It is true. THEY DO LIKE TO BE RECOGNIZED. Teachers bust their butts from September through June. You look the other way for 6 hours while your childs teacher nurtures them through the “trivial” process of growing their brain and learning how to cope with life. We know… yup… that’s a lot to ask of one person.

It is sad we don’t “revere” teachers in our culture like they still do in some others. I’m guilty as charged. Then a funny thing happens to our family, EVERY year.

Summer shows up out of nowhere and the field trips start happening. In Somerville we have the tradition of “Field Day,” how about your town? It’s a teaser that before you know it… it is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.

And all of a sudden we look back on how fast the year went, how much better off our children are today than 10 months ago, and think “Holy Moly that teacher did an awesome job! I can’t just ‘chip-in’ for a Target card along with the rest of the class. This teacher transformed my kids life. This teacher has left an indelible impression on my kid… which I had NOTHING to do with this time.”

So are you chipping in $10 towards a Target gift card? Yes, of course you should chip in the $10. That is good. Teacher needs things at Target like anyone does. Heck, maybe she will buy EVEN MORE supplies for the classroom with that card.

Teachers use a desk. They REALLY use their desk a lot. It is their sanctuary in the classroom. Has it ever occured to you that a teachers desk is also one of the most public desks you will ever see? From the kids sharing the room, to janitors coming in after hours, and the door not being locked… this thing is open for SCRUTINY! It sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it.  Boutique Fabulous is proud of our new Desktop section. Nobody’s desktop should be plain. There is always room for more organizing with style. We went to the National Stationary Show in May, and brought in a few gems from there. Come in and see them in person.  You can pick up a desktop gift for that person who either loves or hates their desk, but surely needs something special to make it more their own.

Do you know what LOTS of teachers do after a long and tiring day of teaching your kid all day?  We do, because teachers come through Inman Square all the time.  It’s true, they do.  They like gift shops and they LOVE CANDLES.  Teacher’s love to go home, light a candle and chill.  Who can blame them?  Candles are a BF staple item.  We love them all 4 seasons of the year.  They are the ideal price-point for a gift to someone like a teacher.  When given a candle as a gift, each time the recipient lights the candle they  think back at how thoughtfl it was, or better yet… how cool your kid is!

Gardening?  Yard work?  Who has time right?  You know who has time in the summer.  Those teachers who just got out for the next 8 weeks that’s who!  Hardware stores are for tools, dirt, shears and the other heavy duty stuff.  But the little gift store around the corner, in sleepy Inman Square, has the cool stuff.  After-gardening hand lotion, “No dog poop” signs for the lawn etc, we have some great items, ideal gifts, for you to choose from.

Browse some of the photo’s below to see what we’re talking about.

The janitor will be thoroughly impressed the next time he snoops around your desk.

The janitor will be thoroughly impressed the next time he snoops around your desk.

It took 6 months to locate these staplers.  You'll never want to go back USA style staplers again.

It took 6 months to locate these staplers. You’ll never want to go back to style of staplers you are used to from here in the USA again.

How coopl are these tiny clips.  Next time you have a presentation with handouts, and you need that extra ooomph... turn here.

How coopl are these tiny clips. Next time you have a presentation with handouts, and you need that extra ooomph… turn here.

Gardening means dirty hands.  Soap with pumice cleans dirty hands.  Green grass hates poop, make it clear to that neighbor who doesn't get it.

Gardening means dirty hands. Soap with pumice cleans dirty hands. Green grass hates poop, make it clear to that neighbor who doesn’t get it.

So many cool styles, so many delicious scents, so many hours per candle!

So many cool styles, so many delicious scents, so many hours per candle!