Thoughtful & Ethical Teacher Gifts—DoneGood Holiday 2022 Gift Guide

Thoughtful & Ethical Teacher Gifts for Holiday 2022

Anybody else thankful for the teachers in your life? For all that they do and how much we care for them, it can be hard to find a gift that expresses that care that's also thoughtful, unique, and practical. That's why we've rounded up a few of our favorite gifts for teachers that are also carry a lot of meaning and are ethically and sustainably made. 

We also know that you might have to buy several of these or have to stick to a budget, so we've tried to include gifts for all budgets, needs, and occasions. You can also check out our full Teacher Gift Collection.


Socks that Give Books

These socks that give books make a gift that any teacher will appreciate—for obvious reasons! Each pair gives back $1 to Room to Read and its work to improve literacy and equality for school children. They’re also made from organic cotton, certified fair trade for ethical labor, and they feature a padded insole and arch support. 

Comfort in a Cup Brownie

This mug brownie mix is the perfect comforting warm treat for a winter’s night. It comes in a 4-pack, making it a great, unique gift when you need a small present for several teachers. It’s also vegan and gluten-free, so it covers food allergies for all your giftees (but it doesn’t like *taste* gluten or dairy free, you know?), and made with organic ingredients, fair trade sugar, and upcycled food byproducts that help fight climate change!

Try gifting it with a mug or check out the mug brownie gift set for the deluxe gift.

A Bookish Tote

A practical gift, with a hand-painted, encouraging message that empowers others! The “Free to Learn” tote is ethically-made in India with Fair Trade certified cotton, then 20% of profits are donated to empower survivors of human trafficking in LA. The tote itself is sturdy, ideal for carrying books and supplies, and features an 8x8 interior pocket that’s great for a water bottle.

Check out the matching pouch!

Warming Tea that Frees

A warming winter tea to take your favorite teacher to a calming place of warmth and comfort, this Classic Chai is a great tea just because it's a great tea. But it's also made with fair trade and organic ingredients, and gives back 100% of its profits to end forced labor worldwide.

Keychain for a Super Teacher

Have a teacher you think is super? This adorable Super Teacher keychain is one way to show them. And more than a cute trinket, this power-packed accessory is handmade in homes in rural Thailand by artisans for whom making these gifts provides reliable income and improved living conditions for their villages.

Lunch Break Reusable Snack Bags

Maybe the teacher in your life is eating lunch on the go, but not digging those disposable ziplocks? These organic cotton snack bags are a great solution! Each purchase includes one large and one small size bag with a fold over top for easy storage. Even better, they’re made with organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes, from fabric scraps, and by women in Cambodia who are earning living wages.

Also check out the recycled lunch kit.

On-the-Go Wellness Roll-On

Give your teachers a little immunity boost from all those bugs going around this winter. The Sonia’s Shield Roll-on features organic clovebud, rosemary, and eucalyptus oil—all known to naturally shield us from illness, while also giving off a spicy aroma to warm up the wintertime. All oils are handcrafted by survivors of human trafficking in India who are physically, emotionally, and mentally cared for, while also being empowered economically. 


Need More Ideas? Check out the Teacher Gift Collection


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