Friday, December 9, 2016

Local handmade gifts for teachers that you can buy online

By Sharon Parker
Sharon's Compendium

Looking for a unique gift for your child's teachers? Yet, feeling a little frazzled and challenged to find the time to seek out something special? No worries! HandmadeMN is here to help, and you can buy these handmade local creations online! 

For the eco-conscious teacher who wants a little glam in their life, this silver tote by Susie B. Handicraft made from recycled Mylar bags serves as a fun reusable gift bag. What would you put inside it? Read on for great ideas. 

For a teacher who may or may not be a geologist, they can use these natural rock card holders to display cards, Word of the Week, Star Student, menus and more. From Naturally Unique Rock.

For the teacher who always thinks of others and never herself, Metaling Susie suggests some rustic copper earrings, with turquoise.

For the teacher who teaches finance or economics, a money clip from Chatter by Hammer.

For the teacher who likes to stay organized — with a touch of whimsy! — a ladybug wristlet from MinneBites. 

For the teacher who enjoys Twin Cities' landmarks and local art, this set of note cards by Cindy Lindgren would be just the thing.

From Emily Ruth Designs (whose shop will be back online Monday), here's a name badge reel for the teacher who likes to accessorize and add a pop of color! 

For the teacher who loves science, nature, and useful beautiful things, how about this gift set from Sweet Bee Honey.

To help your teacher through the cold winter months, here's a unique soy candle with a charming surprise inside, from Gemstone Talisman.

For the teacher who loves to support the local teams, how about a T-shirt infinity scarf in your school's colors, or those of one of our pro teams, by Palette Passion (visit the shop for more color choices).

What teacher doesn't need to corral some clutter from time to time? This mini fabric bin (which is on sale, btw) can be filled with gifty things, then used at home or in the classroom after. From Shaggy Baggy.

You can find still more gift ideas from Minnesota makers by clicking on the topics at left, which will take you over to Etsy and a selection of items from members of the HandmadeMN team. Happy shopping!