Our teachers have worked hard again this year. We think they ALL deserve a medal. Lots of teachers are also parents so have not only spent the year begging 30 kids to be quiet but then have come home to beg their own child to be quiet. We think teacher gifts are a really special way to show your appreciation for all that hard work. They don’t have to cost a lot of money – it’s definitely the thought that counts. Here’s a range of teacher gift ideas we’ve put together. Some are inexpensive but take some time to make from home, and some are from our favourite stores for those who are time poor or don’t have a crafty bone in their body (me)!
We have also included some local Adelaide businesses so you can buy a great teacher gift while also supporting a small business based right here in South Australia!
You can never go wrong with chocolate, right? Especially SA’s own HAIGH’S!
Haigh’s Chocolates 2023 Christmas collection will delight all chocolate lovers this festive season, with an array of nostalgic seasonal favourites including chocolate Speckles, Milk Chocolate Gingerbread Biscuits and Christmas Pudding Brandy Truffles and a stunning selection of new chocolates including Milk Christmas Pudding Block, Dark Raspberry Pastilles and Milk Passionfruit Pastilles.
The seasonal range will be available in decorative papers, boxes and tins in fresh green, black and white, with highlights of gold and silver – creating a selection of delicious Christmas gifts. Perfect for teachers who need an end of year treat!
Head into one of the Haigh’s stores to stock up or buy them online here.
Aboriginal Beautiful Journey 4Pack Baubles
Description: Embark on a breathtaking journey this holiday season with our Christmas Bauble 4-pack from the “Beautiful Journey” range, showcasing the captivating art of Aboriginal contemporary artist Jacinta-Rai Ridgeway Maahs. Each bauble is adorned with striking designs, celebrating the resilience, cultural heritage, and inspiring narrative of Indigenous Australia. Illuminate your tree with artistry and meaning.
Sow ‘n Sow Gift of Seeds from Oskars Wooden Ark
Sow ‘n Sow’s Gifts of Seeds cleverly combine a gift card with a packet of seeds to form a sweet, eco-friendly gift that grows.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Christmas Wildflowers Gift of Seeds.
Specially designed for gifting, this Gift of Seeds features a botanical illustration embellished with a native Australian kookaburra and gold foiling for a festive touch.
Containing a mix of Californian poppy, cosmos and alyssum seeds, a Christmas Wildflowers Gift of Seeds will add seasonal magic to any garden. Give it on its own or combine it with another gift to bring festive cheer to any recipient.
Using 100% recycled paper, with a biodegradable tear-away plant label, a recycled mailing envelope, printed with plant-based soy ink, and containing non-hybrid and non-gmo seeds – an eco-winner!
Shop online at www.oskarswoodenark.com.au
We are SUCH fans of Riverbalms – they are a local SA business from the Riverland, making natural lip balms in multiple delicious scents. The best part? Their lip balms come in home compostable cardboard tubes or metal tins – so you are supporting a local business AND being kind to the environment!
They have special gift packs, perfect for teachers such as a lip balm with some local Riverland dried fruit – yum!
Personalised LEGO Christmas Bauble
Another very clever and very unique gift from a South Aussie Etsy store @KraftyMee
Thank your teacher with a personalised bauble!
You can choose a mug, laptop, book or trophy accessory or enter details of a specific accessory in the personalisation section eg guitar for music teacher, paint brush for art teacher etc and add a short message.
Christmas Baked Goodies
There’s so many different baking ideas that you can put together to create something delicious for your deserving teachers. From gingerbread, shortbread, to cookies most teachers have a sweet tooth. If you don’t have time to bake something this cookies in a jar option could also be an easy and quick idea.
Christmas Tree Ornament
If your looking for something that’s small and easy to have posted these little Christmas Tree Ornaments by The Name Co. are the perfect gift idea! We hear lot’s of teachers these days put up trees in their classroom too so having these keepsakes to display every year is a lovely gesture. We also love supporting local SA companies just like this one!
You can find the Etsy store here
Something for Summer
We’re huge converts of Tesalate Towels and they make such a practical and useful gift. They’re super absorbent, fast drying, lightweight and compact and come in such a great range of sizes and designs.
