An Essential Guide to Gift Giving: Teachers + Essential Service Workers

I don’t know about you, but as soon as the calendar flips to fall, I get in serious holiday mode. From Halloween to Hanukkah, there seems to always be something to celebrate this season which also means the opportunity to give!  So today let’s chat about an essential guide to gift giving: Teachers + Essential Service Workers!

But don’t add extra stress this holiday season by waiting until the last minute to find the perfect gifts for those special people in your life, friends. I’ve got you covered! For the next two months, I’ll be sharing my favorite gifts for everyone on my list.

Today I am sharing my favorite gift bundles for all the teachers and essential service workers in our lives! These bundles are designed to help make their lives easier all while adding a little sunshine to their day. What better gift than that? So let’s dive right in! 

A Hug in a Mug 

Anytime you’re working with the public, you could use a good hug at the end of the day, am I right? Why not give it in the form of a delicious minty treat in a cute mug?

What you’ll need: 

  • Festive mug from your favorite small shop or retail store.
  • Hot chocolate mix. 
  • Small bag of marshmallows.
  • Cute spoon.
  • Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil 

Display all of the items above neatly in your festive mug, wrap or toss in a gift bag and voila, you’ve just gifted a hug in a mug that any teacher or service worker is sure to love all winter long! 

Fancy Foot Soak 

Anyone that spends all day on their feet could seriously benefit from a good foot soak at the end of every day. Even better if it’s presented in a fancy jar with the most luxurious products! 

What you’ll need:

  • Glass canister
  • Jar of Epsom Salt
  • Jar of Himalayan Rock Salt
  • Dried Flowers 
  • Wooden foot scrubber 
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Stress Away Essential Oil
  • Valor Essential Oil


Combine all of the above items in your fancy glass canister, tie on a ribbon + bow, and give the gift of relief to everyone who needs it! When they’re ready for their fancy foot soak, they can simply combine all items, toss them in a warm tub of water, and soak everything from their toes to their temples! 

Relaxation in Basket 

No matter what you spend your day doing, it’s safe to say that at the end of the day all you want to do is hop in bed or relax on the couch. Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with a basket equipped with all the most relaxing goods! 

What you’ll need: 

  • Woven basket
  • Cozy blanket
  • Fuzzy slippers
  • Gift card to streaming service (Netflix, Hulu, etc.)
  • Favorite YL Diffuser 
  • Peace and Calming Essential Oil 


With this gift basket, you can give anyone on your gift-giving list the gift of peace and calm! They can cozy up under their new blanket, diffuse the most calming oil around, and binge their favorite show until they drift off to dreamland! You will get major brownie points for this relaxing gift basket. I guarantee it! 

All three of these gifts would be perfect for anyone you love this holiday season, but they are especially ideal for those that work so hard to keep your kiddos safe, your mail on your doorstep, and any other service that helps make your life easier! 

Be sure to gift them the best this season to say how grateful you are to have them in your life! And be sure to tag me @theoilerycollective when you put together your gift bundle. I can’t wait to see what you create! 

Get all of the amazing Young Living products to be able to make each of these great bundles HERE!

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