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Best Gifts for Teachers 2020

by | Nov 12, 2020 | Gift Guides, Just Kids | 5 comments

It’s been a long, challenging year for teachers and more than ever we need to show our appreciation! It’s not about big, expensive gifts but rather about saying “thank you” in a thoughtful manner. Whether you go for homemade gifts, a handwritten note or something from a store – just be sure to make your child’s favourite educator feel as special, as they made them feel, this year. And, in case you need a little inspiration…We’ve put together our “His” and “Hers” list of best gifts for teachers 2020.

Best Gifts for Teachers 2020 – Mrs. Edition

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  1. You can never go wrong with vouchers or gift cards! Sorbet Salons are located nationwide and offer a variety of nail, beauty and even hair treatments, but if you have a local spa spot, supporting them will mean a lot more. Our Pretoria favourites include Mommy Wellness (remember, mentioning “JustaMamma” will get you 25% off your booking), Glo Laser & Beauty for the best nails in town, The Laser Beautique for facials and Trouvaille Boutique Day Spa for some serious pampering.
  2. Teachers usually already have diaries and planners but what about a beautiful journal? Darling Journals offer incredible prayer planners designed to help you structure your thoughts, guiding your daily quiet time more purposefully. I really enjoyed using mine this year. Another journal aimed at enriching your life is the Gratitude Journal by Inspired Change Journals. These journals aren’t just pretty but also incredible quality and aim to develop an attitude of gratitude in our daily lives. The raspberry cover is my favourite.
  3. While on the topic of gorgeous stationery… M.Studio is a must mention. Notepads, lists, file dividers, charts and more. You’re sure to find a little something to make life or the classroom easier for your favourite teacher.
  4. Add something fun to the classroom like a letterboard from Curated. They have a variety of fun fonts and colours to choose from.
  5. Make her feel special with a cute personalised stamp. afgDesigns have a huge selection of funny, sweet and cool ones. The blackboard eraser is something memorable too – if your teacher still uses one.
  6. Socks aren’t a cliche when they are from Feat Sock Co. The designs are funky, local and bound to put a smile on anyone’s face! Stick to one pair or make it an entire bundle.
  7. Ghost Goods is for the “cool teacher”… That special teacher that deserves a special gift. Totes, pencil cases, designer tees and even pins – but you have to be quick. Everything is limited edition.
  8. Make her smile with a pair of quirky handmade earrings from Turkey Dimple. An apple and ruler, Frida Kahlo for the art teacher, Pac man maybe? Or something classic like tiny flowers. These will be treasured forever. Magnets and brooches are also available.
  9. Teachers want to be healthy and taken care of too so why not spoil her with our number one self-care essentials. Collagen from The Harvest Table. The Pure Collagen Granules are our favourite and can be added into anything without giving any weird taste. Other variations include collagen pumpkin latte, collagen red espresso and many more. (Our discount code “JustAMamma” will get you 10% off your online order and is valid till the end of November.)
  10. Another lovely gift idea is warm drink hampers. Add a box or tin of designer tea to homemade (or store-bought) rusks or cookies. It’s a sweet little holiday treat to enjoy. If you want to make things extra decadent… swop out the tea for NOMU’s Hot Chocolate Collection. It’s the BEST hot chocolate you’ll ever taste! I have yet to find anything more delicious. (And because November is Diabetes Awareness month, you’ll also get a FREE 250g Sweetly Chocodrink with all online orders). Yuppiechef has a lovely coffee, tea and warm beverage selection worth checking out.
  11. No gift guide would be complete without mentioning chocolates and sweet treats and teachers tend to get A LOT of these. If you do decide to go for something sweet, consider a gourmet, local brand such as MaMére and 1701 Nougat. Both (and loads more) available at Yuppiechef.

Best Gifts for Teachers 2020 – Mr. Edition

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  1. Men like vouchers too… Woolworths, Builders Warehouse and even a good groom at Sorbet MAN will do.
  2. Holidays are a great time for reading and unwinding so why not give a gift card from your favourite bookstore?
  3. Help Mr. Teacher organise his classroom with modern, local design pieces from Emerging Creatives. A mini sketch pad to doodle down important reminders, a Cork Organiser as a notice board or a “desk buddy” to declutter his desk, keeping everything in one spot.
  4. Personalised stamp from afgDesigns definitely deserves a second mention and have specific designs suited for male teachers too.
  5. Another gift that always makes its way to a teachers desk… Coffee mugs! How about replacing the porcelain mug with a reusable on-the-go cup from a local coffee shop or even the “big names” like Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Mugg & Bean or Seattle Coffee Company. And instead of filling it with coffee, rather add a gift card. If however you still want to add some coffee – rather aim for an artisanal brand.
  6. Surprise your favourite teacher with a special treat like a box of Krispy Kreme donuts! It’s just a fun way to end the year and say thank you.
  7. Once again, it’s important to remember teachers are human too, and adults. A good bottle of wine or maybe even a whisky is much appreciated. Online bottle stores we can recommend include Yuppiechef and Truman & Orange.
  8. If your teacher is a foodie, have a look at the gift hampers available from NOMU and FUNKY OUMA. Both have incredible curry, braai and cooking sets to make your mouth water.
  9. Put the “pep in his step” with socks from Feat Sock Co.

Obviously, these gifts guides are interchangeable. After all, we ladies love our wine, gin and coffee just as must as the guys do.

Best Gift Guide For Teacher 2020

May you feel the joy of giving this year. Whatever “gifts” you choose OR are able to share.

* For more ideas, CLICK HERE for last year’s list.

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    • Mari-Louise

      My plesier Melissa. Bly dit kon help met idees. Lekker shop!

  1. Bronwyn

    This is a lovely list thank you for putting it together!

    • Mari-Louise

      My pleasure Bronwyn. We love putting together a good gift guide!

  2. Caley

    So manu fun ideas, thank you for sharing my friend!!
    We’ve ordered the Artful Biscuit teacher biscuits, personalised desk stationery and personalised wooden boards for our special teachers x


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