNally Jackson’s Goods for the Study.

Above: The Autopoint Twinpoint is two pens in one; $12 from Loyal Supply Co. of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Above: Cacao Prieto of Red Hook, Brooklyn, makes single-origin organic chocolate from Dominican beans. The Criollo Assortment is $50 and individual bars are $8. (They also make two award-winning, oak-aged rums.)