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End of year Teacher gifts as suggested by an actual teacher.

As the end of another school year approaches you begin to think about a gift for your little cherubs teacher. Boy do they deserve it too, with all those extra hours of lesson planning and report writing, as well as the energy they put in to making every day special and fun as well as the energy spent on discipline. It’s exhausting and let me tell you, as a high school teacher gifts are rare, I was extremely lucky to have junior school as well as the fact that I was the cool art teacher and I was spoilt rotten most years. The gifts aren’t expected but it’s so nice to know you are appreciated. I actually appreciated a small scribbled note throughout the year more as it was from the hear, but I’m here to help with some suggestions because even though I’m a little fattie and everyone loves chocolate, one year I got enough chocolate I regifted a box with every christmas present as well as having enough to get me though the year until the next batch. I would have easily put on 35 kilos if I ate it all.

Here are some gift ideas, UNDER $50, you’re welcome.


These prints from Toucan are so gorgeous and the words are thoughtful. A great little reminder to keep on your desk to keep you motivated, and only $9. Pop it in a frame from Kmart and you’re onto a winner.

Toucan Prints

Toucan $9

Toucan $9

Toucan $9


Kmart frame $6


We all need coffee to get us through those early mornings with sometimes 26 energised little bunnies in one room so a mug makes perfect sense. Also disguises wine really well. Here are some I love.

Awesome teacher mug

Awesome Teacher Mug from Little Boo Teek $21.95

Totes Amazeballs Mug

Totes AmazeBalls Mug from Little Boo Teek $19.95

Typo Travel Mug

Travel Mug from Typo with your teachers initial $16.95


We are humans and we have a life outside of school too so wine is always appreciated. A little hamper is cool if you are chipping in with a few other parents.

Snack Hamper

Heavenly Hamper from Gift Wrapped Up $43

Dan Murpheys Wine Hamper

Dan Murpheys Wine Hamper $35

Dan Murpheys Wine Hamper $35

Something to Carry

Us teachers usually carry a million things with us to class because most kids can’t even remember a pencil these days so another great idea is something to carry all your stuff in or even for shopping or the weekend.

Hello Gorgeous Tote

Tote $29.95

Hello Gorgeous Tote from Little Boo Teek $29.95


Carry basket to fit laptop and books $19.95

Avent Carry basket to fit laptop and books $19.95


Once the school year is over, you may not know it but teachers retreat into hiding with their 14 cats and knitting, so like me, they would probably appreciate some pyjamas. If budget allows for some Peter Alexander then that’s a lucky ducky but I’d be more than happy with some of these too.


Boho set $25

Boho set from Bras N Things $25

Night shirt

Nightshirt $44.95

Nightshirt from Bras N Things $44.95

and for the male teacher..

Mens PJs

Reserve brand from Myer $31

Reserve brand from Myer $31


Cool little things that can decorate their desk. We spend a lot of time at our desk as teachers so we appreciate having pretty things.

These gorgeous hanging planters are just $35 a set. I’m buying myself some.

Inspired Trends Home Decor $35 for the set.

Inspired Trends Home Decor hanging planters $35 for the set.


and these concrete fruits are $25 a pair

Inspired Home Trends Concrete paper weights $25 for the set

Inspired Home Trends Concrete paper weights $25 for the set


If you are still stuck for ideas then I GIVE UP! Theres always Group Together, a site where you can do a collection with a few other parents and gets something really special.

Thanks for reading and I hope your teachers love them. Love you all – Zoe xoxo