One of the hardest jobs on the planet is that of a teacher. Show your appreciation for the efforts poured into the lives of your loved ones by treating their teacher to something special. Here are our favorite giftsfor teachers:
At home or at work, life tastes great when there’s cake in your cup. Sharon Tracy’s travel-ready chocolate soufflé cake is a delicious way to send warm wishes to faraway friends and family. The chocolate souffle cake, which bakes in its own ceramic serving mug, is the real deal -- light, airy souffle combined with the gooey, melt-in-your-mouth decadence of molten lava cakes. Buy My Cup of Cake here.
Aqua Zinger is a water bottle with an integrated grinder. To make your own vitamin-enriched water, you start by adding fresh fruits, veggies and herbs to the compartment in the base of the bottle, then twist the bottom cap to pulverize the ingredients. A few vigorous shakes will send the flavorful juices through a mesh screen and into the water. Strawberries, lemons, cucumbers, mint… you choose the ingredients and Zinger does the work. Buy Zing Anything here.
The name of the company -- Happy Scarf -- says it all. The brightly colored scarves have an energetic, whimsical vibe. Yet they’re also sophisticated. Rachel deftly chooses patterns that are bold and unconventional, but also modern and wearable. Buy Happy Scarf here.
It’s not often a new game can be described in just 20 words, but TENZI can: Each player gets 10 dice. The first player who rolls all 10 on the same number and yells “TENZI” wins. You can play by the original rules or opt for one of the many variations, such as Stealzi, which involves stealing other players’ dice. It’s frantic fun for all ages -- and there’s no screen, battery, or mouse required. Buy Tenzi here.
Co-founders of GreenTree Home, Jenifer and Susan create sculptural candles using 100% pure beeswax and natural cotton wicks. The handmade candles are distinctive for their rich colors and nature-inspired designs. The Twig candles, which Jenifer and Susan cast from an elderberry branch, are beautifully textured tapers, and the Wee Pine Cones and Jumbo Cones capture the rustic, overlapping scales of pine cones. Buy GreenTree Home here.