This teacher's version of our kuriosity kits is a perfect way to say "thank you" to someone who works in education.
This collection contains 20 versatile charms and tokens meant to amuse or inspire a favorite teacher, and each one is accompanied by an inspirational quote on the accompanying key. The key fits nicely inside the hand-decorated upcycled Altoid tin, along with the items. Many of the items are interactive, so they're great for fidgeting or for entertaining that student who just can't seem to stand still. For example, the door is a locket, the heart makes a great worry stone, the compass works, and the hourglass is fully functional!
Here is a small sampling of the accompanying quotes:
Compass. "A Teacher has two jobs. Fill young minds with knowledge, yes. But more important, give those minds a compass so that knowledge doesn't go to waste." ~From Mr. Holland's Opus
Hourglass. "There's only one thing more precious than our time, and that's who we spend it on." ~Leo Christopher
Apple. "In teaching, you cannot always see the fruits of your day's work. Sometimes, it is invisible and remains so for many years, but eventually bears fruit of its own." ~Anonymous
Poetry Magnets. Each child is born a poet, and every poet is a child." ~Piri Thomas. So, make a little nature poem or two, and let your students give it a try!
Door. "As a teacher, you open the door for students, but they must enter by themselves." ~Chinese Proverb
We do combine shipping! Up to four of our tins can be mailed in one USPS priority box for the same low price.
For most items, I use USPS priority flat-rate shipping which ranges from $7.15 up to $13.50, depending on the size of the item. The exception is handmade jewelry items, which ship for $3 using USPS.
I do combine shipping, so I can can typically ship up to three items in a single box/package for one price.
Most items ship within three to five business days, and therefore most items will arrive within a week to ten days after order placement. If you need an item sooner, such a a bereavement gift, please let me know and I'll work with you!
By request, I am happy to do overnight shipping, with the buyer paying shipping fees above and beyond the regular shipping costs per item. Most of my listings have a "shipping upgrade" option at checkout; if you don't find this, just let me know through Etsy conversation.
I always provide the tracking number regardless of shipping method. If for whatever reason it costs more to send than anticipated, I will cover the difference.
We accept PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Because of the customized nature of my products, I do not issue a refund unless the item is damaged in some way. Therefore, be sure to read the item description and view the photos carefully; many of the items contain small variations from the main listing photo and also from similar items in my shop. I love inquiries and I'm quick to respond, so if you are unsure about any of our product details, ingredients, or policies, please ask! If you have already placed an order and then change your mind based on something you learn via conversation with me, I'm happy to refund the entire order within the first 12 hours.
If the item arrives damaged or defective, simply:
1) Contact me within three days of delivery and describe the damage to the item or the defect
2) Ship item back to me within seven days of delivery
3) If the item is indeed defective or damaged, I will give you a refund of your shipping costs plus the full cost of the item within 24 hours of my receiving it
If you have other concerns about your order, please contact me and we will work something out! Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority!