A gift of appreciation can go a long way for teachers. Their job is one of the hardest in the world, demands of school life can be relentless. We’ve assembled a selection of the best Teachers’ Day gifts to pay tribute to the teachers in our lives.
From accessories, desk organising tools, snacks, vouchers, here are some of gift ideas we have ready for your Teachers’ Day gifting exercise to say a whole-hearted thank you to teachers for their perseverance, patience and tireless lessons.
Best Teachers’ Day Gifts
Here are 15 of the best teachers’ day gifts guaranteed to put a smile on the teachers’ face.
Personalised Mask Holder
Mask-wearing is unlikely to go away anytime soon. How about a handy mask holder with adorable decorations? Using a mask holder keeps the mask free from viruses, germs on surfaces or in bags. Get a cute themed one here for your child’s beloved teachers.
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Instead of removing masks and tucking them away temporarily during meals, how about a mask lanyard to hang them? This keeps the masks conveniently placed and easy to put on after a meal. This is a practical gift especially for teachers who often have to wolf down their meals or chomp a snack or gulp down coffee during school hours. Buy it here.
Reusable Cloth Mask with Local Designs
Reusable cloth masks with local designs are a great gift! Unique and functional, these breathable masks will be a talking point as well. These masks designed by Onlewo features icons of Singapore like the dragon playground, Peranakan motifs, shophouse facades and more. Choose from the many designs here. They are guaranteed to delight the teachers’ and conceal their grimaces, if any.
Who doesn’t love snacks? Add to your teachers’ snack corners with these addictive Korean bubble tea flavoured snacks or healthy mushroom snacks for the health-conscious teachers. Keep the teachers happy with more snacks to enjoy, especially during hair-pulling moments marking papers.
If ‘cher enjoys more traditional feastings, how about assembling a package of old school snacks like bellybutton biscuits and pineapple jam cookies instead?
Cable Clamp and Organiser
A common sight of work desks today are unsightly cables. We have a few USB devices to connect to, and even more accessories because of Zoom calls or online lessons. Teachers certainly have a wiry mess aside from the amount of papers to look through. A cable clamp and organiser would help prevent wires from getting tangled and make practical teachers’ day gifts. Try these!
Freshly Baked Goodies
Teachers also appreciate delectable homemade goodies like cupcakes, brownies and more. If you’re out of time, fret not. There are delicious cinnamon rolls you can order here, or assorted varieties of pastries and cookies by home bakers. Decadent sweet treats are one way to cosy up to teachers.
Vouchers are functional and appreciated. How about vouchers in the form of Grab rides or Grab food? The versatility of vouchers mean the receivers can use it any time they want. Grab ride vouchers would mean a cheaper ride home – who wouldn’t be thrilled? Teachers will also enjoy the Grab food vouchers with takeaways from their favourite restaurants or dessert stores. More details on how to grab those vouchers for your favourite teachers here.
Pen a Poem or Story
Your child would know his or her teacher best. How about milking those creative juices and penning a poem or story for the teachers? A personalised poem or story is always memorable and it also takes a lot of thought from the child to create it. Sometimes, the best gifts cannot be bought and a heartfelt tribute can make a teacher feel truly appreciated.
Some tools that we suggest using are Story Jumper and Comic Master.
TikTok Video Tribute
Another free tool to use that many are familiar with is TikTok. Instead of using it for the most inane reasons, how about making a TikTok video tribute for your teachers? It can a dance, rap, song or other funny movements that will make your teachers’ day.
Stationery is every teacher’s essential, especially red pens according to our straw poll on what teachers really want. We say, take advantage of STABILO’s deal and get the teachers what they love – red pens, quality pens and markers!
Perk teachers up with some caffeine! Whether it’s tea or coffee, getting some quality tea and coffee bags would make ideal teachers’ day gifts. We know the early days and late nights mean a reliance on caffeine. Here’s a coffee subscription that teachers will love!
A DIY Spa Kit
Finally, help your teachers to rest, relax and refrain from thinking about endless problems with their students. Gather a DIY spa kit, so teachers’ day 2020 can be a restful one. Our recommended no-fuss spa kit consists of just honey, oats and a pinch of salt. Viola – it is sure to rejuvenate some skin and perhaps some joy in teaching.
Punny Cards with Singapore themes
We love punny cards and the ones from The Little Drom Store are perfect for the teachers. Other coveted merchandise for teachers include tote bags, iconic pins of local delicacies and playgrounds and pretty notebooks. See the whole range of gifts here. P.S. Don’t get carried away shopping and forget about the teachers!
There is no need to spend money in order to express your gratitude to teachers who have made an impact. Simple DIY card would also be appreciated for its sincerity.
Staying healthy is important, especially for teachers who stay up late into the evening marking homework from students. Prepare a colourful fruit basket filled with vitamin-rich fruits (tip: source them from group buys) so that sir or ma’am keeps up his or her immunity.
Ultimate Guide to Teachers’ Day Gifts: Get Something Meaningful
We have included several free items and plenty of ideas for teachers. Give a gift of appreciation or sincerely pen a note. Whatever it is, teachers would know they are being recognised for their labour of love. Happy Teachers’ Day to all teachers and we hope you will have a good break!
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