Gifts for Teachers

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Soap's On

Pamper your child's teacher with imported shea butter soap ($7.50). The soaps, which are triple-milled to ensure long-lasting fragrance, come in a variety of fresh scents, including French Pear, English Rose and Morning Blossoms. They also can be paired with a whimsical Soap Lift ($6). Made from corn and soy, the eco-friendly product keeps the bar from getting soggy and messy.

Available at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens gift shop, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus 43203; 614-715-8000;

Flower Power

Teachers will love these ceramic Flower Pillows ($13.95) because they are ideal for displaying single blossoms plucked at recess or on the way to school. The unusual vases won't take up much desk space and aren't likely to be knocked over.

Available at Helen Winnemore's, 150 E. Kossuth St. (German Village), Columbus 43206; 614-444-5850;

Lunch on the Go

Anybody can be a lunch lady with this stylish, waxed canvas lunch bag ($22). The reusable tote made by a Columbus artist makes packing a stylish option for any teacher. As the bag ages, it will weather and look more like a paper lunch bag.

Available at State & Third, 65 E. State St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-636-0130, stateand3rd on Facebook; and Urban Emporium, 2260 E. Main St., Bexley 43209, 614-453-2049,