With Teachers’ Day just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of gift ideas to show your appreciation to your children’s teacher!
It’s the time of the year when we start rolling our heads thinking about ways to show teachers that we appreciate them. We understand if you’re in such a predicament, but you won’t be rolling your heads for long.
We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas that will show your teachers that you value them and are thankful for their contributions.
1. Stationary Hamper
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With papers to mark, notes to jot down and lesson plans to make, if there is one thing teachers need, it’s stationary. Though the advent of technology may have reduced the need a notch, pens, memo pads, sticky notes, and highlighters are a welcome gift.
You can make your selection at any Popular, Daiso or Muji outlets. If you’re looking for more stylized options, drop by NBC Stationery & Gifts, Typo, Klosh, or Kikki.K.
2. Fill-Them-Up Snacks Pack
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A goodie bag filled with snacks will work just as well. Gourmet popcorns and nuts, M&M’S and nougats, milk candies and peanut brittles, choco chip cookies and pretzels, you’ll be spoilt for choice at what you can put together. If a trip down to a Value Dollar store does not inspire you, try Shopee (we won’t fault you if you end up putting together a snack pack for yourself).
Source: Lovely Hua Shop
Flowers are gifts not just limited to Valentine’s Day. Flowers can express anything from love and care to friendship and gratitude, which is what makes them a universal gift for almost any event, including Teachers’ Day.
Places like Lovely Hua Shop offer dried flower bouquets and gift options as well if you’re worried about the relatively short lifespan of flowers. If you’re all about roses, Roses Only is another place you can check out. They both offer same-day delivery.
4. Make Your Own Or DIY Terrarium
If flowers are not your language, then you also have the option of gifting a terrarium. Not only does this mini garden make for a pretty desk ornament but it also adds a touch of greenery. Plus they are low-maintenance!
You can take it a step further by making your own terrarium with your kid instead of purchasing a pre-made one or gift your teacher the experience of making one by getting them a DIY terrarium kit.
5. Gift cards for malls or online shopping
Not sure what to get? Why not just grab a gift card instead - its convenient for the teacher and less fuss for you! There are many gift card ideas from Takashimya to Grab vouchers. Other ideas include NTUC FairPrice, Popular, Amazon and more!
6. Handmade Card
Source: Designs by Miss Mandee
A handmade card is a classic gift, one you cannot go wrong with. Knowing that someone has taken the time and effort to make a card especially for you, is heartwarming, which makes it a perfect medium to show your appreciation for teachers.
Leave the card to the creative imagination of your little ones and when they’re done, you can spruce it up with embellishments and add your own thank you note to the card. If you’re on the lookout for aesthetic inspirations, Pinterest is always a great place to start.
7. Handicraft Items
Handmade cards are not the only thing you can make to show your appreciation to teachers. From a jar full of folded stars, boat and cranes to bookmarks and tote bags, you’re only limited by your imagination.
You can make a card, craft a display item, or even create your own painting to gift the teachers! Here's an idea to kill 2 birds with one stone, head down to Merry Haus to enjoy a 2-hour Play & Art Jamming Session - let the kids play and dabble in the painting for their teacher!
8. Novelty Items For Easier Teaching
How about gifting something that might help the teacher's everyday job? Here are some ideas that we found on Shopee!
Cute timers - for the teacher who loves handing out pop quizzes! If your teacher is as serious as they come, we’ve got just the right tool for them. These hand-held timers come in a variety of colours, but their true beauty lies within their practicality. These timers are the perfect way to add some fun to your teacher's next pop quiz.
Wireless mic for online lectures - If you're looking for something more suitable for a lecturer, we’ve got you covered! Get your lecturer this handy wireless mic that will be imperative for all their long online lessons. Say goodbye to faulty and patchy mics, and hello to this hands-free mic.
9. Teacher's Day Cookies
Teacher’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to show our gratitude to those wonderful people who shape and nurture our small people into becoming the successful adults they will one day be. How about showering your amazing teachers with some cookies?
The Teacher's Day Cookie Set ($12.90) from Spatula and Whisk even comes with a bag that shouts "Happy Teacher's Day"!