Straight to the Head of the Class: Best Gifts for Teachers


If there’s anyone that deserves our gratitude and acknowledgement by December it’s our little people’s teachers!

The challenge, of course, is finding the perfect present to let them know just how much their efforts in caring for and nurturing your child means. The good news is you can head straight to the top of the class with Mum Central’s guide to teacher gifting. We’ve done all the homework so you don’t have to! Heck, with these gorgeous and on-budget choices there’s a mini merit (maybe even a class medal!) in your future!

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The Mum Central team love these gorgeous Christmas themed tea light sets from dusk! They are so sweet and the best part is they are right on budget under $20. Your teacher will appreciate unpacking them every future Christmas as she decorates her home and remembering which lovely child gave them to her! Stylish and long-enjoyed…perfect!

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Who doesn’t love a good cuppa? These gorgeous T2 Most Exotic Mugs come with an infuser to brew your favourite blend of tea right within the cup. Big enough to get a teacher through any long day with bright prints, gold detailing and a practical lid they are truly a next level mug!

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These delicious little jewel-tone candles come in scents including Sage & Sea Salt, Fresh Jasmine, Blackcurrant Leaves, Aniseed & Vanilla and Cherry Blossom. Presented in a festive Christmas box and with glossy metallic styling they are the perfect option for a much-loved gift that’s budget-friendly too. These are our number one pick for daycare or nursery where there’s more than one teacher to affordably buy for. Present them in a colourful share hamper for everyone to choose a gift for extra wow factor!


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These stylish towels are great for the beach or even as an impromptu picnic rug! Round towels are right on trend this Christmas so if you’re teacher is young, fun or a bit of a hipster this is a gift she’s sure to adore! Shop them online or instore at Typo.


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This beautifully boxed trio of gold star candles is the ideal choice for adding some twinkling Christmas magic to any space! What we love more than the stylish presentation and gorgeous, shiny gold design is the ability to write on the card, ‘Thanks for being a star for my child this year‘ Could this be any more perfect? We think not! J’adore! Shop them online or instore at dusk.
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For an infants teacher this is a clever, practical gift! A self inking stamp that is personalised with the teachers name is a fun way to say thanks for a great year and give her something that celebrates her profession! There’s several different versions of this idea on Etsy, this one is from TheStampPress.teacher-stamp[mc_block_title custom_title=”Carpe KOKO Chocolates from $9″]

Carpe Koko are the ultimate in luxury chocolates! They’re super decadent and a gift that will truly spoil the teacher in your life! You can opt for a small box of three starting at $9, or work your way up to a more significant gift depending on how good that end of year report card was! Packaged in art deco inspired casing with gold honeycombed outer boxing the presentation has swoon factor and the choccies are delish!


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These nostalgic candle spinners are a beautiful keepsake and would be especially cherished by a teacher with children or grandchildren. Their European styling and whimsical nature makes them a unique piece to display each Christmas plus a family heirloom to be treasured for years to come. Available in both green and red colour ways, they are from dusk. If you’d like to see ideas of how to style them in your home visit 5 Gorgeous Ways to Style Your Home This Christmas.
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If you’ve got a tech-loving teacher this wireless multi device keyboard is the coolest choice around! Hassle free, blue tooth enabled and allowing you to switch easily between all the devices you type on this will be a #techlusthave item for Christmas 2016! Get it from Logitech!
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For the ultimate in luxury home scents from dusk this limited edition Signature Mood Reeds Amber Nights is boxed decadence that makes an impressive statement. Presented in gold and white packaging and hosting the most incredible smelling reeds you’ve ever laid nose upon, if you’re looking for serious wow, you’ve found it! This is the little bit of luxury most people would love to be given but rarely indulge in for themselves! Yes please!
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Let’s be frank, it’s the end of the school year and your adored class teacher has survived some fairly long and trying days. She’s ready to celebrate a six week long, kid free break. What’s your first thought when it comes to celebration? Don’t judge but at Mum Central we say… champagne! Of course after a whole year of 30 six year olds it would have to be French right? This season Veuve Cliquot has two special presentation bottles in the Yellow Label Mailbox and the limited edition Rose Clicq Call. Both divine and sure to help her ease off those end of term blues… limited-edition-veuve[mc_block_title custom_title=”50th Anniversary Twister – $39″]

Teachers spend stacks of their own money buying supplies for their classroom. Why not gift her ’50th Anniversary Twister’ – perfect for her girls’ night over the summer holidays and later ideal as a classroom tool when February 2017 rolls around? Teachers actually use many popular boardgames with a few rule tweaks to give them additional educational value and Twister is great for maths and physical ed! Available in all major toy retailers including Myer.
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One thing we take for granted is just how much work teachers take home with them every night! The Avanti Collapsible Basket is a godsend. It packs down small when not in use and is super durable and roomy for lugging home those essays, science papers and pop quizzes! (Of course it’s also handy for swimming lessons, picnics and grocery shopping!) At under $25 its a practical and thoughtful choice!
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There’s two things that we know at Mum Central for sure. There’s nobody that doesn’t love receiving flowers and everyone loves something delivered to their work place! The extra win in choosing something festive and floral for your teacher is that its the absolute easiest gift ever for busy mums. Simply order online and have it delivered. No wrapping. No shopping. Nothing but click, click, click! Flowers for Everyone delivers Australia wide. Mini Christmas Tree $39.95, Potted Orchid $59.95 and Native Christmas Box $69.95 – and many other styles to choose from!


divider-3Choosing the perfect gift for your child’s teacher need not be stressful with this vast and budget-friendly gift guide! All the teachers we know tell us they genuinely welcome any acknowledgement of a great year and that the cards and notes they receive are long-cherished.

Of course a gift is always a beautiful gesture and with any of these stylish, fun or festive choices your child’s educator will know there’s not enough words to let them know your true gratitude! Happy shopping.



Exciting news! You could just win one of two amazing dusk Hampers valued at over $250 each! Thanks to our friends at dusk, we’ve got two gorgeous hampers up for grabs, ready to grace your home and bring some stunning festive cheer to your home this Christmas. Click here to go to the competition entry page. 

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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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  1. Avatar of Billy Jean
    Billy Jean Reply

    I think you’d better google “What teachers REALLY want for Christmas” – this list is the opposite of that I’m afraid!

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