Christmas gifts for teachers that are more thoughtful than an apple

Because an end-of-year gift never goes astray.

Christmas holidays are almost upon us which means so is the end of the school year.

Teachers play pivotal roles in the education of a young mind, and those teachers that go above and beyond often do so without mentioning anything of it.

If your child is wanting to say thanks to a teacher that had an impact on them these past terms, we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas gift ideas for teachers.

From journals to ceramic vases, there’s a gift for every educator this Yuletide.

15 best Christmas gifts for teachers

Bespoke letterpress casper blue diary
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2024 Petite Linen Bound Planner in casper blue, $35.21 (usually $46.95), Bespoke Letterpress

This linen bound planner with gold gilded edges from Bespoke Letterpress features a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly focus of the 2024 calendar year, allowing for long or short term planning as you like. 


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The Commonfolk Collective teacher dictionary meaning candle, $34.95, THE ICONIC

Teachers certainly do make the world a better place, so why not make theirs a little bit better with this wax candle. Infused with scents of cucumber, mint, lemongrass and ginger, encourage the teachers in your life to reset and relax.


The Neighbours Cellar gift set
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Elves’ Breakfast, from $105, The Neighbours Cellar

Indulge in this delightful assortment of curated goodies. Filled with various chocolate bites, a large sugar cookie, and the option to add an alcohol of your choice with customisable labelling, this box is set to impress. 


Country Road Vase
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Snow ceramic small vase, $39.95, Country Road

Curate a collection of your favourite blooms and deliver them in this sophisticated ceramic from Country Road. The unique curvature, and fluted texture of this vase will add a touch of desk flair for a career to come. 


The Grow Journal
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The Grow Journal in beige, $44.95, The Grow Journal

We all need to take some time for ourselves and that definitely includes our teachers. So, what better way to take some time out than spending an afternoon working on general wellbeing.


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Caroline C ‘best teacher’ little bowl, $40, Hardtofind

A little ceramic dish never goes astray, especially one with an embellishment like “best teacher”. Crafted with earthenware clay, and finished with a glossy glaze, this bowl is the perfect sentiment to conclude the academic year.


Reusable coffee cup
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Reusable glass coffee cup in mojave, $34.95, Hardtofind

Caffeine should be on tap for our teachers, and with this reusable coffee cup we can make that possible. Designed to withstand high temperatures, and fitted with a silicone band that creates an insulating shield, this keep-cup is perfect for those who are constantly on the go.


Dope skin purify and nourish set

Purify + Nourish Set, $83.90 (usually $104.85),

This simple three-step purifying face routine is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and botanical superfoods to reveal a brighter and more hydrated complexion.


Salt Lab Magnesium spray set
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Magnesium starter bundle, $44 (usually $59), Salt Lab

Treat your teachers with this delightful duo of the bestselling magnesium oil spray from Salt Lab. Supporting muscle relaxation, a restful nights sleep, and general wellbeing, this all natural and Australian-made spray will become the magic mineral in any evening routine.


Thieves Coffee Subscription box
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Coffee Gift Subscription box, from $75, Thieves.

Earn your position as the best gift giver with the caffeine-fuelled gift that keeps on giving. As part of this subscription, a selection of whole bean, ground coffee or capsules can be selected, allowing the lucky receiver to explore a variety of brews as they like. 


marimekko stationary set
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Marimekko notecard set, $24.75, Amazon

Filled with a collection of striking prints and brilliant colours, this set of 16 notecards designed by Marimekko Kukka is a perfect teachers gift. 


L'Occitane gift set
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L’Occitane Almond Discovery Kit, $49, Adore Beauty

Infused with nourishing almond oils from the Haute Province, this kit includes a shampoo, conditioner, shower oil, hand cream and milk concentrate, making for a beautifully aromatic shower experience. 


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Personalised Dictionary Print, $30, Hardtofind

A picture says 1000 words, but why not consider a picture with 1000 words (well maybe not 1000), perfectly describing your teacher, and acknowledging their efforts and care. 


Explore Air 2 Machine
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Cricut Mint Explore Air 2 Machine, $460 (VIP $279), Spotlight

Constantly working against the clock? Reset the hourglass with this DIY speed machine. Fitted with wireless Bluetooth, an extensive image gallery as well as writing and cutting technology, the Explore Air 2 Machine will become the teacher’s pet in no time. 


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Caroline C ‘star teacher’ Christmas decoration, $35, Hardtofind

Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of the festive fun with this ceramic Christmas decoration, perfectly kept in a cotton drawstring bag.


What gifts do teachers want at Christmas?

So we all know that our teachers don’t need another mug to add to the collection, however, there are many niceties which teachers would appreciate. Whether you are looking for a practical present which will help them along the next year of teaching, or a gift which they can enjoy at home, there are many options to shop this year. 

Gifts to use in the classroom:

  • Calendar/ Planner
  • Stationary 
  • Portable coffee cup
  • Desk décor 

Gifts to use at home:

  • A bottle of their favourite beverage
  • Cosmetic surprises – face mask, shower products, moisturisers…
  • Aroma therapy – candles, essential oils, fragrance spray…
  • Vase
  • Christmas hamper filled with goodies for the festive season

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