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)
Price from SGD6.35
Lazada Singapore SGD6.35

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
Price from SGD38.40
Lazada Singapore SGD38.40

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
Price from SGD26.00
Sephora Singapore SGD26.00

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. Wiltshire Enamel Mixing Bowl Set

Best for weddings
Price from SGD39.90
Robinsons Singapore SGD39.90

Help add to the newlyweds’ home with this stylish yet simple set of enamel mixing bowls. The vintage style stands out with its creamy white tone and hand-painted blue rims, and will be a meaningful present for your newly married teacher.

5. Photobook Singapore Custom Photobook

Best for retiring teachers
Price from SGD109.80
Photobook Singapore SGD109.80

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.

6. Personalised Thank You Best Teacher Pencil Case

Best personalised gift
Price from SGD35.72
Gifts Less Ordinary SGD35.72

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.

7. Moleskine Ruled Notebook Large

Best practical gift
Price from SGD37.00
Kinokuniya Singapore SGD37.00

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. 

8. Xiaomi 5000mAh Power Bank

Best for male teachers
Price from SGD16.50
Lazada Singapore SGD16.50 Shopee Singapore SGD16.50

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.

9. L’occitane Hand Cream

Best for female teachers
Price from SGD19.90
Lazada Singapore SGD19.90

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.

10. Philosophy Thank You Raspberry Sorbet Gift Set

Best for saying thank you
Price from SGD39.00
Sephora Singapore SGD39.00

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.

11. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

Best for the teacher who looks stressed
Price from SGD34.00
Sephora Singapore SGD34.00

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.

12. Neal’s Yard Remedies Baby Soap

Best for the teacher who just had a baby
Price from SGD15.48
Lazada Singapore SGD18.00 Shopee Singapore SGD15.48

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.

13. Personalised Stainless Steel Thermal Flask

Best for teachers with early morning classes
Price from SGD49.00
Giftr SGD49.00

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!

14. Walking: One Step at a Time

Best for the lifelong learner
Price from SGD22.47
Kinokuniya Singapore SGD22.47

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.

15. Hermo Exclusive K-Beauty Box Set A

Best for the teacher who loves K-beauty
Price from SGD20.88
Hermo Singapore SGD20.88

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!

16. Mango Stripe Tote Bag

Best for the teacher who brings work home
Price from SGD25.90
Zalora Singapore SGD25.90

Books, tests, papers, assignments... your teacher is prone to bringing a lot of things around with them. A strong and roomy tote bag such as this canvas version from Mango will be a serviceable and worthwhile gift. 

17. Nature's Superfoods Guilt-Free Indulgences Hearty And Happy Gift Set

Best for the health-conscious teacher
Price from SGD22.60
Lazada Singapore SGD22.60 Shopee Singapore SGD22.60

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.

18. Whittard 70% Cocoa Hot Chocolate

Best for the teacher with a sweet tooth
Price from SGD26.00
TANGS Singapore SGD26.00

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.

19. Juan Eastern Tea Gift Set

Best for the teacher who loves tea
Price from SGD32.80
TANGS Singapore SGD32.80

Something as seemingly simple and straightforward as drinking tea can still be a rich and varied experience. If your teacher is a true tea connoisseur, they will appreciate this 4-piece selection of traditional and flavoured eastern teas.

20. Artisan Chocolates Pinewood Gift Box

Best for farewells
Price from SGD80.00
Beans to Bars SGD80.00

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. 

21. Glasshouse Fragrances Glasshouse Candle - Beverly Hills

Best for the social butterfly
Price from SGD26.10
TANGS Singapore SGD26.10

Help your teacher to embrace their inner celebrity by giving them this scented candle aptly named Beverly Hills. It is a nod to just how well-liked they are by both the student body and fellow staff, and also has a bright and uplifting scent to complement their vibrant personality.

22. Typo Novelty Shaped Mug

Best for the animal lover
Price from SGD14.99
Cotton On SGD14.99

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.

23. Tangs 2pc Towel Set

Best for gym and PE teachers
Price from SGD29.00
TANGS Singapore SGD29.00

One can never have too many towels, especially if your teacher spends most of their time engaging in physical activity. A classic set of cotton towels will be a wonderfully functional gift that cannot go wrong.

24. Typo Desk Set

Best for the Harry Potter fan
Price from SGD19.99
Cotton On SGD19.99

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.

25. Personalised Bamboo Sunglasses

Best for the stylish teacher
Price from SGD48.00
Giftr SGD48.00

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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