I always end the year with a gift for the teacher and teacher aid and also start the year with a gift because…well…if you’d met my children in real life, as opposed to online IN STILL FRAMES, you’d understand. They are my children and I adore them but they are also strong-willed, stubborn and fierce…which I am sure will come in handy when they are older. I live in hope.
Good teachers can set the path for your childs future; they inspire, empower and guide our children alongside us as parents. Good teachers are pure, precious gold and brightly shining gems. Good teachers throw their heart and soul into their class each year and find teaching exhausting and rewarding in equal measure. Good teachers deserve an utterly genuine ‘THANK YOU’ for what they do. This thanks does not need to be expensive, it just needs to be heartfelt.
Teacher Gifts 2016
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The lovely people at Ruby Olive have come up with a truly special teacher gift idea this year – see here. For $19.95 you can get some of their exceptionally cool studs (I have rather a collection of Ruby Olive studs) on a cute little card which says ‘thank you for being a gem of a teacher’…present DONE! You can then download an adorable ‘Thank You For Being A Gem’ thank you card in either full colouring or as a DIY colouring in project for the kids.
Ruby Olive are gearing up for the gift giving season by generously offering one lucky Children’s Book Daily reader the chance to win a $50 voucher (or two $25 vouchers if you like to share – one for you, one for the teacher!). To enter – leave a comment telling us why you love teachers! Full terms and conditions are below.
COMP CLOSED 18/11/16. CONGRATS TO LARA.
Meanwhile, the lovely Biome folk have a fab new range of KeepCup colours for Summer here, and whilst I am not a fan of buying a $2 mug for teachers, I am a fan of buying them a KeepCup, because find me a teacher that can ever sit down for an entire cup of life-giving caffeine. Biome also has this really fab burnt butter chocolate…caffeine and chocolate…just saying…Staying with Biome, they have a great range of Kate Knapp products here, including the gorgeous Affirmation Cards which are perfect to sit on teacher desks. I have a few sets of these (they are only $14.95) which we use on the library counter. There is also Kate Knapp diaries, teacups and gift cards – all of which are exquisite. You can read more about Kate Knapp here. If words and quotes are up your alley and you’d like to gift words…I can also recommend the Kylie Johnson, Paperboat Press ceramic quote tags. I really love these. Teachers love a label – in fact one of the best presents I ever got was a stack of labels which said ‘Please Return to Mrs Daley’! Identity Direct does personalised labels, tote bags, tins of tea, lolly jars, teatowels and candles…there are few things better than a scented soy candle.We have a really fab PE teacher at the moment and if I had a PE teacher like Mama J when I was in school, I may not have turned out to be the terrified-of-sport adult I am today! Mama J is so incredibly encouraging of all students and encourages them to reach their potential like no other PE teacher I have seen. For a loved PE teacher or coach, a functional stainless steel whistle, beautifully presented in a black wooden box with an anodised aluminium plaque which can be engraved would make the perfect gift from Oh My Giddy Aunt, who have exceptional customer service and can get a gift out to you in record time (they have saved me a few times with last minute Christening gifts!).I am also rather partial to this apple dish for just $15.95, which can be hand engraved with a message or name. As I said…Oh My Giddy Aunt are exceptionally good at keepsake gifts.
For the last few years I have been purchasing teacher cards from World Vision because these cards/gifts really mean something and they they give to families and communities in need. For as little as $5 you can make a difference and the ‘school pencils’ gift is perfect for teachers for $5. A gift of pencils means students in poor communities can write, draw and dream their way to a brighter future.
PudStar had a really wonderful Prep teacher a few years ago and we got her the most beautiful personalised print from Hark Home here. They have a huge range of teacher prints this year and their service is fantastic!If you have a loved female teacher, Champagne Cartel have a great range of really special gifts for teachers. If you don’t know of the Champagne Cartel ladies yet, head on over to their blog when you take a peek at their online store. A bottle of champagne and a Champagne Cartel gift would be such a great thank you present for a champagne loving female teacher. I also really like their uber-glamourous water bottle which has punches of real gold…I mean REALLY…who doesn’t want that?!And finally? Seriously…I swoon weekly over the Bear and Sparrow website and have recently purchased a few pieces for school and home – dachshund pencil holders and a vintage radio display shelf. This Christmas they are doing a super cute wooden apple especially designed for teachers. The core is a pen (though it will fit a pencil as well) and on the back there is a sticky note pad. This apple will sit perfectly on the teachers desk and it comes presented in a calico bag which gift-giving children can decorate with Sharpie pens or fabric paint for their teacher.
The Fine Print
I have received nothing in return for hosting this giveaway. My aim is just to share the literary love and to thank all you readers who have joined me here at Children’s Books Daily.
How to enter
The Ruby Olive giveaway commences on 8th November 2016, and ends at midday (AEDT) on 17th November 2016.
Entrants are required to leave a comment on this blog post about why they love teachers!
Terms and Conditions
Entry is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining a winner.
Winners will be chosen by CBD editors from all eligible entries received.
Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Winners will be contacted via comment function on the blog entry or Facebook status update or Instagram
If a winner is unable to be contacted or does not claim their Prize within 14 days the prize will be forfeited.
In the event of forfeiture a further draw will be conducted within 14 days and a new winner will be selected.
The Prize will be sent to the winner’s email.
Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.