15 Gift Ideas Under $25 for Teachers

Teachers are often the unsung heroes of our children’s lives. Most children spend an average of six hours per day, five days per week, ten months per year with their teachers – that’s more waking hours spent with their teachers than with their own parents.

Teachers have a powerful influence on our children’s hearts and minds. Great teachers challenge our children to be better today than they were yesterday. They encourage our children to grow in character and wisdom. Great teachers inspire our children to dream about their futures and equip them with the knowledge and skills to pursue those dreams.

Great Teachers Deserve to be Celebrated!

As the End of the School Year approaches, our schedules can get hectic and filled with endless activities. It’s easy to forget to take a moment and celebrate the people who have invested countless hours and energy into our children this school year.

Trades of Hope has you covered! Here are 15 Gift Ideas Under $25 to help you say “Thank You” to your child’s teacher while empowering women all over the world who are rising out of poverty and oppression. These gifts are handcrafted by Trades of Hope fair-trade artisans in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Peru, and the Philippines. Every product has unique handcrafted variations as a part of the artisan-made charm!

When you give these Trades of Hope fair-trade gifts, you are are also giving women in Bangladesh a way to provide their families with food, clothing, and shelter… and acid attack survivors in Cambodia a chance to become financially independent… and women in India opportunities to overcome poverty and discrimination… and mothers in Peru hope for a better future for their children.

Fair-trade Gifts from Bangladesh

Many women in Bangladesh are neglected and shunned because they are widowed, divorced or single and often resort to sex trade to provide for their families. As artisans, these vulnerable women no longer have to search for work and are able to provide for themselves and their families through dignified work crafting fair-trade products.

Through your purchases, women in Bangladesh – regardless of caste, creed, or race – are receiving job skills and leadership training. Your purchases provide hope to these resilient women in Bangladesh!

Safari Sunset Scarf

This 100% silk scarf is covered in tribal shapes and adorned with small tassels on the ends.

Approx. Measurements: 35″ X 66″
Materials: 100% Silk
Colors: White & tribal shapes may vary between olive and mustard.

[ SCCT656 ]
$ 24.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in Bangladesh!

Jewelry Handcrafted by Acid Attack Survivors in Cambodia

Many of the Cambodian artisans who make these products have been victims of acid attacks. Because they live in a culture that believes in karma – the belief that these women must have done something evil in the past to deserve the attacks – they live in shame and fear.

When you purchase Trades of Hope accessories handcrafted by our artisans in Cambodia, you give hope to these courageous women, as they experience personal healing on their journey to dignity and independence.

Ya is an acid attack survivor in Cambodia who supports her family solely through the income she earns handcrafting fair-trade jewelry. Your purchases make a direct impact in the lives of Ya and her entire family.

Cambodia Pearl Bracelet

Faux pearl beads in three neutral hues are tightened on a black cord with a 1.75″ extender.

Approx. Measurements: 6 1/2″ -8 1/4″
Material: Cotton cord & plastic beads
Color: Black, brown, white & off-white

[ JBC325 ]
$ 20.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in Cambodia!

Gifts That Empower Women Out of Poverty in India

Sanjida’s husband struggled to provide for their family by selling magazines on the streets and buses of India. Overcrowding, lack of job opportunities, and gender discrimination made finding dignified work extremely difficult for Sanjida.

In a country where safe sustainable employment for women is scarce, Sanjida’s creative skills helped her find an occasional job sewing for friends and family.

But she knew she could do more… if someone would just give her an opportunity.

Sanjida joined a local artisan community and began crafted fair-trade jewelry. She was able to earn a livable wage in a safe and encouraging environment.

Handcrafting fair-trade jewelry provides her with a livable wage.

Sanjida is now able to help her husband provide for their family through her work as a Trades of Hope artisan.

Every purchase of Trades of Hope products from India makes a direct impact in the lives of women like Sanjida.

Every Trades of Hope product from India provides women like Sanjida with opportunities to earn an income, attend financial management classes, and receive education and healthcare.

To READ MORE about how you can make a direct impact on the lives of women like Sanjida: CLICK HERE

Awakening Bracelet

Marbled clay and faceted white beads are centered on an adjustable tan cord to create this dainty bracelet.

Approx. Measurements: 6 1/4″ – 8 3/4″
Material: Glass, clay, mixed metal, and cotton
Color: Tan, white, gold, and grey

[ JBTP760 ]
$ 22.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Charisma Bracelet

This bracelet has lavender and light pink suede, threaded with faceted gold colored beads.

