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25 Gifts to Thank the Teacher That You Will Remember For Life

Brighten their day with these gifts!

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Teaching can be a challenging and thankless job even for the best teachers. It is important to show your appreciation to teachers who have guided you and made you a better person. While it may seem difficult to pick the right present, you can never go wrong with choosing a useful and practical gift that will help to make your teacher’s life easier.

Check out some of these gift ideas that will please even the strictest teachers!

1. Pentel Energel-X Gel Roller Pen (0.7 MM, 5-Pen Set)
Best affordable gift (under SGD10)
Updated on 12th August 2020

You are not the only one who needs school supplies – your teacher will also appreciate a set of colourful pens. These ones are smooth, quick-drying and comfortable for long hours of marking homework.

2. Scentered Mindful Minis
Best for birthdays
Updated on 22nd April 2019

With five mini aromatherapy essential oil balms in one travel-friendly tin, your teacher is set for a relaxing and rejuvenating birthday. This gift is a much-needed reminder for your teacher to take a deep breath and reset themselves whenever they feel close to burning out. 

3. Burt’s Bees Burt's Balm Jar
Best for Christmas
Updated on 22nd April 2019

This adorable bundle contains three Burt’s Bees lip balms – Beeswax Lip Balm, Pomegranate Lip Balm and Tinted Lip Balm in the shade Hibiscus. The natural lip moisturisers are cutely bundled together in a glass honey jar, making for a perfect gift package. 

4. Photobook Singapore Custom Photobook
Best for retiring teachers
Updated on 22nd April 2019

Gather some of your teacher’s closest students together and give your teacher a heart-warming send-off with a customised photobook that is full of your memories together. It will be a gift to celebrate their years of dedication to teaching, and will be cherished forever.

5. Personalised Thank You Best Teacher Pencil Case
Best personalised gift
Updated on 22nd April 2019

What elevates this quaint pencil case is surely your effort in customising it just for your teacher. You can also add a personal message to let them know that they are the best, giving them something that is both useful and memorable.

6. Moleskine Ruled Notebook Large
Best practical gift
Updated on 22nd April 2019

No matter where or what your teacher teaches, a sleek and sturdy notebook makes for a practical gift. It is also suitable for any occasion, and can even be customised with a sincere note from you on the opening page, so that your teacher can always look back on it fondly. 

7. Xiaomi 5000mAh Power Bank
Best for male teachers
Updated on 12th August 2020

Power banks are a practical gift that anyone and everyone can make use of - but this slim and lightweight design is even better for men. It can be slipped conveniently into a pocket and carried easily, which is perfect for men who prefer going out and about without a bag.

8. L’occitane Hand Therapy Set
Best for female teachers
Updated on 30th April 2020

Teachers do a lot of work with their hands, so a moisturising hand cream will certainly be a welcome gift. L’Occitane hand creams are universally famous, and come in a variety of scents that will make using them feel like a luxurious, pampering experience.

9. Philosophy Thank You Raspberry Sorbet Gift Set
Best for saying thank you
Updated on 22nd April 2019

Let your gift literally spell out your gratitude with this gorgeous self-care set from Philosophy. It includes a three-in-one shower gel and a hydrating lip gloss - both of which are deliciously raspberry sorbet-scented. But the best part? The box that will let your teacher know what a treasure they are to you.

10. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Best for the teacher who looks stressed
Updated on 12th August 2020

If your teacher seems to be under a lot of stress, then this pillow spray is helpful to calm them down to ensure a good night’s sleep. It has a soothing blend of essential oils such as lavender, vetivert and chamomile, which aid to clear the mind for a peaceful night of rest.

11. Neal’s Yard Remedies Baby Soap
Best for the teacher who just had a baby
Updated on 12th August 2020

If your teacher has just welcomed a new addition to their family, then this is a gift that will show your care and thoughtfulness. This organic bar of soap is suitable for the sensitive skin of babies as its fragrance-free formula provides a gentle cleanse.

12. Personalised Stainless Steel Thermal Flask
Best for teachers with early morning classes
Updated on 12th August 2020

Perhaps your teacher is not quite a morning person. This customised flask is perfect for keeping their dose of caffeine warm. Engrave it with an image or message of choice to remind them how much you love (or hate) their ability to power through early morning classes!

13. Walking: One Step at a Time
Best for the lifelong learner
Updated on 22nd April 2019

Your teacher who has always lead by example, including when it comes to learning and knowledge, will enjoy receiving a good book that is truly food for thought. This non-fiction piece explores the meaning and importance behind one of the most basic human activities – walking.

14. Hermo Exclusive K-Beauty Box Set A
Best for the teacher who loves K-beauty
Updated on 12th August 2020

Surprise your teacher with an assortment of new products to try. This box of full and trial-sized products will be a treat for your teacher to test out more K-beauty brands. Who knows, they might even discover a new holy grail!

15. Nature's Superfoods Guilt-Free Indulgences Hearty And Happy Gift Set
Best for the health-conscious teacher
Updated on 12th August 2020

Some of the best healthy living advice you have ever gotten came from them, so you know just how pleasing this set of healthy snacks will be for your health-conscious teacher. A trio of organic cacao nibs, dried apricot and sacha seeds, this will definitely make snack time a happy, guilt-free one.

16. Whittard 70% Cocoa Hot Chocolate
Best for the teacher with a sweet tooth
Updated on 22nd April 2019

If you know for a fact that your teacher enjoys all things sweet, then let them give this hot chocolate mix a shot. The relatively high cocoa content ensures that the taste is flavourful and balanced rather than a one-note sweetness, while still satisfying the craving for sweets.

17. Artisan Chocolates Pinewood Gift Box
Best for farewells
Updated on 23rd April 2019

This gift embodies the exact bittersweet feeling of saying goodbye, and will be a decent option for classmates to pool together when bidding farewell to a beloved teacher. The hamper will include a number of artisanal chocolate that you can also customise to suit your teacher’s palate. 

18. Typo Novelty Shaped Mug
Best for the animal lover
Updated on 22nd April 2019

A playful yet useful gift, this range of animal-shaped mugs will make your animal-loving teacher’s day a little merrier. We personally love the minimalist one with a handle in the shape of cat’s ears.

19. Typo Desk Set
Best for the Harry Potter fan
Updated on 22nd April 2019

Teachers are just like anyone of us really, and if your teacher is a fellow Potterhead, then this Deathly Hallows-themed desk set will make stationery seem a lot more exciting. The understated colour combination keeps the set professional, but the two of you will know better.

20. Personalised Bamboo Sunglasses
Best for the stylish teacher
Updated on 12th August 2020

There is no other way to describe your teacher who comes to school every day with their outfit on point; a stylish gift such as these trendy sunglasses will be right up their alley. It also comes with the option of personalising it with their name on the outer bamboo frame. 

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