With Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7), Mother’s Day (May 9) and the end-of-school all happening in the next few weeks, there are several opportunities to show how much you care with a thoughtful gift. Always on the lookout for fresh ideas and gifts that give back, we asked the good folks at Daily Grommet, a citizen commerce website with daily unique finds and entertaining stories, to share some of their favorite gift ideas in the $15-$50 range.
Our 5 Favorite Thoughtful Gifts – from Daily Grommet
If you've ever struggled to pick out the perfect thing for that oh-so-caring person in your life (mom, teacher, room parent, super sitter), consider one of these gifts that genuinely keep on giving. Each one of these Daily Grommet go-to gifts would be perfectly lovely as-is, but they've all got the added benefit of supporting people who really need it. And that's the kind of gift caring souls are sure to love.
Beautifully hand-embroidered nightgowns of dreamy cotton batiste help female artisans in a country that was impoverished even before the earthquake.
These soaps that look like polished river stones are made by an Afghanistan-based cooperative. It's an effort that's the brainchild of a former-NPR reporter moved to do her part to create opportunities outside of the war-torn country's opium trade.
This selection of shea butter-enriched, organic skincare products smooth all the rough spots AND help the people of Benin, West Africa (with jobs, and a share of profits that supports local educational organizations).
For more gifts that make a difference, see our full catalog here.
If you're interested in low cost/no cost teacher gift ideas, take a look at our free ebook - The Greatest Teacher Gifts!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother's Day from VolunteerSpot!