The Teacher's Gift Guide

As it draws close to the end of the school year, we collated a list of our favorite ways to celebrate and give thanks to those teachers, counselors & coaches who guided, nurtured & taught you or your children over the past year.

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Tom Dixon Retractable Pencils

For the chicest desktop style, we love these retractable pencils by Tom Dixon. The most practical and stylish way to say thank you!

$35 each

ILA Kitchen Set

We love Ila’s “White” gift set! Including sonoma salt, three garnishing salts and a large olive oil bottle, this set tastes even better than it looks. Combine all pieces together for one amazing gift, or pick and choose your favorites.

From $15

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20 Aphorisms Card Game

Aphorisms are short, pithy statements designed to provoke a thrill of recognition at valuable, amusing, dark and perhaps awkward truths. Compiled of twenty inspiring aphorisms cards with short sentences and large truths, your English teacher or philosophy professor will love this thoughtful gift.


The Bucket List: Places to Find Peace & Quiet Book

The perfect book for what every teacher, coach & counselor is looking for after a long school year. With stunning pictures of hard-to-find quiet spots in urban jungles, ultimate wilderness hideouts, the world's best mindfulness and meditation retreats, and ancient centers of spiritual succor and artistic solace.


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Palermo Bar Soaps

Made with the purest ingredients by hand, this bar soap collection by Palermo Body include Lavender & Sage, Rose Geranium & Mandarin, Tea Tree & Mint, Grapefruit & Juniper & Unscented Coconut Milk. Pick & choose your favorites, or gift all five!

$12 each

Organic Herb Grow Kit

These organic grow kits are perfect for going into the summer season. Available in Basil, Mint, Parsley, Oregano, Sage & Rosemary, it’s something that their whole family will enjoy. Gift it with one of our cookbooks for a real treat!

$22 each

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Candle Morild

We love these soy wax candles, inspired by the Norwegian woodlands, fjords, mountains and seaside. Each candle is set in a lush ceramic vessel, with a delicate matte finish and glossy lid.


Simple by Ottolenghi

One of our favorite cook books, this recipe book has everything from light bite appetizers to dinner party meals. Perfect for summertime entertaining with family & friends!



Aromatherapy Associates Roller Ball Series

Whether relaxing, reviving, de-stressing or finding inner strength, these specific blends from Aromatherapy Associates make thoughtful and unique teachers gifts, after a long school year.

$35 each

Hyacinth Arrangement

A striking & “scentsational”, seasonal gift, we love this hyacinth arrangement from McArdle’s. Discover this and other arrangements that make the best teachers’ gifts at the link below.

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20 Poems

We love this collection of twenty short poems which offer wit and wisdom.


Leather-Bound Notepad

A gift that is sure to step up any desktop style, we love these stylish, leather-bound notepads. Available in 4 different colors.


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Organic Chocolate Chip & Sesame Cookie Mix

Whether you gift the mix on its own, or if you decide to bake your teacher homemade cookies for an extra special, personal touch, these Organic Chocolate Chip Cookies from Paris are some of our favorites at GDV!


The Thinker Game

Perfect for every teacher, this card game is designed to test your knowledge of history’s great thinkers, movers & shakers. Each card provides the essential information – a summary of their work, life and historical timeline – to help other players guess which great mind you hold in your hand.


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Bella Cucina Pizza Kit

We love this thoughtful combo! Each Pizza Kit comes with fresh, homemade-style, tomato sauce & pizza dough, beautifully organized in a basket and pre-wrapped with a red ribbon.