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!
Table of Contents:
|1. The #1 Teacher’s Gift from the Whole Class
|2. Gifts for Teachers you can make at home
|3. Gifts for Teachers Under $20
|4. Gifts for Teachers Under $30
|5. Gifts for Teachers Over $30
Say ‘THANK YOU’ to your teacher with the ultimate personalised gift, a Mastercard gift card.
Capture a selfie or group photo of the whole class and design your own card in minutes. Your teacher will enjoy treating themself in over 37 million retailers, with the personalised gift card that you’ve created. Plus, the card becomes a keepsake.
Don’t have a photo together? Simply choose one of the pre-designed Mastercard and Visa gift cards from Gift Card Store.
This trio of sedative essential oils will help your teacher relax after a hard day’s work teaching the kids. This Deep Sleep Trio contains Lavender Pure Essential Oil, Sleep Essential Oil Blend and Dream Drops Essential Oil Blend.
All ECO. Modern Essentials products are PETA Vegan and cruelty-free.
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!
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!
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!
This one is very visually gorgeous! You can grab Mason jars from the cheap shops that have lids – which makes them easily transportable.
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!
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!
$10 Gift Voucher
For coffee shops, book shops, and relaxation spas (just make sure the whole class puts in for this one!) Grab one from Typo – all teachers love Typo!
Costume Style Earrings
Yes, they can be a bit gimmicky, but teachers have so many dress ups all year round alongside your students! One less thing for them to think about!
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.
An Australian 2024 Firefighters Calendar
Help raise money for a very worthy cause – and have eye candy all year round!
These quirky and original pencil earrings have been handmade by an artist on Etsy!
Thank You Teacher Cards
There is so many to choose from on Etsy and if you want to make your own there are downloadable prints to personalise. We think these ones are pretty sweet.
Stick a Gift Voucher in the card for some free coffees and you are ready to go!
Stockist: Etsy $4.11
4. Christmas Gifts for Teachers Under $30:
A coffee cup for during the school day, and a wine glass for school nights!
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!
Not all teachers use iPads. Now they can have a fancy one!
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.
Get it from: Etsy
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!
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:
- White Hug Mug
- Honey & Eucalyptus Sweets 225g
- Barkly Basics Nectarine & Mint Hand Wash 500ml
- Byron Bay Coffee Company, Harmony Ground Coffee, 100g
- Naked Paleo Cacoa Almond Bar 85g
- Walkabout Mix 75g
- Stylishly presented in our Gourmet Basket “”You’ve Got This!”” Gift Box finished with ribbon, tissue and gift card
A pack of personalised things for their classroom!
Teachers generally have to buy all their own things to decorate their classroom! So something personalised for their stationery or to hang in the room, is thoughtful! Bright star kids you can be as creative as you want choosing from all the different design features.
Wine – because students!
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 the 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.
When a normal cactus just won’t do you need something to spice it up!
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. For 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 to 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 you or your loved one. Each book is tailored to the reader’s interests, beautifully gift-wrapped, and accompanied by a personalised message.
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 the prestigious MV Sydney 2000
- Sweet & Savory High Tea selection
- Glass of sparkling wine included
- Main Harbour sights & ambient music
A whistle is a perfect gift for your favourite coach or teacher.
This apron has the words “The Earth without Art is Just Eh Artist Art Teacher Professor” 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!
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.
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.