Teacher Gifts to Relieve Stress

Teaching children may be fun and rewarding, but it is certainly not stress-free. Stress can affect a teacher's physical and mental well-being. There are many gifts that are geared toward relieving a little of the teacher's stress. Gift baskets are very popular, and can be tailored into a "stress-free" gift basket. Fill a small basket with an aromatherapy candle, some bath salts, and a stress ball. Be sure to throw in some dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is an endorphin-producing food that has proven health benefits. In addition to making your teacher happy, and relaxed, you are giving her the nutritional benefits of the dark chocolate.

Edible arrangements are an increasingly popular alternative to sending traditional flowers. These arrangements are shaped to look like flowers, but are made from healthy fruits such as melons, grapes, kiwis, and assorted berries. Other baskets incorporate healthy muffins and oatmeal cookies. Dark chocolate-dipped strawberries and apples are delicious and healthy. If you don't have the talent or time to make these baskets yourself, seek help from your local bakery.

A day at the spa is a wonderful stress reliever. Depending on your budget, you can give your teacher a day or an hour of pampering with a spa gift certificate. A massage or a pedicure would be a great way for a teacher to relax and relieve a little stress. If your budget doesn't permit a spa gift card, then a $5 gift card to a local smoothie or juice bar would be practical, but still a healthy alternative. Reading and writing can be therapeutic stress relievers. Give your teacher a journal or some nice stationery that reflects their personal style. Consider giving a gift subscription to your teacher's favorite magazine, or a book by their favorite author. These are gifts with a personal touch that show your appreciation and respect.

Teachers deserve a break from time to time. Nothing will take away the stress of the job, but the right gift can at least help reduce some of that stress. Giving a gift is a nice gesture, but giving a healthy gift shows you care.