Teaching is nowhere close to an easy job and a good teacher can make a world of difference to your little ones learning experience. As the school year’s ending it’s the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for their hard work. Forget the ordinary “Best Teacher Mugs”, chocolates and hand creams – we’ve got insider tips from teachers and sorted some of the best gift ideas they’d truly appreciate.
Teaching can be pretty stressful and teachers always look forward to a little pampering and relaxing themselves. Spoil them with spa vouchers for a massage, facial, mani or pedi to unwind from the hustle and bustle. You can prepare a spa gift box for them to have a little DIY pampering session at home. Include anything from a good body scrub and shower bombs, to herbal neck pillows, quality essential oils and scented candles.
No one minds a decent bottle of fine wine during the summer break after a year of hard work, right? Just grab a white, red, rose or sparkling - whatever they prefer - from the wine store and it makes one of the easiest yet greatest gifts ever. For those who want something more hilarious and light-hearted, wine bottles with personalized labels as teacher gifts took over the internet last year and is a huge thing on Pinterest now.
While buying clothing can be a little tricky if you don’t know them well, a scarf can be a pretty universal gift that’s for everyone. We all know that Hong Kong’s air-conditioning is always way too cold so an elegant and comfy scarf should come in handy. Opt for the simpler designs if you don’t know their taste well.
Making a charitable donation in the name of the class or on behalf of the teacher is another gift they would appreciate. Simply donate to causes they care about if you know them well enough, or have your little ones choose a non-profit organization. It’s also a great way to teach them the spirit of giving.