Check out the entire collection exclusively sold on their website at www.tesalate.com
Decorate a pot plant
Who doesn’t love pot plants right? Why not buy a pot and have your kids decorate it then add a plant to give to your teacher. Our team created exactly this a few weeks back and it’s quite easy, Also gives the kids something to do. Follow the instructions here
Kytons Bakery Goodies
Everyone loves food, right? And food doesn’t come much better than baked goodies from Kytons Bakery at Edwardstown!
Grab your teacher some cookies, mince pies, slices, lamingtons,, Christmas pudding and heaps more.
What about something beautiful for your teach to hang on their door or wall at home or in the classroom.
How beautiful are these dried flower wreaths from Adelaide Hills roadside stall Wattle Park
You’ll find them for sale at 1224 Greenhill Rd, Uraidla or you can place an order by contacting Wattle Park on Facebook
With Term 4 underway, now is the perfect time to organise your Teacher Gifts! Surprise and delight with a treat’a’rific gift from Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionery to say thank you … Choose from either their Mega Teacher’s Bag, Teacher’s Bag, Teacher’s Gift Box 150g or the Teacher’s Gift Box 300g, they have something for every Teacher AND there’s even a little spot on all for you to personalise it! Their Teacher Gift Range is available at their Factory or Online, so do yourself (and your Teacher) a favour and make plans to visit them and pick up something delicious to say thank you!
Steph Pase Planners
2024 Teacher Planner – Blush
Description: After being top of the class last year, the 2024 Teacher Planner in blush is back in line for the year ahead! This weekly planner includes sections for planning every part of your week, set with re-positional tabs – so no matter what your term dates are, this planner will work for you. This planner is designed to be your best assistant to help you organise not only the school week, but also your own time!
Grab your teach some novelty earrings, keyrings, lanyards and more from JCA Bowtique aka Uneeke – this a southern suburbs small business with heart, with all products made with love!
They have such a fun range to choose from, there is bound to be something to match your teacher’s personality! They also have some great options for Book Week earrings.
Have a browse and get in touch via their Facebook page, by clicking here.
A beautiful hamper from The Seasonal Hamper Co.
Another South Aussie business to support this year, The Seasonal Hamper Co. have a range of hampers starting at $40.
Wild Coral Creations is a local SA business that can personalise just about anything. They have a great range of teacher gifts including tote bags, pencil cases, mugs, wine coolers & HEAPS more. You can choose one of their messages or customise your own. Best of all is the range of fonts & colours to choose from, including some very cool glitter colours!
Check out the website to see the range: www.wildcoralcreations.com.au
Head into Helen’s Mini Worlds in the city or check out her website to grab a beautiful terrarium for your teacher this year! You can make it even more special by making it yourself at their Make Your Own Terrarium Station instore. Your kids will love making it and it will truly be a gift made with love.
They also have a great range of lush indoor plants or gifts from other SA businesses – if you aren’t sure, grab a gift voucher!
Charli is a kidpreneur we are sure you will be hearing about in the business world in years to come!
Grab one of her super cute lolly jars with a message for your teacher. They are only $15 each and come filled with the lollies and wrapped.
There are several phrases to choose from, get in touch with her to pick one and place and order.
Insulated Tumblers from Adventure Awaits
We love these insulated tumblers and stubby coolers. The tumblers are great to keep wine and drinks cool, but you can also use them to keep coffee warm. And the stubby coolers are great because their screw top lid means they fit a standard can or bottle. Available in a range of colours from www.adventureawaits.com.au
A personalised book with a difference from Plants & Pages
If your child’s teacher has been instrumental in teaching them to read, why not buy them one of these beautiful book keepsakes from Plants & Pages? You can choose the name or word that is lovingly crafted into the pages. Have a look at their Facebook page here.
Cross Stitch your teacher
How cute is this idea from Australian Etsy page @
A beautiful coffee table book
You can’t go wrong with a book and Booktopia have a whole section of their webstie dedicated to coffee table books!
Something to help pass the time during the school holidays these bright and colourful jigsaw puzzles are available in three styles and are only $33
Beautiful skin care products from Lunar
Lunar Skincare is an Aussie brand of plant based skin care with a beautiful range of face oils, toning mists, face masks and bath salts. These products are simple, gentle and natural. The toning mists smell dreamy and make a gorgeous and thoughtful gift for a teacher.
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