When we write our Christmas gift list, it’s nice to remember our Day Care, Pre-Prep and School Teachers and any other members of the village helping to raise our kids this year!
It’s a lovely gesture to give a little thank-you to the people who have taught, played with and endured our children this past year. But it does not mean you have to spend a fortune or sell a kidney to afford it by any means – there’s so much available for under $20….but then if you want to spend more, there are lots available too!
Here are 50 great gifts to give to teachers that suit all budgets!
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1. The #1 Teacher’s Gift
Use Group Together for a Teacher’s Gift from the Whole Class
It’s super easy to give a gift from the whole class with Group Together. Parents chip in for a group gift and sign the card online. Then give any ‘Any Card’ and let your favourite teacher choose from 70+ eGift Cards. Teachers love it!
2. Gifts for Teachers You Can Make at Home:
A beautiful homemade meal or nibbles is always appreciated – plus they are low cost and make for a really thoughtful gift. Here are some ideas on what you can make for the teachers in your childs’ life:
Nuts and Bolts Crunchy Snack Mix
This delicious savoury mix can be made in bulk in the slow cooker – grab some sealable glass jars, add a ribbon – and you have the perfect delicious gift for a teacher you adore!
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Christmas Lolly Sleighs
These Christmas Lolly Sleighs are a FANTASTIC Christmas gift – not just for teachers, but for anyone! You will need a good glue gun, some ribbon and a bit of patience.
These are the real old-style Rum Balls – my Grandma’s recipe made on Weetbix. They are so damn good! Best of all – you can make Rum Balls up to two months in advance – and you can either keep them in the fridge (they mature nicely) or even freeze them!
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These are just adorable, and they freeze well too – so you can make a load of these and pop them in the freezer for when you need them!
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This one is very visually gorgeous! You can grab Mason jars from the cheap shops that have lids – which makes them easily transportable.
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Make a Mason Jar Terrarium
Terrariums are alive and beautiful and perfect to sit on the teacher’s desk. They are really easy to make too!
Image Credit: Storyboard Wedding
Shortbread in a Jar
We have lots of totally scrumptious shortbread recipes to try. Serve in a Mason Jar with a lid, some gingham and a ribbon! You can pick up Mason Jars from most cheap shops or online.
Shortbread recipes we recommend include:
Image Credit: Wewegombel.me
3. Gifts for Teachers Under $20
‘Our Child Might Be the Reason You Drink’ Wine Labels
Unfortunately, this is true of my children…… Grab these labels then stick them on a bottle of bubbly that your teacher will love!
Grab them from Etsy!
$10 Gift Voucher
For coffee shops, book shops, relaxation spas (just make sure the whole class puts in for this one!) Grab one from Typo – all teachers love Typo!
Adorable Apple Earrings
Yes, apple-themed gifts for Teachers are a bit stereotypical – but they are so damn cute. Nawwww – so cute!
Grab em from Etsy
A Wine Glass Bottle
Anyone who has to supervise, care for, teach, wrangle or participate in conversations with children all day, every day, deserves wine. That’s us and the teachers. Don’t worry about what sort or wine, it’ll be to someone’s liking on the Christmas dinner table! Probably a good idea to check with the school or daycare first to make sure it’s appropriate – even a nice non-alcoholic based wine would be appreciated
50 Shades of Grey Pencils
Not saucy at all! But very funny and pencils are always an appreciated gift for teachers.
A Sloth Tea Infuser
Sloths are so on-trend right now! Grab one to infuse your favourite teacher’s tea with sloth goodness!
Yellow Octopus for $17.99
Personalised Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Practical, pretty and environmentally friendly! We love these from Biome Eco Stores.
An Australian 2021 Firefighters Calendar
Help raise money for a very worthy cause – and have eye candy all year round!
Australian Firefighters Calendar for $20 with free shipping Australia wide.
Coloured Pencil Earrings
These quirky and original pencil earrings have been handmade by me from quality pencils (brand new of course). Since they are authentic you may find some gold writing on the back of them. You’ll be sure to get plenty of compliments wearing these. They also make the perfect gift for a favorite teacher or best friend.
Etsy for $9.65
Thank You Teacher Cards
The cards are printed on high quality textured cream board and are blank inside for your own message. There are four designs to choose from: Apple, Explosion, Dark Blue Typographic and Cream Typographic.
Stockist: Hard to Find for $4.95
4. Christmas Gifts for Teachers Under $30:
Before School / After School Gift Set
A coffee cup for during the school day, and a wine glass for school nights!
Grab it from Etsy for $30.00
A Periodic Table of Elements T-Shirt
A bit nerdy (as teachers are) – and something that both male and female teachers can wear – winning! Perfect for the Science Teacher!
Grab it from Yellow Octopus for $24.99
Not all teachers use iPads, some are decorated in early clipboard quite often. Now they can have a fancy one!
Grab this one from Caffeine and Wine via Etsy
A Hogwarts T-Shirt
For the Teacher who adores Harry Potter!
