Who doesn’t know a teacher that has received their fair share of teacher-related items? The ABC coffee mug, the chalkboard ornament, or the apple pointer. If you know a teacher, they have a closet full of these things. Why not get the teacher on your gift list something a little different this year, and a gift that’s eco-friendly as well. There are many eco-friendly gifts for teachers available, we list 5 great gift suggestions here.
SIGG Water Bottle
This Swiss company has been around for over 100 years and is the eco-friendly water bottle of choice. The liners in each bottle are made free of all phthalate ingredients and are BPA-free as well. With so many designs and size options to choose from, you are certain to find a gift to suit your teacher’s personality. Can’t choose, you can even design a custom bottle through SIGG’s partnership with CafePress. Bottle sizes range from 10.1 ounces up to 50.7 ounces. SIGG bottles can be found at Target, REI, Whole Foods, as well as many other retailers.
Flip & Tumble Reusable Produce Bags
For the teacher that enjoys visiting the Farmers Market on the weekend, these great little bags are the ideal gift. Flip & Tumble Reusable Produce Bags are made from translucent polyester and are machine washable so you can use them over and over again. Flip & Tumble bags are a positive solution to all the plastic bags that are polluting the earth. The bags are lightweight and perfect for storing not just produce but many other home and personal products. The Flip & Tumble bags fold up very small for easy storage and have a drawstring pull that keeps all your goods in place. A set of 5 bags retails for $11 and can be found at Branch, Amazon, as well as other stores that carry eco-friendly products.
Eco-Friendly Neogreene Insulated Lunch Bag
Every teacher would love a stylish lunch bag that’s also eco-friendly. The Neogreene is just that. Made of a water-based material that uses 25 percent less petroleum, 25 percent less energy and no toxic solvent adhesives, the Neogreene gives you a product that looks and feels like Neoprene but is safer for the environment. Plus you will find Neogreene offers twice the insulation that typical Neoprene provides. A great gift! The lunch bag sells for $27.99 and can be found at The Ultimate Green Store.
Plant Trees in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil
If your child’s teacher is an advocate of saving the rainforest, a gift to plant trees is a wonderful gesture. This unique gift will help protect one of the largest endangered tropical forests in the world. Sponsored by the Nature Conservancy, the Plant a Billion Trees is a campaign to protect and restore the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Their slogan, “One dollar. One tree. One planet.” illustrates to donors how little it takes to make a difference. Your child’s teacher will receive an eCard announcing the contribution you have made in his or her name.
The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203-1606
Bamboo Grow Pot
Does your child’s teacher have a green thumb? The Bamboo Grow-Pot makes a wonderful eco-friendly teacher gift. Grow herbs such as basil, parsley, oregano, and lavendar in these attractive pots made of sustainable bamboo. Pots are 4 inches tall and 3.5 inches in diameter and retail for $22. A perfect gift for the teacher to use at home or in the classroom. Available at Branch.
These 5 gifts are not only unique but teachers will absolutely love them plus they are eco-friendly and good for the environment. A win-win solution!