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10 Gifts for Teachers – You ought to be appreciated!

Posted by Team APATA | Nov 18, 2021

Are you a teacher? Do you know a teacher? Wondering what gift would put a smile on their dial? Whether in the classroom or the studio we have a little list of 10 things we think would make a teacher’s day brighter and earn you a mark in their good books.

1. Auspen – Refillable whiteboard markers – auspen.com

Create less waste, promote sustainability and encourage a circular economy in your teaching space with these Australian refillable dry erase markers.

Choose your weapon – Bullet or Chisel Nib and start out with a carry case that includes 6 Assorted whiteboard markers, 6 refill ink bottles and a refill spanner.

Get 15% off your first order with next-day dispatch from Melbourne. We like these a lot. One carry case is roughly equal to 480 markers that won’t be adding to landfill.

Talk about leading by example!

2. TEACHERLATTE – Stamps and more – teacherlatte.com

We have admired TEACHERLATTE’s collaborations and get a little sad pang that we don’t have a classroom or a group of students to share the beautiful stamps and stickers with daily. Luckily TEACHERLATTE also sell lanyards, diaries and gift cards in case it’s too hard to choose.

TEACHERLATTE prioritises partnerships with BIPOC and minority communities and supports pre-service teachers with the Student Teacher Discount program. Founder Linda also established a First Nations Community Fund with Gamilaroi Artist Lakarri Pitt, and Zendath Kes artist Mooki Pen, supporting First Nations organisations monthly.

3. The Teacher Collection – Teacher wellbeing tools – theteachercollection.com

When you are looking for a little calm amongst the chaos what about some Flourish cards from Lillian Daley at The Teacher Collection.

I created affirmation cards so I could create a gentle, safe space on my desk (wherever that was at the time). I would look to these cards for support, guidance and positivity – lifting me up on the toughest of days. I’d glance at it, take a deep breath and carry on.”

Affirmation cards, essential oil roll-ons, the Beyond the Classroom self reflection journal all revolve around self-care and teacher wellbeing. Perfect for taking care of the ones we care about!

4. Mrs Edgar – Planners – mrsedgar.com.au

Mrs Edgar’s Teacher planners offer inspiration, organisation and motivation as you go about your daily routine. With a bevvy of beautiful cover selections and a choice between the Classic and Signature Weekly, to the Signature Day Planners these vibrant teacher tools are a hit with educators who are always quick to snap up the collaborative covers by Bunjalung artist and teacher Holly Sanders.

5. Wine with Teacher – Subscription – winewithteacher.com

Ceri, from @ourcreativeclasssroom is a teacher supporting teachers. The Wine with Teacher Podcast and magazinefoster connection with teachers both inside and outside the classroom.” 

Wine with Teacher shines a spotlight on the teaching profession, “sharing the good, the bad and the tiring” and celebrates those willing to take the step into education.

The magazine is released 6 times a year via digital download and hard copy. Bundles are also available.

6. Haus of Dizzy – Deadly Socks – hausofdizzy.com

Grab a pair of “Ally Friendly” Haus of Dizzy x TIBBS & BONES Deadly Socks.

Wiradjuri woman Kristy Dickinson honours Indigenous culture with her vibrant earrings and accessories range with Haus of Dizzy. And who doesn’t love a great pair of socks!

The Deadly Socks collaboration with rainbow loving Melbourne retailer TIBBS & BONES means that you can spread the message of love, rainbows and community with every step you take.

7. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – ASCR x Beci Orpin Collection shop/asrc.org.au

When you make a purchase from the Asylum Seeker Refugee Centre (ASRC) shop you are helping support asylum seekers. Mix that with the nostalgic graphic work of Melbourne designer Beci Orpin and you have a great product with a message of solidarity for those seeking a life lived in safety and harmony.

Check out the Olana Janfa, Stand with Refugees and Home of Hope collections there is everything from gift wrap and drink bottles to hats, bags, apparel for everyone and pins.

Make a stand, make a statement and make a change to someone’s life.

8. Peppermint Magazine – Subscription – peppermintmag.com

Straight out of Meanjin Peppermint Magazine focuses on style, sustainability and substance. Learn about good people doing good things around the globe and here at home. You’ll want your phone by you as you read Peppermint because you’ll be “googling” each and every website and Instagram account included amongst it’s pages.

A wonderful gift to inspire, enthuse and move it’s readers, Peppermint Magazine is an education in every issue, join the movement.

9. Peter Alexander – Sleepwear – peteralexander.com.au

Who doesn’t love novelty pyjamas? Whack on eponymous Australian brands like Vegemite and Weet-Bix , put them in sizes that fit the whole family and you can package those babies up right now! And what about the Dorothy slippers? The Wizard of Oz has emblazoned those ruby red slippers into our brains and hearts, ditch the heels for these comfy beauties and make someone’s day!

10. The Threshold – Family Subscription – thethreshold.com.au

Teacher’s take care of our kids, inspire our kids and soothe our kids all while nurturing families of their own.

Over 12 months, Subscription holders will be sent FOUR engaging and meaningful experiences that will see them explore underwater caves, create a sock-puppet show, build a nest, and develop their own family code (and more!)

Perfect for families with children up to 12 years of age, this subscription will carve out time for the family to be together, and create lasting memories.

Over the course of 2022 you will receive:

Hide and Go SleepMother’s Day edition

Hide and Go Sleep – Father’s Day edition

Feather Quest – an indoor family adventure

Mountain Goat Mountainan audio theatre experience


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