Etsy for $27.18
Teacher Voice Mug
You know you’re a teacher if you get a secret thrill from laminating, you reach for a red pen when reading FB posts, and you have a slightly-scary teacher voice! This funny mug is the perfect gift for any teacher who knows how to take charge in the classroom.
Hard to Find for $24.99 plus free shipping within Australia
5. Gifts for Teachers Over $30:
If you are wanting to go all out – here are some really great gift ideas for teachers that are a bit more pricey!
A Coffee Lovers Hamper
This hamper is the perfect gift for any coffee lover out there. And all teachers LOVE their coffee!
You seriously can’t go wrong with this indulgent gift!
The hamper contains:
- Lindt Premium gold chocolate block
- Chocolatier mixed selection treat box
- 10 x Hazelnut Lindt balls
- 5 x Milk Lindt balls
- 5 x Sea salt and caramel Lindt balls
- Extract Black Mexican coffee beans
- Extract Black Columbia coffee beans
- Extract Black Brazil coffee beans
- Classic milk chocolate block
- Hamper box
- Complimentary gift wrapping and gift card
Order it online and have it delivered!
A Personalised Pencil Case
This personalised pencil case is the perfect desk accessory, teacher or student gift and makes a great handbag addition, as it is generous size and comfortably stores ample of stationery items.
They are individually handmade and printed and including a black-coloured lining. They make a great gift idea, especially for teachers and students.
Hard to Find for $44.00 plus free shipping
Pens, Stationery & Teacher Stuff Personalised Pencil Case from Hard to Find
Teachers Wine Glass
Wine – because students!
Hard to Find for $75.99 + free shipping in Australia
Apple a Day Teacher’s Print
This fully customisable print is the perfect gift for any teacher. With being able to add all of your own text describing the great things about your teacher and past year in learning, your teacher will be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful gift. Add your own text and the teacher’s name and year.
Add between 12 and 15 lines of your custom text and of course the teacher’s name! The year will automatically be set at the current year.
Hard to Find for $36.00 + free shipping in Australia
An Apple a Day Teacher’s Print from Hard to Find
A Designer Cactus
When a normal cactus just won’t do!
Edible Blooms for $59.00
A Coffee Bean Subscription
Have amazing specialty coffee beans delivered every two or four weeks. A coffee subscription bringing the world of specialty coffee to your front door. We work with the best roasters to bring you a handpicked selection of coffee to enjoy at your convenience. Each delivery we invite you to experience our featured roaster’s favourite coffee from the comfort of your own home or office. Look forward to tasting different origins from around the world.
Get Your Teacher a Bookabuy Subscription
Start your very own personalised literary journey, or give the gift of reading to a loved one. Our Mixed Genre subscription allows you to tailor a unique package to cater for a wide variety of tastes. Simply subscribe and give us some information about the reader. We’ll then deliver a new, handpicked book once a month to yourself or your loved one. Each book is tailored to the reader’s interests, beautifully gift-wrapped, and accompanied by a personalised message.
3 months (3 boxes) for $145.00
Sydney Harbour High Tea
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise around Sydney Harbour with a High Tea at Sea, reviving a great British tradition with a uniquely Australian flavour. Your high tea experience starts with a crisp glass of sparkling wine, followed by sweet and savoury treats, think chocolate-dipped strawberries, traditional English scones with jam and cream and blinis topped with prawns, and a selection of fine teas.
Admire the million-dollar views while enjoying your high tea with iconic landmarks as you cruise along the harbour, such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and the dazzling city skyline.
- Cruise aboard prestigious MV Sydney 2000
- Sweet & Savory High Tea selection
- Glass of sparkling wine included
- Main Harbour sights & ambient music
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Monogrammed Coaches Whistle
An engraved whistle is a perfect gift for your favourite coach or teacher. They will love it. High Shine with black lanyard. Price includes engraving on top. For $5 extra we will engrave the side of the whistle. For an even nicer gift, choose the wood box option, which includes engraving on the top of the whistle and a special message on the inside of the box top.
Etsy for $40.80
Art Teacher Apron
This apron has the words “Art Teacher” spelled out across the front using paint, brushes, pencils, markers, rulers, and other art supplies. With plenty of coverage and pockets for art supplies, etc., this adjustable apron makes a great art teacher gift.
This Art Teacher apron isn’t stain proof, but paint stains just add the final touch of character to this already nearly perfect Art Teacher fashion accessory!
Etsy for $30.26
Personalised Thank You Wreath Pot Plant Stem
What a cute and unique personalised piece to give to someone in a pot plant, or to add to gift wrapping. This bamboo flower makes a unique personalised piece with a message of your choice. It is also a lovely keepsake and makes a great teacher gift idea.
Finished off with a natural wax to enhance the natural colours and grain of the bamboo.
Hard to Find for $33.00 including free shipping within Australia
Leather Vinyl Record Storage Case
Created for a collector, our new retro leather record storage case will appeal to those devoted to vinyl. Lined in faux suede for protection, the leather vinyl case stores approximately 25 records. Add a matching leather luggage tag to make this gift extra special.
Hard To Find for $599.00 plus free shipping within Australia
What gift will you give your teacher this year?