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The Fair Trade Guide to Teacher Gifts!

It’s nearly the summer holidays, everyone is exhausted, there seems to be some sort of sports day or summer fair every other day, and now you need to come up with a teacher gift. ARRGGHHH!!!! Don’t panic, help is at hand, we have had a browse round the shop and picked out some of our favourite teacher presents which should hopefully bring a smile to their (very tired!) face…

Any thing from our stunning Carishea cosmetics range is sure to be a hit and the ‘Bathing Beauty’ gift tin is perfect for anyone in need of serious relaxation! Carishea are one of our favourite companies here at Good Taste, providing work in Ghana in a women-run co-operative harvesting shea nuts and then made in a soap factory in Scotland which provides employment and rehabilitation for ex-addicts and prisoners.


Feel like your child’s teacher is in need of a serious caffeine fix? Combine a bag of our delicious Revolver coffee with one of our Ecoffee eco cups and you have a really stylish and useful present. The E-coffee cup is made from fast growing, rapidly renewable bamboo and is fully biodegradable. It is naturally sterile and with no plasticky after taste it is a pleasure to drink from. We have a wide range of designs and the cup (and lid) is dishwasher safe!





Or for something really unique how about a notebook handmade in Sri Lanka from paper which has been made from elephant poo (cue hilarity from your child!) !!






Chocolate is always a very popular choice, and our Seed and Bean range offers an unusual selection of white, milk and dark chocolate combined with interesting flavours. All come with the FairTrade Mark and many are also Vegan certified.






This rainbow mug is sure to brighten up their desk at any time of the day! Why not combine it with some fair trade tea bags and a packet of Traidcraft biscuits for a really lovely gift.




Don’t forget to choose one of our beautiful handmade cards from Cards from Africa, each one is handcrafted by a young adult orphaned by disease in Rwanda. The back of each card is signed by the person who made it, which adds a very special, unique touch.

Whatever you choose to give, you can be sure that every one of our products is fairly and ethically produced and provides a source of hope and dignity to the person who made it.