Regalo Para Kay Teacher? 10 Practical, Unique Gift Ideas They Will Love (Below P500)
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I still remember the first set of gifts I received as a teacher. Chocolates, bags, flowers, bath sets, self-care kits such as lotions and perfume, and handwritten letters from my students. The best thing about receiving gifts on Teacher's Day or on any occasion is that teachers feel remembered and valued. I even kept wrappers and notes from my students because they meant a lot to me. It boosted my confidence and rekindled my passion for teaching.
As a mom of two, I'm grateful that we can entrust our children with their teachers daily. It's not required, but one way to show our gratitude is through gift-giving. Teachers feel appreciated when they receive a little something after all their hard work and sacrifices. So we asked teachers—who are also moms—from our Facebook group, Smart Parenting Village, what gifts they appreciate. Parents shared their proven and tested gift ideas too!
Here are top 10 gift ideas for teachers that you can buy online.
10 practical gift ideas for teachers, according to parents, teachers
1. Coffee (Php 395.00)
Mommy Aven Dela Cruz-Malicdem shared, "I learned here that most teachers love coffee. That's why last year my son and I made a coffee bouquet. The teachers really appreciated it!" So she made this bouquet filled with coffee sachets and the teachers loved it!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
2. Chocolates (Php 294)
Teachers deserve a handful of sweet treats. Try giving them the classic 90s favorite chocolates from Gandour Philippines. We all still crave this hard-to-find and mouthwatering Pik-One and Tofiluk Chocolate Bars! Each box already consists of 12-24 pieces.CONTINUE READING BELOWwatch now
You can add a twist on giving this as a gift, such as making a bouquet out of it or adding a letter to it.
Another teacher mom from the Smart Parenting Village shared a funny gift that teachers would use and appreciate, after a long day at work, "Anything na pang-[massage] rub, like Katinko, White Flower, etc."ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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4. Personalized Notebook (Php 120.00)
Anything personalized is a thoughtful gift, as names are remembered. Teachers appreciate if their names are spelled correctly, too! Have their names in print on this notebook for only P120!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
5. Large Tote Bag (Php 152.00)
Most teachers still carry many items in school, so they bring huge bags. One teacher mom shared that large, sturdy eco-tote bags would be appreciated.
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If you want to add a little touch of customization and have the teacher's name printed! Buy a jute bag with custom print on Shopee here
For male teachers, you can get them this corduroy tote bag for only Php 249.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
6. Gift Certificates (starts at Php 100.00)
Mommy Lea Lamiel-Cristobal shared, "From a teacher's perspective, every gift is appreciated, of course, but it would do us a favor if we no longer have to think about where to put the gifts or when we will be able to finish a deck of notebooks/notepads before the next teacher's day and Christmas arrive."
She added, "So for me, the best gifts are the ones that are consumable, like food or gift certificates which can be used for the much needed rest and recreation. Those are actually more thoughtful and considerate."
7. School Supplies (starts at Php 60.00)
Many teachers say that they appreciate receiving school supplies that they can use in class. black pens or green pens for checking, bond papers, chalk, and other materials that they can use daily.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Here are some sets you can buy that they could use.
For only Php 60, this Deli Ballpen set already has 12 fine-point pieces at an affordable price. Deli Ballpen is known for its quality of ink.
Another cheap but practical find from Deli is their set of colored whiteboard markers. For only Php 58, you already get to have a set of 4.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
For only Php 175, you can already buy one rim of quality bond paper from Hard Copy.
8. Personalized Stamp Kit (Php 220.00)
Another favorite gift I won't forget as a teacher was a personalized stamp with my full name. I used it on all papers that needed to be signed, and I didn't have to put my name anymore, as this stamp made my life easier as an English teacher.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
9. Portable fan (Php 175.00)
If you have a little extra, public school teachers also recommend receiving rechargeable fans and TVs for visual aids. Most teachers use their personal money to fund visual aids and other instructional materials. After all, these teachers do it for the love of teaching. So, as parents, we can support our children by supporting their teachers’ needs.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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10. Makeup, toiletries or vitamins (starts at Php 99.00)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
You can never go wrong by gifting self-care items to teachers! Shop make-up like this lip and cheek tint, or buy 1, take 1 hand soap or hair treatment from Watsons.
If you are a Watsons Club member, you can get deals like buy 1, take 1 on their products, and additional discounts if you buy vitamins or supplements for you and for teacher too! For instance, you'll get an additional 10% off when you buy this buy 1, take 1 Watsons Love My Skin cream hand wash, which is already a good deal for only Php 186.00!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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Giving gifts to teachers is already part of our tradition on every occasion, but sometimes, we mindlessly shop for things that will only add to their clutter. Although every gift is appreciated and it is always the thought that you remember them that counts, giving gifts with thoughtfulness and consideration on what a teacher really needs will be more valued.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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