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Washington Teacher Appreciation Gift Guide

Washington Teacher Appreciation Gift Guide

Teacher Appreciation Day is a great date to put on your calendar - it's the 1st Tuesday in May each year. For 2023 that's May 2nd. We love that it's a special time set aside to show teachers how much we appreciate their hard work. 

If you're looking to send a memorable gift to show your appreciation for a teacher in Washington state that's special to you, here are some of our favorite options. Each of these gifts was selected to brighten any teacher's day, and each features high quality products with great design. On top of that, all products are sourced from local businesses around Washington. Sharing local love, supporting small businesses, and showing teachers your appreciate them is a winning combo.

PS: all of these gifts can be ordered online then privately shipped to the teacher (you don't have to ask for their address - awkward!). More on how that works below...

Teacher Appreciation Gift Guide | For Teachers in Washington State


1. Quartz Creek Box, $50

Know someone who could use some pampering? The Quartz Creek Box is a sweet collection of Washington-made treats and self care products! Perfect for anyone who could benefit from some self-indulgence. 

2. Rainier Candle, $25

Inspired by the national park, this all natural soy candle has notes of balsam fir, pine needle and citrus. This handsome tin will look great on your shelf or coffee table even when it isn't lit. Good + Well donates a portion of the sales of this product to the National Park Foundation! 

3. Seattle Local Gift Tote, $94

The Seattle Local gift tote features a large selection of both sweet and savory artisan-made goodies, all made in Seattle. Everything is packed into our signature USA-made Market Tote. Support small businesses and share a taste of Seattle with this thoughtful gift.

4. Eclipse Artisan Soap, $9

A stunning bar of soap with creamy white and a swirl of black. It's made with activated charcoal, dead sea mud, clays and zinc oxide + lavender, peppermint & tea tree leaves skin feeling super clean + refreshed in this detoxifying bar. The superstar combo of ingredients also makes for an excellent shaving bar.  If you want to add this soap to a larger gift box, you can create something custom using our Build a Box feature!

5. Oak Fern Box, $53

A beautiful collection of things everyone loves: chocolate, caramels, preserves, and tea. Another reason we love this box is the subtle color cohesion it features. This one is a gift that is sure to make a great impression!

6. Aromatherapy Shower Steamers, $16

Shower steamers are designed to slowly release intoxicating and/or aromatherapy oils during your shower. Place a steamer at the bottom of your shower. For a longer lasting steamer, place indirectly from the mainstream of water. As the steamer gets wet, it will slowly begin to fizz releasing the wonderful oils into the steam of your shower. Now all you have to do is inhale, relax and pamper yourself! (Each steamer can last up to 2 showers, depending on how wet they get.) 

And remember, if you want to add shower steamers to a larger gift box, you can create something custom using our Build a Box feature!

7. Washington Local Tote Bag, $12

If you know a teacher that loves Washington and is a fan of orcas - this tote is for them!

This American-made tote bag is large in size and perfect for a trip to the office, library, or pretty much anywhere! Made of sturdy 10-oz natural cotton canvas with wide cotton web straps for extra comfort. 

8. Selection of Local Chocolates, Hand Pick Your Favorites

From beautifully designed chocolates to caramels and other sweet treats, shop our locally sourced collection of Washington chocolates! Create a custom gift box, selecting from your favorite chocolates (and more) using our Build A Box feature.

9. The Spa Box, $62

The ultimate Washington spa experience. Upgrade your bath-time routine with this luxurious collection of 100% Washington-made products. Including artisanal soaps, a face mask, rejuvenating bath salts, and a candle with notes of the sea, this gift box is perfect for anyone who needs a little self care.



Last, if you'd like to send an gift to your teacher but you're not sure where to ship it, we have a new app for that! Simply hit the button that says "Don't know their mailing address?" rather than usual Checkout button. You'll enter a process where you input the teacher's name & email address, plus a gift message. Then you check out as usual. The teacher will receive an email notifying them of the gift and allowing them to privately input their preferred shipping address. Easy! 

Send a gift when you don't know their address! How to send a gift to a teacher when you don't know their address.