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7 Heartfelt Gift Ideas for Teachers’ Day 2020

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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

Gift Ideas for Teachers' Day 2020 - Stationary Hamper
Source: Dixies Den

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. Snacks Pack

Gift Ideas for Teachers' Day 2020 - Snacks Pack
Source: Valeria Boltneva/Pexels

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). 

3. Flowers

Gift Ideas for Teachers' Day 2020 - Flowers
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. Terrarium

Gift Ideas for Teachers' Day 2020 - Terrarium
Source: Costco

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. Customized Ready-to-Eat Soup

Gift Ideas for Teachers' Day 2020 - Customized Ready-to-Eat Soup
Source: Saybons

For a gift off the beaten track, opt for a Customized Ready-to-Eat Soup from Saybons e-store. You can choose from Broccoli Cheddar, Mushroom, Pumpkin, or Fresh Tomato Soup then add the name of your teacher and your kid on the label of the soup to present your teacher with a uniquely memorable gift.

Another plus, with every $50 spent, you receive a complimentary pack of ready-to-eat soup or a denim cooler bag when you use the promo code [ BYKIDO ]. The offer is valid until 4 Sep 2020. Though do note that your order will take about 3 – 5 working days to process your customization.

6. Handmade Card

Gift Ideas for Teachers' Day 2020 - 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

Gift Ideas for Teachers' Day 2020 - Handicraft Items
Source: PlayTime

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.

If you want to shoot two goals with one shot, i.e. keep your kids busy and prepare a Teachers’ Day gift at the same time, PlayTime, learning hub, is now offering a Teachers’ Day Special Play and Learn Session till 4 Sep 2020. The 2-hour drop-off session consists of an hour of free and easy play and an hour of craftwork suitable as a gift for a teacher.



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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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