Shopping Guide to Appreciation Gifts for the Teachers


“Teachers may not be heart or brain surgeons, but they do touch hearts and build minds every day.” – Nicholas A.Ferroni

With Teacher’s Day coming up on 31 August, it’s the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation to those teachers who have made a difference in you! True that nothing beats giving them a special handmade gift to thank them for the long-term hard work, but there are some people who aren’t exactly *ahem* talented in doing DIY stuff. So, we’ve come up with a shopping guide to help you to choose a lovely gift that would be a delight to your teachers! Even with this guide, it will be useful if you have some idea of their interests and likes, so that your gift won’t end up in the rubbish bin. NAHHH, JUST KIDDING! After all, people always say it’s the thoughts that count and we are sure the teachers will cherish the gifts from students.

Perfect for the trendy teachers, these notepads (comes with a diamond pen) are classy and are excellent for little reminder notes, be it to themselves or for the students. If your teacher is a fan of plush toy, this owl plush is a perfect gift to show your appreciation for their relentless demonstration of knowledge. Available at Popular Book Store (#03-11) at $6.90 each for sticky notepad set with diamond pen (U.P. $25.90), and $7.90 each for 23cm owl plush toy (U.P. $14.90).

For the musically-inclined and maybe the not-so-organised teachers, jazz up their desks with these music-themed bookends, the best way to keep their books and files organised! Or get them an 8GB thumbdrive that comes in their favourite musical instrument design. Available at Sonare Music School (#03-24) in multiple designs from $4 onwards for music-themed bookends, and from $12.50 onwards for 8GB thumbdrive.

Shine on with the holographic trend! For a teacher who seems to have a gazillion pens and an about-to-burst pencil case, this hologram pencil case is a good and practical choice for her daily use. Definitely a gift that will come in useful as well, these mugs will make your teachers think of you every morning while they are having their morning fix! Available at District5 (#03-04) at $9.90 each for hologram pencil case, and $15 each for teacher’s day mugs.

Looking for a sweet gift for your teachers? This memo frame allows you to pin up memories of you and your teachers. It also comes with a beautiful quote card for your touching message to tag along! Or give an award to make your favourite teacher feel appreciated! These plagues will make beautiful decorations that can be hung up at their desks or in the classroom. Available at KLOSH (#03-06/07) at $12.90 for memo frame with teacher’s day quote card, and $12.90 each for teacher’s day plagues.

Teaching can be quite stressful, so why not get a calming and pretty display for him/her to enjoy? Uniquely crafted in pink/blue and black clay, these scenting clays are the perfect size to use on desktops and are the perfect companion for a fresh, well-scented car ride (features a non-slip grip pad on its base). Available at HYSSES (#01-03) at $44.90 each. Add a little thank-you note for a personalised touch.