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 We talked to 7th Grade keyboarding teacher and brand ambassador Kristin M., to learn more about her favorite R.Riveter products for teachers. 

This is the perfect time to start thinking about the holidays and everyday essentials you might want to gift to your loved ones. I always start my Christmas shopping in the fall months because I like to enjoy every ounce of the holiday season and I believe shopping for gifts should be a fun experience.
Here are 5 perfect gifts for the teacher in your life.  


A Good Working Bag 
For many years, I carried a tote to and from school. It ended up being so heavy because I kept cramming so much in it. So, this year, I decided to re-evaluate what I was using as a work bag. 


Instead of going with a tote, I decided to use a backpack because it helps my back and puts equal weight across my body. The Corbin is a great backpack that you can dress up and down. Plus, it is multi-functional, classic, and super stylish.
An Everyday Handbag
I love my Otto for everyday use. I wear the bag as a crossbody and it has enough compartments and space for everything I need, including my planner.
I like that it has two smaller handles that I can use when a crossbody isn't necessary and the leather bottom with feet truly makes a world of difference. I get compliments on my Otto every time I carry it or share pictures of it online.

A Grab and Go Essential 
The Naomi Zipper Clutch is my definite go-to. I can not rave enough about this accessory. It is the perfect piece to grab and run errands. I keep it in my backpack during school days. When I need to run an errand, I just take out my clutch and go.


The small strap makes it easy to throw over your arm to be hands free. And, the size is perfect. It fits my wallet, keys, phone, sunglasses, a small notebook, and a light snack. This is usually the bag I carry when I go out to dinner with my husband because it fits my essentials perfectly.

An Organization Piece 
Being a teacher and a planner at heart, I carry around a lot of supplies. You will always find me with pens, highlighters, a pair of scissors, wite-out, and some small sticky notes. I like for all of these items to be in one pouch, so they are easy to find in my bag.

The Canvas Zipper Pouch is an excellent way to keep things neat!  I love the striped interior, and the perfect size which allows it to to be carried individually or placed in a separate bag. 

A Tech Essential 
I carry headphones and a phone charger cord everywhere I go. But, what happens a lot of times is that they get crammed and tangled inside of my bag.

So, I decided to purchase two of the leather earbud holders to settle this issue.
This is one small accessory that can make a world of difference. It me time, money,, and headaches every time I open up my bag to search for these tech items.

Each one of these five pieces are essentials for me. Together, they make my life easier and definitely more organized.

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