Teacher gift ideas for Christmas
The end of the school year is usually a rush of report cards, awards nights and remembering to return lost library books. It might be tempting to grab a last-minute box of Cadbury for your child’s teacher, but with a bit of planning, you can choose a gift they will really appreciate. Whether you’re buying a gift for a sporty teacher, the teacher who loves English, or the one who cracks jokes in the classroom, here are some ideas that don’t involve a single piece of chocolate.
Gifts for outside the classroom
Say thank you for all the lunch duty on the oval and swimming pool supervision with practical gifts that are perfect for the outdoors. Think drink bottles, beach towels or even a book to read on the summer holidays.
- Beach Towel Pina Colada from Adairs
- Christmas Breakfast Teabags from T2
- Lonely Planet's Best In Travel 2019 from QBD
Something for the desk
Help your teacher stock up on supplies they use every day with cool stationery, sticky notes or quality markers. Desk organisers, pen holders, personalised stamps and calendars are also great choices that will brighten their workspace.
Fun teacher gifts
We’ve all had a teacher who has been more class-clown than strict educator. Appeal to their sense of humour with gifts like novelty socks, board games or movie vouchers. You could even get their favourite joke printed out and framed.
Gifts that offer some ‘me time’
Being a teacher is hard, noisy work, so let your teacher celebrate the start of the summer holidays with gifts that can be enjoyed in a child-free zone. Think vouchers for some pampering, recipe books to try out in the kitchen or a hamper of their favourite goodies.
Whatever you choose, top it off with a homemade Christmas card from your child and you’re set to go! And remember, if all else fails and inspiration doesn’t hit you before the last bell rings, you could band together with some other parents and get a Westfield Gift Card, so the teacher can choose a gift themself.