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The Best Gift Ideas For Teacher’s Day

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As the later half of the year arrives, a special day for our beloved educators does too: Teacher’s Day!

This special occasion is celebrated every year to express gratitude and appreciation for our teachers, who have worked so hard to guide and shape the lives of students.

What better way to express them than with a thoughtful gift?

In this article, we have compiled a list of the best gift ideas that will truly make your teachers’ day!

Personalised Stationery

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Teachers often fork out their own money to purchase stationery and classroom supplies.

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Why not help them out by gifting items such as markers, pens, notepads, and more?

You could make it even more special by making them personalised!


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Depending on your budget, you could just get a beautiful flower stalk or a bouquet.

This will certainly brighten up their day and add a touch of nature to their workspaces!

There are a huge variety of flowers to choose from, such as roses and daisies, and they don’t even have to be real flowers, with crochet flowers being a good example!

Small Plants

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Similar to flowers, potted plants are also great gifts.

Who wouldn’t like to add small plants to decorate their living spaces?

At the same time, this can also mean you’re thanking them for helping you grow!

Hand Sanitisers

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After the pandemic that caused the whole world to stop, everyone has been more health- and hygiene-conscious.

Therefore, gifting hand sanitisers to help your teachers stay safe is a nice thought!

Tasty Delights

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Who doesn’t love food? Food is basically everyone’s love language.

This can be cookies, macarons, or anything else that you think your teachers will love.

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If you know how to make them, it’s a plus!

However, it’s better to avoid buying or making those that contain common allergens, such as nuts and milk, just in case you don’t know they have them.

Handwritten Notes And Cards

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If you don’t have any money to spare, put in some time to at least write a note or card and express your gratitude for them in words.

This is arguably the best gift, as teachers really appreciate students thanking them while watching how much you guys grow.

Have some fun and personalise it however you want!

Scented Candles

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This is a great gift if you don’t know their preferences but want to give them something soothing!

This can also help them destress and lift their spirits while they are working.

There are a variety of scents available both online and offline, but do go for the more generally liked ones if you’re not sure if your teachers will like the scent.

Stuffed Toys

Stuffed toys can also make excellent gifts for teachers because they carry sentimental value and can brighten up their workspace.

These adorable and huggable companions can serve as a reminder of the students’ appreciation and bring a sense of warmth and comfort to the classroom. Additionally, stuffed toys can serve as decorative items, adding a touch of playfulness to the teacher’s desk or classroom environment.

Whether displayed, used as a backrest or cushion while they mark student papers, or simply kept as a personal keepsake, these gifts can bring joy and serve as a lasting symbol of gratitude for the teacher’s dedication and hard work.

You may consider collectibles like the adorable Squishmallow stuffed toys that come in all sorts of designs!

Self-care Kits

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Teaching can be a tough job, so giving them self-care kits is good as it encourages them to practise self-care.

You could either make DIY (do it yourself) ones or just purchase them from stores like Watsons.

Through Your Talents

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Instead of conventional gifts, why not show your appreciation with what you are good at?

For example, you could write a short poem or make a short video for them if you love doing them.

Your Time And Thoughtfulness

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This gift does not cost anything but is really valued by teachers.

You could spend more time chatting with them, helping them with menial tasks such as wiping the board or arranging their items, and showing them your dedication to doing well in your studies.


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With these gifts, we guarantee that they will put a smile on your teachers faces!

However, at the end of the day, it’s still completely up to you and how much you know about them in order to get the perfect gift for them.

Nevertheless, always keep in mind that it’s the thought and sentiment that counts.

Wishing all teachers a Happy Teacher’s Day!

Rum Tan

Rum Tan is the founder of SmileTutor and he believes that every child deserves a smile. Motivated by this belief and passion, he works hard day & night with his team to maintain the most trustworthy source of home tutors in Singapore. In his free time, he writes articles hoping to educate, enlighten, and empower parents, students, and tutors. You may try out his free home tutoring services via or by calling 6266 4475 directly today.