Ask any parent who has had to take up homeschooling their kids during lockdown over the past two years — teaching is hard work! Teachers play a massive role in children’s lives and chances are that they do a lot more for your little ones than you will ever know. Home carers, assistants, babysitters, petsitters, service workers and anyone else whose hard work you would like to acknowledge with a thoughtful gift!
Take a look at these ideas for the best appreciation gifts for teachers and carers this holiday season.
Succulent Gift Plant
Living gift plants are by far the most special gifts you will find. A succulent gift is an ideal addition to any teacher’s desk — beautiful to look at, easy to take care of and quick to forgive should their new plant parent forget to water their classroom succulents over the holidays! Our best-selling Succulent Sunny in a mini ceramic pot is a great way to say thanks to all the teachers and carers in your life. The succulent is accompanied by a unique plant care guide and can optionally include a printed message card and a gift bag to add an extra special touch to the gift. For a meaningful gift-giving experience, select ‘Yes, this is a gift’ at checkout to ensure that gift wrapping is included.
Another great living gift plant is the adorable miniature Moon Cactus planted in a gorgeous mini EcoPot. A Moon Cactus is a hardy plant that requires little maintenance and adds a lovely pop of colour to any tabletop or windowsill. The stylish and sustainable EcoPots are made of durable recycled plastic material that has a natural-looking appearance to effect. The perfect eco-friendly way to round off the mini Moon Cactus!
Happy Days Living Gift Set
If you want to add something extra to the living gift plants, opt for a thoughtful wellness gift owned by local Australian businesses. Not sure which items to combine? This lovely small hamper includes a seasonal succulent plant presented in our exclusively designed ceramic pot set along with a collection of treats that will make anyone feel special! Sweet tooths will love the organic chocolate brittle bag by Winnow Chocolates, while the uniquely flavoured tea box from the local tea brand, MOOD, will fit any mood at any time of day.
Bird’s Nest Fern
The Bird’s Nest Fern is one of the most beautiful plants to give someone. This plant loves Australia’s subtropical climate and thrives both indoors and outside in the garden. A lovely gift to show your appreciation for anyone in your life! If you know of someone who spends a lot of time working from home or is simply a sucker for an indoor plant, the Bird’s Nest Fern is just the gift you are looking for. This plant is presented in a minimalist cylinder pot with a fixed saucer and comes with a care guide to make sure anyone can take care of this gorgeous plant.
Delicious MOOD Tea Box
This MOOD tea box not only makes for an excellent wellness gift but also makes a positive impact on young people in Australia through the enterprise’s efforts to fund and support mental health projects. The non-GMO pyramid tea bags are biodegradable, home compostable and available in four delicious flavours. The ‘Happy Days’ flavour is sweet and fruity, designed to reduce cortisol, anxiety and stress, and boost energy. The ‘Get On Up’ flavour enlivens and invigorates to promote mental alertness, stimulate blood flow and ease anxiety. The ‘Be Kind, Unwind’ blend eases muscle tension, regulates mood and promotes relaxation. Finally, the ‘Sweet Lullaby’ blend helps to calm the nerves, promote sleep and relieve anxiety.
Hand-poured Soy Candles
The deliciously scented soy candles by Kandle Lab will add instant tropical allure to any home (or classroom!). Hand-poured and locally manufactured in Sydney, the 100% soy wax candles are available in several dreamy scents infused with botanical aromas. Choose between fragrances like watermelon, passionfruit and pawpaw, nectarine and mint, and lime, basil and mandarin. The perfect thank-you gift to help someone relax and recharge after a tough year. For the ultimate relaxation gift package, add this locally made vegan body scrub and clay face mask by Butt Naked.
The Ultimate Indoor Plant Food
Looking for a gift for someone with green fingers? Or maybe something to add to a living gift plant? This indoor plant food kit from Big Green Monster Co will make any home gardening enthusiast’s day. With four season-specific fertilisers each formulated with unique benefits for different climate conditions throughout the year, this kit will help their plants grow like never before. The plant food is easy to use and comes with detailed instructions for how to distribute the fertiliser in each season. This gift is so good, that you might even want to treat yourself (and your home jungle) to one as well!
Grow your own Oyster Mushroom
This one is for all the budding home chefs in your life. The oyster mushroom grow kit from Life Cykel is a unique and wonderfully immersive gift that will enable anyone to grow their own mushrooms at home — ready for cooking straight from the ground into the pot. Also a great pick for vegans or vegetarians! The mushroom kits are prepared from waste coffee grounds collected from around the country to encourage a sustainable and circular economy.
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?
How about letting them choose their own gift by sending an online gift card? You can select the exact amount you wish to purchase to let all the people on your gift list pick their own plant adventures from our broad range of plants and wellness items for any occasion. Online gift cards can be emailed to the recipient on the day or at a future date of your choosing and will remain valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Natures Colours is an online nursery based in Sydney, Australia, with the promise of delivering happy, healthy, premium quality plants to brighten your home. Shop our extensive selection of plants and living gift accessories, hand-delivered in Sydney!