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What should I buy for my child’s teacher this holiday?  How about something they can use over and over for years to come?  What about a ‘green gift’, a practical gift they can use everyday?

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Teachers love all your holiday presents, but when you multiply the number of years teaching by the number of children in their classrooms, don’t you think they are overwhelmed by the amount of stuff they acquire?

I imagine teachers may be tired of getting 20-25 unwanted ‘what nots’, toxic soaps and lotions, candles, picture frames and refrigerator magnets every year.  What would they really love to get?  Well, I asked a few teachers and thought I’d share!

I have compiled a list below of my customer/teacher’s favorite FIVE items, all available for sale online right at Verde Mom’s website, just click here to shop, from $9.95 to $23.00, they are the best price points for gifts.

These are not only functional gifts, they are fashionable and affordable too!

1.  Organic Eye Pillow
My son’s teacher fights with her husband over her eye pillow each night!
These are beautiful Organic Cotton, Hemp and Silk pillows filled with organic flax seed and lavender buds. Lavender is used in aromatherapy to induce relaxation. Combined with the light pressure, these eye pillows can help release stress and tension. Sleep with the eye pillow next to you for a deep relaxing sleep or put it in the fridge to cool and help with headaches.  A big seller, and great stocking stuffer for only $14.95!


2.  Bamboo utensil set with organic cotton holder – In the U.S., we toss out enough plastic utensils
every year to circle the equator 300 times. Teachers will love to keep this adorable bamboo utensil set in their purse and use them again and again. Bamboo is actually a grass that grows to a harvestable height in 3 to 5 years.  The utensils come in a certified organic cotton container sewn by a local seamstress, in Northern California…all this for a gift they will use everyday, for only $12.95!

3.  Reusable Eco-Cup with organic cotton thermal sleeve  This is the coolest cup! It looks like a disposable paper cup but it’s so much hipper. Unlike bulky thermoses, this cup fits perfectly in your hands and cup holders just like the disposable type. The silicone lid and cup wash up beautifully in the dishwasher. Holds 16 ounces. Make a fashion
statement by choosing one of our organic cotton thermal sleeves as an accompanying gift! Great Gift Pair – Eco Cup ($9.95) with Thermal Sleeve ($22.90 total)

4.  Reusable Produce Bags – Recycled bottles made into a Pouch that contains 5 sturdy mesh bags – Each mesh bag can easily carry 8 lbs •Less than 1 oz – won’t add weight to the scale •Transparent – produce can be easily identified at the check-out stand • Wash and store produce in bag •Fruit and vegetables last longer •Can be used for bulk items as well: nuts, grains, oats, cereals, etc •Machine Washable – Set of 5 for Only $16.95


5.  Organic cotton squares – Anyone still using disposable cotton balls will LOVE our reusable, organic,
unbleached  Organic Cotton Squares. Made of super-soft, luxurious organic cotton, these reusable cotton squares are the perfect option to replace disposables. They’re as good for your skin as they are for the planet. Made in the USA and only $10.95 for a pouch with 10 squares in it.