Our handy gift guide for what to get teachers in Singapore, for any occasion!
Looking to get a present for the little one’s teacher? It can be hard to know their personality and preferences based off emails or unreliable details provided by your youngsters, but not to worry, mamas! We’ve polled our teacher friends to find out what they’ve loved receiving in the past.
One key piece of advice: try to find out what the teacher likes. Do they have hobbies? Are there places they like to vacation? Do they like to wear jewellery? All of these can be good indicators to help your family express gratitude for teaching your munchkin!
These offer flexibility and convenience, and with all the great shopping in Singapore you have plenty of places to choose from. A few stores we heard mentioned: Kinokuniya for books, the brand new Lululemon store for yoga and exercise apparel, Cold Storage for groceries, or Sephora for cosmetics.
Notebooks & Journals
Teachers always have use for notebooks. The colourful, stylish options from somewhere like Kikki K. are sure to put a smile on their face. Or you can help teacher stay organised with a 2015 diary or planner!
Singapore is filled with lovely day spas, but one of our sources said an all-time favourite for her was a spa day at Batam’s Tempat Senang.
One teacher mentioned that her whole class pitched in to get her a Tree of Life necklace symbolising knowledge, and she loves it so much that she wears it every day.
Handmade and Personalised
Check out Etsy or Pinterest for heaps of teacher-inspired gifts. A few favourites that we found: a stylish chalkboard, an apple-themed bracelet, or a personalised tote bag.
A Bit of Local Flavour
If your little one goes to an international school, their teacher might also be a foreigner, and would certainly love a memento of Singapore. One of our sources said a gift from Tangs Elephant Parade is one of the most fun and decorative things she’s received.
Don’t worry about spending a lot of money, mamas: our sources agreed that many of their favourite gifts have been those that were handmade, or that reminded them of that specific class or student. Try to have your little one help make the gift or pick it out; the more it reflects them, the better.