Buying gifts for Teachers can be a tricky affair – you don’t want them getting 25 boxes of chocolates and flowers so it has to be something different, you don’t want to be overly personal and you often don’t know what their preferences are. Our 17 Bright Ideas gift guide will help you find that perfect present for your child’s teacher – we have done all the research so you don’t have too! So sit back, relax and enjoy choosing from this wonderful selection:
Goodie Goodie Gift Packs – Goodie Goodie is a social enterprise who in the last 9 weeks have provided over 1800 free school breakfasts to Australian children in need. They make delicious and healthy handmade museli bars which they sell online, in cafes and at food markets. Every bar they sell provides a FREE school breakfast for an Aussie child in need. A Goodie Goodie gift pack would be fantastic for teachers as it not only helps children in need, it helps teachers do what they do best – teach. If children are fed and nourished they can perform in class and concentrate – a teachers dream.
Insulated Drink Wear, Bottles, Cups etc – Ecococoon is a stainless steel drink ware company that have a range of stainless steel insulated drink bottles, cups, strawspoons and accessories which would make the perfect gift for teachers as they are something a Teacher can use on a regular ongoing basis. Their cups are a throw back to the Retro anodised cups or 1950’s styled cups with a modern twist. They are also BPA free, no taste taint, 350ml volume capacity and paired with Strawspoons are a perfect gift
Beach Towel – A premium stylish beach towel is a great option for teachers. They are personal, yet not too “personal” so are always well received. We love these luxurious large sized plush towels from Terry Rich.
Hair Care Gift Set – De Lorenzo is offering 5 different hair care gifts sets so there is sure to be one that suits your favourite teacher, and makes her feel spoilt! De Lorenzo specialise in organic and ethical hair products – vegan, sustainably produced and use only plant-based ingredients.
Summer Table – The world first interactive coffee table cookbook. Teachers are often too busy to prepare gourmet meals at the end of the day and Summer Table offers over 100 recipes for fast, delicious and healthy meals for every night of summer. Their is also an app that uses QR codes to take the recipes from the cookbook and turn them into a shopping list on your phone, sorted by supermarket section. Now that’s a bright idea!
Stylish Tea Towels – We love these designer tea towels from Nicoya Furniture. They are brand new to the market and the Gumnut range is inspired by the unique life cycles of Australian natives and the native Eucalyptus tree. All Nicoya Tea Towels are hand drawn, hand painted and digitally enhanced by Australian designer Lauren Rugless. At only $18 they are an inexpensive but designer gift.
Personalised Jewellery – Belle Fever offer beautiful personalised jewellery such as necklaces, bracelets, rings, charms, keyrings and the list goes on. They are beautifully made and something that a teacher would cherish from her students. My favourite is the circle of love necklace, but their site has a whole section on teacher appropriate gifts to make it easy for you.
Gardening Gifts – Homegrown Gifts have a wonderful selection of gift baskets including the Australian Native Gifts of Seeds, and the Gardeners Basket. Both of the would be sensational gifts for the teacher who loves gardening. They are beautifully presented and would make a wonderful gift for both a male or female teacher.
Knotlace – Knotlaces can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, hair accessory or belt. In a matter of seconds you can make any outfit look stylish. Glamour on the go! A Knotlace is a perfect teacher’s present as they are the ideal accessory for the busy woman. They can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, hair accessory, choker or belt – as unique as they are. In just a few seconds they (or the kids’!) can create a look that is as conservative or creative.
Journal / Notepad – What teacher doesn’t need a stylish journal to keep all their information in. We love these vintage journals from the Craft Gallery as they are unique, interesting and make a real statement. The Craft Gallery also has artistic card sets and gift vouchers for the art loving teacher.
Group Together.com -A parent can create a collection on the website and then GroupTogether takes control. An email can be sent to all other parents (and reminders) which enables others to donate their money online, and can sign the group card. They will keep track of all the contributions and once it has closed, the funds can be transferred into the nominated account. Then the big, impressive present can be bought without leaving anyone out of pocket, or the funds can be transferred directly into the recipient’s account. Also, there is a charitable option – It’s easy to direct a percentage of the collection to their favourite charity or cause. It’s optional and GroupTogether will even transfer the funds directly to the charity of choice.
Wine Gifts – While it might not be PC to give alcohol to teachers its perfectly acceptable to give them a really useful wine accessories. We love these ones from Beyond Cool, along with their funky cocktail and bar accessories.
Charity Gifts -The Smith Family have launched Joyspreader Charity Gifts. Giving a Joyspreader Charity Gift helps disadvantaged children directly. Your money funds educational programs and personal support that help students make the most of their education … and their future. You – and the person receiving your gift – will not only be spreading the joy, but also get that wonderful warm feeling of knowing you’ve made a difference. A real difference, to someone who could really use some joy.
Tea Gifts – Tea Forte offers quality handcrafted teas and designer accessories that deliver a luxuriant tea experience, unforeseen in the Australian market. Tea Forte’s Ribbon Box is the perfect gift for a deserving teacher including 20 of the signature pyramid infusers. Placed into a cup, the infuser is designed to allow the delicate leaves to unfurl in the hot
water producing an aromatic, flavourful cup.
Poster / Photos / Artworks – PosterCandy have a truly unique gift, a PosterCandy poster, with a thousand memories that
any teacher would love and treasure for years to come. A PosterCandy poster is a totally original artwork created from your pictures and transformed into a truly beautiful and unique gift. Imagine a teacher receiving a poster of all their students and the fun things they did throughout the year.
Bags / Sacks and Backpacks – Envirotrend has a range of bags, sacks and backpacks that are eco-friendly, designer and compact. They would make a fantastic gift for a busy teacher on the run.
Boxed Stationary – Boxed stationery is a stylish and classic gift and we love these boxed sets from French Navy. There are many different designs and categories to choose from and they can be embossed with the teachers initials.