Trending Teacher Gifts Under $20

Has homeschooling given you a new appreciation for teachers?

Show your support and gratitude with our range of personalised trending teacher gifts under $20.

Teachers bring education to life for our kids, and together with their schools, they play a hugely important role in a child’s development.

The global pandemic and the transition to online, at-home learning has emphasised the vital social connection that schools provide, as well as the dedication of teachers who have worked hard to keep their students engaged and stimulated under such difficult circumstances.

It goes without saying that teachers deserve to have their incredible work recognised; however, there are rules around what kind of gifts teaches can accept, and these can vary from state to state.

To be safe and gift ethically, it’s best to hand over your present at the end of school term or year.

You should also avoid anything that can be easily exchanged for cash, and make sure you spend less than $50. In NSW, for example, teachers must politely refuse gifts worth more than this, or request approval to be able to accept them.

If you’re wondering if it’s okay to give a teacher the gift of alcohol, the answer is yes… and including a bottle of wine or some chocolate in your gift is always a safe bet!

Like all presents, it’s really the thought that counts, and we’ve heard many teachers say the gifts they treasure most are personalised, such as a handwritten note from their students.

As the end of the year drawers ever-nearer, we’ve made the job easier by pulling together a range of personalised, unique and trending teacher gifts under $20.

And best of all: they’re ready to be engraved with you and your child’s custom message of appreciation, straight from the heart.

No more mugs!
While mugs with funny phrases are a nice gift, teachers only have so much shelf space, and most teachers have probably been gifted enough mugs to last a lifetime.

These personalised wooden coasters are a simple, meaningful and long-lasting gift they can display in the office, or use for their coffee or wine at home, where it will remind them that what they do makes a difference.

Engraved Wooden Teacher Coaster

Reading is fundamental
An engraved leatherette bookmark is a thoughtful and useful gift, and it’s even better when it’s personalised with the teacher’s name, and a short message or quote showing your appreciation for their work.

Make it extra-special by gifting the bookmark with a nice notebook or book if you know what genre they like to read.

Engraved Teacher's Gift Leatherette Bookmark

Teachers are key to students’ success
Yes, everyone has a set of keys, but not every job is dedicated to teaching and opening doors for students.

This custom tan leatherette keyring is a stylish and practical way to acknowledge your child’s teacher and their dedication.

Personalised with the teachers’ details, it can be used for their classroom, car or home set of keys, and will be a constant reminder that they’re putting your child on the road to success.

Engraved Tan Leatherette Keyring Teacher's Gift

We appreciate your ‘thyme’, it ‘mint’ a lot
This wooden pot plant plaque is a great way to thank a teacher who has helped your child to grow and develop.

Customised with your message and coming with an acrylic base stand, it’s a meaningful reminder of the vital role they play in helping each child to thrive, and can be proudly displayed in their home, classroom, or office.

Engraved Wooden Teacher Pot Plant Plaque with Stand

Couldn’t have picked a better teacher
Apples are a classic gift theme for teachers, but this engraved wooden apple plaque stands out from the rest of the bunch.

Expertly laser engraved with your custom message of thanks, and elegantly displayed on its acrylic stand, it’s a sweet and stylish gift the teacher can display anywhere.

Engraved Wooden Teacher Apple Plaque with Stand

Nothing to wine about
If home schooling has taught us anything, it’s that teachers deserve a liquid after-school snack.

Any wine loving teacher is sure to be ‘grapeful’ to receive this personalised after school snack wine glass.

A cheeky, practical gift, they’ll enjoy it for a long time to come… especially if it comes with a bottle of wine and a handwritten note of thanks.

After School Snack 360ml Wine Glass Teacher's Gift

Teachers make our future bright
As our kids have made their way through a year unlike any other, teachers remained a bright spot in the lives of their students.

Candles may be a common teacher gift, but not all of them are as luxe as this high-quality soy wax engraved wood wick candle, which comes in a personalised white or black tin that’s engraved with your message of thanks.

This gift also pairs perfectly with a bottle of wine or box of chocolates.

Engraved White Wood Wick Soy Candle with Wooden Lid Teacher's Gift

It’s been a treat
Teaching is a job that can be both sweet and sour.

Thank your child’s teacher for everything they do with an engraved glass lolly jar filled with their favourite treats, such as lollies, chocolates, or homemade brownies or cookies.

The glass jar is attractive and useful, featuring a 650mL capacity, fully sealed lid, and laser engraved on the front with your choice of artwork and message.

The lolly jar makes a thoughtful gift they can use and enjoy long after the treats have been gobbled up!

Engraved Teacher Glass Lolly Jar

For parents who have endured homeschool headaches
Lockdown restrictions have unexpectedly turned many of us into homeschooling headmasters.

This engraved home schooling teacher wine glass is the perfect cheeky present to yourself or a loved one, and recognises your successes (or at least, your valiant attempts!) in the job you never applied for.

More than a funny keepsake, this premium European wine glass can be used and enjoyed when you sip back and relax at the end of the day.

Engraved Home Schooling Teacher 360ml Wine Glass

For more unique, meaningful, and trending teacher gifts, and gifts for every occasion, head to Personalised Favours.

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