Teacher Gifts

Whether it's a little teacher gift from students, a well-deserved teacher appreciation gift from parents, or a heartfelt end-of-year gift for a teacher before the holidays or graduation, we have the inspiration you need for each of your children's teachers. Being a teacher is not an easy job, so we've made it easy for you to find a way to show gratitude to a hardworking teacher. Give a heartfelt thank you teacher gift to let them know how much their dedication means to you and your child. Our gifts for teachers include options for daycare teachers, primary school, and high school teachers too.

Gifts For Teachers Australia

Send a shoutout to show your appreciation to a hardworking teacher with a little teacher thank you gift. It’s been a hard year for teachers trying to support our kids both in and out of the classroom. For those inspiring teachers who kept kids entertained with online classes during Covid, to those amazing teachers who find new and innovative ways to inspire every day, we can’t do it without them. Little teacher appreciation gifts are a small but meaningful way to say a great big thank you!

If your child’s teacher has gone that extra mile, we have ideas for teacher gifts to show how much you appreciate their dedication. Whether it’s a small gift for a teacher from a student, a larger gift from the whole class at the end of the year, a token of gratitude from parents to teacher, or a gift for a teacher who is retiring, you’ll find the perfect ideas at Gifts Australia. 

What is the best gift to give a teacher?

Choosing something unique and personal is a nice touch when giving a teacher gift. That might be a book they’ll love related to their teaching specialty, art supplies, a jigsaw or game, or something fun for their desk. If you don’t know the teacher well enough, desk organisers, socks, or tech gadgets are great ideas for small and inexpensive teacher gifts.

More small end of year teacher gift ideas from students include a candle, adult colouring in books, or summer themed gifts for the school holidays.

Personalised gifts for teachers are a great idea, especially if you are buying for more than one teacher. A personalised keyring or pencil case is a practical gift for a teacher regardless of age or gender. If you want to spend a little more with a truly heartfelt teacher appreciation gift, or it’s a gift from the whole class or P&C, then a leather folio case or notebook cover is a great personalised teacher gift idea. 

What do teachers really want for gifts?

They’ve had a hard year! So it’s entirely possible that what your child’s teacher wants more than anything else is a nice bottle of wine or a chance to put their feet up! If you’re wondering is alcohol an appropriate gift for teachers? The answer is yes! There’s no reason at all why you can’t give a nice bottle of wine as a teacher gift at the end of the year. In fact, an anonymous survey of teachers found that wine and chocolates are the end of year gift primary school teachers like most! Apparently high school teachers love a homemade card from their students, but we guarantee you’ll find it’s easier to buy a teacher gift than get your teen to make a card. When giving a teacher alcohol as a gift, make sure to present it to them yourself or arrange delivery to the school. 

Teacher Gift Ideas Throughout The Year

There might be many reasons to give a teacher gift throughout the year. For a well-loved teacher who is leaving the school, it’s lovely to send them off with a gift from all the students. For a teacher’s aide whose dedication has made school better for a child who is struggling, a one-off special thank you teacher gift will be a big boost and encourage them in their passion for being a great teacher. By far the most important is the end of year teacher gift at Christmas. 

End of Year Gifts For Teachers

The ritual of an end of year gift for teachers before the holidays at Christmas is essential. Whether you choose a little something for their classroom, a relaxing gift for them to treat themselves, wine or chocolates, or a good book, it’s important to find a way to show your child's teacher how much they mean to you and your child. Being a teacher is not an easy job, and a thoughtful gift from students and parents can make it all worthwhile.

Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during the first full week of May each year. This is a time when parents and students are encouraged to give thanks to the teachers who have made a difference in their lives and show appreciation for the hard work they do. For Teacher Appreciation Week, a little token of appreciation is all you need to brighten their day. A hand-written card, colourful pencils for the classroom, stationery, a coffee mug or little treat can mean the world to a teacher who gives their all to their kids. 

When is World Teacher’s Day in Australia?

World Teacher’s Day is an international day held annually on 5 October as a reminder about how important education is for kids around the world. Because that date typically falls within the school holidays in Australia, World Teachers' Day in Australia is celebrated on the last Friday in October. This year, that falls on Friday October 29th 2021.


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