India 01 September 2016: A happy life and satisfying job, the two definitive goals set for us since childhood! If you are one of those who are living their dream, there is one person you have to be thankful to more than others – your teacher! We all have that one special teacher who has impacted our life in the most unknowing ways, from encouraging us to pursue our dreams (that our parents laughed off) to helping us achieve them, we have seen it all under their strict guidance and loving perseverance.
With their special day approaching on September 5th, it’s a good time to express your love and gratitude to the brilliant teachers who touched our hearts and inspired us to be what we are today. Here are some thoughtful gifts to show appreciation for your teacher.
1. Perfectly Personal
Nothing conveys I love you better than a personalized touch! It can be done simply yet elegantly with a monogrammed customized mug or a framed photo of yourself with the teacher. It’s a perfect throwback present that takes you both down the memory lane – reminiscing the good times spent together! A great selection of mugs and frames are available at Archies stores.
2. Improving handwritings since…
The technology seems to have taken over everything possible but even today the pen is mightier than the sword! Like us, our teachers are also adopting the new means of communication but a good old pen can bring a smile to anyone from the previous generation. It is indeed a cherished item that will surely remind them of the time they spent improving writing of many students, maybe including yours! A great variety is available online on Amazon and Flipkart.
Teachers are the ones who have been truly instrumental in inspiring us to give our best to the society. They have the power to change mindsets, free us of all mental blocks, help us explore, learn, share, implement and then learn some more but who says, teachers don’t need some inspiration themselves. Some of the best titles apt for this occasion can be To Sir with Love, A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius & Nobel Laureate John Nash, Tuesdays with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson or Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales.
Traditionally, students give flowers, chocolates and cards to their teachers to express their love and respect but you can make this Teacher’s Day more memorable by bonding over a glass of wine with your most loved teachers or send them a bottle of wine. You can select one from the vast variety of wines by Sula Vineyards ranging from traditional whites and reds to more contemporary rosé and sparkling - Among white wines you can go for Sula Riesling, Dia White or a Sula Sauvignon Blanc and among the reds, you can opt for Rasa Cabernet Sauvignon, Dindori Reserve Shiraz or Sula Zinfandel. If your teacher is a fan of sparkling wines instead, you could go for Sula Brut Tropicale, Sula Brut Rosé or Sula Seco.
5. Gift vouchers
Not too sure what to choose? Too busy to select the perfect gift? No Time to shop? The easiest solution is to give them gift vouchers from their favorite store. With gift vouchers, give them the power of choice & flexibility to select what they love from their favorite brands. If not shopping, it can be a voucher for a relaxing spa!
6. Weekend Getaway
If you are feeling too grateful and want to showcase your love for your favourite teacher, then go all out to express it! What could be better than a weekend getaway? For a relaxed and leisure weekend, Sula Vineyards can be a good option. Surrounded by a serene lake on three sides and rolling hills as the backdrop, Sula Vineyards offers the best weekend retreat. Your other option could be Matheran- a celebrated hill station and a great weekend place near Mumbai. It is situated in the Karjat tehsil of Maharashtra and is the smallest hill station in India filled with natural beauty. Hardly 2 hours away from Bombay, Lonavala is a hill station with ample number of resorts and there are also several other tourist destinations such as the Korigad Fort, the Tiger’s Leap, the Lohgad, the Karla and Bhaja caves.