Approx. Measurements: 7″-9″
Materials: Iron, brass, suede leather & gold polish
Colors: Pink, purple & gold

[ JBAS635 ]
$ 22.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Corinthians Bangle

Proclaim “Love is patient, love is kind“ with this curved-edge silver bangle. Inscribed in both English and Hindi.

Approx. Measurements: 8 1/4″
Material: Aluminum
Color: Silver

[ JBN313 ]
$ 24.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Destination Wrap

Woven in ikat design, this white, lilac, and gray wrap can be worn as an oversized scarf, shawl, or sarong.

Approx. Measurements: 39″ x 77″ X 1/2
Materials: 100% Rayon
Colors: Purple, white & light gray

[ SCNA685 ]
$ 24.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Horizon Earrings

These golden diamond shaped earrings are wrapped with vibrant coral thread.

Approx. Measurements: 2″
Material: Mixed metal and cotton
Color: Coral and gold

[ JETP763 ]
$ 22.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Modern Drop Earrings

Inspired by modern art with dangling round ovals that gently sway.

Approx. Measurements: 2 1/4″
Materials: Mixed metal
Colors: Gold

[ JEAS840 ]
$ 24.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Oasis Earrings

These multi-tone, gold and grey brass earrings feature a decorative design.

Approx. Measurements: 1 1/2″
Materials: Brass
Colors: Gold & Grey

[ JENA533 ]
$ 20.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Prima Sari Bracelet

Upcycled sari fabric beads are accented with marbled clay and golden beads on this adjustable bracelet.

Approx. Measurements: 6 1/2″ – 11 3/4″
Materials: Upcycled sari cotton fabric, clay, mixed metal, and cotton cord
Colors: Multi-color

[ JBTP836 ]
$ 24.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Prima Sari Earrings

Upcycled sari fabric beads are accented with swaying golden tassels.

Approx. Measurements: 4″
Materials: Upcycled sari fabric and mixed metal
Colors: Gold and red

[ JETP843 ]
$ 24.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Rosalie Necklace

This necklace features a beautiful rose quartz stone, adorned with modern fringe and a decorative chain.

Approx. Measurements: 30″ – 33″
Materials: Iron, brass & rose quartz stone
Colors: Bronze & pink

[ JNAS637 ]
$ 22.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Triumphant Earrings

These playful tassel earrings will add the perfect on-trend finishing touch to your look. 10% of net proceeds from these earrings will go towards the Pink Ribbon Girls Organization to help support women battling breast cancer.

Approx. Measurements: 3 1/8″
Materials: Silk, cotton, and mixed metal
Colors: Fuchsia pink, red, and gold

[ JETP873 ]
$ 24.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in India!

Jewelry That Provides for Families in Peru

In Peru, rural citizens have been affected by extreme poverty and guerrilla warfare. Women are affected the worst as their husbands often leave them in search of work. Many are unable to get the basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing.

With every purchase of Trades of Hope products from Peru, women are finding hope and an income as fair-trade artisans. Because of you, these family businesses are now empowering the next generation!

Peru Knot Cuff

This simple yet detailed silver bracelet holds a small turquoise stone.

Approx. Measurements: Adjustable 7 1/2″
Materials: Chrysocolla Stone
Color: Silver and blue

[ JBW150 ]
$ 24.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in Peru!

Gifts That Provide Women With Dignified Work in the Philippines

In the Philippines, finding employment as a woman in poverty can be extremely difficult. Poor working conditions, lack of job security, and unfair pay are often the realities.

Without access to foreign markets, Filipino residents are forced to try to sell their crafts to tourists for a very low wage. We’re changing that.

Through your purchase, these women are receiving an income, health care, and social development programs.

This allows these women to realize their potential and pursue their dreams in a safe environment. You have the opportunity to change lives!

Inverted Capiz Earrings

These earrings feature shimmery, creamy white capiz shells, each framed by a black edge.

Approx. Measurements: 2″ drop
Material: Capiz Shells
Color: Black and silver

[ JEY133 ]
$ 22.00

PURCHASE THIS PIECE and empower a woman in the Philippines!

Trades of Hope is partnering to provide vocational training and education for women around the world!

You can partner to provide vocational training and education for artisans and their children around the world!

Kathy Thomas
About Kathy Thomas
Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communication Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan Development.

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