Gift ideas for teachers and carers

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Gift ideas for teachers and carers

Teachers do an amazing job of caring and educating our special little people. To say thank you for helping nurture our budding geniuses, we’ve found stacks of thoughtful teacher gifts they’re sure to love.

Here’s our pick of the best gift ideas for teachers and carers.

Gifts they’ll love

  • Homemade Treats
  • Personalised Stationery
  • Coffee Vouchers
  • Tea Set
  • A Plant Pot
  • Movie Tickets
  • A Day Planner
  • Bottle
  • Desk Tidy
  • Wall Art
  • Coffee Cup
  • Spa Voucher

Planning essentials

Write To Me Linen Planners 2020

Write To Me Linen Planners (from $39.95)

The job of teaching doesn’t end when the school bell rings. There are meetings, parent/teacher nights and after-school activities to remember too. A sleek planner is a fashionable and functional gift idea for teachers.

Buy Now from Write to Me

Small bag, big message

Jute Not Plastic Shopping Bags

Jute Shopping Bags ($9)

An environmentally-friendly bag for all that extra ‘stuff’ teachers need. These jute bags will spread an important message in and out of the classroom.

Buy Now from Carnival Homewares

A world of thanks

Little Fairy Blooms teachers gift

Little Fairy Blooms Teacher Gifts ($47)

An adorable glass dome full of thanks from little learners. The Little Fairy Blooms contain tiny flowers that are 100% real – Teachers simply spray with water once a week to retain their freshness. We love!

Buy Now from That Little Nook

Morning fuel

KeepCup Cork Band, reusable coffee cup

Cork KeepCup (from $30)

Whether it’s a ‘one cup of coffee’ day or a ‘five cups of coffee day’, giving your teacher a beautiful cup to drink it from will make them smile.

Buy Now from Biome

A nighttime pamper

Short Story Bath Blend, Tree Top Heaven

Tree Top Haven Bath Blend ($24.95)

There’s nothing like soaking in the tub after a long day at work. Help teachers relax and unwind with a pampering tea soak for the bath. Bliss!

Buy Now from Temple & Webster

Pretty tech protection

Herschel Sleeve for iPad Mini

Herschel Spokane Sleeve for iPad Mini ($69)

For lesson planning on the run and because we’ve never seen a tech sleeve look so pretty!

Buy Now from The Iconic

Christmas in a jar

Christmas chocolates in a jar

Cute little chocolates in Christmas jars are a fun and inexpensive idea – especially if there are lots of teachers to buy for. (via The Idea Room)

The writing’s on the wall

Personalised teacher print

Personalised Teachers Art Print ($30)

Teaching isn’t something that just anyone can do -it takes a big heart. This personalised print says it all.

Buy Now from Hard to Find

Hydration station

Memo Water Bottle

Memo Slimline Water Bottle ($49.90)

Taking care of tiny tots is thirsty work. This award-winning bottle makes a brilliant gift and ensures teachers will always have a healthy stash of H2O, wherever they go.

Buy Now from Hard to Find

Bookmark it

Personalised Mandala Bookmark for teachers

Personalised Mandala Bookmark ($14.95)

Teachers are never short of a book or two. Add a little ‘zen’ to their reading time with a mandala bookmark personalised with their name for an extra special gift.

Buy Now from Etsy

A recess treat

Homemade teacher gifts

You don’t have to be Willy Wonka to make delectable chocolate bars at home. Using dark, milk or white chocolate for the base, simply add a variety of nuts or dried fruit and seeds for added texture and flavour. (via Flourishing Foodie)


It’s a wrap!

HoneyBee bees wax wraps

Bees Wax Wraps ($35)

Teach your teacher about being sustainably savvy by bringing re-usable wraps for their lunches. Simply hand wash in cold water after use and leave to dry for the next day.

Buy Now from Biome

Help them grow

Personalised plant stick gift for teachers

Personalised Plant Stick ($14.95)

Personalised with your child’s’ name and the teacher’s name, this stunning plant stick can be potted with lots of pride.

Buy Now from Etsy

A thoughtful creation

Homemade sugar scrub gift for teachers

Most teachers spend all day running after our children so some calming sugar scrub will be appreciated. Especially when the kids have made it themselves. (via Lemon Lime Adventures)

Time for tea

Edible Beauty, Sleeping Beauty Tea

Sleeping Beauty Tea (from $17)

With long days and late nights spent preparing classes, every teacher needs a restful nights sleep. A calming (and caffeine-free) tea will melt away stress and work wonders for the week ahead.

Buy Now from Nourished Life

Rain, rain go away

rainbow umbrella

Rainbow Umbrella ($39.99)

Getting to work in the rain is no fun for anyone. Make the walk to the car a bright adventure with this rainbow umbrella.

Buy Now from Yellow Octopus

The perfect pamper

Facial/Manicure voucher for end of year teachers gifts

Endota Spa Gift Voucher (from $25)

A voucher to have a facial, manicure or massage will give teachers some much needed me time.

Buy Now from Endota Spa

Garden delights

Neon dipped pots teach gift

A simple plant can be memorable if packaged just right. These pretty neon-dipped pots make perfect teacher gifts, ready to sit pretty at their desk or kitchen bench. (via Hello Bee).

Best foot forward

Happy Socks Forest Gift Box

Happy Socks ($69.95)

The perfect way to add personality and a splash of colour to workwear. The forest-themed gift box includes four fresh and vibrant styles for their feet.

Buy Now from Happy Socks

Gifts for the classroom

Gifts for teachers and the classroom

With so many kids constantly coming through your classroom things don’t always stay as nice as teachers would like. Why not buy them some books, blocks, puzzles or stationary for their classroom. (via Tooft)

Appreciation is key

Teacher Keyring gift diea

Teacher Keyring ($26.90)

Available in silver or rose gold these charming keyrings will fill teacher’s hearts with joy whenever they reach to unlock their doors.

Buy Now from Hard to Find

A tea bag a day

DIY Tea Wreath teacher gift idea

If you know a teacher who’s a sucker for a good a cuppa, make a wreath of tea sachets using cardboard and pegs. It’s a simple activity the kids can help with too! (via Kojo Designs)

A group gift

19 creative ways to wrap with brown paper this Christmas | Mum's Grapevine

Know the other parents in your school? Join forces and turn small token gifts into one big present. If the logistics of collecting money are too hard, simply suggest everyone buys a small gift card from a local restaurant which the teacher can combine to pay for a nice dinner out. Easy!

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